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Bus tour offers locals glimpse at $300 million worth of development


Everett Johnson

Sidney City Manager Gary Person talks on the bus during the tour of economic development projects in the area.

Approximately 40 Sidney residents boarded a bus Tuesday at Western Nebraska Community College to take a community tour led by city manager Gary Person.

The bus visited multiple sites across the city, such as the spots for the new Love's travel stop, the proposed new swimming pool and aquatics center and the new hospital.

"It's all about helping educate the community," Person said. "So they can have the facts and understand where the projects are."

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sidney has sparked a growth in value by 339 percent since 1990. Cheyen...

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