By Don Ogle 

Governor meets with local officials


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts returned to Sidney Tuesday, just days after appearing at Sidney’s Oktoberfest to announce Cheyenne County’s Cattle Friendly County designation and participating in the celebration’s opening ceremonies.

This visit, however, was more somber, coming the day after it was announced that Missouri-based outdoor retailer, Bass Pro Shops, had made an agreement to purchase competitor Cabela’s, based in Sidney.

Since November, when Elliott Management Corp., a New York investment firm, announced it had purchased a large amount of Cabela’s stock, Sidney has been...

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