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Solar Eclipse to bring thousands of people to Sidney

Sidney Public Library will be hosting an eclipse viewing party


August 16, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Andrew Sherman, Sidney Public Library director, explained the science of Monday's eclipse event at a special presentation Saturday, and offered tips on how to view the eclipse safely.

As many as 20,000 people are expected to travel into Sidney for Monday's solar eclipse event.

With Sidney's hotels "all booked up for the event," Ed Sadler, city manager, said, the event should be a boon for the city.

"There will be people coming that day that will come through here, gas up on the way to the optimum viewing spot," he said.

While it is a large number of visitors for the city, "I don't think it's more than we can handle," Sadler said.

"There are places out there that are giving recommendations on stocking up on gas, on good, and I'm like, really? This is not a tornado, this i...

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