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Strong winds cause building, tree damage in Valentine
Strong winds cause building, tree damage in Valentine

Buildings are damaged and trees are down in Valentine, Nebraska after strong winds Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Cruisin' Night

Cruisin' Night

987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne Country welcomes you to Cruisin' Night on Friday, May 31 in Historic Downtown Sidney!

Sidney, Scottsbluff, Ogallala, Sterling among communities in severe thunderstorm watch

Sidney, Scottsbluff, Ogallala, Sterling among communities in severe thunderstorm watch

Strong to severe thunderstorms, with large hail and strong winds, are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening in the Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado and eastern Wyoming, according to the National Weather Service.

Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA) partners with Cheyenne County 4H to enrich youth development through summer workshops

Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA) partners with Cheyenne County 4H to enrich youth development through summer workshops

SIDNEY - The Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA) announces its collaboration with the Cheyenne County 4-H in support of youth development through summer workshops.

Council approves purchase of new buses

Council approves purchase of new buses

SIDNEY -- The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved purchasing two new public transportation bussed. Transportation Director Kasey Kantor said the council last approved funding a new bus in 2018.

Council approves seeking funds for North Side Park project

Council approves seeking funds for North Side Park project

SIDNEY -- The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved applying for an $800,000 grant for development of the Northside Park. The grant is through the Rural Community Recovery Program. 

Alliance authorities looking for missing woman suffering from Alzheimers

Alliance authorities looking for missing woman suffering from Alzheimers

The Alliance Police Department issued a missing person alert for Patricia L. Eichhorn Wednesday morning.

Valentine airport’s flights increase 176% in less than a decade

Valentine airport’s flights increase 176% in less than a decade

Valentine’s airport is working on a plan to build a longer runway and add additional airplane parking spaces.

Placer.ai tabled for second time

Placer.ai tabled for second time

The Sidney City Council again tabled discussing a proposed agreement with Placer.ai. Action was tabled due to only three council members present, and to allow more residents to voice any concerns they have.

Sidney celebrates Memorial Day

Sidney celebrates Memorial Day

2024 Memorial Day in Sidney included accounts of those in uniform who committed everything for service, without consideration of fame or recognition.

Gunshot victim, sexual assaults, terroristic threats in this month’s Valentine Police report

Gunshot victim, sexual assaults, terroristic threats in this month’s Valentine Police report

Valentine Police responded to almost 550 calls in May, including reports of a gunshot victim, sexual assaults, and several vehicle thefts.

Raising money to build new school: Inside Cody-Kilgore group’s unique effort

Raising money to build new school: Inside Cody-Kilgore group’s unique effort

Fans and water pumps are common sights at the Cody-Kilgore Elementary School, as well as crumbling ceilings, plumbing problems and heating issues.

Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service held in Sidney

Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service held in Sidney

American Legion Post No. 17, DAV Chapter 40 and the VFW Post No. 610 host an Honor and Remember Memorial Day Service was held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney on Monday.

Mason Huck eager to share cruisin' night tradition with his daughters

Mason Huck eager to share cruisin' night tradition with his daughters

Summer vacation begins in the southern Nebraska panhandle with the annual cruise down Illinois Street in Sidney later this month. 

Weather service rates Thursday's Lake McConaughy twisters at EF-1 and EF-2

Weather service rates Thursday's Lake McConaughy twisters at EF-1 and EF-2

Friday afternoon homeowners, crews from Midwest Electric and construction companies were working to restore power, clean up and make repairs to homes damaged in severe storms at Lake McConaughy in Keith County on Thursday evening. 

Keith County enters recovery stage

Keith County enters recovery stage

Recovery efforts are underway in Keith County following storms that included a series of tornadoes near Lake McConaughy.

Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala remain open after Thursday tornadoes

Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala remain open after Thursday tornadoes

Despite severe weather, including reports of tornados, that tore through the north side of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area on Thursday, the park will remain open, with all campsites available, during the Memorial Day weekend.

Severe storms batter Lake McConaughy ahead of holiday weekend

Severe storms batter Lake McConaughy ahead of holiday weekend

Authorities in Keith County were looking for injured people and assessing damage left in the wake of a Thursday evening severe storm that ripped along Highway 92 east of Lemoyne on the north side of Lake McConaughy.

Colorado Troopers on high alert Memorial Day Weekend for impaired drivers

Colorado Troopers on high alert Memorial Day Weekend for impaired drivers

Colorado State Patrol investigated 67 fatal accidents in the first part of this year with 36 percent involving impaired driving. Troopers watch for driving behaviors that signal impairment.

Memorial Day activities planned for Monday, May 27

Memorial Day activities planned for Monday, May 27

Cheyenne County communities will be celebrating Memorial Day Monday. Volunteers are encouraged to meet 9:30 a.m. Friday at decorate grave markers of veterans.

Regional West to Host Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on June 19

Regional West to Host Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on June 19

Regional West invites area physicians, providers, nurses, and therapists to join us for the 2024 Western Nebraska Stroke Symposium on Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Regional West’s Education Center.

'Off the Rails' mower ride will go from Bridgeport to Sidney for chance to win lawn tractor this summer

'Off the Rails' mower ride will go from Bridgeport to Sidney for chance to win lawn tractor this summer

Register at participating businesses to win a 42-inch John Deere S220 lawn tractor and 10P utility cart from 21st Century Equipment, Logan County Fair and Rodeo, Sutton Home Gallery and The Rusty Bucket Pub & Grub until Friday, Aug. 30.

Two WNCC students receive national scholarships from PTK

Two WNCC students receive national scholarships from PTK

Two Western Nebraska Community College students were recently honored at Phi Theta Kappa's national "Catalyst" convention. Selections are based on academics, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. 

Line-up is set for July Jamz’ 20th season

Line-up is set for July Jamz’ 20th season

STERLING, Colo. -- The Logan. County Arts league has announced the performers for the 2024 July Jamz concert series.

Super cruisers take to the state

Super cruisers take to the state

If your trailer gets what troopers coin as “the wobbles,” it can be hard to recover the vehicle and avoid a devastating crash. One of the biggest errors people make is weight distribution.

Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

Sidney Middle School Honor Roll

The Sidney Middle School administration recently announced the 4th quarter and second semester honor roll students.

Valentine Family Aquatic Center tentatively opening on Monday

Valentine Family Aquatic Center tentatively opening on Monday

The Valentine Family Aquatic Center will open on Monday, May 27 as long as the weather cooperates.

County awards funding to PlainsWest CASA

County awards funding to PlainsWest CASA

PlainsWest CASA stays busy recruiting adults who will volunteer as a court-appointed advocate for children in the court system. They are facing a $20,000 loss in Federal funding.

Gordon announces summer road construction projects

Gordon announces summer road construction projects

Work will start next week on several road projects in Gordon.

Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon Helps WNCC Students Succeed

Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon Helps WNCC Students Succeed

Planning has begun for the 13th annual Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon, scheduled for Sept. 28.

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in Yuma

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in Yuma

Residents in a small city in the northeastern corner of Colorado are cleaning up after hail the size of baseballs and golf balls pounded the community.

Living Memorial Gardens vandalism case referred to County Attorney

Living Memorial Gardens vandalism case referred to County Attorney

The peacefulness of Memorial Gardens was recently disrupted by vandalism, the destruction of a table and benches set.

Commissioners approve feedlot expansion

Commissioners approve feedlot expansion

The Cheyenne County Commissioners have approved Sunset Land & Cattle north of Potter expanding to a maximum of 25,000 head of cattle.

Critical care crisis: EMS shortage & innovative solutions during National EMS Week

Critical care crisis: EMS shortage & innovative solutions during National EMS Week

The nation is experiencing a shortage of emergency medical service employees.

Head-on collision claims life of Ogallala teen

Head-on collision claims life of Ogallala teen

An Ogallala teen died and two other people seriously injured in a head-on crash in Deuel County May 18. Communities are hosting support events for families.

'I zigged when I should've zagged': Large hail smashes pickup windshield near Otis, Colorado

'I zigged when I should've zagged': Large hail smashes pickup windshield near Otis, Colorado

Large hail, damaging winds and a possible isolated tornado triggered severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in northeast Colorado on Monday night.

Sidney and Greater Area Fund awards grant to The Learning Korner Preschool

Sidney and Greater Area Fund awards grant to The Learning Korner Preschool

Sidney and Greater Area Fund issued a $3,000 grant to The Learning Korner Preschool in Sidney. The Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA Fund) is a community-affiliated fund through the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Fun and sweet treats meet in Sidney

Fun and sweet treats meet in Sidney

I Heart Cookies brought unique sweets and entertainment to the south side of Sidney this afternoon. The company offers deep dish cookies with a variety of flavors, and entertainment.

Excessive rain could lead to localized flooding in Monday thunderstorms

Excessive rain could lead to localized flooding in Monday thunderstorms

Keith, Perkins, Grant and Lincoln Counties are included in a flood watch that extends through Kearney and Grand Island to Norfolk, Lincoln and Omaha. The watch is in effect through Tuesday morning.

CBI to test AMBER Alert Notification System on May 22

CBI to test AMBER Alert Notification System on May 22

The CBI will perform a test of the AMBER Alert system at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. The alert test feature is disabled by default on all phones; however, those who have enabled the test alerts on their device will receive this notification.

Minor injuries reported in rollover accident

Minor injuries reported in rollover accident

Minor injuries were reported when three vehicles collided Friday afternoon, May 17 in Scottsbluff.

Nebraskans for the Arts recognizes Bridgeport Public Schools

Nebraskans for the Arts recognizes Bridgeport Public Schools

Each year, the non-profit organization Nebraskans for the Arts (NFTA) honors a Nebraska school or school district. This year’s award was presented to Bridgeport Public Schools.

Ceremony in Gordon honors fallen law enforcement officers

Ceremony in Gordon honors fallen law enforcement officers

In 2023 alone, 60 law enforcement officers in the U.S. were killed on the job, according to a report released this month by the FBI.

Sidney High School sends off class of 2024

Sidney High School sends off class of 2024

Sidney High School seniors entered the building as seniors and left as 2024 graduates Saturday, May 18.

Meteorologist: All severe weather modes possible Monday for Sidney region

Meteorologist: All severe weather modes possible Monday for Sidney region

The cities of Sidney, Chappell, Oshkosh, Sterling and Julesburg are in an "enhanced risk" (level three out of five) for severe weather Monday afternoon through midnight, according to the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne.

Cherry County Fairgrounds to host 2025, 2026 Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals

Cherry County Fairgrounds to host 2025, 2026 Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals

The Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine is planning updates as it prepares to host the 2025 and 2026 Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals.

Sidney school board recognizes students of the month

Sidney school board recognizes students of the month

The Sidney School District Board of Education recognized the April students of the month in the May 13 school board meeting.

Big crowd attends Army Depot history presentation

Big crowd attends Army Depot history presentation

SIDNEY (May 18, 2024) -- University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate history student Tatiana Moore spoke before a crowded house Saturday, sharing her research of the Sioux Army Depot to local residents.

Independent candidate Dan Osborn campaigns in current Sen. Deb Fischer’s hometown of Valentine

Independent candidate Dan Osborn campaigns in current Sen. Deb Fischer’s hometown of Valentine

The Independent candidate running for U.S. Senate in Nebraska is spending his weekend campaigning in the north-central part of the state.

New tool harnesses location data for enhanced business analysis

New tool harnesses location data for enhanced business analysis

Sidney Economic Development Director Brandy Stone and Cheyenne County Tourism Director Kendra Mitchell explained what Placer.ai could do to help business, and what they and the company will not do.

National Veterans Awareness Riders expected in Sidney May 18

National Veterans Awareness Riders expected in Sidney May 18

An estimated 30 motorcyclists riding for National Veterans Awareness Riders will be stopping in Sidney Saturday morning at Loves Truck Stop.

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police investigating burglary of 'The Rock'

Sidney Police are investigating the burglary of "The Rock" in Sidney. The burglary occurred during the early morning hours of May 11.

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

UNK History grad student to speak in Sidney on Sioux Ordnance Depot history

University of Nebraska-Kearney graduate history student Tatiana Moore will be speaking at Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney on May 18.

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

Sidney man facing charges related to infant death

SIDNEY -- Charges have been filed against a Sidney man in connection with the death of a two-year-old child. An arrest affidavit was signed against Brandon Russell of Sidney.

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

One injured, one in custody in stabbing incident

ALLIANCE -- A man was transported with injuries and a suspect is in custody following a reporting stabbing incident.

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Northeast Colorado authorities recover stolen car, juveniles arrested

Two juveniles were arrested and charges are pending against other individuals following the theft of a mint condition 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle from Logan County, Colo.

Why was voter turnout high in Cherry County?

Why was voter turnout high in Cherry County?

Statewide voter turnout in this week’s Nebraska primary election hovered around 27%. However, several counties saw significantly higher levels of participation, including Cherry County where 60% of voters participated.

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney senior class leads final concert of school year

Sidney High School and Middle School held their last concert of the school year on Tuesday May 14, 2024.

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West Celebrates Hospital Week in May

Regional West is proud to celebrate its health system physicians, providers, and employees during Hospital Week May 12 through 18, 2024.

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

2nd Annual Trish Hall Memorial Bronc Riding

POTTER -- The Good Times Rodeo Arena in Potter will be hosting the second annual Trish Hall Memorial Day Ranch Bronc riding, May 25, 2024. The event starts at 6 p.m. with gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 12 and younger.

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

Council tables AI program agreement for additional information

The Sidney City Council Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to contract for location analytics, seeking assurance personal information is not collected.

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities respond to two-vehicle accident

Authorities responded to an injury accident near just east of Sidney at Cheyenne County Road 117 and U.S. Highway 30 today.

Nebraska students reveal how to talk to teens about drugs, vaping, alcohol

Nebraska students reveal how to talk to teens about drugs, vaping, alcohol

As high schoolers across the country graduate, it’s also a good time of year to talk to children about drugs, vaping and alcohol, but how do you have that conversation?

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Miller, Radcliffe, Strommen lead in Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County voters advance District 1 Commissioner Randy Miller; Radcliffe, Kuhns, Fort and Buckner advance to general election.

Sheridan County primary election results

Sheridan County primary election results

Republican incumbent Dan Kling will face Democrat Kim Rosane for Sheridan County commissioner in the general election.