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Council debates dog park location options
Council debates dog park location options

The Sidney City Council debated the offer of two different dog park locations in their recent meeting. City Manager David Scott said there have been groups seeking a dog park in Sidney.

Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

A 44-year-old man from Big Springs, Nebraska was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender.

One person injured in rollover near Lodgepole

One person injured in rollover near Lodgepole

First responders were called to a rollover accident west of Lodgepole. The single occupant of the vehicle was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Kimball authorities assist with high speed pursuit

Kimball authorities assist with high speed pursuit

Kimball Police and Kimball County Sheriff's deputies assisted with a high speed pursuit from Scotts Bluff County this afternoon.

City facing maintenance issues at Chamber building

City facing maintenance issues at Chamber building

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce office building is in need of repairs. Sidney's Chief Building Official Marshall Hall says some of the needs done sooner than later.

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Lucy, the K-9 approved by Kimball's city council last month, left North Carolina Tuesday.

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Heartland Country Music Artist B.J. Jamison, of Arnold, Neb., will celebrate the release of his new song, "The Note," Wednesday night at The Local in Nashville, Tenn.

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

SIDNEY -- ACE, Public Alliance for Community Energy, returned $29,304 to the City of Sidney February 27. The check is part of ACE's revenue return program to the 76 member communities.

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

A mower sparked a Nebraska wildfire that has burned an area roughly the size of Omaha, officials say

State officials say a mower sparked a wildfire that has burned about 110 square miles of prairieland in central Nebraska.

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is looking at some changes to the 2024 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo. The board is planning two nights of musical entertainment, and will have a virtual reality entertainment trailer.

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

The contest for Sidney City Council seats now has four candidates: two incumbents and two non-incumbents.

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA Members Andie West and Adam Knaub hopped on board The Big Boy Tuesday morning to tell us about this year's fundraising event. Click "play" below to hear the full conversation.

Mowing operations blamed for Betty's Way Fire northeast of North Platte

Mowing operations blamed for Betty's Way Fire northeast of North Platte

On Feb. 26 at 10:32 a.m. North Platte 911 center received a phone call reporting a wildfire from a resident on Betty’s Way, approximately 8.6 miles northeast of North Platte.

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

After nearly two years of work, Kimball Health Services' new facility is open to the public. Ribbon cuttings and speeches from local and state officials topped the completion of the facility February 26.

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart is among 24 recipients of the Phi Theta Kappa Paragon Award for New Presidents.

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

State deploys resources to central Nebraska wildfire

Local officials in Custer and Lincoln counties have declared emergencies and requested state assistance due to a large wildfire affecting the area.

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

Large grass fire burning northeast of North Platte, evacuations ordered

A large grass fire is burning north of North Platte a few miles east of Highway 83 and north of Hall School Road.

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

The 34th banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds.

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

The Sunol Community Center annual meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 10.

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

This year's St. Paddy's Day celebration in partnership with The Rock will benefit The Loya Project. The Loya Project supports domestic violence and sexual assault programs and recognizes women who are survivors.

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrated its membership with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, and three months in business today with a ribbon cutting and pulled pork dinner.

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's office is investigating a rash of burglaries involving the igloos north of Sidney, vehicles, ATVs and trailers.

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney School District Superintendent Andrew Farber announced it is facing significant loss in funding, laying at least part of the credit to Nebraska's school funding formula.

Kimball man arrested following domestic assault call

Kimball man arrested following domestic assault call

A Kimball man was taken into custody February 22 following a reported domestic assault.

Fatal accident claims three members of University of Wyoming swim team

Fatal accident claims three members of University of Wyoming swim team

Colorado State Patrol are investigating the cause of a fatal accident that claimed three lives from the University of Wyoming swim team February 22.

The Elston House: from pottery to PlayStation ... and more

The Elston House: from pottery to PlayStation ... and more

Matt and Sarah Elston are a few months away from opening their new business -- Elston House -- in downtown Sidney. It is a makerspace business that caters to artists and the creative mind.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards provides high school students top-notch leadership training

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards provides high school students top-notch leadership training

High school sophomores and juniors  who are interested in developing  leadership skills are invited to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program. The program is for students in a public or private school or who are homeschooled.

Commissioners approve promotions grant

Commissioners approve promotions grant

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities is coming to Sidney. The two-day event is scheduled for May 1-2. It is an opportunity for local, regional and national speakers to talk on how they found success.

State Sen. Hardin's bill focuses on missile facility safety

State Sen. Hardin's bill focuses on missile facility safety

On February 12, Sen. Brian Hardin's LB 1120 had its public hearing in the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee. The bill deals with making sure land around missile facilities is not purchased by enemies of the United States.

Children invited to test strength in pedal pull competition

Children invited to test strength in pedal pull competition

Details are being worked out to bring a pedal tractor pull event to the Cheyenne County Fair this year. The event will be for children ages four to 12.

Ovid man in custody following multi-agency chase

Ovid man in custody following multi-agency chase

An Ovid man was taken into custody west of Ogallala following a pursuit that started near Greeley, Colo. today.

Potter-Dix FFA records another successful labor auction

Potter-Dix FFA records another successful labor auction

The Potter-Dix community showed its support for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program February 17. An estimated 300 people attended the annual Labor Auction and dinner.

Two SWAT teams activated in response to theft incident

Two SWAT teams activated in response to theft incident

At about 5 a.m. February 16, Logan County deputies received a report of an active theft in northern Washington County. Logan County deputies located the vehicle. Four adults and two juveniles were taken into custody.

Regional West Board Implements Changes; New Chair and New Board Members Named

Regional West Board Implements Changes; New Chair and New Board Members Named

A new chair was recently named to the combined Regional West Health Services and Regional West Medical Center board of directors, and two community members were welcomed to the board.

Thirteenth Annual Panhandle Polar Plunge

Thirteenth Annual Panhandle Polar Plunge

The local committee to benefit Special Olympics Nebraska will be holding its 13th annual Panhandle Polar Plunge Saturday, February 24 at Riverside Park in Scottsbluff.

Train strikes vehicle stuck on railway tracks in Scottsbluff

Train strikes vehicle stuck on railway tracks in Scottsbluff

No injuries were reported when a train struck a vehicle in Scottsbluff at approximately 9:02 p.m. Friday night.

'Beutler's Caring Connections' celebrates year in business with ribbon cutting

'Beutler's Caring Connections' celebrates year in business with ribbon cutting

Misty Beutler and Beutler's Caring Connection celebration nearly a year in business with a ribbon cutting with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce today.

Chancey Williams to perform at 2024 Cattlemen’s Ball

Chancey Williams to perform at 2024 Cattlemen’s Ball

County Music star Chancey Williams is joining the entertainment lineup for the 2024 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska. The event is scheduled for June 7-8

Council approves Forrest Street work

Council approves Forrest Street work

The Sidney City Council approved resurfacing work on Forrest Street between 17th and 21st Avenues. The project will be paid for with the City's Highway Allocation Funds, and funds from a voter-approved 1/2 cent sales tax.

SAGA kicks off 'Challenge Grant' fund drive

SAGA kicks off 'Challenge Grant' fund drive

The Sidney And Greater Area Fund has an opportunity to receive a $1 million. To receive the matching funds, the community needs to raise $250,000 in just less than two years.

Benefit 'Soup Spectacular' to benefit local family

Benefit 'Soup Spectacular' to benefit local family

A benefit soup supper and silent auction will be held Friday, February 16, at the Cheyenne County Congregate Meals room benefiting the family of Adan 'Adam' Romero Jr.

Sidney School District battling deficit

Sidney School District battling deficit

The Sidney School District is facing hard choices resulting from loss in State funding.

Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested near Kimball

Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested near Kimball

A suspect is in custody after authorities stopped a vehicle identified as stolen from the Mitchell area.

City Council backs RBDG grant application

City Council backs RBDG grant application

The Sidney City Council is applying for a Rural Business Development Grant that if awarded could help E3 hire a technical/grant writer.

Colorado State Troopers Increasing Patrols to Target Impaired Drivers

Colorado State Troopers Increasing Patrols to Target Impaired Drivers

The Colorado State Patrol will conduct saturation patrols on Friday, February 16 through the early morning of Sunday, February 17. This operation is focused on impaired driving throughout Weld County.

Troopers arrest 18 impaired drivers in Superbowl campaign

Troopers arrest 18 impaired drivers in Superbowl campaign

Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 18 impaired drivers from the road this weekend. The arrests were part of a special enforcement effort around the Super Bowl.

Fugitive Task Force arrests Gering man

Fugitive Task Force arrests Gering man

In March 2020, an arrest warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of Outagamie County, Wisconsin for Osman Isael Izaguirre-Zepeda. In December 2023, investigators learned that Izaguirre-Zepeda was living in the Gering, NE area.

Pine Bluffs Police Department adds K9 officer to the force

Pine Bluffs Police Department adds K9 officer to the force

The Pine Bluffs town council recently approved the newest member of the police department. K9 Macklin will be teaming up with Officer Miller.

Cooper Alan, Jerrod Niemann to play Perkins County Fair this summer

Cooper Alan, Jerrod Niemann to play Perkins County Fair this summer

A pair of country music acts will be at the Perkins County Fair in Grant this summer. 

Sidney one of five schools statewide entered in High School Tech Ambassador Kick Off

Sidney one of five schools statewide entered in High School Tech Ambassador Kick Off

Business and public education are teaming up to encourage students to see technology as a future occupation.

Sidney firefighters called out on two early morning fires

Sidney firefighters called out on two early morning fires

Sidney firefighters were called to two fires this morning, a structure fire on Elm Street and an earlier fire northwest of Sidney.

Sidney School Board recognizes January Students of the Month

Sidney School Board recognizes January Students of the Month

The Sidney School District board of education recognized the January Students of the Month at the February 12 board meeting.

SRMC gaining ground on Extended Care project

SRMC gaining ground on Extended Care project

The future Extended Care facility continues to take shape, complimenting the west side of the Sidney Regional Medical Center campus.

Robinson waives preliminary hearing, case bound over to District Court.

Robinson waives preliminary hearing, case bound over to District Court.

Nathan Robinson appeared in Cheyenne County Court this morning, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing regarding. He is scheduled to next appear in Cheyenne County District Court March 6.

Sidney And Greater Area Fund is seeking a Summer 'Hometown Intern'

Sidney And Greater Area Fund is seeking a Summer 'Hometown Intern'

The Sidney And Greater Area (SAGA) Fund is seeking a paid summer intern in the Hometown Internship Program. A Hometown Intern is a college student of at least one year. Students will be paid $15/hour; housing will not be provided.

Nebraska State Patrol investigating fatality accident in Kimball County

Nebraska State Patrol investigating fatality accident in Kimball County

Authorities released the names of the people involved in a fatality accident on a snow and ice covered Interstate 80 in Kimball County on Saturday evening. 

Vendor registrations open for April Spring Expo

Vendor registrations open for April Spring Expo

A weekend full of fun, winning and businesses promoting products and services is set for April in Sidney.

Logan County Fair Board announces 2024 Night Show entertainment

Logan County Fair Board announces 2024 Night Show entertainment

Logan County Fair Board announces Craig Morgan and Ned LeDoux as 2024 Night Show entertainment. The Logan County Fair is scheduled for July 25 to August 4.

Guhl sentenced for Theft by Receiving

Guhl sentenced for Theft by Receiving

John Guhl was convicted and sentenced in Cheyenne County District Court on charges related to the burglary of igloo storage facilities north of Sidney in 2023.

Panhandle Public Health District awarded grant to address brain health in the Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District awarded grant to address brain health in the Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) announced it has been selected by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the Healthy Brain Initiative.

Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight

Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight

The National Weather Service has upgraded Panhandle area weather to a Winter Weather Advisory.

Sidney High School offers hands-on vocational experience

Sidney High School offers hands-on vocational experience

Sidney High School's Raider Made program offers opportunities in many disciplines related to business in class and beyond high school.

Weekend snow to rebuild Sonny's Super Snow Mountain

Weekend snow to rebuild Sonny's Super Snow Mountain

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne calls the next winter storm system forecast to hit the southern Nebraska Panhandle this weekend "tricky."

Evening reception at Overland Trail Museum introduces Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways photo exhibit

Evening reception at Overland Trail Museum introduces Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways photo exhibit

The Overland Trail Museum is hosting a reception in recognition of the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways photo exhibit. The reception is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22 at the High Plains Education Center.

Kimball standoff ends without suspect in custody

Kimball standoff ends without suspect in custody

Police hope to make contact with the suspect soon