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Cheyenne County receives state funding for repairs to two rural bridges
Cheyenne County receives state funding for repairs to two rural bridges

(Lincoln, NE.) — State funding will go toward the repair of two rural Cheyenne County bridges, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced Monday.

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

Sidney-based Adams Industries receives Foreign Trade Zone approval

SIDNEY, NE - A Sidney-based company recently received foreign-trade zone approval and they’re hopeful it provides a boost to the area.

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Worthman Arraigned On Drug Charge, Preliminary Hearing Set

Box Butte County Public Defender Jon Worthman was formally arraigned Friday afternoon in Scotts Bluff County Court on a felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Broken Bow swears in new Mayor

Rod Sonnichsen was sworn in as the new Broken Bow Mayor during a ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a Beaver City man scaled back

The search for a missing Furnas County man has been scaled back according to The Furnas County Sheriff's Office.

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

Community leaders meet to relaunch Western Nebraska Economic Development group

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE - Several panhandle community leaders took the first step Thursday to reviving a once-dormant group as they met to restart the Western Nebraska Economic Development group.

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

Beaver City man still not located, search area expanded

The Furnas County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 78-year-old Larry Hardenbrook, who was last seen Tuesday.

Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government

Ex-city manager may temporarily lead Scottsbluff government

Scottsbluff's former city manager likely will temporarily return to oversee city operations while officials look to permanently fill the position.

Nelnet hosts job fair in Sidney

Nelnet hosts job fair in Sidney

SIDNEY, NE - Nelnet is hiring, and it wants to give Sidney residents the chance to work from home. The Nebraska-based company is hosting a job fair at Western Nebraska Community College's Sidney campus Thursday.

Authorities release name of driver involved in deadly accident in south Sidney

Authorities release name of driver involved in deadly accident in south Sidney

A 44-year-old man died Sunday morning after the vehicle he was driving rolled in south Sidney.

Sidney City Council considers utility rate changes

Sidney City Council considers utility rate changes

SIDNEY, NE - Residents of a western Nebraska town could soon be seeing changes to their utility rates. The Sidney City Council passed changing water and electricity rates through a second of three readings Tuesday night.

City Manager submits resignation letter, sets retirement date

City Manager submits resignation letter, sets retirement date

Ed Sadler's last day as Sidney City Manager will be Feb. 28. 

Sidney dental offices provide free exams for kindergarten students

Sidney dental offices provide free exams for kindergarten students

It's the second year High Plains Dental, LifeSmiles and Summit Dental group teamed up with the school system to provide the free exams. 

Alliance man in court Monday to enter plea in attempted murder case

Alliance man in court Monday to enter plea in attempted murder case

An Alliance man appears in court Monday while facing attempted first degree murder and arson charges.

Former Johnson Trucking Employee Charged with Theft of More than $6,000

Former Johnson Trucking Employee Charged with Theft of More than $6,000

A former employee of Johnson Trucking is facing charges of felony theft of property valued at more than $5,000, a class IIA felony.

Minatare and Scotts Bluff Rural battle early Sunday morning fire

Minatare and Scotts Bluff Rural battle early Sunday morning fire

A detached garage is a complete loss after an early Sunday morning fire.

Sidney City Council to discuss water, electric rates Tuesday

Sidney City Council to discuss water, electric rates Tuesday

Council is expected to take action on both ordinances at their meeting Tuesday at City Hall. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.

Semitrailer driver passes away after colliding with freight train

Semitrailer driver passes away after colliding with freight train

The driver of a semitrailer is dead after colliding with a freight train in northeastern Colorado on Friday. The collision happened at a rail crossing near Peetz.

Nelnet offering job opportunities that will keep residents in Sidney-area

Nelnet offering job opportunities that will keep residents in Sidney-area

Nelnet is hosting a job fair at the Western Nebraska Community College - Sidney Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16.

Jury finds priest NOT guilty in Ord sexual assault trial

Jury finds priest NOT guilty in Ord sexual assault trial

The jury in Valley County District Court has found Fr. John Kakkuzhiyil not guilty of charges that he sexually assaulted a woman at this home in November, 2018.

Chadron Travelodge Employees Protest unfair Working Conditions

Chadron Travelodge Employees Protest unfair Working Conditions

About half a dozen employees of the Chadron hotel, Travelodge protested along highway 385 in front of the hotel Thursday afternoon.

Nebraska lawyer accused of accepting cocaine in lieu of fees

Nebraska lawyer accused of accepting cocaine in lieu of fees

A western Nebraska attorney has been arrested and charge with a drug felony after investigators say he admitted to accepting cocaine as payment for providing legal services.

Motion for Venue Change Denied in Trial for Jon Berghorst

Motion for Venue Change Denied in Trial for Jon Berghorst

A motion to change venue for the trial of Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst has been denied in Custer County Court.

Rings stolen from Kimball jewelry store

Rings stolen from Kimball jewelry store

One person has been arrested and authorities are looking for another suspect in the burglary of Larsen's Jewelry Store in Kimball.

Tree and bush trimming in Sidney alleys begins Jan. 27

Tree and bush trimming in Sidney alleys begins Jan. 27

Trimming will typically happen during the week between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as weather and schedules permit. 

Wing Task Force Makes Arrest for Cocaine Possession

Wing Task Force Makes Arrest for Cocaine Possession

Investigators with the Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group arrested a Scottsbluff man during an operation Tuesday afternoon.

Chadron Police Warn Of Possible Fraudulent Online Urgent Care Listing

Chadron Police Warn Of Possible Fraudulent Online Urgent Care Listing

The Chadron Police Department is investigating a possible scam involving a non-existent company that appeared for a time on internet searches for urgent care providers in Chadron.

Recall Election Ballot Deadline January 14

Recall Election Ballot Deadline January 14

The recall election ballots for Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst have been sent out to the registered voters in Broken Bow.

Sidney hospital welcomes first baby of new year

Sidney hospital welcomes first baby of new year

SIDNEY - Kyle and Anne Larson, of Sidney, welcomed the first baby at Sidney Regional Medical Center in 2020. Luke William Larson was born on Monday, Jan. 6. He weighed seven pounds and nine ounces, and was 20.5" in length. He is the couple's fourth child.

Colorado to pay $500K to inmate beaten by Sterling prison guard

Colorado to pay $500K to inmate beaten by Sterling prison guard

Colorado officials have agreed to pay $500,000 to a man serving a life sentence for a murder conviction who was severely beaten by a prison guard.

Testimony underway in former Ord priest trial

Testimony underway in former Ord priest trial

The trial for a priest accused of sexually assaulting an Ord woman last year is underway.

Woman killed in Hall County collision involving semitrailer

Woman killed in Hall County collision involving semitrailer

Authorities say a woman has died in a collision involving a semitrailer on Interstate 80 in Hall County.

Nominees sought for annual Cheyenne County Chamber Banquet

Nominees sought for annual Cheyenne County Chamber Banquet

The Cheyenne County Chamber will host their annual banquet on Jan. 24 and they're looking nominees for the "Hero's," "New Business of the Year" and "Citizen of the Year" awards.

New pistol range opens with a 'bang'

New pistol range opens with a 'bang'

The Sidney Shooting Park has a new venue for handgun enthusiasts.

House of Flowers sells to Dalton native

House of Flowers sells to Dalton native

The House of Flowers in Sidney is under new management.

Law enforcement, Sidney schools conducting drills Friday

Law enforcement, Sidney schools conducting drills Friday

School officials are advising Sidney residents to not be alarmed if they see a heavy police presence around the high school campus Friday.

Search Resumes For 2 Men Missing Since Friday On Pine Ridge

Search Resumes For 2 Men Missing Since Friday On Pine Ridge

Oglala Sioux tribal officials say the search for 2 men missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation Friday night resumes Tuesday morning.

Recall Election Ballots Sent Out

Recall Election Ballots Sent Out

The recall election ballots for Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst have been sent out to the registered voters in Broken Bow.

Snow Emergency Declared In Broken Bow

Snow Emergency Declared In Broken Bow

The City of Broken Bow declared a snow emergency that will remain in effect until 5 pm today.

Wind and ice affects Wheat Belt Public Power customers

Wind and ice affects Wheat Belt Public Power customers

Wind and ice knocked out power for several Wheat Belt Public Power customers Sunday, ranging from Lodgepole to Big Springs.

Interstate 80 in Nebraska Panhandle reduced to one lane due to multiple accidents

Interstate 80 in Nebraska Panhandle reduced to one lane due to multiple accidents

Nebraska State Patrol Troopers and Cheyenne County Deputies responded to three accidents on Interstate 80 near Potter on Saturday afternoon.

Ainsworth NDOT Crews Work Hard to Keep Icy Roads Safe

Ainsworth NDOT Crews Work Hard to Keep Icy Roads Safe

Elic Chisam has more on what NDOT workers have had to deal with today to keep the roads safe.

Ainsworth Sees Heavy, Yet Pleasant Snowfall

Ainsworth Sees Heavy, Yet Pleasant Snowfall

Our reporters are out keeping track of the winter weather.

Law enforcement arrests shooting suspect in Scotts Bluff County

Law enforcement arrests shooting suspect in Scotts Bluff County

A suspect in the shooting a 19-year-old man in Torrington, Wyo. has been arrested in Scotts Bluff County.

Nebraska troopers arrest three after Oregon woman leaps from SUV

Nebraska troopers arrest three after Oregon woman leaps from SUV

Three people were arrested following a short pursuit on Interstate 80 near Sidney, which included one suspect jumping from a moving vehicle at speeds near 50 MPH.

Sidney police investigating series of tire slashings

Sidney police investigating series of tire slashings

The Sidney Police Department is investigating the slashing of four tires late last week between the 1600 and 1800 blocks of Osage St. 

One hospitalized after Car Hits Tree

One hospitalized after Car Hits Tree

one-vehicle accident resulted in one injury just after 8 PM on Sunday, December 22.

Sidney Shooting Park using Bass Pro/Cabela's grant to build handgun range

Sidney Shooting Park using Bass Pro/Cabela's grant to build handgun range

The Sidney Shooting Park (SSP) has announced the receipt of a grant from the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund in the amount of $20,000 to be used for the creation of a new Handgun Range. 

Adopt-a-Dog searching for more volunteers

Adopt-a-Dog searching for more volunteers

For 33 years, Terry Duffield has helped foster and place dogs and cats with families all over Western Nebraska and beyond.

Authorities investigating theft from sheriff's range

Authorities investigating theft from sheriff's range

Deputies with the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a theft from their personal range on County Road 123 East of Sidney.

Nebraska National Guard discusses partnership with Rwanda

Nebraska National Guard discusses partnership with Rwanda

Three senior leaders of the Nebraska National Guard visited Sidney Wednesday.

Sidney Wal-Mart reports thefts

Sidney Wal-Mart reports thefts

The Sidney Police Department responded to three separate theft calls over the weekend at Walmart in Sidney.

Legendary Sidney steakhouse to close

Legendary Sidney steakhouse to close

After the announcement mid-November that the retail building which houses Buffalo Point Steakhouse & Grill is for sale, management has confirmed the restaurant will be closing at the end of December.

Kids 'Shop with a Cop' in Sidney

Kids 'Shop with a Cop' in Sidney

Local law enforcement did their part over the weekend to ensure 24 children in Cheyenne County have a very Merry Christmas.

Idaho woman killed in I-80 accident near Dix

Idaho woman killed in I-80 accident near Dix

An Idaho woman is dead following a collision with an out-of-control semi Sunday morning on Eastbound Interstate 80 near Dix, Neb. 

UPDATE: Oglala Sioux Authorities Search For Shooting Suspect

UPDATE: Oglala Sioux Authorities Search For Shooting Suspect

Oglala Sioux Tribal Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting incident in Pine Ridge, South Dakota Tuesday morning.

Bayard School Board Member to serve on state board

Bayard School Board Member to serve on state board

A new year brings in a new Officer for the Nebraska Association of School Board (NASB).

Sidney man faces sexual assault charge

Sidney man faces sexual assault charge

A 32-year-old Sidney man still awaits a Jury Trial on three charges.

New Scottsbluff agreement cuts funding to local zoo

New Scottsbluff agreement cuts funding to local zoo

The Scottsbluff City Council has reduced its funding commitment to the local zoo, a commitment that includes a contingency clause for further cuts if city sales tax revenue drops.

Steve Erdman comments on future of Sidney in weekly address

Steve Erdman comments on future of Sidney in weekly address

With several media publications and segments being circulated recently discussing the city of Sidney, Nebraska State Senator, Steve Erdman, of Bayard, weighed in on the topic himself in his weekly column, “Straight Talk from Steve.”

New coffee shop now serving in Sidney

New coffee shop now serving in Sidney

What was once just a dream for Pat and Sharrell Keane is now a reality as their very own coffee shop, Beans & Steams Coffee House, is now open in Sidney.

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highway 11 Bridge South of Butte

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highway 11 Bridge South of Butte

The Nebraska Department of Transportation has announced the opening of the Highway 11 bridge, south of Butte.

September golf tournament raises $16K for Western Nebraska Community College

September golf tournament raises $16K for Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College received a $16,650 donation from the Nebraska Public Power District and Wells Fargo, resulting from the 28th annual Nebraska Open golf tournament in September.

80-year-old Scottsbluff woman hit by vehicle while in crosswalk

80-year-old Scottsbluff woman hit by vehicle while in crosswalk

Scottsbluff Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Thursday, December 12, at the intersection of East 20th Street and 5th Avenue.

Sidney City Council considering rate changes to water and electric

Sidney City Council considering rate changes to water and electric

City Manager Ed Sadler presented the proposal to Council at their meeting Tuesday night. 

Agri-Plastics continuing to grow in Sidney

Agri-Plastics continuing to grow in Sidney

Agri-Plastics continues to grow with the addition of their newest subsidiary company

Cozad Police Warn Public After Personal Information Stolen from Trashcans

Cozad Police Warn Public After Personal Information Stolen from Trashcans

The Cozad Police Department is reminding residents to be cautions of what you throw in your trash cans after a rash of unauthorized banking transactions.