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Homestead Market Closes
Homestead Market Closes

Future of Dalton store being researched DALTON -- The store that is as much living history as small town convenience and conversation is closed.

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center announces IMAGE winners

Western Nebraska Arts Center has announced its annual IMAGE Show winners.

A South Dakota Senate aide's allegation roils GOP politics

A South Dakota Senate aide's allegation roils GOP politics

The South Dakota Senate has sanctioned a member who was accused of harassing a legislative aide.

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

Chadron State College Theatre presents ‘Working’ in February

The Chadron State College Theatre department opens its 2023 spring season with Working, a musical adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers.

More than 100 students compete in Best of the West Invitational

More than 100 students compete in Best of the West Invitational

The event was the largest to date with 106 high school students from Alliance, Chadron, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Morrill, Omaha, Sidney, and Valentine participating.

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

Sen. Steve Erdman has introduced a bill that would relocate the Nebraska Department of Game and Parks to Sidney.

Chris Stapleton coming to Omaha in July

Chris Stapleton coming to Omaha in July

Grammy-winning country music artist Chris Stapleton is heading to Nebraska this summer.

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

Learn the real processes behind crime scene investigation in this WNCC class starting Saturday. Learn "behind the scenes" facts of several crimes such as homicides, robberies, staged crime scenes and more.

WNCC offers program on sign language

WNCC offers program on sign language

SIDNEY -- Western Nebraska Community College is offering a course on communicating with a hearing-impaired person.

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 25 years of using permits for better habitat.

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

SIDNEY -- Elevate Community Conversations will be hosting a public event on the impact of traumatic brain injuries.

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

CHAPPELL -- The Chappell Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of 2023 Wednesday. The February 1 meeting reviewed 2022 activities and highlighted plans for 2023.

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

Music from the 70's, 80's and 90's returned to the southern Nebraska panhandle when KIMB-FM took the air at 104.3 FM in the Kimball area at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Sidney High School releases Honor Roll

Sidney High School releases Honor Roll

SIDNEY --Sidney High School recently announced honor rolls for the first semester.

Water line break in West Sidney

Water line break in West Sidney

SIDNEY --City workers are busy on a water line break that occurred at about 21st Avenue and Illinois Street this afternoon.

Fair Board addressing details for 2023 events

Fair Board addressing details for 2023 events

SIDNEY -- The 2023 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo will include more events for children, including "mutton bustin'."

Chamber of Commerce celebrates successes

Chamber of Commerce celebrates successes

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of achievements Saturday.

Logan County Fair and Rodeo set for July 27-Aug. 6

Logan County Fair and Rodeo set for July 27-Aug. 6

STERLING, Colo. -- The Logan County Fair is a few months away and already excitement is building.

Josh Turner headlining the 2023 Logan County Fair night show

Josh Turner headlining the 2023 Logan County Fair night show

Country music superstar Josh Turner will be taking center stage at the 2023 Logan County Fair Night Show on August 5.

Kimball man wins money, Blake Shelton tickets during Nexgen Blake Bucks giveaway

Kimball man wins money, Blake Shelton tickets during Nexgen Blake Bucks giveaway

Bill Hinton says he put down his birthday - May 26, 1965 - as a guess of how much money was in the clear cowboy hat inside a clear case, surrounded by a red velvet rope, at Nexgen Outfitters in Sidney on Saturday afternoon. 

Interstate closure results in stranded trucks

Interstate closure results in stranded trucks

Traffic lanes in south Sidney were overwhelmed with truck drivers as Interstate 80 westbound was closed due to weather and resulting accidents west of Sidney.

UPDATE: Sidney woman found safe

UPDATE: Sidney woman found safe

Sidney -- Authorities are seeking a woman missing since about 2 p.m. today.

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State

Similar to last year, Chadron State College’s spring enrollment has increased from the previous spring.

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

POTTER -- The Potter-Dix Board of Education recently recognized the January Students of the Month. January Students of the Month are To be considered for student of the month recognition, a student must 1. Follow the Coyote Code (1. Be respectful, 2. Be r

'Protecting Your Place from Wildfires' workshop February 1

'Protecting Your Place from Wildfires' workshop February 1

SIDNEY-- Pheasants Forever is hosting a workshop titled "Protecting Your Place from Wildfire" at the South Platte Natural Resources Office on February 1. Preregister online at www.NebraskaPF.com.

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Gabrielle Fortner had two options to consider: the United States Air Force Academy and the United State Naval Academy.

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

SIDNEY -- The Sidney School District Board of Education is negotiating with Andrew Farber of Fremont, Neb. to be the District's next superintendent. Farber is currently the superintendent of Louisville Public Schools.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northern Panhandle, Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming.

And the winner is...!

And the winner is...!

Cheyenne County Spelling Bee goes 13 rounds SIDNEY -- Twenty-eight spellers assembled at West Elementary School today in a contest for to determine the best speller.

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

POTTER -- Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs is advising not to drive county roads north of Potter unless necessary. Frerichs contacted News Channel Nebraska this afternoon to report winds and snow have resulted in several roads north of Potter blown a

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

The Sidney Historic Preservation Board recently awarded a signage grant to Main Street Games. The signage grant funds are allocated through the City of Sidney's LB840 program.

WNCC trains for the Trades

WNCC trains for the Trades

Western Nebraska Community College is seeking to train for the trades. Part-time instructors are sought for the Sidney, Alliance, Chadron and Scottsbluff campuses.

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712
Bill could make funding available for growth related to missile project

Parts of southeast Gering to be designated for redevelopment

Parts of southeast Gering to be designated for redevelopment

The Gering City Council will be designating parts of southeast Gering as substandard and blighted and will be looking for ways to improve the area.

Chadron State announces international weekend Feb. 9-12

Chadron State announces international weekend Feb. 9-12

Two additional cultural events, Navajo poet Orlando White and African Soul International, have been scheduled to expand this year’s Chadron State College International Club’s Food Tasting Party into an international weekend.

Opinion: Walking the Walk

Opinion: Walking the Walk

Some stories just need to be told from the writer's pen. They are the tales that are best said when the reader can relate to the writer, even have an "Oh, really" moment recognizing he or she has human moments like everyone else.

Moving forward: allowing for grace to grieve

Moving forward: allowing for grace to grieve

SIDNEY -- A workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, for those who are going through the grief of loss. Grace to Grieve is a one-day seminar to help people move through grief, according to presenter Andrea Waitley.

Multiple Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in officer-involved shooting

Multiple Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in officer-involved shooting

FORD COUNTY, KS — An investigation is underway after three sheriff's deputies from two southwest Kansas counties were shot while responding to an incident on Monday.

Snow removal a calculated effort

Snow removal a calculated effort

SIDNEY -- Sidney and much of the Panhandle was hit with three consecutive snow storms, resulting in big challenges for street maintenance departments. The Sidney street department attacks snow removal in three stages: emergency snow routes, secondary stre

Nexgen Outfitters Blake Bucks

Nexgen Outfitters Blake Bucks

Register to win premium seats to see Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, and Jackson Dean at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Old West Balloon Fest to feature new event in 2023

Old West Balloon Fest to feature new event in 2023

The Old West Balloon Fest in Scottsbluff and Gering announced Monday a new event will begin the annual festival Aug. 7-12. 

911 maintenance to disrupt landline calls

911 maintenance to disrupt landline calls

Panhandle Alert announces maintenance to disrupt landline calls tonight.

E3 group seeks 'Entrepreneurial Navigator'

E3 group seeks 'Entrepreneurial Navigator'

SIDNEY -- The Sidney E3 group is seeking a full-time employee to assist entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs.

Calving Workshop at Dawes County Fairgrounds on February 15th

Calving Workshop at Dawes County Fairgrounds on February 15th

Nebraska Extension is hosting a hands-on Calving Workshop featuring Becky Funk, DVM and Extension Specialist, and Lindsay Waechter-Mead, DVM and Extension Educator.

South Dakota tribe: Storm deaths ‘could have been prevented’

South Dakota tribe: Storm deaths ‘could have been prevented’

Honor Beauvais’ every breath was a battle as a snowstorm battered the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Oh, for a cup of cocoa

Oh, for a cup of cocoa

Conversations in the forest: A few weeks ago, a day and a lifetime ago, I was offered, or was it sent, on an adventure. It was an unexpected adventure in the hobbit sense of the word. Nothing led me to think such an adventure would happen until my

Straight Talk from Steve: Passing the Rules

Straight Talk from Steve: Passing the Rules

Steve Erdman, District 47 Last week we passed the rules for the 108th Legislature. 44 Senators voted in favor of the rules.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

Reimers named Panhandle Coop employee of the year

Reimers named Panhandle Coop employee of the year

GERING -- Panhandle Coop Association Board of Directors named Bryan Reimers, Dalton Location Manager, as the winner of the Roy Chelf Employee of the Year Award at the Panhandle Coop Association Annual Meeting held January 19.

'Snow Emergency' expires Friday night

'Snow Emergency' expires Friday night

SIDNEY -- Sidney's Snow Emergency is set to expire at 5 p.m. today. The Snow Emergency in Sidney will be lifted at 5pm today.

NSCS Board of Trustees approves CSC maintenance and repair expenditures

NSCS Board of Trustees approves CSC maintenance and repair expenditures

During its Jan. 12 meeting, the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees approved $2 million for Chadron State College water and sewer system upgrades and $100,000 for emergency repair and eventual replacement of the Burkhiser Complex’s roof.

Video: Kids break in fresh snow by sledding Legion Park in Sidney

Video: Kids break in fresh snow by sledding Legion Park in Sidney

Several kids, enjoying their second-straight snow day from school, and their parents and grandparents hopped on their sleds and inner tubes for an afternoon of playing in the snow that measured 12 inches deep.

Nelnet announces staff reductions

Nelnet announces staff reductions

LINCOLN -- Nelnet student loan managing agency is looking to furlough or release up to 350 workers, the company announce Wednesday.

Wheat Belt reports power outages this morning

Wheat Belt reports power outages this morning

Wheat Belt Public Power reporting outages

Auctions to benefit Northeast Colorado family

Auctions to benefit Northeast Colorado family

STERLING, Colo. -- Tragedy struck a young family in northeast Colorado recently, and the agriculture community is stepping up in support.
Sterling Livestock will host an auction Feb. 1.

Battling the blizzard What to do when the roads are closed

Battling the blizzard What to do when the roads are closed

When snow falls and then blows, the end result is often road closures, followed by a challenge of "what do we do now."

County backs Adams grant request

County backs Adams grant request

SIDNEY -- Adams Industries is moving ahead on an expansion project with the Cheyenne County Commissioners blessing.

Latest blizzard closes roads from Kearney to Pine Bluffs, Wyo.

Latest blizzard closes roads from Kearney to Pine Bluffs, Wyo.

The City of Kimball declared a Snow Emergency effective through Thursday, January 19. Kimball also closed the public library because of the storm.

Meteorologist: Additional two to four inches of snow possible Wednesday

Meteorologist: Additional two to four inches of snow possible Wednesday

The latest winter storm to strike the Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado, and southeast Wyoming closed roads and forced schools to change class schedules Wednesday.

Schools suspend activities ahead of predicted storm

Schools suspend activities ahead of predicted storm

CHEYENNE COUNTY -- Sidney School District Superintendent Jay Ehler Tuesday afternoon declared Wednesday, January 18, a "remote learning day" ahead of the predicted snow storm.

Sidney, Kimball issue snow emergencies

Sidney, Kimball issue snow emergencies

SIDNEY -- Due to the forecast of the Winter Storm Warning, the City of Sidney has declared a snow emergency effective Tuesday, January 17, at 5 p.m.

County approves Civil Defense siren agreements

County approves Civil Defense siren agreements

SIDNEY -- The Cheyenne County Commissioners today approved agreements to install civil defense sirens in Lorenzo and Brownson.
Chamber of Commerce updates commissioners on recent activities

Winter storm warning in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday

Winter storm warning in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday

WeatherEye Meteorologist Mike Karow says winds will be a little bit elevated, but won't get to blizzard criteria while the Sidney area receives between 6 to 12 inches of snow during the weather event.

Semi-tractor-trailer crash reduces Highway 19 to one lane south of Sidney

Semi-tractor-trailer crash reduces Highway 19 to one lane south of Sidney

Minor injuries were reported when two semi-tractor-trailers crashed at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at an intersection in Lorenzo.

'Discover WNCC' open to all high school students

'Discover WNCC' open to all high school students

SCOTTSBLUFF -- Western Nebraska Community College invites all high school students, and their families to attend Discover WNCC, Wednesday, February 15, on the Scottsbluff Campus.