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FEMA is issuing new flood insurance maps for Cheyenne and Deuel County
FEMA is issuing new flood insurance maps for Cheyenne and Deuel County

Cheyenne County is hosting a public open house at The Cheyenne County Community Center to provide up-to-date flood risk information to the county.

Suspect truck driver hits patrol vehicle during motorist assist

Suspect truck driver hits patrol vehicle during motorist assist

Sterling State Troopers announced a hit and run that likely totaled a state patrol vehicle on social media.

Fire officials respond to a wind turbine mishap

Fire officials respond to a wind turbine mishap

A wind turbine in Sterling haphazardly bent in half.

County officials warn landowners of suspicious letters

County officials warn landowners of suspicious letters

County Assessors said they have seen a repeating pattern with land offer letters from an unfamiliar company.

Cheyenne County E3 group plans to grow resources for local Sidney businesses

Cheyenne County E3 group plans to grow resources for local Sidney businesses

A Cheyenne County group labeled E3 meets every two weeks with the goal of keeping their community thriving.

Chadron Police Reminds Residents Of Fireworks Ordinances

Chadron Police Reminds Residents Of Fireworks Ordinances

The 4th of July holiday is nearing and the Chadron Police Department would like to remind everyone of the City Ordinances pertaining to fireworks.

Potter buckles up for the annual Car Bowl

Potter buckles up for the annual Car Bowl

On Friday, June 24th, and Saturday, June 25th, the city of Potter is hosting its annual Car Bowl.

Sam and Louie's donates $750 to Cool Kids Club

Sam and Louie's donates $750 to Cool Kids Club

A local Sidney business donated to a summer program for kids.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to host new event in Scotts Bluff County

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to host new event in Scotts Bluff County

This summer the PRCA is hosting a rodeo in Scotts Bluff County.

Severe weather drops large hail, damages trees and crops in central panhandle

Severe weather drops large hail, damages trees and crops in central panhandle

Severe weather that swept through the central and northern panhandle on Monday afternoon and evening dropped hail over three inches in diameter and produced straight line winds at nearly 60 mph.

Sidney Police Department announce when fireworks are permitted

Sidney Police Department announce when fireworks are permitted

The Sidney Police Department announced the days and times when citizens can shoot off fireworks.

Military Warriors give new Sidney home to wounded veteran

Military Warriors give new Sidney home to wounded veteran

The nationwide program Military Warriors partnered with Wells Fargo to bring their third veteran home in Nebraska.

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State College

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State College

For the first time in six years, Chadron State College’s spring enrollment has increased from the previous spring.

State college trustees approve new agreement with Chadron Police Department

State college trustees approve new agreement with Chadron Police Department

The Nebraska State College Trustees last week approved a new interlocal agreement between Chadron State College and the city of Chadron for a College Resources Officer.

Scottsbluff man pleads not guilty to carrying a hatchet around Bearcat Stadium

Scottsbluff man pleads not guilty to carrying a hatchet around Bearcat Stadium

A Scottsbluff man pleads not guilty to class three felony.

Kimball Street Department is cutting back on tree branches this summer

Kimball Street Department is cutting back on tree branches this summer

The city of Kimball is asking all property owners to cut their branches.

Sunol man facing felony charges after shooting firearm in garage

Sunol man facing felony charges after shooting firearm in garage

A Panhandle man was arrested on four new charges while he was out on bond for alleged terroristic threats.

Panhandle Community Center raises $160,000 for new playground

Panhandle Community Center raises $160,000 for new playground

After seven years of fundraising, a new playground is finished at The Cheyenne County Community Center.

Chadron Public Schools Confident In Safety Plan, Precautions

Chadron Public Schools Confident In Safety Plan, Precautions

While last month’s school shooting in Texas led many school districts around the country to hurriedly review their safety procedures and protocols, but not the Chadron Public Schools.

State college trustees freeze tuition again

State college trustees freeze tuition again

The Nebraska State College Trustees have frozen tuition for the second straight year and have dropped the non-resident undergraduate tuition rate to match the rate for residents.

Heat stress blamed for thousands of cattle deaths in Kansas

Heat stress blamed for thousands of cattle deaths in Kansas

Industry officials say thousands of cattle in feedlots in southwestern Kansas have died of heat stress due to soaring temperatures, high humidity and little wind in recent days.

NDOT announces $4.3 million in federal grants for Kimball and Sidney airports

NDOT announces $4.3 million in federal grants for Kimball and Sidney airports

$3.7 million was granted to the Kimball airport and $674,239 was granted to the Sidney airport.

Math Science COIL reaches substantial completion

Math Science COIL reaches substantial completion

In early June, Chadron State College’s Math Science Center of Innovative Learning (COIL) reached substantial completion status.

17 fentanyl pills are found in a Scottsbluff business

17 fentanyl pills are found in a Scottsbluff business

A 30-year-old Gering man is arrested after unknowingly leaving narcotics behind at a gas station.

Wind Cave National Park goes cashless

Wind Cave National Park goes cashless

Wind Cave National Park is now officially cashless – at least for all transactions with the National Park Service such as cave tours and campground fees.

Authorities arrest dump truck driver involved in deadly crash in Nebraska Panhandle

Authorities arrest dump truck driver involved in deadly crash in Nebraska Panhandle

Two people were killed, and one person was arrested, in a two-vehicle crash near a construction zone in northern Morrill County at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. 

Sidney man wins best of show award and many other awards for taxidermy

Sidney man wins best of show award and many other awards for taxidermy

Frontier Arms Taxidermy is a local Sidney business that is a one-man show.

Minatare man held two people hostage with a knife

Minatare man held two people hostage with a knife

Gering police department was dispatched to Minatare in reference to a male holding people hostage with a knife.

Chadron School Board Votes To Auction Off Former Alpha School

Chadron School Board Votes To Auction Off Former Alpha School

The Chadron School Board has passed a resolution declaring the former Alpha School and its roughly 2-acre site as surplus and putting it up for auction with a minimum bid of $50,000.

Sidney City Council to discuss new E3 group

Sidney City Council to discuss new E3 group

During the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, Oya Grill on Illinois Street was approved a liquor license and the E3 group announced they will be touring Sidney in September.

Deuel County Clerk arrested following NSP investigation

Deuel County Clerk arrested following NSP investigation

A county clerk in the Panhandle has been arrested following an investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Fatal accident near Bridgeport involves Sidney man

Fatal accident near Bridgeport involves Sidney man

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality accident involving a Sidney man near Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon. 

Semi trailer fire closes Interstate 80 Saturday evening

Semi trailer fire closes Interstate 80 Saturday evening

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed from Sidney to Lodgepole Saturday evening because of a fire in the rear of a semi trailer. 

Eight WNCC Students Receive Scholarships from Buckley Trust Grant

Eight WNCC Students Receive Scholarships from Buckley Trust Grant

Eight Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus students received scholarships recently from a $5,000 grant from the Thomas D. Buckley Trust.

One killed in accident near Cozad

One killed in accident near Cozad

The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident near Cozad that left one dead and the others uninjured.

Wild cow milking highlights events at Kimball Ranch Rodeo Saturday

Wild cow milking highlights events at Kimball Ranch Rodeo Saturday

Kimball is preparing to host the 13th Annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo this weekend.

Downtown Sounds in Sidney

Downtown Sounds in Sidney

987 The Big Boy, Cheyenne County Country, Viaero Wireless, Cheyenne County Tourism and Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce presents Downtown Sounds, Sidney's free summer concert series!

A trespassing complaint in Mitchell led to an arrest on more than one offense

A trespassing complaint in Mitchell led to an arrest on more than one offense

Scotts Bluff County Sherriff’s Department arrived in rural Mitchell in regards to a trespassing complaint after a local farmer reported seeing individuals at a residence that has been vacant for years.

Sidney outdoor retailer hosting bullfighting on Saturday

Sidney outdoor retailer hosting bullfighting on Saturday

Nexgen Outfitters is hosting a freestyle bullfighting event at 7 p.m. Saturday at their retail location at 100 Commerce Court in Sidney.

Authorities investigating shooting at Rushville livestock barn

Authorities investigating shooting at Rushville livestock barn

Authorities are investigating a shooting at a livestock barn in Rushville that left one man in the hospital.

Nebraska first responder injured in fire-related crash regains independence

Nebraska first responder injured in fire-related crash regains independence

Justin Norris, the Phelps County Emergency Manager, is regaining his strength after an accident that left him with life-threatening injuries.

Sidney to relive old west days at 18th Annual Gold Rush Days this weekend

Sidney to relive old west days at 18th Annual Gold Rush Days this weekend

Gold Rush Days is the perfect opportunity for children to learn about culture by getting to partake in different activities common in the late 1800’s

Sidney residents begin clean-up after severe storms drop large hail Tuesday

Sidney residents begin clean-up after severe storms drop large hail Tuesday

Sidney, and Cheyenne County, were placed in a severe thunderstorm warning at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday. The warning lasted for over an hour, dumping hail the size of half dollars to ping pong balls.

Sights and sounds: severe storms bring hail, heavy rain

Sights and sounds: severe storms bring hail, heavy rain

A severe weather threat that lasted nearly four hours across the Nebraska panhandle and northeast Colorado Tuesday afternoon brought large hail, heavy rain, landspouts and a reported tornado near Sedgwick.

Walmart heir Rob Walton agrees to buy Broncos in record deal

Walmart heir Rob Walton agrees to buy Broncos in record deal

The Denver Broncos have entered into a sale agreement with the Walton-Penner ownership group.

Crazy Horse Ride Reaches Chadron

Crazy Horse Ride Reaches Chadron

The  25th annual Crazy Horse Ride from Fort Robinson State Park to Pine Ridge began Monday with the riders following the Crazy Horse Highway to Chadron, where they spent the night at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.

Police investigate stabbing in Chadron

Police investigate stabbing in Chadron

A Chadron man is in custody on $50,000 bail for allegedly stabbing another man the evening of Thursday, June 2, in a Chadron residence.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 For Kidnapping FBI Specialist On Pine Ridge Reservation

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 For Kidnapping FBI Specialist On Pine Ridge Reservation

A federal grand jury has indicted three people for allegedly kidnapping an FBI victim specialist while on duty last month on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

Driver refuses medical transport after two-vehicle accident north of Sidney

Driver refuses medical transport after two-vehicle accident north of Sidney

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident north of Sidney at 8 p.m. on June 1. 

Panhandle man arrested for alleged vandalism, terroristic threats

Panhandle man arrested for alleged vandalism, terroristic threats

The Gering Police arrested 42 year old Eli Aguilar on two charges of terroristic threats and vandalism.

A Scottsbluff woman caught stealing is arrested for meth charges

A Scottsbluff woman caught stealing is arrested for meth charges

A woman was arrested for meth charges after reportedly rummaging through other citizens belongings.

Photos: 22nd Annual KSID Cruisin' Night

Photos: 22nd Annual KSID Cruisin' Night

Photos courtesy of Cylas Christner, of Sidney (@wyocy on Instagram)

Suspect fires several shots while barricaded in Sterling home

Suspect fires several shots while barricaded in Sterling home

No injuries were reported when a subject with a firearm barricaded himself in a Sterling home and fired several rounds Sunday evening.

C-Hill plays role in Mental Health Awareness Month

C-Hill plays role in Mental Health Awareness Month

During May, Chadron residents likely noticed C-Hill looked a little different during the evening.

Enjoy classic cars, cruising Sidney's downtown during 22nd annual event Friday night

Enjoy classic cars, cruising Sidney's downtown during 22nd annual event Friday night

The 22nd Annual KSID Cruisin' Night is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3 along Illinois Street in Sidney. 

Scottsbluff police arrest man with hatchet, blade in sheath near high school

Scottsbluff police arrest man with hatchet, blade in sheath near high school

Officers were dispatched to Bearcat Stadium in response to a complaint that a man was walking away from the area claiming he had a gun and a hatchet.

Upward Bound grant renewed for five years, summer program begins

Upward Bound grant renewed for five years, summer program begins

The Upward Bound TRiO grant at Chadron State College has been renewed for five years for nearly $1.5 million, an increase from the last five-year grant cycle, according to Upward Bound Director Heather Barry.

Torrington woman arrested on child abuse charge in Scottsbluff

Torrington woman arrested on child abuse charge in Scottsbluff

A woman from Torrington has been arrested in Scottsbluff on Child Abuse charges.

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

One of the most important parts of fishing is following local and state regulations, but the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has already had a few poaching busts this season.

Man with peripheral neuropathy travels over 2K miles in support

Man with peripheral neuropathy travels over 2K miles in support

Doctor Gregory F. Maassen made a stop at Peddler’s Corner in Sidney on Tuesday during his E-Bike tour across America.

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

One Ukrainanian is touring the U.S., stopping in Nebraska, to share how farmers in Ukraine are hit by the Russian invasion.

Safety protocols at Scottsbluff schools

Safety protocols at Scottsbluff schools

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Texas, the importance of safety has been a focal point for many schools.

Cheyenne County Tourism names new director

Cheyenne County Tourism names new director

Kendra Mitchell is the Director of Cheyenne County Tourism starting today.

Sidney Park project is facing construction delays

Sidney Park project is facing construction delays

The Sidney Park Project announced they have dealt with difficulties causing construction delays.

Domestic violence suspect arrested after struggle with Chadron police

Domestic violence suspect arrested after struggle with Chadron police

It took 2 weeks, but Chadron police finally arrested a suspect in a domestic violence case – although a stun gun was needed to control the man.