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Pope selected as Commencement Speaker
Pope selected as Commencement Speaker

Chadron State College’s Winter Commencement Speaker is Karen Pope, the Director of Alumni and Development for the Chadron State Foundation.

Ornament Smash

Ornament Smash

Smash up our Christmas tree in December and win BIG prizes with The Big Boy! Listen at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday to play Ornament Smash.

Scottsbluff police issues 46 citations during special Thanksgiving enforcement

Scottsbluff police issues 46 citations during special Thanksgiving enforcement

The Scottsbluff Police Department received a grant to patrol for more hours to make sure people are practicing safe driving habits.

With new ownership, legendary Potter Sundry keeping its charm, expanding offerings

With new ownership, legendary Potter Sundry keeping its charm, expanding offerings

Since taking over the business on October 15th, Missy Marsh has been adding homemade and grab and go options to the menu.

The City of Kimball's top staff to remain in place following annual vote

The City of Kimball's top staff to remain in place following annual vote

Four of Kimball's top ranking employees will be around at least another year

Sidney welcomes new library director

Sidney welcomes new library director

A little more than two months ago, Amanda Eastin started a new adventure, moving from a small town to a bigger "small town" in the Panhandle.

Platte Valley Bank installs new sign in downtown Sidney

Platte Valley Bank installs new sign in downtown Sidney

A fixture in downtown Sidney got a facelift Wednesday morning.

Kimball swears in new mayor as panhandle town prepares for record growth

Kimball swears in new mayor as panhandle town prepares for record growth

John Morrison replaces Keith Prunty who has been on the job since 2014.

Gift drive held for Scottsbluff family impacted by fatal accident

Gift drive held for Scottsbluff family impacted by fatal accident

A member of the Scottsbluff community is helping the Charvot family during a difficult holiday season.

Chadron police arrest three people in burglary case

Chadron police arrest three people in burglary case

The Chadron Police Department says 3 people were arrested Sunday as the result of an investigation into stolen guns.

Chadron council elects George Klein as new mayor

Chadron council elects George Klein as new mayor

Long-time community leader and CPA George Klein is the new mayor of Chadron – more officially the new president of the Chadron City Council, which makes him the ex-officio mayor.

Fair Board expects improved '23 event

Fair Board expects improved '23 event

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is busy finalizing details for the 2023 county fair. Board Treasurer Kip Miller met with the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners Monday to. give an update on the fair board and next year's fair.

Commissioners OK change to Veterans Service Committee

Commissioners OK change to Veterans Service Committee

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved changes to the Veteran Service Committee.

New Chadron city council members to be sworn in

New Chadron city council members to be sworn in

The Chadron City Council meets in something of a doubleheader that occurs every two years a month after the November elections.

Minor injuries in single-vehicle accident in Sidney hotel parking lot

Minor injuries in single-vehicle accident in Sidney hotel parking lot

One person was transported to Sidney Regional Medical Center by ambulance when their vehicle hit a pole in the Motel 6 parking lot in Sidney Monday evening.

21st Century Equipment unveils mobile STEM lab

21st Century Equipment unveils mobile STEM lab

MITCHELL — A new program through 21st Century Equipment combines hands-on learning with the classroom, and it is mobile. 21st Century Equipment held an unveiling event at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds today, Dec. 5.

Authorities provide update to deadly accident near Potter Saturday night

Authorities provide update to deadly accident near Potter Saturday night

Authorities released the name of the semi-tractor-trailer driver who passed away in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 near Potter Saturday night.

Mary Carrick Christmas Concert Will Add Sparkle to the Holiday Season

Mary Carrick Christmas Concert Will Add Sparkle to the Holiday Season

SIDNEY – At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, Mary Carrick will bring her dynamic vocals, charm, and theatrical flair to the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center when she presents Silver Bells and Candy Canes, a nostalgic performance of festive

Toys For Tots Gears Up for a Weekend of Helping Kids in Need

Toys For Tots Gears Up for a Weekend of Helping Kids in Need

On Saturday, Toys for Tots in Sidney will be providing gifts for families that could use a little help this Christmas.

Driver suffers minor injuries when vehicle slams into interstate sign at 70 mph at Sidney exit

Driver suffers minor injuries when vehicle slams into interstate sign at 70 mph at Sidney exit

A driver was taken to Sidney Regional Medical Center by ambulance as a precaution after the vehicle they were driving slammed into a road sign on the eastbound interstate off-ramp at exit 59 in Sidney early Monday afternoon.

Authorities charge driver involved in Scottsbluff accident with narcotics possession

Authorities charge driver involved in Scottsbluff accident with narcotics possession

A driver involved in a two-vehicle accident in Scottsbluff Monday morning was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Fatal accident closes westbound lanes of I-80 near Potter overnight Saturday

Fatal accident closes westbound lanes of I-80 near Potter overnight Saturday

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatality accident on Interstate 80 near Potter Saturday night.

Sidney's new economic development director takes the reins

Sidney's new economic development director takes the reins

Sidney's newest Economic Development director is ready to take on the challenges of promoting the Sidney area.

Sidney celebrates Christmas holiday

Sidney celebrates Christmas holiday

Sidney celebrates the Christmas holiday

Lighting of the Christmas tree, Parade of Lights, and Santa in downtown Sidney Saturday

Lighting of the Christmas tree, Parade of Lights, and Santa in downtown Sidney Saturday

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce adjusted the holiday plans for Dec. 2 to a two-day event.

Jackknifed semi-tractor-trailer closes Sunol exit on Interstate 80

Jackknifed semi-tractor-trailer closes Sunol exit on Interstate 80

No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 at Sunol Friday evening. 

Reward passes $200k for missing Gering man

Reward passes $200k for missing Gering man

The announcement was made Friday, Dec. 2, which marks Chance Englebert’s 29th birthday.

Dust storm reduces visibility in northeast Colorado

Dust storm reduces visibility in northeast Colorado

An area of dust along a line extending from four miles southwest of Haxtun to eight miles southwest of Akron initiated the National Weather Service to issue a dust storm warning for northeast Colorado Friday afternoon.

High winds wreak havoc on traffic

High winds wreak havoc on traffic

STERLING, Colo. — High winds are making travel dangerous and even impossible in parts of northeast Colorado.

State Patrol investigating officer-involved shooting in Gering

State Patrol investigating officer-involved shooting in Gering

Nebraska State Patrol investigating Gering Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of M Street earlier today, December 1, regarding a male who was making statements of self-harm. According to a press release issued by Gering Polic

Two-vehicle fatality accident involves Bayard woman

Two-vehicle fatality accident involves Bayard woman

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in the Nebraska Panhandle at 10:15 p.m. Thursday night. 

Firefighters respond to structure fire in rural Scottsbluff

Firefighters respond to structure fire in rural Scottsbluff

A malfunction in an oil boiler that sparked a fire is blamed for the destruction of a rural Scottsbluff business Thursday morning. 

Cheyenne County sheriff on lookout for good behavior this holiday season

Cheyenne County sheriff on lookout for good behavior this holiday season

Local arcade and gaming store helps law enforcement reward kids doing good in the community.

Workshop on Solar for Farms, Homes, and Businesses on Dec. 7th in Chadron

Workshop on Solar for Farms, Homes, and Businesses on Dec. 7th in Chadron

Solar Electric for Farms, Homes, and Businesses

Potter-Dix wins District One-Act competition

Potter-Dix wins District One-Act competition

Potter-Dix wins District One-Act competition
Potter-Dix High School drama students reached another in a series of "first" goals on Nov. 30.

Authorities arrest Gering man for unauthorized purchases on company debit card

Authorities arrest Gering man for unauthorized purchases on company debit card

An employee of a Gering trucking company is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking.

Former Bayard cemetery district secretary-treasurer charged with embezzlement

Former Bayard cemetery district secretary-treasurer charged with embezzlement

A former Morrill County woman is facing felony charges for embezzling from the Bayard Cemetery District when she served as its secretary-treasurer. 

House fire displaces Terrytown family

House fire displaces Terrytown family

An electrical fire is blamed for displacing a family of four Tuesday night in Terrytown. 

Sidney Public Library accepting ornament decoration entries

Sidney Public Library accepting ornament decoration entries

Entries will be accepted through December 10 for the Sidney Public Library ornament decorating contest.

Sidney Elks assisting 'Kozy Kids'

Sidney Elks assisting 'Kozy Kids'

The Sidney Elks Lodge is promoting an effort to keep local children warm. Kozy Kids is a drive to collect coats, hats and gloves for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade.

Chadron State lecture features cross country bicycling class

Chadron State lecture features cross country bicycling class

Chadron State College faculty members Dr. Kurt Kinbacher, Dr. Mary Clai Jones, Markus Jones, and CSC student Jace Demeranville presented the final Graves Lecture of the year Nov. 15 about their cross country bicycling class.

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

A look at how Tuesday's snowstorm affected Nebraska

The snowfall lasted just a short period of time, but Nebraska got a glimpse of what might be down the road later this winter.

Photos: First Farm Bank hosts Hometown Christmas in Sterling for first time

Photos: First Farm Bank hosts Hometown Christmas in Sterling for first time

Approximately 600 kids visited with Santa Claus during the Hometown Christmas with Reggie Reindeer at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling on Tuesday evening.

WNCC launching nation-wide search for next president, hosting community forums

WNCC launching nation-wide search for next president, hosting community forums

The Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors, the governing body for Western Nebraska Community College, has begun the search for the next president of WNCC. Interim President John Marrin is set to retire.

Alcohol inspections held across Scotts Bluff County

Alcohol inspections held across Scotts Bluff County

The Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriffs Office, Scottsbluff Police Department and Gering Police Department all conducted alcohol compliance checks.

New truck route proposed for Gering

New truck route proposed for Gering

The city of Gering is proposing to change its truck routes across the city.

State College Board of Trustees approves two CSC requests during its regular meeting

State College Board of Trustees approves two CSC requests during its regular meeting

During its Nov. 10 meeting, the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees approved two requests from Chadron State College.

'Christmas on Chestnut Street' December 4 in Potter

'Christmas on Chestnut Street' December 4 in Potter

The Potter community will be celebrating the Christmas season Sunday, December 4. The day includes shopping opportunities with several fundraiser booths and activities for the family. A baked-potato lunch benefiting the Prairie West Church Youth Group is

Potter Library grand reopening December 21

Potter Library grand reopening December 21

POTTER — The Potter Library is hosting a "Grand Reopening" 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Panhandle digs out of late November snowfall

Panhandle digs out of late November snowfall

'I am definitely not a fan of the snow. It's too cold.'

Storm system covers Kimball area in a winter wonderland

Storm system covers Kimball area in a winter wonderland

Snowfall in the Kimball area wrapped up during the midday Tuesday from a storm system that moved through the region overnight.

Three panhandle counties in winter storm warning until Tuesday afternoon

Three panhandle counties in winter storm warning until Tuesday afternoon

The panhandle was the first to see the winter storm in Nebraska. Three counties have been upgraded from an advisory to a warning.

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Here's the latest winter weather information, including weather alerts, road conditions, and storm closings and cancellations.

Weather service upgrades Kimball, Banner, and east Laramie County to winter storm warning

Weather service upgrades Kimball, Banner, and east Laramie County to winter storm warning

A total of three to five inches of snow could be possible in Bridgeport, Sidney, Kimball, and Pine Bluffs, according to a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne Monday morning. 

Results of WNCC listening tour to be made public soon

Results of WNCC listening tour to be made public soon

Western Nebraska Community College interim President John Marrin says the results of the WNCC Listening Tour from earlier this year will be going public soon with plans for a follow-up tour to discuss the findings next spring. 

Sidney officials watching predicted snow

Sidney officials watching predicted snow

Sidney school officials see no reason for storm closure

'Stronger Together' keeps Sidney busy

'Stronger Together' keeps Sidney busy

'Stronger Together' shop local event draws shoppers to local businesses.

Scottsbluff rings in the holiday season with Christmas parade

Scottsbluff rings in the holiday season with Christmas parade

A Nebraska Panhandle town gathered over the weekend to celebrate the season.

Van vs. deer collision near Morrill sends four people to hospital

Van vs. deer collision near Morrill sends four people to hospital

Four people, including two children, were transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the van they were in collided with a deer Sunday evening. 

Kimball County seeking displays of Christmas spirit

Kimball County seeking displays of Christmas spirit

It's time to show your spirit of the season in Kimball County.

Structure fire displaces Bayard resident

Structure fire displaces Bayard resident

A faulty chimney pipe from a wood-burning stove is blamed for a structure fire in Bayard at 10:06 p.m. Saturday.

Snow, bitter cold temperatures accompany incoming cold front

Snow, bitter cold temperatures accompany incoming cold front

The next "snow producer" is on its way, according to the National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne.

Toys for Tots 'Fill the Truck' Sunday at Walmart

Toys for Tots 'Fill the Truck' Sunday at Walmart

The Toys for Tots program by the U.S. Marine Corps is collecting toys for its "Fill the Truck" campaign. New unwrapped toys for youth birth to 18 years of age are accepted.

Sidney firefighters called to hazmat/explosion hazard

Sidney firefighters called to hazmat/explosion hazard

Sidney first responders were called to a possible hazardous materials/explosion hazard south of Sidney Sunday morning, Nov. 27.

NWS: Widespread snow accumulations possible early next week

NWS: Widespread snow accumulations possible early next week

A strong cold front, with widespread snow accumulations, is expected to sweep across the Sidney area early next week, according to the National Weather Service.