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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 6 a.m. CST
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 6 a.m. CST

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Panhandle counties of Nebraska

Outdoor notes: Celebrate Pollinator Week June 17-23

Outdoor notes: Celebrate Pollinator Week June 17-23

Celebrate the pollinators in the state during Nebraska Pollinator Week on June 17-23 by participating in one of many events hosted by Nebraska Game and Parks or its partners.

Defendants facing felonies appear in Kimball County Court

Defendants facing felonies appear in Kimball County Court

Four felony defendants appeared in Kimball County Court June 12 for hearings prior to moving onto District Court.

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Sidney - Leadership Cheyenne County held its graduation at Beans and Steams Coffee House Thursday Jun 13. The class is through the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. Emily Thomas has headed the class for the last six years.

Sertoma 8-man football all-star classic gives seniors one final shot on the gridiron

Sertoma 8-man football all-star classic gives seniors one final shot on the gridiron

Dozens of the best 8-man football athletes in Nebraska have spent the entire week in Hastings practicing to capture glory one more time.

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen's Office, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced in May the new 6 Regions, One Nebraska initiative.

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

'Gosh, why can't we keep somebody?': Presidential turnover at NU reflects Big Ten trends

When Jeffrey Gold begins his presidential tenure on July 1, he hopes to distinguish himself in one key area: the duration of his term. 

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Police on CWS security: 'Increased, proactive'

Another concern, not necessarily new but certainly heightened, human trafficking.

Turtle fence protects rare turtle species in the Sandhills

Turtle fence protects rare turtle species in the Sandhills

Volunteers in the Sandhills are repairing turtle fences damaged by flooding, severe weather and car crashes.

New Pub & Grub coming soon to Kimball

New Pub & Grub coming soon to Kimball

A Kimball family is bringing a new restaurant to Kimball soon; an opening date has not been set yet.

Law Enforcement from five states gather in Kimball for training

Law Enforcement from five states gather in Kimball for training

Photos Courtesy of the Kimball Police Department The Kimball Police Department hosted a less lethal impact training on Wednesday. Better known as a "bean-bag" round, the projectiles are fired from shotguns as a method of subduing a subject without serious

Kimball PD finalizes mutual aid agreement with Pine Bluffs PD

Kimball PD finalizes mutual aid agreement with Pine Bluffs PD

The Kimball Police Department officially signed a mutual aid agreement with the Pine Bluffs Police Department.

On the Road

On the Road

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Clean Harbors’ first housing project almost complete

Clean Harbors’ first housing project almost complete

Clean Harbors' $2.8 million multi-family development project is approaching its completion date.

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

Sand-green golf course still swinging in the Sandhills

The Sandhills are known for world-class golf courses, but in north-central Nebraska you’ll also find another unique type of golfing experience—a sand green course.

City Council OKs Chamber contract

City Council OKs Chamber contract

The Sidney City Council approved continuing its agreement with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce in the June 11 city council meeting.

Kimball coaches prepare for football camps in July

Kimball coaches prepare for football camps in July

The month of July is full of football camps for younger kids to learn the basics and older players to prepare for their season.

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

The Sidney City Council approved a one-year agreement with Placer.ai. Data provided by Placer could be used to track movement in public events or retail centers. It does not record personal identity information.

Peetz Plateau School District to review proposed budget June 17

Peetz Plateau School District to review proposed budget June 17

The Peetz Plateau School District is scheduling a public hearing on the proposed 2024-2025 budget for 6 p.m. June 17.

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

SCOTTSBLUFF -- One person died when a motorcycle and a Subaru Outback collided at the intersection of East 27th Street and Highway 26 today.

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is finishing details as they are about six weeks until the fair begins. This year's fair is scheduled for July 20-27.

10-year-old recovering from baseball practice injury

10-year-old recovering from baseball practice injury

STERLING, Colo. -- One throw went astray and a night of practice turned into a week of medical uncertainty when a 10-year-old Atwood, Colo. Boy was struck in the head.

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

One of four Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes to pass through Sidney on its way to Indianapolis, Ind.

Dispute over overlapping broadband grants is now heading for court

Dispute over overlapping broadband grants is now heading for court

A dispute over overlapping grants to expand broadband — amid a multimillion-dollar effort to bring high-speed internet to every corner of Nebraska — is headed to court.

KHS partners with RWMC to bring more surgeons to Kimball

KHS partners with RWMC to bring more surgeons to Kimball

Beginning this week, Kimball Health Services is expanding its surgical services.

Playground update nears funding goal

Playground update nears funding goal

BRIDGEPORT -- Ground work is already underway for an update on an Elementary School playground designed to be all-inclusive.Today, June 10, the project has almost met its funding goal.

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

‘Everybody’s got to play’: Breaking down Nebraska’s more than 100 sales tax exemptions

While the State of Nebraska annually collects about $2 billion in sales taxes, another $6.5 billion is left off the table through more than 100 sales tax exemptions.

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six high school graduates awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska scholarships

Six recent high school graduates were each awarded $5,000 Future of Nebraska Scholarships for their first year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Large chunk of Wyoming's Teton Pass road collapses; unclear how quickly it can be rebuilt

Large chunk of Wyoming's Teton Pass road collapses; unclear how quickly it can be rebuilt

A large chunk of a mountain pass highway in Wyoming has collapsed, severing a well-traveled commuter link between small towns in eastern Idaho and the tourist destination of Jackson.

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

The 20th Gold Rush Days celebration was held June 7-9 at Legion Park in Sidney. The event is a collection of staged history reenactments, storytellers, entertainers and vendors.

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

No injuries were reported when a semi-tractor-trailer hauling an excavator became high-centered at a railroad crossing near mile marker 2 on U.S. Highway 34  and was hit by a BNSF train Friday morning in Dundy County.

Outdoor notes: Enders Reservoir SRA Extravaganza

Outdoor notes: Enders Reservoir SRA Extravaganza

Enjoy music, Teddy Roosevelt, barbeque, hands-on activities, and 50 years of Hunter Education in Nebraska at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area on June 8.

Kimball students keep basketball skills sharp through summer activities

Kimball students keep basketball skills sharp through summer activities

The Kimball Jr./Sr. High School basketball players have a busy summer of staying on top of their game.

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

Operation Shine Camp impacts volunteers and campers alike

About 150 volunteers are spending three days helping at a summer camp for children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. 

Kimball parents arrested following discovery of juvenile driver

Kimball parents arrested following discovery of juvenile driver

Two Kimball residents were arrested following a traffic stop the night of June 6.

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Letters warning of fraud and calls to form 'your militia': Election conspiracies spread in Nebraska

Most nights you can find Beverly Pop sitting in her Loup City living room, signing hundreds of letters she’s mailing across Nebraska. In the background, the voice of Steve Bannon, former Trump adviser-turned-podcast host, plays on her television. 

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

Governor Jim Pillen will call special session before school starts

'We'll for sure have a special session,' says Gov. Jim Pillen.

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

A new Nebraska law makes court diversion program available to veterans. Other states could follow

Those seeking to get at-risk military veterans the help they need say a new Nebraska law that makes judicial diversion available for some veterans is serving as a model for other states.

Kimball sports staff hosting annual fundraiser

Kimball sports staff hosting annual fundraiser

The second annual Red and White Golf Classic is tomorrow, June 8.

Man sentenced for attempted burglary charge

Man sentenced for attempted burglary charge

A man was sentenced for a felony in Kimball County District Court June 4.

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

Bird flu’s spread from poultry to cattle to humans provokes worry among feds, states

H5N1 or bird flu, was diagnosed in a third dairy farmworker last week, marking the first U.S. case with respiratory symptoms, said to be mild.

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Nebraska AG wins case against ticket scam promising access to former Huskers

Some Nebraska football fans will pay handsomely to ramp up the game day experience at Memorial Stadium.

Creating HOPE for a good cause

Creating HOPE for a good cause

The Sidney Creative District is trying to spread hope through art. Local artists can pick up canvases at the city office to create a "Hope" inspired piece of art. The finished art will be displayed in local businesses until the Night of Hope.

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

State treasurer touts savings plan's individual and big picture benefits

Tom Briese is spreading the word on how he thinks the NEST 529 plan could be a long-term boon for Nebraska

City Council approves zero-fare summer program with KCTS

City Council approves zero-fare summer program with KCTS

The City Council approved to match $15,000 for a zero-fare summer program with KCTS for all Kimball residents.

EPIC tax plan heading to petition finish line

EPIC tax plan heading to petition finish line

A statewide petition drive is underway to change the state Constitution and upend Nebraska’s tax system, a move critics argue will help the rich and hurt the poor.

Four fire departments band together to extinguish grass fire near Dix

Four fire departments band together to extinguish grass fire near Dix

Dix, Potter, Sidney and Kimball Volunteer Fire Departments teamed up to fight a grass fire directly north of Dix Wednesday afternoon. The fire that was first reported shortly before 3 pm, began at a ranch roughly three miles north of Dix on county road 59

History Cafe hosting Western history author Gail Hughbanks Woener

History Cafe hosting Western history author Gail Hughbanks Woener

The Overland Trail Museum is hosting award winning Western History author, Gail Hughbanks Woerner, at the special Friday, June 14 History Cafe.

Cycling for clues: Historical Scavenger Hunt on bikes part of Gold Rush Days lineup

Cycling for clues: Historical Scavenger Hunt on bikes part of Gold Rush Days lineup

This year is the 20th Gold Rush Days in Sidney. One of the new events is a Historical Scavenger Hunt on Bicycles.

City Council approved applying for grant to rehabilitate properties in Kimball

City Council approved applying for grant to rehabilitate properties in Kimball

In the June 5 City Council Meeting, the council approved moving forward with the Rural Community Recovery Grant through NDED for workforce housing.

Public Service Commission awards $31 million for broadband expansion

Public Service Commission awards $31 million for broadband expansion

Thousands of homes and buildings in rural Nebraska will soon get access to broadband internet thanks to new grants.

WNCC grad Jordon Underwood wins PTK Distinguished Chapter Member Award

WNCC grad Jordon Underwood wins PTK Distinguished Chapter Member Award

Recent Western Nebraska Community College graduate Jordon Underwood of Oshkosh was named a Distinguished Chapter Member by Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said a woman who’d been pronounced dead and later came back to life in a Lincoln funeral home has died.

LB840 designed to help communities boost business development

LB840 designed to help communities boost business development

LB840 was approved by the State in the 1990s allowing municipalities a way to incentivize business and new businesses. LB840 has since expanded to include child care and housing.

Valentine man wins national award for work on Niobrara River

Valentine man wins national award for work on Niobrara River

A Valentine man has won a national award for his work studying, protecting and managing the Niobrara National Scenic River. 

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Years after landmark study, number of missing Natives in Nebraska has nearly doubled

Despite lack of action on report’s recommendations, officials say they are making progress reporting and identifying missing Native people.

Sidney celebrates Teammates

Sidney celebrates Teammates

In 1991, Husker Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife formed Teammates. In 2011, the program came to Sidney. It is a program that teams up an adult mentor with a student mentee to meet during school hours.

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

Gov. Pillen explains willingness to accept more than Nebraska’s ‘fair share’ in federal funds

‘Welcome to the party,’ says State Sen. John Cavanaugh, who has been in favor of the state accepting more federal funds

Kimball Jr./Sr. High to host basketball, volleyball camps

Kimball Jr./Sr. High to host basketball, volleyball camps

The Summer 2024 Future Lady Longhorn Camp is coming up at the end of the month where girls will learn the individual fundamentals and team culture of basketball and volleyball.

NE economy giving mixed signals

NE economy giving mixed signals

One key economic indicator, building permits for single family homes, was flat in April.

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Former Shriners patient gives back as athletic trainer at Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Dave Regier cherishes his annual trip to volunteer in his home state.

Long-time community member to fill open city council seat

Long-time community member to fill open city council seat

Long-time Kimball resident Jamie Murdoch will take one of the two open Kimball City Council seats at the end of the year.

Morrill County Community Hospital not renewing ambulance services in Cheyenne County

Morrill County Community Hospital not renewing ambulance services in Cheyenne County

Morrill County Community Hospital announced Monday in a letter to the Cheyenne County Commissioners it will not be renewing its contract to provide EMS services in Cheyenne County.

Nebraska Department of Labor to hold 'office hours' at Sidney Public Library

Nebraska Department of Labor to hold 'office hours' at Sidney Public Library

The Nebraska Department of Labor will be scheduling a representative to meet the public at the Sidney Public Library the second Wednesday of each month.