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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Box Butte County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Box Butte County

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Box Butte County in the panhandle.

Sidney City Council to discuss new water line

Sidney City Council to discuss new water line

The Sidney City Council on Tuesday approved the M.C. Shaft & Associates company out of Scottsbluff to design the Sky Manor water line.

Kimball County seeing tourists from across country, internationally in summer

Kimball County seeing tourists from across country, internationally in summer

The town and county of Kimball in the panhandle may look like a stop along a major interstate, but its many events and attractions have brought in thousands from around the country and the world.

Sidney man arrested on 10 different charges

Sidney man arrested on 10 different charges

A 50-year-old reportedly attempted to break into a Sidney home, made terrorist threats, and told Police he killed a dog.

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced that the NEworks website is currently experiencing an outage, and could take at least two days to get back up and running.

Cheyenne County baseball team makes sport inclusive for everyone

Cheyenne County baseball team makes sport inclusive for everyone

The Sidney Angels had a homerun in the first game.

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!

VIDEO UPDATE: No injuries in Alliance tire shop fire

VIDEO UPDATE: No injuries in Alliance tire shop fire

All hands were on deck Tuesday morning in Alliance to respond to a local tire shop on fire with 50-to-60-foot flames.

Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Special elk season at capacity; hunters reminded to follow safety tips

Access to land included in the Special Elk Depredation Season area is extremely limited at this time, as landowners in contact with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission have indicated they are at capacity for the number of hunters they can safely allow.

Fire fighters respond to large blaze at Westco Tire in Alliance

Fire fighters respond to large blaze at Westco Tire in Alliance

No injuries were reported in a large fire at Westco Tire in Alliance Tuesday morning.

Committee selects Webb Johnson to fill Dawes County commissioners vacancy

Committee selects Webb Johnson to fill Dawes County commissioners vacancy

It took just six minutes on Monday morning for a specially-appointed committee to name Webb Johnson to fill the vacant Dawes County district three commissioner opening.

Sidney’s McKay Named Boys Track Coach of the Year

Sidney’s McKay Named Boys Track Coach of the Year

Following the Sidney Red Raiders winning the boys NSAA State Track and Field Championship this spring, Head Track Coach Matt McKay has been selected to receive the 2021-2022 Nebraska Coaches Association/Hudl Boys Track Coach of the Year Award.

Fire Weather Watch for portions of the panhandle

Fire Weather Watch for portions of the panhandle

The National Weather Service announced a fire watch for portions of the panhandle starting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 27th.

Artistic, historical roots lead couple to northwest Nebraska

Artistic, historical roots lead couple to northwest Nebraska

Wood block prints hang from a line, a painted sawblade rests on a table and paintings in various states of completion are on display at Saddlebum Studio on Main Street in Harrison. In the middle of it all, artist Di Filing works on her next piece.

Game and Parks officers to participate in BUI awareness and enforcement campaign July 2-4

Game and Parks officers to participate in BUI awareness and enforcement campaign July 2-4

As part of a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will participate July 2-4 in Operation Dry Water.

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

The Colorado Avalanche have won the Stanley Cup after dethroning the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

159 cars travel to rural Nebraska for the Potter Car Bowl

159 cars travel to rural Nebraska for the Potter Car Bowl

The Potter Car Bowl is an annual event that combines a car show with duckpin bowling, live music, and a barbecue cooking contest.

Nebraska politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

Nebraska politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

Several Nebraska politicians gave their opinions on Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

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.

Girls 12U softball takes on Oshkosh at home

Girls 12U softball takes on Oshkosh at home

The girls 12U softball team played a double header Thursday night against Oshkosh at 6 p.m. at The Cheyenne Community Center Fields.

NWS says Cheyenne and Kimball County are in a severe drought

NWS says Cheyenne and Kimball County are in a severe drought

The National Weather Service out of Cheyenne Wyoming announced on Friday, June 24th that the dry weather from spring has led to worsening drought conditions across southeast WY and the Nebraskan panhandle.

Special session abortion fight starts now

Special session abortion fight starts now

Two months ago, pro-life forces could only manage 31 votes as they pushed for a “trigger bill” which would have outlawed abortion in Nebraska when Roe v Wade was overturned; 33 votes were needed.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.

How livestock deal with extreme heat

How livestock deal with extreme heat

As temperatures have been warming up across Nebraska, humans aren’t the only ones feeling the effects.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing 56 years of hits to NEBRASKAland Days

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bringing 56 years of hits to NEBRASKAland Days

Legendary country band opens for Miranda Lambert this weekend.

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.

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Throngs of tourists have gleefully returned to watch geysers erupt and bison cross roads at Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopens following destructive floods.

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.

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

Special elk depredation season designated in southwest Nebraska

A special elk depredation season has been ordered for July in a portion of southwest Nebraska because of excessive crop damage caused by elk.

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.

Thomas Muldoon leads MAC in all-star game vs. MNAC

Thomas Muldoon leads MAC in all-star game vs. MNAC

The inaugural Mid Nebraska Activities Conference versus Minuteman Activities Conference All Star Games saw excitement from start to finish.

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.

Chadron PD, NSP make arrest in infant death investigation

Chadron PD, NSP make arrest in infant death investigation

The Nebraska State Patrol and Chadron Police Department made an arrest over the weekend in the unattended death of 10 month old Madilynn Lenhart.

New Maverik gas station in Sidney scheduled to open January

New Maverik gas station in Sidney scheduled to open January

Maverik tears down a Sidney building to make room for a new 6,000-square-foot gas station on Upland Parkway and Old Post Road.

Driver arrested after crash kills one in Deuel County

Driver arrested after crash kills one in Deuel County

Officials said that they have arrested a New York man after a crash that killed a Scottsbluff woman late Saturday evening. 

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.

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.

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, but the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the often empty grandstands.

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.

Brush School Administrator posted bond after sexual exploitation of child

Brush School Administrator posted bond after sexual exploitation of child

The Brush Police Department arrest another school administrator as the investigation into the sexting scandal continues.

Ricketts opposes gas tax holiday

Ricketts opposes gas tax holiday

Right now, the gas tax in Nebraska is 24.8 cents, per gallon.

Sertoma 8-man all-stars excited for one final game, high-level competition

Sertoma 8-man all-stars excited for one final game, high-level competition

Nebraska’s top eight-man high school football players are preparing to hit the field for one final time in their prep careers.

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.

Over 30 grams of meth found in Scottsbluff house

Over 30 grams of meth found in Scottsbluff house

A search warrant leads authorities to over 30 grams of meth.

11-year-old calls in a domestic disturbance to Scottsbluff Police

11-year-old calls in a domestic disturbance to Scottsbluff Police

A Scottsbluff man is facing Felony domestic abuse charges after an 11-year-old calls 911.

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.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Swings into Sidney on June 19th

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Swings into Sidney on June 19th

At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th, the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring its distinctive sound to Sidney when they present a Father's Day concert at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center.

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. 

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

The Nebraska Department of Health And Human Services is educating the community about Elder Abuse as Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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.

Nebraska Governor, First Lady test positive for COVID-19

Nebraska Governor, First Lady test positive for COVID-19

Gov. Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore have both tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced via email Wednesday morning.

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape 'dramatically changed'

Historic floodwaters that raged through Yellowstone National Park may have permanently altered the course of a popular fishing river and left the sweeping landscape forever changed.

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.

Chadron State Food Pantry serves more students

Chadron State Food Pantry serves more students

More students utilized the Chadron State College Food Pantry during the 2021-22 academic year, according to Project Coordinator Kate Pope.

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.