QUIVIRA WILDLIFE REFUGE - No action will be taken this year regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's complaint that junior water rights holders have for years usurped the agency's water for wildlife that rely on the critical Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County.
Personal property valuations and oil and gas valuations will be mailed on or before May 1. Taxpayers have 15 days after valuations are mailed to appeal the valuations or classification if they believe they are incorrect, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld told county commissioners Monday morning.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Dodge City-based Great Plains Development Inc., an economic development agency that works with cities and counties by helping with loans to them as well as entrepreneurs.
In early March, Kansas reported its first case of the much-talked about Zika virus. Although there has only been on instance thus far, local and state health officials are bracing for the mosquito-borne disease to spread to the Sunflower state.
In a brief statement released Friday afternoon, Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed said the district supports the legal system in regards to the alleged assault that occurred on a school bus carrying Great Bend High School boys swim team members home from a meet in Manhattan Feb. 6.
In an announcement at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said he was thankful for the endorsement of the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Livestock Association, both of which had announced their support of his reelection bid for a second term earlier in the day.
A bill pending in the Kansas Legislature would cripple the state's highway maintenance program, cause a loss of jobs and severely impact Great Bend and surrounding area, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.
A grateful Barton County commission Monday morning accepted a donation of $500 from the Damon Family Foundation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. The funds are to be used to assist veterans who do not have the financial resources to pay for engravings on the Memorial, located in Golden Belt Memorial Park.