For years now, economic development and convention and visitors bureau officials in Barton County have worked tirelessly to promote the Wildlife National Scenic Byway which winds for 77 miles from Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County to Quivira Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County.
A growing segment of Great Bend's population observed a celebration Saturday, one dedicated to its culture. There was a parade, and traditional music, dancing and food.
Downtown Great Bend changed forever Saturday night, a change that will be seen in broad daylight as well as when the sun sets.
It seems like there has been some recent confusion regarding our public forum policy. We do not restrict letters to the editor to a select group of people. In general we try to get in as many letters as we can. That being said we still require all submissions to follow our guidelines. Here (in part) are the long-standing public forum guidelines the Tribune follows:
Granted, its not the most sexy topic, in fact, discussing it seems, well, dry.
When it comes to those with handicaps, there statistics and there are people who live with the disabilities. Both add to the complex and often lonely tapestry that is being handicapped or a caregiver of a handicapped person in America.
Fifty years ago America was just waking up to the reality of environmental pollution: Rachel Carson had published "Silent Spring," heralding the modern environmental movement and raising America's consciousness about the impact of DDT pesticide use on the environment and public health. Then in 1969 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire due to the oil-soaked debris consuming it and the country's then-largest oil spill occurred in Santa Barbara, California.
This Sunday is Earth Day - an annual, international celebration of environmental awareness. It began in 1970 in the era of hippies and "flower power," and some consider it the "birthday" of modern environmentalism.
PROCLAMATION 2012-03 HONORING CHUCK SMITH
BEVERLY HILLS - God Bless America, and how's everybody?
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play."
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Ray Bradbury didn't invent the phrase "Butterfly Effect," but in 1952 he used it in the seminal science fiction story, "A Sound of Thunder." In his story, time travelers visit prehistoric times, taking great care to alter nothing. But one traveler accidentally steps on a prehistoric butterfly, creating a ripple effect that changes modern history for the worse.