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Jameson Energy Center Cuts Costs For Garden City

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Garden City has always been on the cutting edge of energy development.  A fine example of this is the Jameson Energy Center which has been open a little more than two years.  The facility has three natural gas powered turbines generating a total 27 megawatts of electricity.  City Utilities Director...
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Suspected Murder Accomplice Enters Plea to Charges

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 30 year old man from Ford County has pleaded no contest to committing aggravated burglary and guilty to obstructing investigators in the case leading to the April, 2015 death of Christopher Boyd.  James Schmidt faces a maximum prison sentence of five years.  Boyd’s body was found under the Bucklin...
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Women Receives Injures From Accident with Semi

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a semi on US 50 eight miles east of the junction with US 83 rear-ended a 2009 Saturn Outlook shortly after 9 Thursday morning while attempting to pull over to the left for a stopped car on the shoulder.  The driver of the Saturn is...
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Ralph Convinced Legislature Can Do Better with Taxpayer Money

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Dodge City Attorney Brad Ralph is running for the Kansas House in District 119.  Fixing education is one of his top priorities.  Ralph believes the state needs to take a greater account of what money they have to potentially tackle adequacy in funding next year.   When it comes to...
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Candidate Warshaw Clears the Air on Left Leaning Twitter Postings

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) In answering recent criticism from her opponent Bud Estes over posts on her twitter account for voters to elect Hillary Clinton in both the Oregon and Kentucky primaries and for Obamacare, Republican State District 38 candidate and Mayor Joyce Warshaw says not all that was seen originated from her. Warshaw...
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Huelskamp: Sticking to Beliefs Has Cost Him Endorsements in House Run

(westernkansasnews.com) Congressman Tim Huelskamp is feeling the tight squeeze when it comes to those trying to defeat him August 2nd.  Despite the recent endorsements from two prominent groups of his opponent Doctor Roger Marshall it does not mean Huelskamp is willing to compromise his principles.   Huelskamp says the US Chamber has endorsed Marshall...
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New National Guard Training Center Opens at GCCC

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It was at least a full year in the making, but Wednesday morning the new Kansas National Guard Training Center was dedicated on the campus of Garden City Community College.  GCCC President Doctor Herbert Swender was on hand to underscore the significance of the occasion.   Governor Brownback and other...
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Moran Concerned Rural Hospitals Plight Could Soon Magnify

(westernkansasnews.com) There is a going concern and it has been articulated from those who live in Western Kansas to Senator Jerry Moran.  How do rural hospitals survive with the mounting regulations placed on them from the federal government?   The problem is the future of rural hospitals remains murky. Moran is attempting to hold...
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KDOT Takes Different Approach on Two Different Projects

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) KDOT is accustomed to handling road projects that generate some controversy.  K-96 through Scott City has drawn particular interest and the idea drew some negative feedback.     KDOT spokesman Kirk Hutchinson says that idea has been scrapped based on the amount of feedback they have received.  There is another...
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Boot Hill Distillery Set to Open During Dodge City Days

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Saturday marks the start of Dodge City Days and the opening of the new Boot Hill Distillery on the grounds of the old Boot Hill Cemetery. Dodge City native Mark Vierthaler is excited to be part of the distillery and he explains how alcohol drove the humble beginnings of the...
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