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Energy Debate Becoming Focus in Race for Congress

Holcomb, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Less than two weeks away from election day, Congressman Tim Huelskamp has identified the biggest issue that separates him from his Democratic challenger Jim Sherow. Huelskamp wants to create an environment that will expand energy development. Huelskamp believes Sherow will back more regulation preventing Kansas from reaching its full energy potential. We...
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Improving Your Teens Driving

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Remember getting your first drivers license? How soon did it take for you to have an accident? To prevent your children from repeating those mistakes KDOT has made this National Teen Driving Week.   Teens will typically copy the way their parents drive. Traffic accidents are the number one killer...
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Garden City man killed in Saturday morning accident

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–A Garden City man died early Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash one and a half miles west of Deerfield in Kearny County. According to the report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 21-year old Gerardo Gonzalez-Rivera was eastbound on US Highway 50 when he left the side of the roadway,...
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Abengoa Opens Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Hugoton, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It started with the Hugoton High School choir.       And ended with these words State and federal officials were on hand Friday to open the Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant. Plant Manager Danny Allison on how it works. Governor Sam Brownback eagerly anticipates what the facility will mean. The new plant...
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Time Again For Boo at the Zoo

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The leaves are turning, there is a chill in the air and Halloween is fast approaching. Get ready for Saturday night’s Boo at the Zoo. One of the main fundraisers for Lee Richardson Zoo has this year brought back some favorites. Whitney Buchman is manager of Distance Learning and Technology at...
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Schulman Crossing: An Open House Party

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Schulman Crossing has seen stores open one by one, but next Thursday its time to get all the stores together and have one big celebration.     Garden City Chamber President Steve Dyer is thankful for everyone that made this project go.   Every store reached their goal of opening...
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DC Police: This Smelly Critter Could Pose a Danger

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) This news stinks if your pet is infected.  Last Saturday Dodge City Police were called out to the 2800 block of Westview for a skunk that was acting strange.  The skunk was destroyed and after lab tests it was determined the animal had rabies.  City ordinance required all owners to...
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Liberal Police: Update on Murder Investigation

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) An unidentified man is in custody for the murder of Abdukadir Mohamed Dahir last weekend.   The arrest took place Tuesday afternoon.  A name will not be released until charges are filed by the Seward County attorney.  According to sources the suspect and Dahir the victim were co-workers at the National Beef Plant...
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Business Wants to Tap Into Energy Potential of Southwest Kansas

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Energy is always a top priority and one company is looking to tap the potential in Southwestern Kansas. Sparq Natural Gas Wednesday announced their plans to open a CNG station in Garden City.   Sparq Chief Financial Officer Tristan Adler believes in natural gas because its cheaper and burns cleaner....
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Teachers Contract Vote is Delayed

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A teacher vote for a new contract at USD 443 has been put on hold.  Teachers were set to weigh in on a deal for both this school year and next that would have bumped their average salary an extra $650 dollars with increased health benefits.   Superintendent Alan Cunningham...
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