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Emphasis on Motorcycle Aware During Peak Travel Weekend

When you hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, do not forget you will have company.         Kirk Hutchinson with KDOT tells us May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, but awareness is also a two way street. There were 384 traffic fatalities statewide last year.  This year Kansas is on pace to match...
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An New Improved Way of Getting Around Dodge City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A day after Dodge City had groundbreaking for their new aquatics center city officials will have ribbon cutting for their new busing system.       Up and running for a week, Dodge City/Ford County mobility manager Kathy Denhardt is pleased with this added service. The ribbon cutting is Friday...
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Senator Love: Budget Battle Not Limited to Just This Year

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The legislature continues to talk over their solutions for filling a 400 million dollar budget deficit for next year.  If you are confused, State Senator Garrett Love is also.  Love does not like that this has become a reoccurring problem.   Love says the most popular proposal tries to avoid hitting lower...
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Home Burglary Suspect Arrested in Dodge City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Police officers made an arrest early Wednesday morning after receiving a call of a home burglary shortly before 2.  Officers searched the area and three hours later found a suspect in an alley behind McCoy Street.  Police eventually caught up with the suspect after a foot chase. Officers are investigating up...
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Low Gas Prices Giving People More Money For Holiday Weekend

(westernkansasnews.com) You may not know where to go for the Memorial Day weekend, but wherever you decide gas prices continue to remain low.       Jim Hanni of AAA Kansas expects a lot of people to take advantage of the low prices at the pump. Kansas has the eighth lowest prices nationally, Oklahoma is...
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Commissioners Approve Lengthened Time to Set Off 4th of July Fireworks

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Tuesday’s 3-2 decision by the Garden City Commission extends the time frame for when people can shoot off fireworks in the city limits to celebrate Independence Day. City Manager Matt Allen feels those who supported this did not believe people who bought fireworks should wait to use them.   The city previously allowed...
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Dodge City Set to Break Ground on New Aquatics Park

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The day they have been waiting for has finally arrived. Dodge City will break ground Thursday afternoon for the city’s new aquatics park. City Parks and Recreation Director Paul Lewis is looking forward to what this new facility will bring.   The groundbreaking is from 5-6pm at the corner 4th and...
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New Director Named For Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo a fundraising organization focused on zoo improvements has a new director. Jessica Norton has been with FOLRZ since 2011 is taking over the leadership position from Brian Nelson after he recently announced his intention to leave and become the executive director of the Finney County...
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A Bit More Certainty When Crafting Garden City Budget

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) As Garden City officials begin to tackle what they have available for next year’s budget, City Manager Matt Allen list one of their top priorities as a re-model for the fire station. Here is the prediction.     Allen is confident that the city will keep afloat during a difficult period....
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Process Begins to Find Replacement For Retiring DCCC President

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The search is underway to find a new president at Dodge City Community College for the retiring Don Woodburn. Over the next couple of days the question will be posed what qualities are you looking for in a new president? Morris Reeves leads the search committee.   Reeves wants public input. An...
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