Government

County GIS Director Phillips earns Esri certification

Finney County GIS Department Director Trey Phillips recently was awarded Esri Technical Certification, which recognizes superior skill levels utilizing Esri’s software for geographic information systems (GIS). Esri is the global market leader in GIS, and developed ArcGIS the world’s leading mapping and location analytics platform. Phillips earned the Esri ArcGIS […]

Allen recognized for excellence in public management

GARDEN CITY — City Manager Matt Allen was named the recipient of the Buford Watson Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management by the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) during the association’s annual conference held in Pittsburg on November 14-16. Allen has been the City Manager of Garden City […]

City approves ‘Sports of the World’ development agreement

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications GARDEN CITY – Garden City’s “Sports of the World” STAR Bond project took a major step forward on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with the approval of the project’s development agreement, which spells out the responsibilities of the city and the developer, GC Investments Inc., […]

Shelton named 2018 Fire Chief of the Year

Courtesy of the City of Garden City Garden City Fire Chief Allen Shelton has been named the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Shelton received the award during the association’s conference held in Garden City October 26-28. Shelton has spent his entire […]

Local GOP rallies Monday before today’s vote

Today is Election Day. Polls are open until 7 p.m. so get out and vote! Monday night, Finney County Republicans staged the “GOP Get Out the Vote Rally” in Garden City featuring  Congressman Roger Marshall and several other state and local GOP candidates who spoke to local Republicans and fielded […]

Public Input: City seeks citizens for CIP process

GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City is seeking citizen input in the Capital Improvement Planning process, a system which helps guide elected officials and city management in budgeting and strategic planning. The Capital Improvement Plan is an inventory of recommended and current projects and major capital purchases for […]

Garden City to host gubernatorial forum Oct. 25

The 2018 Southwest Kansas Gubernatorial Debate is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 inside Clifford Hope Auditorium, 1412 N. Main St. in Garden City. The event is free and open to the public. Each of the five candidates appearing on the November ballot will participate in the 90-minute debate, including […]

Garden City’s annual fall cleanup begins Monday

Garden City’s annual two-week fall cleanup kicks off Monday, providing residents an opportunity to get rid of the clutter hanging around their homes and property. The free pick-up is for residential areas only, not businesses. The cleanup starts Monday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Oct. 12, with the city […]

Garden City hosts alternative fuels workshop

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Representatives from area municipalities, utilities and the alternative fuels industry attended a free workshop Wednesday in Garden City to learn more about the benefits and challenges of natural gas. The workshop provided an overview of Garden City’s adoption of clean fuels and natural […]