Tag: Government

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 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 […]

Finney County introduces new communications specialist

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications It’s not unusual for young people to flee their small towns after high school to see what the big, wide world has to offer. Sara McClure was no different. The Garden City native left for college in California to be closer to “the […]

No joke: Local sales tax rates to rise Sunday

It’s no April Fool’s prank. On Sunday, April 1, sales tax rates in Finney County will increase to reflect a voter-approved measure designed to pay for several local improvements. The City of Garden City has issued a reminder through social media to alert the public and businesses about the change […]

City Commission begins drafting annual goals

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications During their day-long, annual goal setting retreat at the Finnup Center on Wednesday, Garden City Commissioners identified a group of general categories — including economic development, airport expansion, water, electric utility, beautification, housing and code review — that will eventually be fine tuned […]

Pollet appointed to state oversight subcommittee

By SCOTT AUST Katrina Pollet, executive director of the Finney County Department of Corrections, was recently appointed to a subcommittee of the state’s Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Formed as a result of legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session, the oversight committee is looking at ways the state can better […]

Marshall, Moran to visit area

Congressman Roger Marshall and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will be traveling through southwest Kansas on Friday. Marshall’s listening tour will stop at 7:30 a.m. MDT at Black Bison Pub, 122 Main St., in Syracuse;  at noon at Benny’s Grill, 110 E. Santa Fe Trail Blvd., Lakin; at 3 p.m. at […]