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New report shows Ogallala Aquifer is shrinking faster than previously expected…and other headl...

andy lambertNovember 13, 2017

A new analysis of data finds the Ogallala Aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years as compared with the previous 60. Many farmers rely on it for crops. The United States Geological Survey's latest report shows the aquifer lost 10.7 million acre-feet of storage between 2013 and 2015. The concern is that irrigators continue to pump more water out of the aquifer than rainfall recharges it...

Colby Police release information on Colby High School lockdown

andy lambertNovember 7, 2017

The following is a press release from the City of Colby Police Department regarding the lockdown that occurred at Colby High School on November 7, 2017. At approximately 11:28am on November 7, 2017 the Colby Police Department was called to the Colby High School for a disruptive student making threats.  The school advised that they had already taken precautions and placed the campus on lock dow...

Kansas National Guard on humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico

andy lambertNovember 7, 2017

Approximately 60 soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company, augmented by soldiers from other engineer units, will depart Tuesday, Nov. 7, on a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico to assist local authorities with debris removal and damage assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The soldiers will be relieving a National Guard unit from another state and are expecte...

State fiscal forecast carries some optimism…and other headlines: November 3, 2017

andy lambertNovember 3, 2017

Kansas sees its budget picture improve because of a new fiscal forecast for state government, though legislators doubt the higher projected revenues will be enough to cover a court-mandated increase in spending on public schools. The state's economic forecasting group boosted projections for tax collections by a total of nearly $225 million through June 2019. An incident near the Kansas State U...

Sen. Moran Encourages President Trump to Continue Prioritizing Veterans

andy lambertOctober 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – During today’s policy meeting with President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies and member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – encouraged President Trump to continue prioritizing our nation’s veterans. After the meeting, Sen. Moran relea...

Senator Dole returns home after 3 week stint in the hospital…and other headlines: October 11, 2017

andy lambertOctober 11, 2017

Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is back home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. The 94-year-old former Kansas senator was discharged from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, D.C. He was hospitalized Sept. 13. Dole tweeted that he's "happy to be home." A 25-year-old Topeka man with l...

3-year-old who inspired small Kansas town to celebrate Christmas in September passes away

andy lambertOctober 11, 2017

LEBO, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the boy was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. Christian began hospice care in August. ...

Ulysses toddler death being investigated…and other headlines: October 10, 2017

andy lambertOctober 10, 2017

Law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy from Ulysses. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Ulysses police were called to a Ulysses home last week because a toddler was unresponsive. First responders found 13-month-old Jaxon Silva unresponsive. He was flown to a Wichita hospital, where he was declared brain dead on Friday. Authorities say a man accused of walk...

Kansas Works to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with Kazakhstan

andy lambertSeptember 29, 2012

—Delegation of Agricultural Leaders from Kazakhstan Tour State TOPEKA – A delegation of nine leaders from the Kazakhstan livestock sector have wrapped up a two-week tour of the Kansas agricultural industry. The tour, part of the two-year Kazakhstan Business Connections Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and hosted by CNFA, a Washington, D...

New local show hits airwaves Monday

andy lambertSeptember 29, 2012

Rocking M Radio is pleased to announce a new local program to our lineup on "Hot Country 97.9" KWGB-FM. Goodland native Heidi Lawson will host "Heidi's Country Lunch Cafe" weekdays from 11AM-1PM (mountain time). The show will feature a mix of today's hot country music, local information, local features and contests. "Heidi's Country Lunch Cafe" will be streamed live through nwksradio.com. R...

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