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Governor Colyer to visit Western Kansas Wednesday, June 6

Sacha SanguinettiJune 5, 2018

The following is a press release from the office of Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer:   WHAT: Governor Colyer will be touring three Northwest Kansas cities that have been designated as rural opportunity zones. WHEN: Wednesday June 6, 2018 at: 9:45am CDT in Tribune 10:30am MDT** in Goodland 2:00pm CDT in Great Bend WHERE: Greeley County Community Development 510 Broadwa...

NW Kansas highway one of many named after fallen law enforcement officer

Sacha SanguinettiJune 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 Governor Jeff Colyer today held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill No. 375 which renamed several highways after fallen Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers and a Master Deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The legislation, which will impact 10 highways across the state, combined several efforts passed in the House and Senate to honor various fallen law enforcement...

June proclaimed as “Business Appreciation Month”

Sacha SanguinettiJune 4, 2018

TOPEKA – Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. has issued an official Governor’s proclamation declaring June 2018 as Business Appreciation Month in recognition of the vital role businesses of all sizes play in strengthening the Kansas economy. In his proclamation, Governor Colyer stated, “The State of Kansas recognizes the vast accomplishments of its entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business...

Lt. Governor Tracy Mann visits NW Kansas Friday, May 25

Sacha SanguinettiMay 24, 2018

Lt. Governor Tracey Mann will be touring the Northwest Kansas region. Schedule of stops listed below. All are open to the public and the media. 8:00am-9:00am Scott County Hospital 201 Albert Ave. Scott City, KS 67871 10:15am-11:15am Bird City Century II Devo Foundation 107 W Bressler Bird City, KS 67731 11:15am-12:45pm (MST) Northwest Tech 1209 Harrison Ave. Goo...

Rawlins County Golfers Take State

Ross VolkmerMay 22, 2018

DODGE CITY , KS -- Behind four top ten performances they Rawlins County golf team took home the 1A state title at Dodge City's Mariah Hills. Buffalos were led by freshman Kendrick Woody who placed 5th shooting a 12-0ver, 83. The other three golfers who placed inside the top ten were seniors Jerry Oelschlager who shot a 15-0ver, 86, Maverick Green & Braden Leitner who each shot an 18-over 89...

Election reform bill signed by Governor Colyer

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2018

TOPEKA- Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Bill 2539, a bill to reform several aspects of Kansas’ electoral system, including for the first time, a minimum age to run for Governor. Overall, the bill amends the qualifications for candidacy for several statewide elected offices, creates law requiring manual audits of elections, amends law related to the timing of the election canvasses ...

High Speed Chase in Thomas County

Shelby GardnerMay 15, 2018

On Monday, May 14th of 2018 a high speed chase went through the areas of Colby, Rexford, and Gem. Thomas County Sheriff's Department, Colby Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation all took part in the case. The official press release from Thomas County Sheriff's Department on the events from yesterday is shown below. **Offic...

S&P Upgrades Kansas Rating from Negative to Stable

Sacha SanguinettiMay 7, 2018

Topeka- S&P Global Ratings announced Friday their revised outlook on its Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) on the state of Kansas to stable from its previous rating of ‘negative’. S&P also upgraded the state’s appropriation-secured debt to stable from negative and affirmed their “A+” rating on that debt. Governor Colyer issued the following statement in response: “Today's upg...

April tax receipts in Kansas higher than anticipated

Sacha SanguinettiMay 1, 2018

TOPEKA—Total FY 2018 revenue receipts are 20 percent, or over $1 billion higher than last year, data from the latest collections report released Tuesday showed. Tax receipts for April are $293.1 million above April 2017, with individual income tax accounting for $239.2 million of that total. Sales tax receipts for the month are $202.9 million, or $10.7 million above last April. “We antic...

Saddler named as new CCC athletic director

Sacha SanguinettiMay 1, 2018

After a lengthy search, Colby Community College announced that Colby native Mike Saddler is the school’s new director of athletics. Saddler comes from Neosho County Community College in Chanute where he has worked in a similar position since 2015. Additionally, he is the NJCAA Division I Region VI Men’s Director, serving on the men’s basketball and wrestling committees, and is chair of t...

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