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Election reform bill signed by Governor Colyer

Jackson SchneiderMay 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

Jackson SchneiderMay 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

Jackson SchneiderMay 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

Jackson SchneiderMay 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...

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network welcomes new farm director

Jackson SchneiderApril 19, 2018

Sara Miles joins the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio team as the Farm Director. Growing up on a family farm spanning five generations in Northeast Missouri, she developed a passion for agriculture. Before coming to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio, Sara served as a farm broadcaster and production director for KMZU in Carrollton, Mo. Sara received an Associate of Arts Degree from North Central Missour...

Historic KXXX flagpole comes down for repairs

Jackson SchneiderApril 19, 2018

For 58 years, the flagpole at the KXXX studio has stood high above South Range Avenue. Due to it's age and recent high winds, the base of the pole became unstable and the decision was made to take it down for repairs. The flagpole originally stood at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic games in February of 1960. Walt Disney was Pageantry Committee Chairman for those games and gifted the pole to KXX...

Continued severe weather

andy lambertJanuary 22, 2018

From the National Weather Service in Goodland as of 4:22am:BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST /NOON CST/ THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of northwest Kansas, west central Kansas and southwest Nebraska....

Blizzard Warning

andy lambertJanuary 21, 2018

From the National Weather Service in Goodland as of 3:07pm: A Blizzard Warning continues for the tri-state region. Freezing drizzle will transition to all snow from west to east through the late afternoon and evening. Through the overnight and early morning hours, moderate to locally heavy snowfall is expected across the region along with north winds gusting as high as 50 mph. This will produce...

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