Northwest Kansas Closer to Wind Farm

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(AP) – A northwest Kansas county is closer to having its own 70-megawatt wind farm.

The Graham County Commission has approved a conditional use permit for the Ringneck Prairie Wind Farm 6 miles south of Hill City.

Some details remain but last week’s approval of the conditional-use permit, as well as road and payment agreements, means the project is on track.

The county’s economic development director, Kirk Schweitzer, says road work, pad sites, underground power lines and other steps could be completed in the fall, with towers going up next spring.

The wind farm is expected to create eight permanent jobs once it is operating.

  • Uncle Jacob

    This should of been Ellis County……years ago!!!

    • Uncle Thomas

      I agree!

      • Countryboy

        Majority voted against it. ELLIS COUNTY RESIDENTS Don’t want it. Just like Russell turned down the RUSSELL STOVERS plant that is now in Abilene.

        • GHJ

          Ok forgive me for not knowing this but when did we vote to keep wind farms out?

          • Jr.

            I don’t it was ever on the ballot. It should be voted on though.

  • Uncle Jacob

    Countryboy is not factual…….it was never voted on by the citizens of Ellis County!!!