Kansas and Wyoming brace for more Colorado pot

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(AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead’s says he’s concerned about increased marijuana trafficking in his state as Colorado prepares to allow the sale of recreational marijuana to the public. Law enforcement officials in Kansas may also have more work to do. Colorado released rules Monday covering licensing, tracking, packaging and advertising of recreational marijuana sales. […]

Green Teams Photo Contest

Lesley Ostmeyer, Topeka
Overall Winner
2012 KS Green Team Photo Contest

Whether photography is your passion, your hobby or just an occasional pastime, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) invites Kansans to participate in the third annual Kansas Green Teams photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of our state. Winning photos will be displayed on the home page of the Kansas Green […]

September Happenings in Hays (VIDEO)


Now that school is back in session and vacation season is mostly over, events for local residents are on the increase at the Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau. CVB Executive Director Jana Jordan has a preview: The Hays CVB posts daily reminders about upcoming activities on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HaysCVB

Huelskamp: Kansans Disapprove of U.S. Military Action in Syria

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Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp released survey results demonstrating that Kansans overwhelmingly disapprove of U.S. military action in Syria. Out of the nearly 3,400 respondents to an e-mail survey, 94% of Kansans opposed U.S. military intervention in Syria. Congressman Tim Huelskamp released this statement following the release of the survey: “The numbers speak for themselves. Like […]

Online Bill Pay “Gaining Popularity” (VIDEO)

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As of Wednesday, 62 customers have signed up for the new online utility bill pay offered by the city of Hays, according to Finance Director Kim Rupp. “It’s gaining in popularity,” he says, ” and is perfect for people who want the flexibility of paying their bill any time of day.” There’s no fee to […]

Someone is stealing electricity

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AP) — Authorities are investigating a report that a Sedgwick County resident stole about $900 worth of electricity over a nearly one-year period by tampering with a meter.  Westar Energy alerted the sheriff’s office to the theft. Deputies went to a residence and found that someone had drilled a hole in the meter and inserted a […]

Former Deputy Enters Plea in Jail Sex Case


It was scheduled as a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning for a former Reno County Sheriff Deputy arrested and charged with several counts associated with unlawful sexual relations with inmates inside the Reno County Jail. 30-year-old Jonathon Diaz waived his right to a preliminary hearing and entered guilty pleas to three counts of unlawful sexual relations […]

Tuesday Police Activity Log

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The Hays Police Department conducted 8 traffic stops and received 3 animal calls on Tuesday September 10th according to the Police Activity Log. Domestic Disturbance / Dispute 09/09 11:00 PM > 09/10 12:04 PM – Domestic Disturbance reported in the 2300 block of Walnut St 5:08 PM – Civil Dispute reported in the 2700 block […]

Students and Community Work Together

Tigers in Service at 2013 Paint a Thon

Tigers in Service and the Hays Rotary came together for the 3rd annual Paint-A-Thon on September 7th.  Over 100 students signed up to paint two houses in Hays from 8am – 3pm.  Tigers in Service Co-director Becca Kohl says that her group was happy to get involved again this year. “Our purpose is to provide […]

Kansas Man Charged with Distributing Synthetic Marijuana

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The owner of a head shop in Wichita has been indicted on federal charges of distributing synthetic marijuana, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Brett Welch, 55, Hutchinson, Kan., owner of Mystic Planet at 2610 S. Seneca in Wichita, is charged with 13 counts of distributing a synthetic version of marijuana, which is a controlled […]

Governor moves to shrink waiting list for disabled


AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the state will move more quickly than expected to shrink waiting lists for disabled residents who are seeking in-home services. Brownback announced Wednesday that his administration is immediately releasing funds set aside by lawmakers earlier this year to address the waiting lists. Those funds will total $37 million […]

Free Service Giving Prizes for Milestone


Hays Safe Ride is about to hit a large milestone, and the city is taking steps to thank those that will be on board when it happens.  Estimates indicate that Safe Ride will carry its 100,000th passenger soon. Partnership for a Safer Community board member Mike Ashcraft told Hays Post that as of today, September […]

Latest Meth lab seizure stats

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(AP) — Figures obtained by The Associated Press show that methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests declined nationwide in 2012, but the illicit and dangerous drug continues to hit hardest in the nation’s heartland. The Drug Enforcement Administration provided statistics to AP showing 12,694 meth lab incidents in 2012, down 5.5 percent from 2011. Experts say […]