Final Gateway Marker in Place (VIDEO)

Chestnut Street District BlackIt wasn’t the traditional ribbon cutting.  Instead, three cheers went up for the third and final Chestnut Street District Gateway Marker.

Members of the Downtown Hays Development Corporation Board of Directors gathered  around the limestone marker at 17th and Main Streets.

Along with the other two, it’s designed and constructed by local artist Pete Felten.   He used limestone from the historic Opera House building at 9th and Fort which was demolished last summer.MARKER

DHDC Executive Director Traci Stanford says the markers resemble the many stone buildings and structures in downtown Hays:

Monday’s ceremony was one of the final few duties remaining for Stanford who is moving to her husband’s new job location later this month.

Megan Colson, Projects Coordinator for the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, will assume the DHDC Executive Director position September 23.


  • BS

    One can see the how excited the twenty CVB, DHDC, & Mayor Steward were. I didn’t see private citizens unless you consider the Eagle cameraman private citizens. Hip, Hip, Hooray! Eagle for keeping this scam on taxpayers going.