Two shelters to be installed in Hays Dog Park

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The third and final phase at the Hays Dog Park will begin soon. Hays City Commissioners Thursday night approved moving $18,840.75 from the Friends of the Hays Dog Park fund to the city’s Park Development fund, which will pay for installation of two shade shelters. The entire dog park project […]

City, police and fire unions reach contract agreements

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The City of Hays and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 48 have reached a tentative agreement for the years 2016 through 2018. The current agreement is set to expire at the end of 2015. City representatives during the meet and confer process included Toby Dougherty, City Manager; Paul Briseno, […]

A hot Thursday in Hays, but not a record

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post It certainly felt like a record high temperature Thursday in Hays. It was not. According to official weather guy Joe Becker at the K-State Agricultural Research Center south of town, it was hot yesterday–104 degrees. But still not hot enough to set a record for August 27th, although you might […]

Core 2 Campus joins ‘town and gown’

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The area between the Fort Hays State University campus and downtown Hays will be filled with pedestrians Thursday evening. Students and faculty from FHSU, NCKTech and the Hays Academy of Hair Design will join in the third annual Core 2 Campus celebration Thursday, organized by the Downtown Hays Development Corporation. “The […]

Hays water main break repair is ‘an art’

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Hays city crews responded to two water main breaks in two days the week of August 9. “I was awakened the other night at 11 o’clock, went outside, and the city crews were out there busy with a water line break at the end of the street,” said Mayor Eber […]

Contractor faces fines for delay in 13th Street reconstruction

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The 13th Street reconstruction between Main and Milner streets is about a month behind schedule. The project is being done in phases. Currently, 13th Street is completely closed from Pine to Milner. “Because of utility conflicts, weather and other issues, the contractor, APAC, has updated the construction schedule,” said John […]

7th St. may see angle parking instead of 2-way traffic

Hays business owners Tony Taylor and Chuck Taylor favor angle parking on 7th Street.

By BECKY KISER Hays Post Three Hays city commissioners at Thursday’s work session declined to move forward with the proposal from the fourth commissioner, Lance Jones, to remove the one-way traffic designation for 6th and 7th Streets. Commissioner James Meier was absent. Changing 7th Street to two-way traffic is part of the city’s updated Comprehensive Plan. RELATED: […]

Record overnight low tied in Hays

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post It was definitely blanket weather overnight Wednesday in Hays. According to official records from the K-State Agriculture Research Center, the low for Aug. 19 dipped down to 48 degrees. That temperature tied the record low for Aug. 19 in Hays, set just three years ago, in 2012. Wednesday’s high in […]

Private well owners charged more for use of city sewer lines

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post There are a few private water well owners in Hays who utilize the city’s sewer lines. According to Hays City Manager Toby Dougherty, the “handful of houses were grandfathered in many years ago that actually have private wells but then discharge wastewater into the city sewer.” During the city commission’s […]

New TMP-Marian principal will ‘be a student first’

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BY BECKY KISER Hays Post “I probably won’t be giving quite as many ‘high-fives’ in the hallways. These students might look at me a little strangely.” The new principal at Thomas More Prep Marian junior and senior high school, Chad Meitner, moved his family from Dodge City to Hays this past weekend. Meitner most recently […]

Aging sewer line requires repair on south Main Street

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Work started Monday to repair the sewer line on south Main Street in Hays between Sixth and Seventh Streets. According to Johnny O’Connor, assistant director of utilities, the old “line is in need of some repair.” O’Connor said the work will be a “demonstration of patch repair on a busted […]

6th & 7th streets traffic direction to be discussed Thursday

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post Up for discussion during the Aug. 20 Hays city commission work session is one agenda item requested by Commissioner Lance Jones–whether to remove the one-way designation for 6th and 7th Streets. City staff conducted a brief inquiry and sees no significant issues should the commission choose to convert 7th Street […]