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Winter weather advisory issued »

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A winter weather system will impact the area, according to Ellis County Emergency Manager Bill Ring. Click HERE for the local weather forecast. See below for information from the National Weather Service in Dodge City.

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Stormwater management update approved »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays has adopted changes to the Stormwater Management portion of the city’s code. The ordinance amendment was approved by commissioners Thursday night. Public Works Director I.D. Creech said the changes will bring the city into compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements for “post construction” stormwater controls. […]

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Semi’s haul hits overpass just east of Ellis »

Kansas Highway Patrol

By KARI BLURTON Hays Post The driver of semi owned by Ellis County apparently misjudged the height of an overpass just east of Ellis on Thursday, causing its haul to hit the bridge. According to Kansas Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Tod Hileman,  KHP troopers responded to a report of the crash at around 1 […]

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Phillips County teen dies in rollover accident »


AGRA – A Phillips County teenager died in an accident just after 8 a.m. Friday in Phillips County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by Courtney Faith Miller, 15, Kensington, was northbound on East 1400 Road three miles east and one mile south of Agra. The vehicle dropped off the […]

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HPD Activity Log 2-26-15 »

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The Hays Police Department responded to 2 animal calls and 18 traffic stops Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, according to the HPD Activity Log. Drug Offenses/DUI–100 block E 7th St, Hays; 01:34 AM Driving Under the Influence–1300 block Vine St, Hays; 02:11 AM Driving Under the Influence–1200 block Vine St, Hays; 03:08 AM Drug Offenses–400 block […]

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Big Creek levee improvements approved »


By BECKY KISER Hays Post Improvements will begin this spring to the Big Creek levee from 8th Street to the Highway 183 Bypass. The levee, built in 1950, has never had any work done to it. According to Hays Stormwater Specialist Steven Walters, the levee has a “minimally acceptable” rating by the U.S. Army Corps […]

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13th Street reconstruction approved between Main and Milner (VIDEO) »

Asst. Hays Public Works Director John Braun address city commissioners

By BECKY KISER Hays Post The bid for reconstruction of 13th Street between Main and Milner with one additional alternate was approved 3-2 by Hays City Commissioners during their Thursday night meeting. APAC, Kansas, Inc, Hays, was the low bidder in the amount of $2,067,710. Outgoing commissioner Kent Steward went against staff recommendation and moved […]

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Student organization and volunteers support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital »

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FHSU University Relations Fort Hays State University volunteer teams prepared 7,000 letters to send to potential donors at the Stripes for St. Jude letter writing event held on campus Tuesday night. Formerly known as Up Til Dawn, Stripes for St. Jude is a student organization that raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research […]

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HPD arrest log, Feb. 23 to 25 »

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oscar Garcia, 29, Odessa, Texas, was arrested at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 2500 block of Vine on suspicion of failure to appear. Raymond Jerry Aguirre, 35, Hays, was arrested at 10:49 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 200 block of East […]

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FHSU music and theatre faculty to present at national, international conferences »

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FHSU University Relations Four Fort Hays State University Music and Theatre faculty have been selected to present their research at the International College Music Society conference in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2015. Pianist Dr. Irena Ravitskaya, associate professor, composer Dr. Timothy Rolls, assistant professor, tenor Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor, and cellist […]

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Cloudy, cold Friday »

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Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Tonight A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Saturday Snow likely, mainly […]

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New CID developments must have ‘skin in the game’ (VIDEO) »

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By BECKY KISER Hays Post The city of Hays will change the CID portion of its Economic Development Policy and now require applicants to financially participate in the project in an amount that is at least 25 percent of the total project cost. City commissioners Thursday night voted 4-1 to revise the Community Improvement Development policy. […]

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FHSU Department of Music and Theatre presents at music education workshop »

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FHSU University Relations Students, faculty and alumni of Fort Hays State University’s Department of Music and Theatre will participate in the 2015 Kansas Music Educator’s Association In-Service Workshop from Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 26-28, in Wichita. Dr. Laura Andrews, associate professor, will host an alumni reception on Friday, Feb. 27. Student groups chosen to perform […]

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