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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Zoo Doo Sales

Truck loading compost

The Lee Richardson Zoo will sell Zoo Doo Compost from May 12th through August 31st by appointment only.

Appointment Days and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1pm - 4pm

Prices:Bobcat scoop (1/2 cubic yard): $20... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

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Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the births of five African lion cubs. They were born on Sunday, May 17, to Amali and Razi. To allow the mother a chance to adjust to her... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Lion Cubs Born

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Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the birth of five African lion cubs. They were born on Sunday, May 17, to Amali and Razi. To allow the mother a chance to adjust to her new family, she is being given complete privacy... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

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Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

Springtime brings baby animals, and that’s exactly the case at Lee Richardson Zoo. Two pronghorn fawns (one male and one female) were born into the herd of five Friday... Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Elephant Updates

Missy and Kimba the African elephants

Due to decades of low reproduction rates among the captive elephant population there are not enough youngsters to replace all the older animals as they pass away. Lee Richardson Zoo expanded indoor holding in 2006 enabling... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: March 23, 2015

Where'd the swans go?

swans in wetland area

Due to the confirmed presence of a strain of Avian Influenza in eastern Kansas, Lee Richardson Zoo has temporarily pulled the feed machines located at the duck pond and the goldfish pond in the zoo.

While this type of... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Cubs nursing.jpg

Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the births of five African lion cubs. They were born on Sunday, May 17, to Amali and Razi. To allow the mother a chance to adjust to her... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

ProngFawn.jpg

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

Springtime brings baby animals, and that’s exactly the case at Lee Richardson Zoo. Two pronghorn fawns (one male and one female) were born into the herd of five Friday... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Family Nature Club promotes family bonding, nature appreciation

Family Nature Club promotes family bonding, nature appreciation

In our modern world it can be difficult and sometimes daunting to spend time in nature with our families. In an effort to help families reconnect and develop... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: May 13, 2015

Police Chief James Hawkins announces plans to retire

GARDEN CITY – After a 31 ½ year career, 19 of which serving as Chief of Police, James Hawkins has announced his retirement from the City of Garden City effective May 31, 2015.

“I consider myself the luckiest police chief... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Commission reorganizes, Doll elected Mayor

During its annual reorganization meeting in April, the Garden City Commission elected Janet Doll to serve as Mayor for the coming year.

“I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the citizens of Garden City as Mayor,”... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Residents Graduate from Citizens’ Academy

Twelve area residents graduated in April from the City of Garden City Citizens’ Academy. Graduation followed a seven-week course that gave participants a behind-the-scenes look at City operations.

“Citizens’ Academy was... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Commission Sets Goals for 2015-2016

Early each year the Garden City Commission meets to set goals for the next 12-18 months. During the day-long retreat, the Commission reviews progress from the previous year, reviews the capital improvement plan and City... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

City Commission Awards Grant Funds

In March, the Garden City Commission approved the distribution of more than $133,000 in grant funds for the Community Grant, Art Grant, and Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee (AFAC) fund.

For alcohol fund grants, a total of... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

Watch City Commission Meetings Live

Interested viewers can watch City Commission Meetings live by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gcit.

Watch Commission Meetings
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Spring Cleanup to be March 30 - April 10

Is it time to clean out the basement or the attic? Perhaps you’re ready to make room in the garage for your car? The City of Garden City Public Works Department will make those tasks easier with the annual spring cleanup... Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2015

HR Director Michelle Stegman accepts position with City of Ottawa

GARDEN CITY – City of Garden City Human Resources Director Michelle Stegman has announced her resignation effective April 1. Stegman has accepted a position with the City of Ottawa, Kan.

“It’s been an honor to work for... Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Fifth Street Construction Advisory

Beginning the week of November 17, 2014 Fifth Street from Spruce Street south past the Cancer Center and Sienna parking lots will be closed for construction of an addition to the west side of the Cancer Center. The closure... Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

Garden City to receive TIGER Grant for Southwest Chief Improvement Project

Garden City – The United States Department of Transportation has notified the United States Senate that the City of Garden City will receive a TIGER Grant of $12,469,963 for the Southwest Chief Improvement Project.

The... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Steve Cottrell receives KSPE governmnet engineer award

Garden City – The Kansas Society of Professional Engineers has named City of Garden City Engineer Steve Cottrell the 2014 Government Engineer of the Year.

As City Engineer, Cottrell oversees all construction on public... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Newland named Director of Lee Richardson Zoo

Garden City – The City of Garden City has announced that Kristi Newland will serve as Director of Lee Richardson Zoo.

Newland was chosen after the City held a competitive, nation-wide, selection process including an... Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2013

City cautions against use of unlicensed contractors

The City of Garden City is cautioning residents against the use of unlicensed contractors for home or business remodels and repairs.

According to Garden City Chief Building Inspector David McCarter, unlicensed... Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2013

Best practices for hiring a contractor

Do you plan on doing some remodeling in the near future? You will probably need to hire a building contractor. By verifying that your contractor is licensed and insured, you protect yourself from potential problems. Follow... Read on...

Unlicensed Contractor Brochure
Posted on: December 2, 2013

Registered Micro Utility Vehicles allowed on some City streets

Garden City - In 2013, the City Commission passed Ordinance No. 2588-2013 allowing the operation of registered micro utility trucks on certain streets within city limits. To learn how to register your vehicle, check out the... Read on...

Micro Utility Vehicles on City Streets
Posted on: June 28, 2013

Electric Department Reminds Residents Not to Use Bucket Trucks Near Power Lines

The Garden City Electric Department is reminding residents that bucket trucks should not be used near power lines. Using bucket trucks around power lines to trim trees or for other purposes presents serious danger. As a... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2012

Mosquito Program designed to eliminate summer pests

Mosquitoes become more of a problem as we move into the heart of summer. That’s why the City developed a three phase Mosquito Program.

The first is through the application of a chemical that acts as a mosquito growth... Read on...

Mosquito Program Brochure
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: June 28, 2013

Electric Department Reminds Residents Not to Use Bucket Trucks Near Power Lines

The Garden City Electric Department is reminding residents that bucket trucks should not be used near power lines. Using bucket trucks around power lines to trim trees or for other purposes presents serious danger. As a... Read on...


Public Works News

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Posted on: April 16, 2012

Mosquito Program designed to eliminate summer pests

Mosquitoes become more of a problem as we move into the heart of summer. That’s why the City developed a three phase Mosquito Program.

The first is through the application of a chemical that acts as a mosquito growth... Read on...

Additional Info...


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