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Posted on: December 14, 2011

Garden City Regional Airport to Provide Regional Jet Service to Dallas/Fort Worth

November 14, 2011- Today marks the birth of regional commercial jet service in Southwest Kansas as the U.S Department of Transportation has issued a finalized order to select American Eagle Airlines as the federally... Read on...

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Animal Bytes (Zoo Happenings)

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Giraffe Arrives from Jacksonville Zoo

Reticulated Giraffe

The Lee Richardson Zoo has a very tall new resident. A young female Reticulated giraffe arrived Sunday afternoon and was unloaded under the watchful eye of the zoo’s 28 year old bull, Shingo, and his younger 5 year old... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Kits & Cygnets

swift fox kit checkup

Two species native to North America, the swift fox and trumpeter swan, are thriving at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Two swift fox kits born June 4th of this year at Lee Richardson Zoo have received two rounds of vaccinations and... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Piha named general curator

Jordan Piha, general curator

Lee Richardson Zoo has named Jordan Piha as the new General Curator. After a nationwide search, Mr. Piha, an in-house candidate, was promoted to the position. “Jordan has been emerging as a leader since his arrival at Lee... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: August 5, 2014

LRZ Awarded Nature Play Grant by Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Nature play climbing rocks

The Lee Richardson Zoo announced today that they have been named a recipient of a “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the “Developing Children “Naturally”... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: June 27, 2014

Kangaroo & Emu Viewing

red kangaroo mob

Lee Richardson Zoo has opened a new viewing area for visitors where they can get a closer look at red kangaroos and emus. The zoo has been the home to both species for a number of years but as new exhibits have been added,... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: June 3, 2014

Goral kid born at LRZ

Goral kid meeting dad

Lee Richardson Zoo happily announces the birth of a Chinese goral. The morning of May 28th, keepers found the newborn and its mother in the barn. This is the first goral born at the zoo in sixteen years. The dark brown... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Giraffe Encounters!

Juani with a boy

The Lee Richardson Zoo is now offering public giraffe feedings on Saturdays & Sundays throughout the summer. From 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, weather permitting and giraffes willing, guests will be able to purchase “keeper approved”... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: November 26, 2013

New Vehicle Entrance Hours

Drive through gate

Starting November 1, the vehicle entrance gate at Lee Richardson Zoo will implement new hours for vehicle admission. Cars will be able to enter from 10 AM until 4 PM, and vehicles entering by 4 PM will have until 5 PM to... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Zoo Wants You!

Volunteer with guests

Lee Richardson Zoo will be hosting an informational coffee and open house for individuals interested in learning more about volunteering at the zoo. Attendees will have a chance to meet the animals used in our educational... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

City Welcomes New Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal

GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City is pleased to announce Larry Laubhan as Fire Marshal.

Laubhan has extensive experience with building code interpretation and enforcement as well as fire and life safety protection.... 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: 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: September 3, 2014

Fall Cleanup to be September 29 - October 10

The Public Works Department will be conducting the annual fall cleanup September 29 through October 10.

Garden City has been divided into eight collection areas to be served throughout the cleanup:

September 29:... Read on...

More information including map
Posted on: September 24, 2014

Giraffe Arrives from Jacksonville Zoo

Reticulated Giraffe

The Lee Richardson Zoo has a very tall new resident. A young female Reticulated giraffe arrived Sunday afternoon and was unloaded under the watchful eye of the zoo’s 28 year old bull, Shingo, and his younger 5 year old... Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Kangaroo & Emu Viewing

red kangaroo mob

Lee Richardson Zoo has opened a new viewing area for visitors where they can get a closer look at red kangaroos and emus. The zoo has been the home to both species for a number of years but as new exhibits have been added,... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Piha named general curator

Jordan Piha, general curator

Lee Richardson Zoo has named Jordan Piha as the new General Curator. After a nationwide search, Mr. Piha, an in-house candidate, was promoted to the position. “Jordan has been emerging as a leader since his arrival at Lee... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
Posted on: September 17, 2014

Kits & Cygnets

swift fox kit checkup

Two species native to North America, the swift fox and trumpeter swan, are thriving at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Two swift fox kits born June 4th of this year at Lee Richardson Zoo have received two rounds of vaccinations and... Read on...

www.leerichardsonzoo.org
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 13, 2014

Cessna Elected Mayor

Garden City’s Roy Cessna has been elected 2014-2015 Mayor by his fellow City Commissioners.

“It is an honor to serve as Mayor of Garden City,” Mayor Cessna said. “I am excited to represent the City and all of the great... 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: October 24, 2013

Schulman Crossing Phase 2 work commences

Garden City—Work is underway for Phase 2 of the Schulman Crossing retail project.

On Tuesday, project developer John Collett, of Collett & Associates, closed on the property that will be home to Phase 2. The second... Read on...

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: December 14, 2011

Garden City Regional Airport to Provide Regional Jet Service to Dallas/Fort Worth

November 14, 2011- Today marks the birth of regional commercial jet service in Southwest Kansas as the U.S Department of Transportation has issued a finalized order to select American Eagle Airlines as the federally... Read on...

Full Press Release
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Public Utilities News

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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

1 Story
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...

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