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Posted on: December 2, 2016

New Lions

Male lions, Asani and Bantu

Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to welcome two young male African lions to Garden City.  Asani and Bantu, both 2 years old, arrived from Zoo Miami in Florida and made their first public appearance in Garden City on Thursday after having som...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Asian Wild Horses Arrive

Asian wild horses

Two Asian wild horses now call Lee Richardson Zoo home. Berezhnei, a 20-year-old male, and Yelena, a 31-year-old female, arrived Tuesday, November 1, from Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, North Dakota in cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquar...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Winter Zoo Edventures

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Lee Richardson Zoo will be holding two Zoo Winter Edventures. The first on December 29th & 30th. The second January 5th and 6th. Camps run from 8am to 11am.

Posted on: December 2, 2016

Tails In Tinseltown

Tails In Tinseltown Saturday Dec. 10, 2016  9am to 12pm

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo will soon be decking the halls of the Finnup Center at Lee Richardson Zoo in preparation for a jolly holiday event. The fourth annual “Tails in Tinseltown” is scheduled for Saturday, Dec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Remember Payton, the mountain lion

Payton, the mountain lion

Lee Richardson Zoo is mourning the passing of a popular resident.  Payton, a 15 year-old mountain lion, was euthanized by veterinary care staff Wednesday due to his declining quality of life. 

“Payton had been dealing with chronic arth...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Red Panda Born

Den camera picture of red panda cub

Lee Richardson Zoo is very happy to announce the birth of a red panda cub. Ember, the zoo’s 6 year old female red panda, gave birth to the cub on August 20, 2016. Mother and cub are doing well. This is Ember’s third litter.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Lee Richardson Zoo seeks General Curator

Lee Richardson Zoo has an opening for a General Curator. This position is responsible for the living collection, including animal health and welfare, collection planning, recruiting, training and supervising animal care personnel, communicating effectivel...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Work to begin on Kansas Avenue Watermain

Construction of a watermain on the north side of Kansas Avenue from Seventh Street to Third Street will begin November 7. The watermain will be installed using directional drilling, so the number of open trenches will be minimal. Lee Construction, Inc., G...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Work soon underway on new City website

A new user-experience will soon greet visitors to the City of Garden City’s website. The Garden City Commission has unanimously approved a contract with Vision Internet to provide website development and hosting services.

“I like to compare our current...Read more »

Vision Internet's Proposal
Posted on: May 4, 2016

2016 Consumer Confidence Report now available

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Report is now available. The report is a snapshot of the quality of the water that was provided by the City of Garden City last year. Included are the details about where water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Recreation Commission management study report available

Garden City – A management study report on the Garden City Recreation Commission is now available. The study—which included stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and community wide surveys—was designed to analyze the structure, staffing, and management of...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

City to hold public meeting to receive input on traffic study

The City of Garden City will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on January 14 at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education to gather public input on a traffic study of major corridors and intersections throughout town.

Professional Engineering Cons...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Michael Utz named Garden City Police Chief

Garden City – Michael Utz has been named Chief of Police for the Garden City Police Department. Utz has worked for the GCPD since September 1984, most recently serving as captain of the investigations division.

Beginning today, Utz will fill the post v...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2015

City to host Q&A regarding economic development today

The Finney County Economic Development Corporation along with City and County representatives will answer questions concerning an upcoming City Commission Agenda item regarding economic development at 4:30 p.m. today at the City Administration Building, 2...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2015

Zoo mourns passing of elderly giraffe

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Lee Richardson Zoo mourns the passing of a long-time resident. Shingo, a 29-year-old reticulated giraffe, was euthanized by veterinary care staff Wednesday due to his declining condition.

The necropsy (animal autopsy) revealed signs of liver cancer an...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Foreign-exchange students fill summer vacancies, utilize talents

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By Amanda Hansen, City of Garden City Communications Intern.

For some individuals in other countries, visiting America remains a distant dream; however, the Garden City Recreation Commission made that dream a reality for eleven foreign-exchange student...Read on...

Garden City Recreation Commission website
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Main Street traffic flow changing

On Thursday, July 23, a contractor will begin re-striping Main Street between the railroad tracks and Kansas Avenue. Crews will be striping with a three-lane concept, changing the flow of traffic in the downtown area.

When striping is completed, there ...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Zoo announces birth of red panda cubs

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Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the birth of two red panda cubs. Ember, the zoo’s female red panda, gave birth to the cubs around 5:30 p.m. on July 2. Mother and cubs are doing well. This is Ember’s second litter.

Red panda cubs look like minia...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Lee Richardson Zoo seeks residents’ help in naming lion cubs

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Lee Richardson Zoo asks for your help to name the lion cubs born on May 17. You can go to the zoo website or stop by the Finnup Center for Conservation Education or Safari Shoppe to help select the winning names from options chosen by zoo staff.

Tuesda...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Zoo to celebrate animal with longest neck on longest day of year

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Zoo to celebrate animal with longest neck on longest day of year

The Lee Richardson Zoo brings attention to our tallest animals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. June 21 is World Giraffe Day. This date was chosen because it is the longest day of the year in ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Allison Medina hired as HR Director

GARDEN CITY –The City of Garden City has hired Allison Medina as its Human Resources Director.

Medina, who is a 2011 graduate of Fort Hays State University, will begin her new role for the City on June 29. She earned her Master’s Degree in business a...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Street sealing to begin June 4

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The City of Garden City will begin sealing streets at 6 a.m. Thursday starting on North Johns Street.

The City will release notices to residents affected by the street sealing starting Wednesday. Once citizens receive notices, their vehicles and/or tr...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Captain Courtney Prewitt named Interim Chief of Police

Captain Courtney Prewitt named Interim Chief of Police

GARDEN CITY – Garden City Police Captain Courtney Prewitt has been named Interim Chief of Police for the Garden City Police Department effective June 1.

Prewitt has been with the department for...Read on...

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 new family, she is being given co...Read on...

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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.

Pronghorns are native to the s...Read on...

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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 lifelong conservation values i...Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
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 contractors are usually uninsured, meanin...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 the link below to learn why hiri...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 brochure below. 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 service to the residents of Garden ...Read on...


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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 service to the residents of Garden ...Read on...



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