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  • Kansas Avenue Widening enters next phase

    Widening of Kansas Avenue between Main Street and Third Street has been underway since March. Lee Construction, the project contractor, plans to complete the widening project in six phases, lasting until late August. Today, work began on phases two and three of the project.

    05/23/2017 5:00 PM

  • Storm Tree Cleanup

    The Public Works Department will be conducting the Storm Tree Cleanup beginning May 9. Because of the large amount of damage City Crews are unable to give a definite schedule at this time. They will keep residents updated as they move through the neighborhoods.

    05/05/2017 2:31 PM

  • Patterson FF of the Year

    Patterson earns Kansas Firefighter of the Year honors

    05/26/2017 10:28 AM

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    05/23/2017 2:31 PM

  • Electric Award RP3 Award

    Garden City Electric Department earns Reliable Public Power Designation

    The Garden City Electric Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

    05/17/2017 3:30 PM

  • Commission candidate filing deadline approaching

    Three seats on the Garden City Commission will be up for election in November. Those interested in running must file with the Finney County Clerk by noon Thursday, June 1.

    05/11/2017 4:20 PM

  • Debris drop site

    Storm cleanup underway, drop off site open for tree limbs and branches

    Cleanup work is underway after a winter storm dropped heavy snow on Garden City, bringing downs trees throughout the community. Lee Richardson Zoo and Finnup Park are closed until further notice as City crews work to remove downed trees and make the area safe for visitors.

    05/03/2017 10:08 AM

  • City crews to assist with cleanup efforts after winter storm

    Beginning next week, Public Works crews will initiate special waste pickups in order to help residents dispose of tree limbs and debris brought down by the recent snowstorm.

    05/01/2017 12:34 PM

  • Jaguar Bianca

    Mourning Bianca

    Lee Richardson Zoo staff is mourning the passing of Bianca, a black jaguar and long time zoo resident.

    04/27/2017 12:05 PM

  • City of Garden City launches new website

    Visitors to the City of Garden City’s website are being greeted by a new user experience after the City launched a new website at its familiar domain The new site went live around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    04/26/2017 3:20 PM

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    New Lions

    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 some time to adjust to their new home.

    03/30/2017 4:50 PM

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    New Asian Wild Horse

    Another Asian wild horse now calls Lee Richardson Zoo home. Ibaqa, a 9 year old female arrived Sunday, January 8, from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

    03/30/2017 4:45 PM

  • Sarah Colman, General Curator

    New General Curator

    Lee Richardson Zoo has a new General Curator. After a nationwide search, Sarah Colman was hired to fill this key leadership role at the zoo.

    03/30/2017 4:40 PM

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    Senior Programs at Lee Richardson Zoo.

    Lee Richardson Zoo and the Finney County Senior Center, are partnering together to promote more educational and recreational activities for the adult citizens of Garden City and surrounding areas the first Wednesday of every month at 10a.m in the Finnup Center for Conservation Education.

    03/30/2017 4:15 PM

  • Zoo Entrance

    Zoo Extended Hours

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 the pedestrian entrance will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily while the vehicle entrance will be open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    03/30/2017 4:09 PM

  • Kansas Avenue construction, lane closures underway

    Widening of Kansas Avenue from Main Street to Third Street is underway. Lane closures will begin March 27.

    03/27/2017 2:16 PM