Government

Building Trades Board vets final changes to building regulations on Nov. 16

The Arkansas City Building Trades Advisory Board voted 5-0 on Nov. 16 to approve final changes to and recommend the passage of a new ordinance. The ordinance, which makes quite a few adjustments throughout Municipal Code Chapter 14, would amend building regulations, licensing and permitting of contractors, and the board’s […]

Ark City police to participate in Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort

The Arkansas City Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from today through Nov. 26. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired drivers […]

Direct Primary Care clinic unveils new name: CowleyHealthWoRX

A new concept in health and wellness for Cowley County is set to open its doors in just a few weeks. Cowley HealthWoRX is a Direct Primary Care clinic formed through a partnership between South Central Kansas Medical Center and Revere Healthcare Solutions Inc. (RHS). Located on the medical center […]

Letter to the Editor: F.R. Smith on outdoor testing at Chilocco

To Whom It May Concern: I live a little over a mile north of the proposed chemical testing site (at Chilocco Indian School) and I’d like to share my thoughts. First of all, I actually think that such testing is probably a good idea, as it is being proactive on something […]

Letter to the Editor: Jeff Judd on outdoor testing at Chilocco

After careful consideration of the captioned subject, I conclude that your plan to simulate a chemical attack on the premises of Chilocco Indian School is ill-conceived. The communities of Arkansas City, KS and Newkirk, OK are aligned squarely against this test. We don’t want this in our back yard. If […]

SCKMC has to pay back lab outreach money, posts $1.5 million pretax loss

With one more month remaining in 2017, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced an overall loss thus far, before sales tax, of $1.5 million. Those excess expenses over revenue are due in part to increased costs of doing business, but several projects that were put into place to generate money […]

Sanitation shifts to three-day schedule next week due to Thanksgiving

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices Nov. 23-24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s […]

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

The Arkansas City Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 14 to approve a preliminary plat of Compass Point Addition, a new housing subdivision. If the project moves forward, it could result in 54 new homes, targeted to moderate-income families, being constructed west of MeadowWalk Apartments and south of Skyline Road […]

Cowley County Public Health Officer Langer addresses Chilocco testing

CHILOCCO — A recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has caused an uproar in the communities surrounding the former Chilocco Indian School. The announcement, made last week, was sent as a legal publication to The Newkirk Herald Journal. This publication announced the availability of a draft […]

Letters urge Cowley College trustees to fill vacant seat with Bergagnini

Ark City Daily Bytes received two letters from citizens this week concerning the vacancy on the Cowley College Board of Trustees. This seat has been vacant since former trustee Sid Regnier resigned March 13 with more than two years left in his term. More than 240 days have passed since […]