Gmail scam reminds us to keep computers healthy, know virus warning signs

Gmail users might need to up their email security practices. Some Gmail users have become victims of an elaborate “phishing” scam. The scam tricks users into providing their login details. Fake emails are received — sometimes from the user’s own address book — that contain attachments that look like PDF […]

Cowley County Emergency Communications loses AT&T service for 911

Cowley County emergency calls were routed through Reno County for several hours on Jan. 13 as AT&T personnel worked to determine the cause of a telephone outage in the local 911 system. The problem was corrected later that day. The City of Arkansas City first became aware of the problem […]

McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum plans four sewing-related classes Jan. 13-14

McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum will be host to several events this week, beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. The first event scheduled at the store, located at 222 S. Summit St., is a crafting class. It will feature the “tooly” — a customizable bag. The tooly is big enough to […]

City commissioners authorize purchase of new police, fire telephone system

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Jan. 3 to authorize City Manager Nick Hernandez to spend up to $20,000 for a new telephone system for the Arkansas City Police Department and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The emergency purchase is necessary because the phone system at the […]

My love of technology not dampened by cost, constant rotation of tech cycle

My love of technology is not really limited to one particular form or function. For example, my smartphone and desktop can perform most of the same functions. My phone, of course, can make calls, a function my desktop cannot perform at the moment. (There is a way to make that […]

Ark City-based SRI Wind Solar helping residents to reduce electricity costs

SRI Wind Solar is a renewable energy company specializing in small-scale wind turbine and solar energy sales and installations. Owner Sterling Condit said the company started out as Sterling Remodeling in 2001 in Colorado. “In 2005 or (2006), I incorporated,” Condit explained. “In 2008, we made the shift into renewable […]

Seventh-grade teacher seeks microscope money through DonorsChoose

One local Arkansas City Middle School teacher is using to raise funds for classroom microscopes. “We are part of a rural school district with a large number of students on free and reduced lunches and breakfast,” seventh-grade teacher Christy Rittle posted to the fundraising site. “Many of my students […]

Seven tips for protecting smartphones while doing holiday shopping online

How’s your holiday shopping coming? This year, are you planning to do the majority of your shopping in store, on your computer or by telephone? Nearly 78 percent of all shoppers now use a smartphone. Of those shoppers, 44 percent are making purchases with their phone and 29 percent are […]

Arkansas City native Durham building pair of technology businesses in KCK

Arkansas City native Jeremy Durham is living the life of an entrepreneur in Kansas City, Kansas, after founding KCPC Tech in January. “I actually never pictured myself a business owner, but the last few months have been pretty good,” Durham said. “It is really exciting to be able to pay […]

Cowley College offers smooth transition for ITT Technical Institute students

Cowley College is working hard to ensure a smooth transition for ITT Technical Institute students after the technical institute recently was shut down. Here are three simple steps for ITT students to connect to their future at Cowley College: Apply for admissions and obtain an official or unofficial ITT transcript. […]