Tag: Arkansas River

Closure to resume on 15th Street, begin Nov. 13 on Washington Avenue

North 15th Street will resume being closed to through traffic from Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting Nov. 13, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access will be accommodated […]

Entertaining weekend events dot the schedule in Arkansas City area

This weekend in Arkansas City promises to be chock full of events. From a moon-rise hike to live music and a train show, there should be something for everyone right here at home. Moon-rise hike Chaplin Nature Center will be host to a moon-rise hike tonight. From 6 to 8 […]

Reconstruction by Andale, road closure to begin Oct. 30 on North 15th St.

North 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting Oct. 30, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access will be accommodated to […]

Three South Summit Street bridge lanes closed Aug. 25; pilot car planned

The South Summit Street bridge across the Arkansas River will be partially closed Aug. 25 for a practice exercise related to river flooding procedures. The partial closure will occur from 8 a.m. to around noon for this exercise. Both northbound lanes will be closed, as well as one southbound lane. […]

Downs, Flickinger, Cowley alumni help to paint new downtown mural

A brand-new mural depicting elements of Arkansas City’s history now decorates a downtown wall thanks to the collaboration of local artists and the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. Thanks to a grant from the V.J. Wilkins and Legacy foundations, as well as the Warrender Trust, Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

City Commission approves purchase of swift water, ice rescue equipment

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 18 to approve the purchase of several pieces of rescue equipment for the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The equipment includes an Inmar inflatable rescue boat, a trailer with which to transport it, a Marsars ice rescue sled and two Mustang ice […]

KLINK construction project, road closures begin June 26 on South Summit

Lane and intersection closures will begin June 26 on South Summit Street as part of the ongoing KLINK resurfacing project, said Public Works Director Eric Broce. The contractor, Cornejo and Sons LLC, will commence construction work from the U.S. 77 bypass and West Tyler Avenue south to the Arkansas River […]

Etzanoa volunteers, university students hard at work as digs expand

Hurshal Clark visited an old friend at an archaeological dig site May 31 in the northeastern Arkansas City area. As a recently expanded group of archaeology field students searched for more artifacts from the ancient Native American town of Etzanoa, Clark presented a gift to his friend, Don Blakeslee. The […]

Etzanoa digs continue with help of sixth-graders, Wichita State students

Storm clouds gathered late Tuesday afternoon in Arkansas City as archaeology students searched for more artifacts from the ancient American Indian town of Etzanoa. But the director of the dig, Wichita State University anthropology and archaeology professor Don Blakeslee, was anything but gloomy. In fact, he was quite pleased. “We’ve […]

Etzanoa researcher offers insights on Oklahoma dig sites at Marland event

PONCA CITY, Okla. — More than a century after Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate visited the large settlement of Etzanoa, in what is now Arkansas City, the Native Americans who lived there migrated south. Harassed by the Osage, an enemy tribe, the ancestors of the Wichita tribe eventually abandoned Etzanoa […]