Tag: Colorado

Sandra Sue Woodworth

Sandra Sue “Susie” Woodworth, 78, of Arkansas City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Committal services will follow at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. The […]

Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt conducts TIG Boot Camp

Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt recently conducted the first of two Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Boot Camps on June 4-9 in Arkansas City. The initial Boot Camp teaches the basics of TIG welding, while the second TIG Boot Camp, scheduled for June 19-23, will move into more advanced TIG […]

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 […]

V.J. Wilkins Foundation announces $500K Challenge Grant for Wilson Park

The V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation has generously announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant toward the advancement of the Wilson Park Master Plan. The grant is contingent on matching funds, but could result in up to $1 million being invested to kick off the plan if the full $500,000 can be matched. […]

Outdoor Movie Series resumes May 12 with Star Wars doubleheader

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume May 12 in Arkansas City with a Star Wars doubleheader at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St. The recent blockbuster hit, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will play at 7 p.m., preceded by another showing of the Wilson […]

Jen Turano’s Behind the Scenes entertains with humor, wit of high society

Jen Turano’s Behind the Scenes (Bethany House, $15.99, 352 pages, ISBN 9780769217944) is a hilarious start to a new series. Set among the glitz and glamour of the Vanderbilts in 1883 New York, Behind the Scenes features Miss Permilia Griswold, a society wallflower with a secret. Permilia writes a society […]

Grouse Creek Academy, first of its kind in Kansas, set to open soon locally

Cowley County soon will be home to a brand-new firearms training facility, thanks to the vision of county native Brian Black. The facility, Grouse Creek Academy, is being constructed on Black’s family property on Grouse Creek Road. “I grew up in this house … I learned how to shoot out […]

EMS removal from ECAB, sub-committee formation raise questions

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spinning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

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 […]

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum plans melodrama fundraiser Oct. 6-8

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum will present its annual melodrama fundraiser next week, “Peril on the High Seas, or Let’s Get Together and Do Launch.” Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 6-8. The play will begin at 7 p.m. The tickets are $12, which includes a delicious dessert and […]