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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Zoo mourns passing of elderly giraffe

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Lee Richardson Zoo mourns the passing of a long-time resident. Shingo, a 29-year-old reticulated giraffe, was euthanized by veterinary care staff Wednesday due to his declining condition.

The necropsy (animal autopsy)... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Foreign-exchange students fill summer vacancies, utilize talents

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By Amanda Hansen, City of Garden City Communications Intern.

For some individuals in other countries, visiting America remains a distant dream; however, the Garden City Recreation Commission made that dream a reality for... Read on...

Garden City Recreation Commission website
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Main Street traffic flow changing

On Thursday, July 23, a contractor will begin re-striping Main Street between the railroad tracks and Kansas Avenue. Crews will be striping with a three-lane concept, changing the flow of traffic in the downtown area... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Zoo announces birth of red panda cubs

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Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the birth of two red panda cubs. Ember, the zoo’s female red panda, gave birth to the cubs around 5:30 p.m. on July 2. Mother and cubs are doing well. This is Ember’s second litter... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo's website
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Commission hearing on 2016 budget to be July 21

The Garden City Commission has set a public hearing on the proposed $104 million 2016 budget for 1:15 p.m. on July 21, 2015.

The proposed budget reduces the City’s property tax mill levy to 36.703 from the 37.6 mill levy... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Main Street sealing to begin July 12

Starting on Sunday, Main Street from Fulton Street to Kansas Avenue will undergo street sealing.

City Engineer Steve Cottrell said sealing Main Street preserves the asphalt and provides a clean road surface for... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City Commission to hold Town Hall Meeting at 7:00 p.m. June 30

Garden City – The Garden City Commission has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, in the City Commission Chambers at 301 N. Eighth Street in Garden City. The agenda for the meeting will be... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

Watch City Commission Meetings Live

Interested viewers can watch City Commission Meetings live by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gcit.

Watch Commission Meetings
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Lee Richardson Zoo seeks residents’ help in naming lion cubs

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Lee Richardson Zoo asks for your help to name the lion cubs born on May 17. You can go to the zoo website or stop by the Finnup Center for Conservation Education or Safari Shoppe to help select the winning names from options... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Zoo to celebrate animal with longest neck on longest day of year

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Zoo to celebrate animal with longest neck on longest day of year

The Lee Richardson Zoo brings attention to our tallest animals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. June 21 is World Giraffe Day. This date was chosen because it is... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: June 12, 2015

Allison Medina hired as HR Director

GARDEN CITY –The City of Garden City has hired Allison Medina as its Human Resources Director.

Medina, who is a 2011 graduate of Fort Hays State University, will begin her new role for the City on June 29. She earned... Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Street sealing to begin June 4

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The City of Garden City will begin sealing streets at 6 a.m. Thursday starting on North Johns Street.

The City will release notices to residents affected by the street sealing starting Wednesday. Once citizens receive... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Captain Courtney Prewitt named Interim Chief of Police

Captain Courtney Prewitt named Interim Chief of Police

GARDEN CITY – Garden City Police Captain Courtney Prewitt has been named Interim Chief of Police for the Garden City Police Department effective June 1.

Prewitt... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

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Five lion cubs born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the births of five African lion cubs. They were born on Sunday, May 17, to Amali and Razi. To allow the mother a chance to adjust to her... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

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Lee Richardson Zoo welcomes several spring births

Springtime brings baby animals, and that’s exactly the case at Lee Richardson Zoo. Two pronghorn fawns (one male and one female) were born into the herd of five Friday... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Family Nature Club promotes family bonding, nature appreciation

Family Nature Club promotes family bonding, nature appreciation

In our modern world it can be difficult and sometimes daunting to spend time in nature with our families. In an effort to help families reconnect and develop... Read on...

Lee Richardson Zoo website
Posted on: May 13, 2015

Police Chief James Hawkins announces plans to retire

GARDEN CITY – After a 31 ½ year career, 19 of which serving as Chief of Police, James Hawkins has announced his retirement from the City of Garden City effective May 31, 2015.

“I consider myself the luckiest police chief... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Commission reorganizes, Doll elected Mayor

During its annual reorganization meeting in April, the Garden City Commission elected Janet Doll to serve as Mayor for the coming year.

“I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the citizens of Garden City as Mayor,”... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Residents Graduate from Citizens’ Academy

Twelve area residents graduated in April from the City of Garden City Citizens’ Academy. Graduation followed a seven-week course that gave participants a behind-the-scenes look at City operations.

“Citizens’ Academy was... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Commission Sets Goals for 2015-2016

Early each year the Garden City Commission meets to set goals for the next 12-18 months. During the day-long retreat, the Commission reviews progress from the previous year, reviews the capital improvement plan and City... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

City Commission Awards Grant Funds

In March, the Garden City Commission approved the distribution of more than $133,000 in grant funds for the Community Grant, Art Grant, and Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee (AFAC) fund.

For alcohol fund grants, a total of... Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Fifth Street Construction Advisory

Beginning the week of November 17, 2014 Fifth Street from Spruce Street south past the Cancer Center and Sienna parking lots will be closed for construction of an addition to the west side of the Cancer Center. The closure... Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

Garden City to receive TIGER Grant for Southwest Chief Improvement Project

Garden City – The United States Department of Transportation has notified the United States Senate that the City of Garden City will receive a TIGER Grant of $12,469,963 for the Southwest Chief Improvement Project.

The... Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2013

City cautions against use of unlicensed contractors

The City of Garden City is cautioning residents against the use of unlicensed contractors for home or business remodels and repairs.

According to Garden City Chief Building Inspector David McCarter, unlicensed... Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2013

Best practices for hiring a contractor

Do you plan on doing some remodeling in the near future? You will probably need to hire a building contractor. By verifying that your contractor is licensed and insured, you protect yourself from potential problems. Follow... Read on...

Unlicensed Contractor Brochure
Posted on: December 2, 2013

Registered Micro Utility Vehicles allowed on some City streets

Garden City - In 2013, the City Commission passed Ordinance No. 2588-2013 allowing the operation of registered micro utility trucks on certain streets within city limits. To learn how to register your vehicle, check out the... Read on...

Micro Utility Vehicles on City Streets
Posted on: June 28, 2013

Electric Department Reminds Residents Not to Use Bucket Trucks Near Power Lines

The Garden City Electric Department is reminding residents that bucket trucks should not be used near power lines. Using bucket trucks around power lines to trim trees or for other purposes presents serious danger. As a... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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