Salina & Saline County Fireworks Information


Fireworks Safety, Rules and Regulations, and Other Important Information Did you know that on Independence Day in a typical year, more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day? Fireworks account for half of those fires, more than any other cause. The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer […]

Kansas utility agrees to refund $10M, drop electric rates

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The largest electric utility in Kansas has agreed to refund $10 million to its customers and decrease its rates slightly to settle a complaint filed by state regulators with the federal government. Topeka-based Westar Energy and the Kansas Corporation Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. It would a resolve a complaint filed […]

Number of wiretaps in Kansas surge in drug investigations

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report shows a surge in the use by authorities of wiretaps last year in Kansas for drug investigations. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued its annual report to Congress Wednesday. It reports that the number of wiretaps nationwide decreased slightly in 2014 compared to the previous […]

Kansas residents have higher taxes but less gun regulation

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun. The tax increases and concealed carry change are among a raft of new state laws that took effect Wednesday. Other new laws help veterans, […]

UPDATE: Gas Line Rupture Reported in North Salina Neighborhood

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UPDATE: The Kansas Gas Service has confirmed that a gas line was indeed ruptured on Tuesday morning. Dawn Ewing from the Kansas Gas Service confirmed that a “3rd party hit the line” causing the rupture. The rupture occurred near the intersection of Iron & Columbia at about 9:30 a.m., where roadwork is currently taking place. […]

Exhibitors Invited to Participate in Saline County Back-to-School Fair


Organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the annual Saline County Back-to-School Fair July 31 at Lakewood Middle School.  On behalf of the Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Initiative and other local sponsors, we share the invitation with the community to participate. “Booths are an educational venue for families of Saline County to see what opportunities […]

New Artist To Be On Display at Salina Library


Salina-native Lisa Urban’s show “Stitch Stories” will be on display in Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708 July 2 through Aug. 21. A reception for Urban will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. July 2 in conjunction with First Thursday Art Rush. Urban is currently an artist-in-residence in Navasota, Texas, as well as an arts […]