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Severe Weather Awareness: Outdoor Sirens Are Intended For Outdoor Use Only

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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. The National Weather Service put the following information together to remind the public that outdoor warning sirens are not intended to alert people indoors. Every year the National Weather Service and the emergency management communities get together and provide severe weather information for the public. Each year we emphasize the fact ... Read More »

Proposed Bill Would Require Transmission Lines Be Reviewed

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State Representative Sharon Schwarz of Washington recently testified for a bill that would require power transmission line projects to undergo a review by the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority before proceeding to the Kansas Corporation Commission. The proposed legislation was prompted by the K.C.C. granting a Certificate of Convenience to Clean Line Energy, which plans to build an electric transmission line ... Read More »

KCC Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

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Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC or Commission) approved an Order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities. The line begins in Ford County, Kansas, ... Read More »

CLEANR Issues “Call To Action” For Proposed Clean Line Energy Line

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Cleanr, a coalition of landowners, the environment, and natural resources has issued a call to action from those parties affected by the proposed electric transmission line that Grain Belt Express/Clean Line Energy has presented the Kansas Corporation Commission. The public is encouraged to attend a KCC hearing Tuesday morning in Topeka at 9 am. At issue immediately is the groups’ ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy Meeting Planned For Saturday In Seneca

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A meeting of landowners, and other residents affected by construction of a proposed energy transmission line across northeast Kansas is planned Saturday evening in Seneca. A local group will energize and coordinate efforts to oppose the proposal, which would come into Washington, and across Marshall and Nemaha counties. Some 20 speakers were among several hundred people in attendance in Seneca ... Read More »

Washington County Commission Amends Longevity Pay Motion

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The Washington County Commissioners met Monday, and amended a previous motion regarding longevity pay to include only full time employees. A representative from North Central Regional Planning provided a cost benefit analysis on the Grain Belt Clean Line electric transmission line proposed that would cross Washington County. He also presented a map showing counties participating in the Rural Opportunity Zone ... Read More »

Clean Line Energy to hold Open Houses in area

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Clean Line Energy Partners has scheduled several area open house meetings so that community members and landowners can learn more about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line energy transmission project.  In our area meetings are planned in Marysville on Tuesday February 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the American Legion. In Washington, the meeting will be on Monday February 11 ... Read More »

Fire hydrants not possible with Gage County Rural Water Project

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Gage County Supervisors were hoping to install fire hydrants and fire truck fill up points along the rural water project near Wymore, however that will not be possible.  According to Ted McIntyre, the project engineer, fire hydrants being added to the line will not be possible because the system was designed for drinking water.  The line will run from just ... Read More »

WRAPS Offers Re-Leaf Program

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Financial Re-LEAF for Forests & Pasture Many people know the benefit that sustainably managed forests and pastures provide for water quality; however, an upcoming workshop will also highlight the financial benefits that sustainable land management can provide to you, the landowner. Landowners and producers interested in sustainable and profitable forest and pasture management are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Financial ... Read More »

New Waterline Proposed for Southern Gage County

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A new water line has been proposed for southern Gage County.  The Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District proposed installing a new water line east and south of Wymore.  170 people in the area have already signed up to hook into the new 127 mile waterline. Gage County Supervisor Terry Jurgens spoke to the Gage County Board Wednesday.  The Board ... Read More »