February 12, 2016

Commissioners to revisit snake habitat issue

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County Commissioners tabled a discussion Aug. 16 on whether to spend $175,000 to mitigate the loss of a snake habitat. It was the second time commissioners tabled the topic in as many weeks. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), two protected species of snakes would be Continue Reading

Commissioners to revisit snake habitat issue on Aug. 30

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com For the second time in as many weeks, Johnson County Commissioners tabled a discussion Aug. 16 on whether to spend $175,000 to mitigate the loss of a snake habitat. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), two protected species of snakes would be displaced by the county’s plan Continue Reading

Courts, parks implement new plans due to legislative budget delays

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Kansas Supreme Court will furlough workers due to a budget impasse in the state legislature. Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss said the court will shutter for five days, because legislators failed to approve a $1.4 million supplemental appropriation for the judicial branch. Although House and Senate negotiators agreed to the supplement, Continue Reading