Garden City

Democrats Hope Latinos Can Turn Western Kansas Blue

Jul 28, 2016
Lisa Rodriguez / KCUR

Kansas is a red state. In western Kansas, it’s deep red. But it’s also one of the most demographically diverse regions in the state. The population in several cities in the southwest corner is almost 50 percent Hispanic.

In Finney County, a small group of young Democrats are working to engage that huge group of potential voters who have long been in the background.

Garden City Community College may soon offer some four-year degrees to students.

The programs would be offered through National American University.

Officials of National American visited Garden City Monday to discuss the baccalaureate programs that the college could offer.

Community college president Herbert Swender says the possibilities for four-year degrees include criminal justice and allied health.

Garden City Hotels Seek Smoking Ban Change

Jun 5, 2013

Some hotel operators in Garden City say they're losing business because of the local ban on smoking in most public places.

VA, KU Medical Center Expanding Health Care Access

Nov 13, 2012

The Veterans Administration and the University of Kansas Medical Center plan to provide more telemedicine access for Kansas veterans.

Officials from the VA and the medical center said Tuesday the effort will allow veterans to access mental health care without traveling great distances to a VA facility.

The effort began two years ago as a pilot program between the VA and the Kansas Medical Center facility in Garden City. Contracts are being worked out to first expand the access to two more facilities in rural Kansas.