|Change Clocks, Check Smoke Alarm Batteries
Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries this weekend. The time will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.
About 2,500 people die in home fires every ye...
Notice of Special Wichita City Council Meeting
The Wichita City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. ...
Winter Storm Response Update
Precipitation continued overnight in the form of light snow and sleet. Crews took action by spreading the salt-sand mix over the emergency routes. Plows are presently ...
Winter Storm Response Update
City of Wichita crews continue their efforts to clear Wichita streets and are plowing the primary snow routes. The onset of snow this afterno...
Update on Winter Storm Response
City crews were activated this afternoon for a full response in advance of the wintry precipitation. The City applied brine pre-treatment to primary, secondary, and sch...
Meet the Breeds Postponed
Due to expected inclement weather this Sunday, Meet the Breeds has been rescheduled to noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Century II Conce...
Preparations Underway for Weekend Winter Storm
Wichita Public Works & Utilities crews have been preparing for the upcoming winter storm, scheduled to slam the area Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon, according to The Natio...
Meridian Closed Between Pawnee and Harry
Construction of a new storm sewer drainage system will close Meridian beginning Thursday, March 6, for three weeks. Through traffic will detour to Southwest Boulevard at Harry and Pawnee streets. Local traffic on Meridian will be open to Esthner and ...
WPD Announces Five Captain Promotions
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams today announced five promotions to the rank of captain from lieutenant. Promoted were Scott Heimerman, Douglas Nolte, Jose Salcido, Jeffrey Weible and Brian White.
Williams said the prom...
MYC Accepting Applications
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has opened its application process for the 2014-2015 academic year. MYC applications may be turned in at the City Manager’s...
Storm Sewer Leak Temporarily Closes Lincoln
Lincoln Street near Washington is temporarily closed after a stormwater sewer leak washed out the soil underneath a Union Pacific rail line earlier today. The soil provided important support under the tracks for both rail and vehicular traffic.
WPD Announces Two Deputy Chief Promotions
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams today announced the promotions of Captain Hassan Ramzah and Captain John Speer to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police following an extensive interview process.
Ramzah’s law enforcement car...
There will be a Wichita City Council workshop at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the first floor board room of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
This is a joint meeting between the Wichita City Council and the Plan Steering Committee...
City Schedules Prescribed Burns at Parks
Burns help improve native plant/animal habitat and reduces risk of wildfire
In a conservation effort, the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department is s...
City of Wichita Closures for Presidents Day
In observance of Presidents Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 17. The closed facilities include Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park and Recreation centers, Watson Park, Great Plains Nature C...
Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees
Beginning today, Monday, Feb. 10, Wichita and Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to nominate public employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 27th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita ...
City Increasing Salt-Sand Treatment
City of Wichita crews early this morning began applying salt-sand mix to melt off the latest snowfall. The salt-sand treatment, which began at 2 a.m., should clear the snow from the roadways, along with warming temperatures.
Valentine’s Day Powwow Postponed
Due to inclement weather and potentially hazardous road conditions, the Mid-America All-Indian Center has postponed its Valentine’s Day Powwow scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 8. The event will be rescheduled for a future date. For more information, please co...
Winter Storm Update
City of Wichita crews are continuing the around the clock response to Tuesday’s snow storm, public works officials said during a Wednesday morning news briefing. A total of 50 trucks are being employed to plow snow and disperse treatment material.
City of Wichita Closures
The following City of Wichita facilities will close at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 4:
- The Neighborhood Resources Centers;
- Wichita Public Library locations;
- Park and Recreation Centers.
The 10 a.m. S...
Winter Storm Preparations
City of Wichita crews are mobilizing to respond to the snowiest forecasted storm so far this winter. Starting this afternoon, 50 trucks are being employed to plow emergency routes around the clock until streets are cleared. Personnel are scheduled o...
Mayor’s State of the City Address Tonight
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will present his 2014 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Wichita City Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Attendees, including media, should arrive early t...
Mayor’s State of the City Address Tomorrow
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will present his 2014 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Wichita City Council Chamber at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Attendees, including media, should arrive early to gain ...
Section 8 Application Process is Open, Free
The preliminary application process for people seeking Section 8 Housing opened on Wednesday when more than 900 people applied. The application period, which closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 5, is open 24-hours-a-day online.
Transit Weekend Shuttle Schedule
Wichita Transit will run event shuttles this weekend. All shuttles will run from Lawrence-Dumont stadium directly to the INTRUST Bank Arena. Fares are free.
Friday, Jan. 24 - Disney Live
City of Wichita Closures
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20. The closed facilities include Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park and Recreation centers, Watson Park, Grea...
WPD Mourns the loss of Lt. Kenny Landwehr
Retired Wichita Police Lt. Kenneth Landwehr died at his home late Monday after a battle with kidney cancer. He was surrounded by his family.
Landwehr, 59, retired from the Wichita Police Department in May 2012 after a 35- year career with...
Public Meeting Jan. 13
Architects collecting input about convention/performing arts options
Planning and design options for the future of Wichita’s convention and...
Council Member Williams to chair NLC committee
Wichita City Council Member Lavonta Williams has been appointed to chair the 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee of the National League of Cities (NLC).
The committee has the lead responsibility for de...