|City Seeks to Fill Bicycle and Walking Board
The City of Wichita is accepting applications for District I and District V representatives on the Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. The positions are open until individuals are appointed by the Council Member. New appointees will serve ...
Honor Flight Leaving Wednesday
The first Kansas Honor Flight of the year will leave Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on Wednesday, April 16 carrying 20 World War II veterans, 2 Korean and 2 Vietnam veterans and their guardians to Washington, DC. The flight will depart from Wichita at...
Wichita Transit Adds Two West-Side Routes
Wichita Transit officials today announced two new west-side routes that are part of planned efforts to expand and improve service following feedback from riders and residents.
During a 10 a.m. news conference outside of New ...
City, County Seek Feedback on Future Plans
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and other public officials are urging residents to attend four “open-house” meetings designed to help shape the city’s future as part of a comprehensive city-county effort known as the Community Investments Plan. The meeting...
Q-Line Shuttle Service to INTRUST Event
Wichita Transit will provide free Q-Line shuttle service to the Pro Bull Riders (PBR) Velocity Tour on Saturday, April 12, at the INTRUST Bank Arena.
The public can park at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and ride the Q-Line shuttle...
Water Options to be Presented on Tuesday
The Wichita City Council is scheduled to review options on water conservation and new supplies at a workshop on Tuesday at City Hall, 455 N. Main. Public Works & Utilities officials will present strategies for ensuring a stable water supply thro...
Wichita Library Wins National Award
Wichita Public Library has been selected as the winner of the second annual LibraryAware Community Award, which highlights libraries that engage with their community to improve the lives of citizens and create life-long learners.
‘Carry Our Prayers to Heaven’
New Indian Center exhibit focuses on sacred feathers
The Mid-America All-Indian Center is celebrating the opening o...
Spring Break Travel Tips
With a busy spring break travel season approaching, Wichita Mid-Continent Airport officials are advising passengers to arrive at least an hour and a half to two hours before departure time, particularly if the flight is between 6 and 7 a.m. The busi...
O.J. Watson Park to Open Spring Hours
O.J. Watson Park, located at 3022 S. McLean Blvd, will operate under spring hours – from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. – beginning Saturday.
Park rides, specifically, will be available from noon to nightfall on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to nightfa...
Transit Hearing for Westside Improvements
Wichita Transit will be holding a public hearing on Thursday to receive input from residents on the Westside Service Improvements Project. The hearing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room B of Building 200 at the Wichita Transit office, 777 E....
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 promotions followed an ex...
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...