This Afternoon
Mainly clear with highs around 79
7:13am   7:29pm
Mainly clear skies with overnight lows approaching 54
7:13am   7:29pm
Highs level off around 80 under mainly sunny skies
7:14am   7:28pm

Here's What's Happening

Waterline Break Causes Big Problems In Ark City

Some big water problems in Ark City, and not all because of the weather either. A water main break in the 500 block of North Summit Stree happened around 8:45 yesterday morning, causing traffic problems for drivers trying to make it through the area.... Read More.

State Workers Jobs Saved… For Now

In the nick of time, state workers in Kansas were saved from a partial government shutdown Saturday after legislators voted unanimously to keep thousands of state workers on the job this week. Meanwhile though, the budget and tax issues haven't yet been resolved. Gov.... Read More.

Archeology Forum Set For Tonight

Visiting archaeologists will present the findings of this week’s study of Native American artifacts in Arkansas City during a public forum tonight. That forum is set for 7 this evening in the president’s dining room at Cowley College’s McAtee Dining Center. The event is... Read More.

Cowley Authorities Searching For Runaway Inmate

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is trying to hund down a missing Cowley County Jail inmate who failed to return from work release Tuesday afternoon. 23 year old Mason Shawn Renollet, who now lives in Oklahoma, but is formerly from Arkansas City,... Read More.

Cash May Be In Jeopardy If Action Not Taken

The board members of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum now have an official cost estimate of more than $300,000 to bring the current HVAC system up to snuff. The good news is that a donation fromthe V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation in December, was... Read More.

Winfield Man Headed To Prison On Drug Charge

A Winfield man was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City, to time behind bars, following his guilty plea back in April to possession of methamphetamine. 43 year old Gregory Gentle was arrested in January after he was found... Read More.

Traffic Detours In Effect In Ark City

The U.S. 77 bypass will be closed between Mill Road and South Summit Street beginning today, and running through June 14. Local through traffic will be allowed between Kansas and Mill, but southbound commercial truck traffic will be diverted west on Kansas and then... Read More.

Celebration Of Love And Life This Weekend

The Cowley Health Assistance Resource Group will hold a “Celebration of Love and Life Tea,” honoring cancer survivors, as well as those still undergoing treatments. It's set for tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 4 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, and will include... Read More.

Prairie Fest Friday

PrairieFest returns to Arkansas City this year with "America's Heartbeat" which is set to begin Friday night at 6:30 at Wilson Park. Prairiefest began some 52 years ago, when a group of people got together and decided that Ark City needed a venue to... Read More.