This Afternoon
Steady temps in the low 70s under clear skies
6:55am   6:24pm
Lows level off around 37 under clear skies
6:55am   6:24pm
Skies becoming overcast with highs around 66
6:54am   6:25pm

Here's What's Happening

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.

Two Teens Die In Violent Crash

Two teenagers from Howard died late Tuesday night in a violent crash that happened just 3 miles north of Howard. A passenger in the vehicle was also hurt, and flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The crash happened when the driver, 16 year... Read More.

More Texas Storms

In suburban Houston, Texas, rains have sent the San Jacinto River above flood stage, and if residents haven't already evacuated, they could be stranded in their homes for several days. While deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas have tapered off, several cities still face possible... Read More.

Flood Waters Rising

River flooding locally is expected to continue today, with the river at Arkansas City expected to crest sometime later today. However, the National Weather Service in Wichita warns that it's not over yet. There is even more rain in this week's forecast, and experts... Read More.