Repairs needed on 20-year-old facility JUNCTION CITY -- The Milford Fish Hatchery will shut down for eight months beginning July 1 for much-needed repair. Milford is one of the few warm-water, intensive-culture fish hatcheries in the country. However, like most working facilities, time and wear take their toll. Such wear and tear is to be ex ... Read More

Deadline July 1; payments have increased; additional prairie signup offeredPRATT -- Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Walk-In Hunting Access Program (WIHA) are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 1. The WIHA program, which began in 1995, grew to a million acres in 100 counties in 2006. Lease pa ... Read More

Kindergarten through 8th grade entrants invitedWICHITA -- Wichita's Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) is looking for young writers and artists. Art and literature creationed by Kansas students from kindergarten through 8th grade will be featured in a book scheduled for publication in 2008.The book -- Kansas Critters: Birds -- will focus on 26 ... Read More