El Dorado State Park campground gets needed improvementEL DORADO — One of Kansas’ largest and most popular state parks just got better, and one of its campgrounds got a new name. El Dorado State Park, located on the shores of El Dorado Reservoir just northeast of El Dorado, received infrastructure improvements even though its budget couldn’t a ... Read More

Kansas Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count runs Dec. 12-Jan. 10; Audubon count runs Dec. 14-Jan. 5PRATT — Winter has blasted into Kansas, and its arrival brings bird watchers the opportunity to bundle up and participate in a Christmas bird count (CBC). Christmas bird counts are great for making new acquaintances, renewing old friendshi ... Read More

Applications due by Dec. 16GLEN ELDER — On Dec. 19, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Pass It On – Outdoor Mentors, Inc., are sponsoring a pheasant hunt for youth and women at Glen Elder Reservoir. Hunters will be selected from applicants, and as many as 60 may participate. The event will begin early on Saturday, Dec. 19, ... Read More

Visitors travel long distances to enjoy light display, bonfire, hayrack ride, much moreELLIS — The Cedar Bluff State Park Christmas "Holiday In Lights" display is a popular western Kansas holiday attraction located about 31 miles southwest of Hays. Including miles of colorful lights lining the state park on the reservoir’s north shor ... Read More