Duck and goose regulations to highlight evening public hearingTOPEKA — The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission invites all interested persons to attend a public meeting and hearing on Aug. 12 at the Mankato Community Center, 214 N High in Mankato. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the evening public hearing will begin at 7 p.m ... Read More

Infestation from Marion Reservoir was expected; mussels headed down Neosho RiverPRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has confirmed that zebra mussels have spread downstream from Marion Reservoir and into John Redmond Reservoir, east of Emporia on the Neosho River. Now zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, have been found ... Read More

Archery and mud volleyball tournaments, log races, outdoor cook-off highlight eventWEBBER — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Lovewell Marina at Lovewell State Park are sponsoring the annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 7. Events begin with registration for a 3-D archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the shoot will conc ... Read More

Film explores controversy over 2004 sightingGREAT BEND — In 2004, an Arkansas naturalist, while kayaking on Bayou DeView in the swampy Big Woods of eastern Arkansas, glimpsed a brief look at what he believed was a bird thought extinct since the 1940s — the ivory-billed woodpecker. Later, inconclusive video was captured that gave some hope the ... Read More