Entries by KMEA

Cooling Tower Roof, City of Goodland

  Here’s a great example of how innovation can make us more efficient. The City has newly installed a retractable roof at the Power Plant cooling tower which allows us to release heat when operational and retain heat when we are not generating. The installation of this new roof will pay for itself in under […]

The Struggle Continues

It seems like the conversation of wind generation never really ends. It was only a few years ago that wind penetration in the U.S. generation mix was irrelevant in the whole scheme of providing electrons to the power grid. Well, my, how that has changed. In the last few months SPP has reported records for […]

Employment Opportunity

The City of Halstead is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant City Superintendent.  Applications available at Halstead City Hall or online at www.halsteadks.com. Applicants may also apply at www.hrepartners.com.

Oberlin’s Gateway Civic Center

This multi-use facility is completely handicap-accessible, with an elevator. It has a 1,200 seat capacity arena/exhibit hall/basketball court, and a 211 seat theater, two meeting rooms, and has wireless capabilities. The building was designed with large columns gracing both of the lobbies and a central circular design. The arena has 10,000 square feet and a large overhead door, which allows […]

Northwest Cities Meet in Oberlin

The cities of Colby, Goodland, Sharon Springs, Oberlin and Norton met at the Gateway Civics Center in Oberlin to complete strategic planning for future pooling efforts.  Oberlin City Administrator, Halley Roberson led the discussion and the group worked through a complete strategic process.

Hesston police chief receives Medal of Valor

HESSTON, Kan. (KWCH) Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder Tuesday was honored by President Donald Trump with the Medal of Valor for his life saving actions during the workplace shooting at Excel Industries in 2016 “The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for public safety officers and is awarded for exceptional acts of heroism, […]

That Darn Weather

By far the biggest cause of power interruptions in 2017 was weather events. With two major hurricanes striking the U.S. just weeks apart the power industry’s resilience was tested once again. The response in the field and the restoration of electric service to thousands of homes and businesses was amazing. Not wanting to be outdone, […]

Employment Opportunity

The City of Norton is seeking a qualified leader to be its next City Administrator. For more information, visit:  http://cityofnorton.com/2168/Employment-Opportunities