February 27th, 2016
- Written by Chuck Samples
Right after a power outage during the John Michael Montgomery concert last August, Westar crews installed several transformers near the grandstand area. More widespread improvements are coming this spring and summer. KVOE News file photo.
In about three months, expect a lot of work at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.
Manager Sam Seeley joined KVOE’s Morning Show recently to give a status report on upcoming electrical upgrade after power went out at the grandstands during the early stages of the John Michael Montgomery concert.
The outage affected the grandstand, the Cloverleaf Diner and the vendors setting up between the grandstand and the Fairgrounds Anderson Building.
Westar added several transformers and the county contracted with BG Consultants for a study. Seeley says major changes are coming.
Seeley says all the Phase 1 work should be done in time for the 2016 Lyon County Fair. After that, the goal is to put booth vendors on their own separate grid. Light and safety issues near the Anderson Building will also be addressed and electric lines will also be buried as part of the second phase.
Cost estimates haven’t been finalized yet.
This will be the second straight year for a significant project at the Fairgrounds. Last year, the Anderson Building was redesigned.
- February 28th, 2016
- Written by Chuck Samples
The Fairgrounds Anderson Building was full for the first-ever Flint Hills Greener Living Show, as evidenced by this panorama. Photo by AJ Dome/KVOE News.
The first-ever Flint Hills Greener Living Show is being called a rousing success.
The two-day event began at the Fairgrounds Anderson Building with warm temperatures outside and a lot of vendors to choose from inside. Lyon County Extension horticulturist and event organizer Travis Carmichael says he’s pleased with the results, and that people have taken interest in the subject of greener living.
Besides nonprofit agencies, lawn and garden businesses, energy companies, Flint Hills Technical College nad other companies were represented. There were also a host of information sessions, including do-it-yourself greenhouses, lawn and tree care, home composting and pesticide label issues.
Carmichael says the committee will have a debriefing on this event, and will begin planning for next year’s show.
Saturday: The first-ever Flint Hills Greener Living Show got off to a good start.
The two-day event began at the Fairgrounds Anderson Building with warm temperatures outside and a lot of vendors to choose from inside. Besides nonprofit agencies, lawn and garden businesses, energy companies, Flint Hills Technical College nad other companies were represented. There were also a host of information sessions, including do-it-yourself greenhouses, lawn and tree care, home composting and pesticide label issues.
The Greener Living Show goes from 11 am to 4 pm Sunday, including a rain barrel demonstration, what happens when your garden doesn’t grow and the relationship between bees, pollinators and plants. KVOE will one again broadcast from the Greener Living Show on Sunday.
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