Hugoton is #1 of the 30 Safest Cities in Kansas

Our number one safest Kansas city certainly deserves the honor. This charming rural community only had 15 total reported crimes in 2012, and there were zero counts of murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or arson. Hugoton is a small town where honesty, generosity, and hard work are highly valued. A natural gas boomtown, Hugoton more than doubled its population between 1920 and 1930, when reserves of … [Read more...]

Nominations for 2014 Distinguished Service Awards

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to invite the citizens of Stevens County to submit their nominations for the distinguished service awards to be presented at the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet to be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Anyone who is a resident of Stevens County can submit a nomination for Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards for … [Read more...]

Kansas to vote on legalizing raffles

By Mary Clarkin The Hutchinson News Oct 26, 2014 A proposal to expand legalized gambling in Kansas is on the Nov. 4 ballot.  The Kansas Constitution was amended in 1974 to allow bingo and in 1986 to allow pari-mutuel wagering and the state lottery. The proposed new section would open the door for charitable raffles. If approved, the Legislature would be able to authorize the licensing, conduct and regulation of … [Read more...]

Submit Photo of WWII Kansas Veteran

Former United States Senator Robert Dole is actively seeking all World War II Veterans who have resided in Kansas to include in his WWII memorial at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. If you or a loved one served in World War II and have lived in Kansas for any length of time, you are encouraged to do the following: Mail a photo of the Veteran, along with his or her first … [Read more...]

Former US Senator Bob Dole to Visit Hugoton

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to participate in sponsoring a meet and greet for Former Republican U.S. Senator Bob Dole when he visits Hugoton on Wednesday, September 24 as a part of this Southwest Kansas tour. He will be at Memorial Hall (200 East 6th Street, Hugoton) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for the meet and greet, which is open to the public. The stop in Hugoton will be the first event of the day on the … [Read more...]

High Plains Music Fest

August 16, 2014 Venue: Dirtona Raceway Address: Hwy 56 and Hwy 25, Hugoton, KS 67951 Time: From: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM  Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Admission: $30 Adult; $15 Children (ages 7-15); Children 6 & younger free with an adult admission To purchase tickets, go to their website Contact: Jan Leonard,   3069 Email: High Plains Music Fest … [Read more...]

More cows works for MasCow Dairy

By Jennifer M. Latzke, High Plains Journal, 6/16/2014 “Mas cow” in Spanish means “more cows,” after all. And the production and marketing advantages that come with “more cows” are working for MasCow Dairy and the other two dairies operated by Ag Oasis.With 4,000 cows, the folks at MasCow Dairy of Moscow, Kansas, figured the bilingual play on words was an appropriate name. MasCow is one of three dairies under the Ag … [Read more...]

Stevens County Hospital receives high ratings

The 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics, were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will take place during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in October in Kansas City, Mo. Stevens County Hospital has been named in the top 20 out of 1,300 hospitals nationwide for best practices in financial … [Read more...]

Gas Capital 5K/Fun Run

Gas Capital 5K/Fun Run - sponsored by the Hugoton Recreation Commission, is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014. 2 mile walk - registration at 6:45 a.m. - Walk starts at 7:15 a.m. 5K run - registration at 6:45 a.m. - Run starts at 8:00 a.m. 1/4 mile run for ages 13 and under - Run starts at 8:30 a.m. (after 5K) This event will take place at the Hugoton Recreation Commission building located at 211 South Madison, … [Read more...]

Lead Through Service

Unique FREE Customer Service Presentation Coming to Dodge City on April 15, 2014!  Spur-On Employees to Extraordinary Hospitality At the heart of fantastic and memorable customer service is, simply, SERVICE.  Those who want to be great leaders -- who truly want to make a difference in the lives of others and in the world around them -- will master the sills provided by providing an outstanding service experience.  We … [Read more...]