Hugoton Area Chamber Annual Meeting

Please join the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and our members for our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12 pm. Ranchito Tex-Mex Cafe    611 S. Main Street RSVP IS REQUIRED! Call the Chamber at 620-544-4305, or fill out the contact form below to RSVP today!     … [Read more...]

Nominations for Service Awards

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce 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 2017 Annual Banquet. Anyone who is a resident of Stevens County can submit a nomination for the Citizen of the Year and/or the Lifetime Achievement awards for 2016. Anyone who is a … [Read more...]

Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships All scholarships are listed in order of due dates: Current SCCC Students: Apr 1  -  SCCC Scholarship Current Students (updated January 12, 2017) Apr 1  -  SCCC Scholarship Application (updated January 12, 2017) Ongoing -  Multiple Dates - SCCC Scholarship, Students Completing 6 or More Concurrent Hours Multiple Dates - Pioneer Communications Scholarships (Multiple Scholarships) (updated … [Read more...]

Nominations for Service Awards

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce 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 2016 Annual Banquet. Anyone who is a resident of Stevens County can submit a nomination for the Citizen of the Year and/or the Lifetime Achievement awards for 2015.  Anyone who is a … [Read more...]

Rooster Roundup

Southwest Kansas is the Place to Hunt Pheasant in 2015 and 2016. Dodge City, Garden City, Hugoton, Jetmore and Liberal Kansas (Ford, Finney, Stevens, Hodgeman and Seward Counties) are pleased to announce the second annual pheasant hunting contest. During this year’s hunting season, 250 Pheasants will be banded on the leg and released in Ford County, near Dodge City, Kansas, in Finney County, near Garden City Kansas, … [Read more...]

Hugoton Seizes Momentum

 For Rebecca Degollado the steady stream of semi tractor trailers along Main Street hauling milk, cattle and other agriculture products is a reminder this isn’t the same town in which she opened her business 13 years ago. Back then her Ranchita Tex-Mex Restaurant was the only Mexican restaurant in town. Today there are four. Hugoton is about to become the home of a second grocery store and a three-story motel at … [Read more...]

Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of southwestern Kansas, Jan Leonard is seeing the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs. Development is booming in tiny Hugoton, a town of roughly 3,900 people. The town is the site of a new cellulosic ethanol refinery that was funded in part by a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The same program funded high-profile … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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