calicoks (Kim Watkins)

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Attendance way down at Lawrence ice skating rink in its second season

It is too bad Lawrence doesn't have a real ice skating rink. I just started going to KC Ice Center in Shawnee Mission, which is about 35 min drive, but at least it's real ice and good sized. They have indoor and outdoor skating too. If Lawrence had one, it would save me the drive, but for now it's totally worth it. I'm not going to waste my time, or $3 on something small, that isn't even real ice (so I can't even wear my own skates...yuck!).

January 7, 2016 at 6:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and Recreation drafting tobacco ban for all department-operated land, including all parks

Also, what about if someone is smoking in their car in the parking lot of the park? Is that good? I agree about this being "half baked" at this point.

November 12, 2015 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and Recreation drafting tobacco ban for all department-operated land, including all parks

Maybe put up some cigarette butt canisters so that smokers have somewhere to put their butts? Could be a partial solution. Not next to playground areas, but if they are placed in other areas, smokers might be more inclined to put them out in those, instead of the sand box, or on the ground. We have a canister outside of work for smokers and I'd say at least 95% of them use that instead of tossing it on the ground.

November 11, 2015 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and Recreation drafting tobacco ban for all department-operated land, including all parks

I'm not saying I side with either smokers, or non-smokers, because everyone is different (and some not as respectful as others), but I just have to wonder how many non-smokers this is even affecting? I go to a few different parks on my breaks/lunch breaks from work and more often than not, I am the only person in the park. It seems a lot of parks don't really get that much traffic (depending on the time of day, season, etc...), so aside from the littering problem, I really have never even seen the smoking itself as a problem. Especially if someone distances themselves and is respectful about their smoking. Not to mention the larger parks, like Broken Arrow - there could be children playing on one side of the park and someone could smoke a cigarette at the opposite end and never be seen, or smelled. I agree with the other posters...focus on the littering, not the smoking.

November 11, 2015 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crashed truck removed from between guardrail, wall in North Lawrence

Yep, what a concept, huh? ;-)

July 25, 2015 at 4:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crashed truck removed from between guardrail, wall in North Lawrence

That may be partially true, but as you say yourself, ..."Twitter is where it's at"....so then go to Twitter for that. I just want to be able to read an actual article when I go online to the newspaper...not someone's Twitter feed.

July 23, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crashed truck removed from between guardrail, wall in North Lawrence

I wouldn't say "writes", so much as Tweets from what I've seen from her.

July 23, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crashed truck removed from between guardrail, wall in North Lawrence

Is it too hard to actually write an article to tell the story? If I wanted to see a Twitter rant, I would go to Twitter.

July 23, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Election 2014 results - state and federal candidates

I couldn't agree more, Kate. There should absolutely be a way to meet in the middle and work it all out. That's the biggest problem though, is that none of them can get past their egos about who's right, or wrong and just work together.

November 5, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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