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TUNED IN: You’re Invited To Visit HPPR’s Garden City’s Offices Thursday


We hope you’ll join us Thursday, June 20, for an open house at the High Plains Public Radio offices in Garden City. (210 North 7th St., Garden City, KS)

We are the site for the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce’s June After-Hours event.

Please come by between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss a musical performance by HPPR’s Ruth Ellen Lynch and Stephen Johnson from 5:30-6.

We’ll have refreshments as well as door prizes, including an office chair valued at $139 and some of our famous HPPR swag.

Don’t miss it.


HPPR To Air “TEXAS” Musical July 4

On Thursday, July 4, High Plains Public Radio will air a production of the 2019 “TEXAS Outdoor Musical.” In fact, we’re so excited about this special programming for the Fourth that it will be broadcast twice. The first opportunity will be at 9 a.m. and the second will be at 7 p.m.

Please mark your calendars to be a part of this Lone Star State gem.

UPDATE: HPPR is offering some special underwriting deals for July 4. It’s a fantastic way to support our special holiday programming and to promote your business or organization.

For details, contact Texas sales representative Ruth Ellen Lynch - rlynch@hppr.org / 806.367.9088 - or Kansas sales representative Dan Adams - dadams@hppr.org / 1.800.678.7444.


Fun facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:

> “It's kinda to the point where we feel like it's probably nearing the end of its service life.” -- Fred Jones, Garden City’s water resource manager

READ MORE | This Might Be The Last Summer Garden City Swimmers Enjoy Their Enormous Pool

> “I don’t see the Legislature ever willingly allocating those types of funds.” -- Texas Criminal Justice Coalition policy analyst Douglas Smith

READ MORE | As Summer Temperatures Climb, Most Texas Prisons Aren’t Air-Conditioned

> “If you walk across mud, just think about running a tractor and planter across it,” said Scott Olson, who farms corn and soybeans in northeast Nebraska. “You can’t touch it. There’s nothing you can do with it.”

READ MORE | Soggy Fields Across The Midwest Slow To Be Seeded, And Time's Running Out



The Future of My High Plains Hometown

“In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains” are the words that sum up High Plains Public Radio’s mission. To that end, we are seeking feedback from High Plains residents about the future of the place they call home.

What concerns you about your community? What do you think will it look like in 10 to 20 years? Let High Plains Public Radio know. You can click here, email director@hppr.org and/or call 806-553-0919.


HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the latest news from the High Plains region, as well as our events, exclusives, and features. You’ll also find the latest national and international news. Here are this week’s TOP STORIES from our website.

  1. This Might Be The Last Summer Garden City Swimmers Enjoy Their Enormous Pool

  2. State Receives $1.8M To Address Mental Health Needs Of Young Kansans

  3. Texas Senate Approves School Finance Reform Bill But Opts Not To Fund It With A Sales Tax Hike

  4. Study Finds Stroke Survivors Over 65 More Likely To Experience Fractures

  5. New Poll Shows Texas As A Presidential Battleground, With Biden Leading Trump

  6. Call for Entries: Gallery Exhibit in Amarillo—"Postcards from the High Plains"

  7. Spotted: A Swarm Of Ladybugs So Huge, It Showed Up On National Weather Service Radar

  8. Open Hearts, Open Doors: Another Chance House Welcomes You This Saturday in Amarillo

  9. Jamaica's 'Reggae Girls' Are The Unlikeliest Team Of The Women's World Cup

  10. Can You Be Struck by Lightning in the Bathtub?


HPPR’s Living Room Concert series brings live music to the High Plains. Check out the schedule here.


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