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SPIDEY TURNS 50: SHARE YOUR PHOTOS

Great Bend, Ks - The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is excited about Spidey, the Spider Monkey turning 50 years old in January. This makes him the second oldest living Spider Monkey in the world! The City of Great Bend and Zoo Staff is planning to celebrate this momentous occasion in January but first they need your help! Staff is creating a slide show to present during the celebration and they are requesting for you to share any and all photos you have of picture of Spidey through the years! With this staff would also like to include any stories or fond memories about Spidey! Please send all pictures, stories or memories to Nicole@greatbendzoo.com. The celebration will be held on January 17th from 2-5pm at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. There will be cake, coffee and tours into the back area so you can see Spidey (he is in the back area due to the cold weather). So please bring your family and friends and celebrate with Zoo Staff and Spidey himself! The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo director Nichole Benz states, “We are extremely excited about Spidey turning 50 and want everyone to join in the fun! Not only is it an honor to have the second oldest living spider monkey but we know the public has many fond memories of him we want to be sure and share!” For more information on Spidey or the 50th Birthday Celebration please contact Nicole at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo 620-793-4226.

From the Great Bend Tribune:

New byway videos promote region

Byway photo contest: first quarter winners announced


SLOWING THINGS DOWN

Byway bike master plan aims to make scenic routes more accessible

Byway website gets make over

The home page of the new Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway website says the byway “will forever reshape your image of the ‘Sunflower State.’”

Representatives from the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, Wetlands and Wildlife Byway Steering Committee and Kansas Wetlands Education Center staff joined forces to work booths at the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival May 3 and 4 in Wamego. Just over 11,700 people attended the state's largest outdoor travel show.

May 08, 2014 | Special to the Tribune | News

Wetlands byway offers online interactive map

The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway announces the debut of its online interactive map, a first for Kansas byways.

April 28, 2014 | | Local News

‘Focus on the Byway’ photo contest begins; website outlines rules

Anyone with a camera has a new opportunity to get the creative juices flowing and compete in a unique photography contest.

March 27, 2014 | | News

Bird house project taking flight

As part of a community-wide tourism campaign capitalizing on the area's winged wetland creature heritage, numerous decorative fiberglass bird houses started to dot Great Bend sidewalks over the past couple of years. The goal – create an attraction and get shoppers to flock to the businesses.

March 26, 2014 | Dale Hogg | News

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway

The Kansas Department of Transportation and a consultant team led by CFG Engineers of Topeka and RDF Planning & Design of Omaha are developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. This plan will include ideas for making each of the state's eleven scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.

February 09, 2014 | | Opinion
 
 
From the Hoisington Dispatch and Ellinwood Leader:
 
May 11, 2014 - Page 2
...The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway announces the debut of its online interactive map, a first for Kansas byways. The map is easy to use and offers visitors a fun and powerful tool to help plan their trip in advance. The map will...

last updated 5/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

 
February 14, 2014 - Page 2
...Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway and KWEC has provided a new draw to the Hoisington, Odin and Claflin area. New businesses like the hotel in Hoisington are providing a positive impact on our economy. Our efforts are paying...

 
From the St. John News:
 
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From the Hutchinson News:

Ideas are being sought for state byways program

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:00 am

If you enjoy getting off the beaten path by walking or bicycling, then the Kansas Byways Program wants to consider your ideas for inclusion in a new Kansas Byways Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
 

From the Wichita Eagle:

Photo contest to highlight Kansas scenic byway

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

It’s called the Focus on the Byway photo contest and it encourages Kansans to shoot photos along the Kansas Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway.
 



Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/search_results?aff=1100&q=byway&submit.x=9&submit.y=13#storylink=cpy

From the Kansas Magazine:

Breathtaking Views - pages

TELL ME A STORY...OF BREATHTAKING VIEWS. Traveling Kansas' Post Rock Scenic Byway, Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway, and Gypsum Hills Scenic BywayThis three-day tour takes you off Interstate 70 and ...
 

From the AAA Journeys Magazine:

  Explore Kansas’ Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway
The national byway showcases the Jayhawk State’s natural side, along with an ample serving of small-town charm.
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