Monday, December 25, 2006

Kansas Flint Hills website in Beta form

The Kansas Flint Hills websit in Beta form is nearing public release. Just a few more county sites to check for completeness and accuracy. By simply registering at the site (assign your own user ID and Password), you can check it out, and comment on the forums, ir you wish. More eyes are always better than fewer. We want it to the be Best of the Flint Hills!

Dr. Bill ;-)

Friday, November 24, 2006

2007 Symphony in the Flint Hills

The 2007 Symphony in the Flint Hills will be in Waubaunsee County:

provides useful information for your planning purposes.

Be sure to check the Symphony site, as well, of course!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Freedom Frontier National Heritage Area Designated

Those of us interested in the Kansas Flint Hills receiving National Heritage Area designation were very pleased to see that our neighbor, the Freedom Frontier National Heritage Area has received final Congressional designation approval, signed by the President.
See: for more information.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Symphony in the Flint Hills

The June 2006 Symphony in the Flint Hills at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County was a hugh success.
See: for more details.

For a good description of the event, see:

See some wonderful photos from the event at:

See another review of the event at:

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Flint Hills Tourism Coalition

The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is nearing a year of existance. It represents the tourism professionals of the 22 counties in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Liz Martell, of Emporia, is the Chair. Monthly meetings are held around the region on the third Friday of each month. The May meeting was in Alma, for example.

The web-site that was developed at ESU by Dr. Smith's "Entrepreneurship through AgriTourism" class in the Fall 2005 semester has been approved to be migrated to a new server to become the official web-site of the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, as soon as branding and financing issues are settled, presumably in the next 30-60 days.

The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition works closely with Governor Sebelius and the Kansas Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Division, Becky Blake, Director.