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Western Kansas


Grant Co. to consider major wind farm project
(Garden City Telegram, Feb. 3, 2012)

Counties hope to develop wind energy in NW Kansas
(Hays Daily News, Feb. 3, 2012)


Sunflower signs power agreement for new wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, September 8, 2011)

Ellis County Wind lawsuit dismissed
(Hays Daily News, April 8, 2011)

Ellis County OKs wind recommendations
(Hays Daily News, April 5, 2011)

Westar seeks OK to buy more wind power
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 21, 2011)


Wind farm groundbreaking in near future
(Kiowa County Signal, Sept. 21, 2009)

Kansas City Power and Light will take over second phase of Spearville wind farm
(Dodge City Globe, April 8, 2009)

Kansas among states boasting a high electrical yield from wind
(Hays Daily News, March 20, 2009)

Holcomb School Board to look into wind
(Garden City Telegram, March 7, 2009)


Five wind farm towers up in Spearville
(Dodge City Globe, June 29, 2006)
(Registration required)

Wind farm, company to energize county with $9.73M
(Hutchinson News, June 10, 2006)
(Registration required)

County approves donation agreement with KCPL
(Dodge City Globe, June 9, 2006)

Governor to attend wind farm ceremony in Spearville
(Dodge City Globe, May 29, 2006)

Giant wind farm blades arrive in Spearville
(Dodge City Globe, May 16, 2006)

Editorial: Windy days don't have to be all bad
(Colby Free Press, April 28, 2006)

Construction begins on Spearville wind farm
(Hutchinson News, April 13, 2006)
(Registration required)

Kansas wind has the power
(Colby Free Press, April 13, 2006)

Wind Turbines to land in Texas
(Goodland Star-News, April 4, 2006)

Spearville gets wound up for construction of energy farm
(Hutchinson News, March 24, 2006)
(Registration required)

Spot in Hamilton County recognized as Kansas' windiest place
(Hutchinson News, March 20, 2006)
(Registration required)

County approves zoning for wind farm
(Dodge City Globe, Feb. 16, 2006)

Wind turbines scheduled
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 6, 2006)


George: Size of proposed Spearville wind farm may double
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 19, 2005)

KCP&L picks developer
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 14, 2005)
(Registration required)

Company selects Ford Co. site for new wind farm
(The Hutchinson News, Dec. 14, 2005)
(Registration required)

Wind farm won't happen
(Hays Daily News, Oct. 10, 2005)

KCP&L considers wind farm near Spearville
New plant would be operable by fourth quarter of 2006
(The Hutchinson News, Sept. 23, 2005)

A wind-win situation
(Ft. Hays State U. Leader, Sept. 13, 2005)

Wind power potential
(Hays Daily News, August 21, 2005)

More than dust in the wind
(Hays Daily News, August 21, 2005)

Editorial: Let it Blow
(Hays Daily News, August 21, 2005)

FHSU looks into wind farm
(Hays Daily News, August 15, 2005)

Wind farm a prospect
(Hays Daily News, August 09, 2005)

Kansas will need infrastructure to transmit wind energy
(Wichita Eagle, July 25, 2005)

Wind farm plan would supply city with cheaper cost power
(Goodland Star-News, July 01, 2005)

Hog operation plans to use wind power
(Hutchinson News, May 18, 2005)

Goodland Contracts for wind power (PDF, 130 kb)
Page 2 (PDF, 558 kb)
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 25, 2005)

Wind towers to generate power (PDF)
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 18, 2005)

Dodge City willing to go with the wind - Weighs power play
(Hutchinson News, January 12, 2005)


Talks of coal upstage wind energy
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 22, 2004)

Sattler: Cash Cow in the wind?
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 18, 2004)

Resident pushing wind energy
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 16, 2004)

Wind farm closer to reality for Spearville
(Hutchinson News, October 15, 2004)

Suber: Compromise is feasible on tallgrass, towers
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 3, 2004)
(Registration required)

Suber: Kansas to have its wind towers and tallgrass, too
(Newton Kansan, August 26, 2004)

Governor tours Gray County
(Garden City Telegram, August 25, 2004)

Seeing green in Gray
(Hutchinson News, August 25, 2004)

Spearville wind farm project on hold until tax credit legislation is renewed
(Dodge City Globe, May 5, 2004)


Gray Co. Wind Farm may get 27 more wind turbines
(Hutchinson News, October 17, 2003)

Wind talk highlight of tour
(Garden City Telegram, October 16, 2003)
(Registration may be required to view.)

Southern Kansas bending to pressure for wind farms
(Pratt Tribune, October 3, 2003)

Ford County Commission Unanimously approves Spearville conditional use permit
(Dodge City Globe, September 16, 2003)

Spearville considering wind farm
(Kansas City Star, April 26, 2003)

Spearville considering wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, April 26, 2003)

Company proposes Spearville wind farm
(Dodge City Globe, April 25, 2003)

City approves wind farm feasibility study
(Winfield Courier, March 24, 2003)

Lenexa firm signs Larned to wind-power contract
(Kansas City Business Journal, March 21, 2003)

Larned considers small wind farm
(Hutchinson News, March 19, 2003)

Wind farm has breathed life into Montezuma
(Wichita Eagle, March 16, 2003)

(Wind) Industry plans up in the air
(Hutchinson News, February 17, 2003)

Schuster to present 'Harvest the Wind' program
(Newton Kansan, February 17, 2003)

Wind Farm To Be Built in Western Kansas
(SolarAccess.com, February 17, 2003)

New wind farm in the works
(Garden City Telegram, February 5, 2003)

Leoti abuzz as word of possible wind farm site surfaces
(Colby Free Press, February 5, 2003)

Wichita County to house new wind farm
(Hutchinson News, February 4, 2003)


Wind power gives Aquila breath of fresh air in bad year
(Kansas City Business Journal, December 27, 2002)

Wind farm company showing interest in Wichita County
(Garden City Telegram, December 11, 2002)

Guymon wind power meeting draws large crowd
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, March 25, 2002)

Oberlin-Decatur Development Group Plans 'wind farm'
(The Oberlin Herald, February 13, 2002)


Energy blows in from wind farm
(Topeka Capital-Journal, December 31, 2001)

Gray County Wind Farm officially dedicated
(The Southwest Daily Times, December 19, 2001)

Farm harvests prairie winds for 'long-term advantages'
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, December 19, 2001)

Graves in awe of wind farm
(Garden City Telegram, December 18, 2001)

Graves dedicates wind farm
(Salina Journal, December 18, 2001)

Wind Energy: a Green Harvest of Electricity
(Powermarketers.com, December 17, 2001) (reprint of Atlanta Journal-Constitution article)

Wind farm breathes new life into rural area
(Farm and Auction (.com), December 13, 2001)

Editorial: SE Kansas wind farm proof of a still-untapped resource
(Hays Daily News, December 7, 2001)

Montezuma finds new crop to farm: wind
(The Wichita Eagle, December 1, 2001)

Harnessing the Kansas wind
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, November 10, 2001)

Wind farm contract worries some
(Hays Daily News, November 11, 2001)

Wind farms to generate dollars
(Garden City Telegram, October 23, 2001)

Conference addresses future of wind energy in Kansas
(Dodge City Globe, October 23, 2001)

Wind energy conference planned for Monday
(Dodge City Globe, October 16, 2001)

Gray County wind farm has impact
(Colby Free Press, September 5, 2001)

Wind farm breathes life in Gray County
(Topeka Capital-Journal, September 5, 2001)

Wind Farm Begins Producing Electricity
(The Joplin (MO) Globe, August 23, 2001)

Wind farm begins operation
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, August 22, 2001)

FPL Energy powers up in Kansas
(The South Florida Business Journal, August 21, 2001)

WINDFALL for Montezuma
(Hutchinson News, August 5, 2001)

Energy soon blowing in the wind in Montezuma
(Garden City Telegram, May 29, 2001)

Wind farm to harness power of nature
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, May 27, 2001)

UtiliCorp to buy power from area wind farm
(Liberal Southwest Daily Times, March 25, 2001)

Gray county hopes to harness wind
(Garden City Telegram, March 16, 2001)

UtiliCorp to buy power produced at Kansas wind farm
(Kansas City Star, March 14, 2001)

Flint Hills


El Dorado continues to work on agreements for wind turbine
(El Dorado Times, May 18, 2011)

Gov. Brownback defends decision to expand wind-free zone in Flint Hills
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 18, 2011)

Editorial: Arbitrary move
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 18, 2011)

Editorial: Shield the Flint Hills
(Wichita Eagle, May 10, 2011)

Wind farm agreement wise
(Winfield Courier, May 8, 2011)

Deal limits Flint Hills wind farm expansion
(Wichita Eagle, May 7, 2011)

Brownback widens shield on Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 6, 2011)

Brownback expands area to keep out commercial wind farms
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 6, 2011)

City gets update on wind turbine project problems
(El Dorado Times, March 9, 2011)


Nature, energy interests clash in Flint Hills symposium at KU
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 6, 2010)

El Dorado receives wind turbine update
(El Dorado Times, Oct. 7, 2010)


Kansas Supreme Court upholds ban on commercial wind farms in scenic Flint Hills
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 31, 2009)

Kansas Supreme Court rules against wind farms
(Associated Press, Oct. 31, 2009)

Wind Farm Envy
(Peabody Gazette-Bulletin, July 22, 2009)

Local groups team up to provide tour of wind farm
(Winfield Courier, Feb. 12, 2009)


Wind: The Power. The Promise. The Business
(Business Week, August 14, 2008)


State's largest farm of its kind reduces energy costs
(Topeka Capital-Journal, November 28, 2006)

Wind farm funds
(El Dorado Times, October 25, 2006)

Elk River wind farm money plan
(El Dorado Times, July 3, 2006)

Prairie property owners harness energy
(El Dorado Times, May 15, 2006)

Flint Hills wind farm sparks controversy
(Channel 49 ABC News, Topeka, May 12, 2006)

Elk River Wind Farm to be dedicated
(El Dorado Times, May 8, 2006)

Officials prepare report on wind power 'no' vote
(Manhattan Mercury, March 21, 2006, Registration required)

Action expected next week on wind farms
(Manhattan Mercury, March 14, 2006, Registration required)

Wabaunsee judge wants the facts
(Manhattan Mercury, March 10, 2006, Registration required)


Wind farm project nears completion
(El Dorado Times, Nov. 8, 2005)

Wind-power turbines on line
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Oct. 19, 2005)

A treasure for tourism
Report encourages state to tap prairie on the plains
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 28, 2005)

City, county get in on the winds of change
(Winfield Courier, August 17, 2005)

Wind farm makes progress
(El Dorado Times, August 15, 2005)

Wind Farm Debate Heats Up
(Junction City Daily Union, August 09, 2005)

Wind Farm Future Uncertain
(Junction City Daily Union, August 07, 2005)

Wind farm trucks asked to stay off county roads
(Winfield Courier. COM, August 01, 2005)

Wind farm construction generates controversy in Butler County
(Lawrence Journal-World, July 18, 2005)

Wind farm construction fans divisions in Butler County
(Wichita Eagle, July 17, 2005)

They’re blowing hot and cold on wind farms
(The Kansas City Star, August 07, 2005)
(Registration required)

Wind farm trucks asked to stay off county roads
(Winfield Courier. COM, August 01, 2005)

Wind farm fuels debate
(The Kansas City Star, July 25, 2005)
(Registration required)

DAVIS: County may pass rules for wind farms
(Arkansas City Traveler, July 21, 2005)

EDITORIAL - Blowin’ in the wind
(Winfield Courier, July 21, 2005)

DAVIS: County mulls rule for wind farm projects
(Winfield Courier, July 20, 2005)

Winds of change
(The Joplin Globe, July 17, 2005)

In Our View: Wind farm promises clean energy
(The Joplin Globe, May 25, 2005)

Wind farm work fans Flint Hills debate
(Wichita Eagle, May 23, 2005)

County issues permit for windfarm work
(Augusta Gazette, May 12, 2005)

Judge dismisses wind farm suit
(Augusta Gazette, May 09, 2005)

Wind farm to generate gains for power firm (Scotsman.Com, April 5, 2005)

ScottishPower faces American lawsuits over wind farm bid
(Scotland (UK) on Sunday, March 13, 2005)

Farmers, developers clash over wind farms
(Harris News Service, March 9, 2005)

Wind farm draws new lawsuits
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 24, 2005)

Complaint against Butler County Commissioners (PDF), Filed Feb. 18, 2005

Editorial: Flint Hills don't need propellers
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 20, 2005)

In our view: Wind power needed
(Joplin (MO) Globe, Feb. 15, 2005)

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Kan. Wind Farm
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 12, 2005)

Wind farm supporters to have day in court
(Manhattan Mercury, February 1, 2005) (Registration Required to view)

Wind farm debate continues
(Kansas State Collegian, February 1, 2005)

Empire probes power options
Wind-farm deal designed as one step toward expanding capabilities
(Joplin (MO) Globe, Jan. 29, 2005)

Lawsuit seeks to stop wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, Jan. 27, 2005)

Alliance seeks to halt Flint Hills wind farm
(Dodge City Globe, Jan. 27, 2005)

Wind energy farm projects on hold
(Manhattan Mercury, January 20, 2005)
(Registration Required to view)

Flint Hills may not get wind of power plan
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 15, 2005)

Goal: Intensify wind energy
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 15, 2005) (Registration required)

Sebelius pushes renewable energy
(Hutchinson News, January 15, 2005)

Governor's wind policy calls for restraint in Flint Hills
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 14, 2005)


Projects touted as windfall to state
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 27, 2004)

County planning adds wind farms to zoning
(Abilene Reflector-Chronicle, Dec. 23, 2004)

Wind farm proposal advances
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 18, 2004)

Butler Co. wind farm moves ahead
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 16, 2004)

Empire signs wind energy contract
(Joplin (MO) Independent, Dec. 15, 2004)

Empire District Electric utility Signs Contract for Wind Energy (PDF)
(Empire District PR, Dec. 13, 2004)

PPM taking advantage of Kansas' wind power
(Portland (OR) Business Journal, December 13, 2004)

Editorial: Tap power of wind across Kansas prairie
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 13, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind energy debate has natural allies at odds
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 6, 2004)

Natural allies clash over wind turbines
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Dec. 6, 2004)

Wind energy debate in Kansas has natural allies at odds
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 5, 2004)

Editorial: Do groundwork on turbines
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 4, 2004)

Mesler: Wind not answer to energy insecurity
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 2, 2004)

Preservation battles profit
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 29, 2004) (Registration required)

Editorial: Wind farms - Fresh air
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 27, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind farm group eyes Cowley site
(Winfield Courier, Nov. 27, 2004)

Wind-farm plan blows into Cowley and Elk counties
(Arkansas City Traveler, Nov. 26, 2004)

Panel recommends steps to minimize wind farms
(Manhattan Mercury, Nov. 23, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind plans shift course
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 23, 2004)
(Registration required)

Editorial: Wind Direction
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 23, 2004)

Plan would limit wind energy farms
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 23, 2004)

Sebelius spurns wind turbines
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 23, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind farms OK'd
(Manhattan Mercury, Nov. 18, 2004)
(Registration required)

Tall tales and low results on the prairie
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 15, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind energy presentation
(Manhattan Mercury, Nov. 12, 2004)
(Registration required)

The Winds of Change
(Drovers Magazine, November 8, 2004)

Wind farms in the doldrums
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 28, 2004)
(Registration required)

Commissioners look to local counselor for help in lawsuit
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 15, 2004)
(Registration required)

Editorial: Kansas is losing out
(Wichita Eagle, October 11, 2004)

Riley Co. Wind farm decision delayed
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 8, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wabaunsee summoned over wind
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 8, 2004)
(Registration required)

Wind farm won't be coming to Chase County -- for now
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 6, 2004)

Wind turbines shelved
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 6, 2004) (Registration required)

County left to ponder wind farm comments
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 5, 2004)
(Registration required)

Debating the wind: County gets an earful
(Manhattan Mercury, Oct. 4, 2004)
(Registration required)

Flint Hills' future shock
Wind turbines would bring money, power... and scars
(Wichita Eagle, October 4, 2004)

Wind farm regs gain
(Manhattan Mercury, Sept. 14, 2004)
(Registration required)

Central Kansas


New wind company to expand in Wichita
(Wichita Eagle, September 7, 2011)

Wind company picks Newton for factory, hundreds of jobs
(Newton Kansan, July 18, 2011)

Newton gets wind turbine plant
(Wichita Eagle, July 15, 2011)


Hartman Arena sues over wind turbine
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 9, 2010)

Hartman sues Enertech, company will counter
(Wichita Business Journal, Nov. 8, 2010)


Newton to get wind-energy plant
(Wichita Eagle, December 10, 2009)

Logistics Park, jobs coming to Newton
(Newton Kansan, December 9, 2009)

Kansas man promoting wind industry
(Wireless Week, October 2, 2009)

Sunflower nets deal; it's dealt blow, too
(Hutchinson News, October 1, 2009)

Barber County business adds "windmill" wind generators to product line
(Pratt Tribune, September 29, 2009)

State OKs bonds to build plant in Hutch
(Lawrence Journal-World, Sept. 8, 2009)

Turbines turning again
(Salina Journal, May 9, 2009)

Siemens: Jobs, new sub-contractors on the way with Hutch plant
(Wichita Eagle, May 12, 2009)

Siemens to Build $50 Million Wind Power Factory in Kansas
(Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2009)

Hutch in running for new manufacturer
(Hutchinson News, April 25, 2009)

Sioux City competing with Kansas for turbine plant?
(Sioux City (Ia.) Journal, April 25, 2009)

Hutchinson could be site of new wind turbine plant
(Wichita Eagle, April 24, 2009)


College's wind program draws interest
(Hutchinson News, June 22, 2006)
(Registration required)

State Fair examines alternative energy options
(Hutchinson News, May 11, 2006)
(Registration required)

Windy Kansas
(Salina Journal, March 26, 2006)


County OKs zoning rules to regulate establishment of wind farms in Mac County
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 9, 2005)

County to study wind farm issue; then vote on it
(McPherson Sentinel, Nov. 2, 2005)

Everyone has an opinion about 'wind farms'
(McPherson Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2005)

Wind farm issue goes to county
(McPherson Sentinel, Oct. 18, 2005)

Wind farm opponents back at county seeking action
(McPherson Sentinel, Oct. 12, 2005)

Area residents object to the manner in which planners handled input
(McPherson Sentinel, Sept. 21, 2005)

Wind farm issue advances
(McPherson Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2005)

Wind farm issue continues to bring public comments
(McPherson Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2005)

County OKs proposal for 6-month moratorium on wind turbines
(McPherson Sentinel, August 17, 2005)

Moratorium on wind farm issue to be recommended
(McPherson Sentinel, August 16, 2005)

BPU seeks input from area customers who want option to buy power from renewable energy sources
(McPherson Sentinel, August 16, 2005)

Anderson predicts declining interest in wind energy
(McPherson Sentinel Online, August 09, 2005)

Effect of proposed wind farm on county: In favor of wind farm
(McPherson Sentinel, August 05, 2005)

Effect of proposed wind farm on county: Opposed to wind farm
(McPherson Sentinel, August 05, 2005)

Zoning board struggles with wind farm issues
(McPherson Sentinel Online, August 03, 2005)

Wind farm opponents continue to speak against plan
(McPherson Sentinel Online, August 03, 2005)

Anderson: interest in wind energy growing
(McPherson Sentinel Online, August 02, 2005)

Residents voice concerns over possibility of wind farm in county
(McPherson Sentinel Online, July 27, 2005)

McPherson residents discuss possible wind farm
(The Hutchinson News, July 19, 2005)
(Registration required)

Company looking to put wind farm near Lindsborg
(The Hutchinson News, June 25, 2005)
(Registration required)

Possible wind farm stirs Bonaville residents
(The Hutchinson News, June 21, 2005)
(Registration required)

Possibility of wind farms in the county concerns some area residents
(McPherson Sentinel, June 21, 2005)


Kansans weigh wind energy merits
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 9, 2004)


Hoisington ponders using wind power
(Hutchinson News, November 22, 2003)

Perks might boost wind production
(Hutchinson News, October 20, 2003)

Wind blows to forefront as big potential energy resource for Kansas
(Hutchinson News, October 19, 2003)

Wind-tech possibilities depend on grid system
(Hutchinson News, October 19, 2003)

Winfield could have wind farm by Nov. 2004
(Winfield Daily Courier, October 11, 2003)

County board approves draft of wind energy agreement
(Concordia Blade-Empire, Oct. 1, 2003)

Commission discusses wind farm
(Concordia Blade-Empire, Sept. 24, 2003)

Commission hears presentation on wind energy
(Concordia Blade-Empire, Sept. 4, 2003)

General Wind News

Governor signs executive order creating a group to foster wind energy in Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 28, 2010)

Kansas man uses turbines to encourage wind systems
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 27, 2010)

Wind energy could mean windfall for Kansas companies
(McClatchy News Service after Wichita Eagle, Sept. 29, 2010)

Wind power on a smaller scale carries potential
(The Kansas City Star, June 28, 2010)

Federal decision should help develop wind energy industry in Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, June 17, 2010)

Wind energy sector adds Kansas jobs
(The Kansas City Star, April 30, 2010)

Ecohawks hope to ride the wind
(The (KU) Daily Kansan, March 11, 2010)

Kansas now No. 2 in wind potential
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 21, 2010)

Kan. company sells turbines
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Feb. 4, 2010)

Wichita firm finds niche in small wind energy
(Wichita Eagle, January 20, 2010)

Report: Sounds from wind turbines not harmful
(Wichita Eagle, December 16, 2009)

Airport officials look into 'green' options
(Wichita Eagle, December 7, 2009)

Kansas City Power & Light ramps up plans for wind power
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 1, 2009)

KCP&L Wind Energy RFPs, Dec. 1, 2009

Wind Industry Faces 'Prairie Rebellion' in Kansas County
(New York Times, Nov. 5, 2009)

Homemade generator harvests wind
(Pratt Tribune, October 1, 2009)

Wind turbine plan passes
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 22, 2009)

More transmission lines needed to develop wind energy, officials say
(Lawrence Journal-World, Sept. 9, 2009)

Overland Park works on wind turbine regulations
(Johnson County Sun, August 12, 2009)

Elements of Progress: Wind (Special Section)
(Hutchinson News, February 2009)

Omaha utility OKs deal with Kansas company to buy 60 megawatts of electricity from wind farm
(Washington Examiner, July 10, 2009)

Water district pursues wind energy for plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, July 10, 2009)

Pickens paring down wind farm project
(Dallas Morning News, July 6, 2009)

Zoning: Illegitimate Issues
(Solar Today, July/August, 2009, p. 46)

Special Feature: A new crop in Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, June 19, 2009)

Study says winds dying down
(Topeka Capital-Journal, June 10, 2009)

Wind turbine techs in demand
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 2, 2009)

Future sunny for wind turbine technicians
(Kansas City Star, March 28, 2009)

Gallery: Wind Turbines of Kansas
(Wichita Eagle, March 27, 2009)

Researchers, businesses have high hope for wind
(Wichita Eagle, March 27, 2009)

Prairie chickens face new threats
(Salina Journal, March 22, 2009)

Kansas must move fast to harness wind energy boom, experts say
(Wichita Eagle, March 19, 2009)

City commission talks wind towers
(Hays Daily News, March 6, 2009)

Proposed federal wind regulations would benefit Kansas
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 24, 2009)

Renewable Energy Request for Proposals
Westar Energy, Feb. 12, 2009

Westar renews promise to pursue renewable energy
(Topeka Capital Journal, Feb. 13, 2009)

Westar aims for major boost of wind power
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 12, 2009)

Turbines turn students’ attention to science
(Kansas City Star, Jan. 20, 2009)

School to build its first wind turbine
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 18, 2009)

'Crazy' like the wind
(Hays Daily News, Jan. 17, 2009)

Schools install wind turbines
(Arkansas City Traveler, June 9, 2008)

Wind, solar exhibits popular at farm show
(Salina Journal Journal, March 30, 2008 - as found on Southwest Wind Power web-site)

KDOT taps wind for energy savings
(Topeka Capital Journal, Jan. 16, 2009)

KDOT taps wind for energy savings
(Wichita Business Journal, Jan. 16, 2009)

Tribe to pursue wind energy project
(St. Joseph News-Press, Jan. 5, 2009)

Turbine energizes students at West
(Wichita Eagle, May 19, 2006)

Wind farms spark wildlife concerns
(Wichita Eagle, May 13, 2006)

KDWP looking into how wind farms affect widllife
(Hays daily News, May 12, 2006)
(Registration required)

Location Determines Effectiveness for Wind Energy
(KU Multimedia Reporting (Kuhr-Musser), May 8, 2006)

Planned network shows potential for wind farms
(Hutchinson News, April 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Winds can get too strong for energy farms
(Hutchinson News, March 17, 2006)
(Registration required)

Plans call for wind power project north of St. Joe
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 1, 2006)
(Registration required)

Wind at forefront of energy debate
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 21, 2005)
(Registration required)

GAO calls for more oversight of wind farms
(Kansas City Star, Sept. 19, 2005)
(Registration required)

ScottishPower's PPM Energy secures 300 MW of new wind turbines
(Ecoreporter, Sept. 14, 2005)

Editorial: Wind farms can benefit Kansas
(The Kansas City Star, August 02, 2005)
(Registration required)

Wind energy enthusiasm picks up force
(Lawrence Journal-World, July 24, 2005)

Taming the deadly wind farm
(San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 19, 2004)

Research Targets High Altitude Wind Power
(SolarAccess.com, September 14, 2004)

Editorial: Kansas losing the race to harness wind
(Wichita Eagle, August 15, 2004)

Editorial: Wind
(Wichita Eagle, June 17, 2004)

Editorial: Wind direction
(Lawrence Journal-World, June 9, 2004)

EDITORIAL: WIND - Don't lose momentum
(Wichita Eagle, February 2, 2004)

Western Farm Show to offer seminars on ethanol, wind power
(Dodge City Globe, Jan. 31, 2004)

Bird killings at Altamont Pass
(San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 13, 2004)

New wind farm seen as model for future of wind energy
(Dodge City Globe, January 10, 2004)

Editorial: Wrong spot (De Soto Wind farm)
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 18, 2003)

Martin Hawver: Why Interfere with Propery Owners?
(Wichita Eagle, September 30, 2003)

Suhay: Wrong winded
(Christian Science Monitor, June 20, 2003)

Editorial: Promising - Wind energy might help Wichita prosper
(Wichita Eagle, June 17, 2003)

Komanoff: Wind Power Must Be Visible
(Providence Journal reprinted at Common Dreams web-site, June 10, 2003)

Public shot tonight at county wind farm regs
(Manhattan Mercury, Sept. 13, 2004)
(Registration required)

McGee: Don't sacrifice land's power, beauty for minimal energy
(Kansas City Star, September 5, 2004)(Registration required)

States: Renewable resources can fuel economies in rural communities
(Kansas City Star, September 5, 2004) (Registration required)

Wind Turbine Development (PDF - 1.7 MB)
(Chase County Leader-News, Sept. 2, 2004)

Wind farm renditions: adjusting for scale
(Manhattan Mercury, August 6, 2004) (Registration required)

Wind farm suit filed in Wabaunsee County
(Manhattan Mercury, August 6, 2004) (Registration required)

A squall arises over wind power in Kansas
(Kansas City Star, August 2, 2004) (Registration required)

Wind energy debate shifts
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 11, 2004) (Registration required)

Operators concerned wind towers would destroy serenity in Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 11, 2004)
(Registration required)

Lawrence wind power company biding time on Flint Hills project
(Lawrence Journal-World, July 11, 2004)

Wabaunsee says no to wind farms
(Manhattan Mercury, June 28, 2004)

War over wind whips through Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, June 14, 2004)

Wind energy task force: Report serves as model
(Hutchinson News, June 12, 2004)

Task force grapples with wind farm development as deadline nears
(Dodge City Globe, April 17, 2004)

Wind farm rules elusive
Task force weighs five suggestions in advance of May 31 deadline
(Topeka Capital-Journal, April 17, 2004)

Task force hopes to harness wind energy, prairie debate
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 16, 2004)

Task force grapples with wind farm development as deadline nears
(Kansas City Star, April 16, 2004)
(Registration required)

Embracing the wind
(Manhattan Mercury, March 27, 2004)

Senate rejects wind farm ban
(Salina Journal, March 24, 2004)

No stopping the wind
(Manhattan Mercury, March 9, 2004)
(Registration required)

County claims lead on wind projects
(El Dorado Times, March 9, 2004)

Kansas' wind power on standby
Turbines in Flint Hills await state study
(Kansas City Star, February 4, 2004)
(Registration is required to view.)

Wind farm bill would stop development in Flint Hills
(Wichita Eagle, January 29, 2004)

Site picked for wind farm near Winfield
(Winfield Courier, Jan. 24, 2004)

Suber: Today's windmills are very different
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 23, 2004)

Chairman backs away from proposal to end wind power tax break
(Wichita Eagle, January 22, 2004)

Bill could 'kill' wind energy efforts in state
Committee to consider eliminating property tax break for equipment
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 21, 2004)

Turbine survey data questioned
K-State got input from 21 percent of registered property owners
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 5, 2004)


Flint Hills wind farm to be considered
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 28, 2003)

No easy answers
Although Kansas seems a prime spot for harnessing wind for power, supporters, opponents of the idea at drawing lines in the sand
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Dec. 27, 2003)

Butler Co. approves wind farm -- again
(Wichita Eagle, December 17, 2003)

EDITORIAL - Throwing caution to the wind farms
(Winfield Courier, December 17, 2003)

Commercial wind farms will be discussed by county again
(El Dorado Times, December 8, 2003)

Butler Co. judge rejects wind farm approval
(Wichita Eagle, November 25, 2003)

One of two wind farm lawsuits withdrawn
(El Dorado Times, November 19, 2003)

WINDCHILL: Opponents like wind farms . . . elsewhere
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 2, 2003)

Companies set collective sights on Riley County for wind farm
(Kansas State University Collegian, Oct. 31, 2003)

Detailed rules on turbines are OK'd
(El Dorado Times, Oct. 30, 2003)

Wind farm guidelines get Butler Co. OK
(Wichita Eagle, October 29, 2003)

County to consider wind farm zoning changes
(El Dorado Times, Oct. 27, 2003)

Editorial: The beautiful Flint Hills -- Let's be careful
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 27, 2003)

Adviser says (Wabaunsee) county needs land-use plan
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 18, 2003)

AUDIO: Wind Power in Kansas' Flint Hills
("Up To Date", KCUR, 89.3 FM, October 16, 2003)
NOTE: This is an audio link for a radio program - you will need Windows Media Player to listen.

Winfield could have wind farm by Nov. 2004
(Winfield Courier, October 11, 2003)

Southern Kansas bending to pressure for wind farms
(Pratt Tribune, October 3, 2003)

Wabaunsee County tables wind power proposal again
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 19, 2003)

Group opposes wind turbines
Banker Sabatini, others worry about ecosystem in Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 19, 2003)

Vote likely on Butler wind farm guidelines
(Wichita Eagle, September 17, 2003)

Wind farms on county agenda once again
(El Dorado Times, September 16, 2003)

Turbines reap 'year-round crop'
Farmer eager to harvest profits
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 16, 2003)

Wind Farms -- Controversy in the air
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 24, 2003)

Stubbs: Wind farms have no business being in Flint Hills
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 22, 2003)

Editorial: Promising - Wind energy might help Wichita prosper
(Wichita Eagle, June 17, 2003)

'Wind farm' may be coming to area
(Coffeyville Journal, May 23, 2003)

County reps 'explore' wind farm in Gray County
(Hillsboro Free Press, May 14, 2003)

Timeline set for wind farm suits
(El Dorado Times, April 15, 2003)

Suits on wind farms move on
(El Dorado Times, April 8, 2003)

County group OKs rules for wind farms
(El Dorado Times, April 7, 2003)

Wind farm issue before planners
(El Dorado Times, March 25, 2003)

City approves wind farm feasibility study
(Winfield Courier, March 24, 2003)

EDITORIAL - Be skeptical about a wind farm
(Winfield Courier, March 18, 2003)

Windfield? Firm wants wind farm here
(Windfield Courier, March 14, 2003)

Zilkha approved for Oklahoma wind farm project
(El Dorado Times, March 4, 2003)

County sued for wind farm decisions
(El Dorado Times, March 3, 2003)

(Wind) Industry plans up in the air
(Hutchinson News, Feb. 17, 2003)

County's wind farm application ban ends
(El Dorado Times, Feb. 14, 2003)

Project could span 8,000 acres of prairie
(Wichita Eagle, February 6, 2003)

One wind farm approved; another denied
(El Dorado Times, January 30, 2003)

One wind farm gets OK from Butler Co.
(Wichita Eagle, January 29, 2003)

Showdown nears for wind farms
(El Dorado Times, January 27, 2003)

County boards consider wind farm guidelines
(El Dorado Times, January 16, 2003)

Moratorium on wind farms gets 30-day extension
(El Dorado Times, January 15, 2003)

Answer to energy needs may be blowin' in the wind
(Hillsboro Free Press, Jan. 14, 2003)

Butler County defers wind-farm decisions
(Wichita Eagle, January 14, 2003)

Flint Hills residents divided over wind farm plans
(Dodge City Globe, Jan. 11, 2003)

Possibility of electricity-producing wind farms in Flint Hills divides residents
(Kansas City Star, January 10, 2003)

Wind farm proposals sent to commission
(El Dorado Times, January 9, 2003)

Wind farm proposals clear Butler Co. hurdle
(Wichita Eagle, January 8, 2003)

Butler Co. will review wind farm proposals
(Wichita Eagle, January 7, 2003)

Suber: You can't stop the wind power
(Newton Kansan, January 2, 2003)


Wind farm firm made payments to official
(Wichita Eagle, December 12, 2002)

Shriver responds to conflict claim
(El Dorado Times, Dec. 11, 2002)

Official says no conflict in deal on wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, December 7, 2002)

Wind farm firm made payments to official
(Wichita Eagle, December 12, 2002)

Firms not giving up on Butler Co. wind farm plan
(Wichita Eagle, November 28, 2002)

Butler Co. to hear another wind farm proposal
(Wichita Eagle, November 25, 2002)

Companies have plans to build wind farms
(Topeka Capital-Journal, November 24, 2002)

Official says no conflict in deal on wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, December 7, 2002)

Commissioner has deal with wind farm company
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 7, 2002)

Editorial: Wind-Talkers
(Lawrence Journal-World, December 6, 2002)

Editorial: Butler County balks at wind farm
(Winfield Courier, December 2, 2002)

Editorial: Windfarms -- Protect the prairie
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 1, 2002)

Firms not giving up on Butler Co. wind farm plan
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 28, 2002)

Butler Co. to hear another wind farm proposal
(Wichita Eagle, November 25, 2002)

Companies have plans to build wind farms
(Topeka Capital-Journal, November 24, 2002)

Company considers wind farm
(McCook (NE) Daily Gazette, November 21, 2002)

Cash in the wind
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 18, 2002)

Butler County approves wind farm
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 8, 2002)

Butler County closer to bringing electricity-generating windmills to southeast Kansas
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 8, 2002)

Leon wind farm step closer to reality
(Colby Free Press, November 8, 2002)

Butler County closer to starting wind farm (Leon)
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 8, 2002)

Martin: It isn't all about the wind
(Topeka Capital-Journal, November 7, 2002)

County to discuss wind farms
(Manhattan Mercury, Nov. 7, 2002)

Wind farm moves ahead with approval by Butler planners
(Wichita Eagle, November 7, 2002)

Firm withdraws wind energy proposal
(Dodge City Globe, Nov. 1, 2002)

A Texas firm decides against building Rosalia wind farm
(Colby Free Press, Nov. 1, 2002)

Firm pulls proposal to set up wind farm
(Wichita Eagle, October 31, 2002)

Wichita Eagle Editorial: Renewable Energy
(Hays Daily News, October 14, 2002)

Wichita Eagle Editorial: Wind Energy
(Dodge City Globe, October 12, 2002)

Editorial: Location: Wind energy offers promise - if carefully sited
(Wichita Eagle, October 5, 2002)

Butler County delays wind farm vote
(Wichita Eagle, October 2, 2002)

Wind farms polarize Butler County
(Wichita Eagle, September 30, 2002)

Montgomery: In the Mideast of wind energy
(Hays Daily News, August 25, 2002)

Wetzel: Wind farms will not disrupt the Flint Hills area
(Kansas City Star, August 18, 2002)

Hoy: Wind farms will jeopardize majestic prairies
(Kansas City Star, August 18, 2002)

Walker: Harvesting wind -- reality and misperceptions
(Topeka Capital-Journal, August 17, 2002)

Wind energy could be challenging but profitable
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, August 15, 2002)

Patton: Sacrificing Flint Hills for power
(Topeka Capital-Journal, August 3, 2002)

Windmill plan draws protests
(Manhatten Mercury, June 30, 2002)

Wind power pleases some, worries others
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, June 24, 2002)

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