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Seg. 1: Updates On KCI's Single-Terminal Transition. Seg. 2: Fire Season In Southwest Kansas.

Bryan Thompson
Harvest Public Media
Wildfires in 2017 charred more than 461,000 acres of land in Clark County, Kansas. Dry, windy conditions have persisted in the lead-up to this year's fire season, says the mayor the county seat, Ashland.

Segment 1: With an understanding in place, city officials and airport developer work on next steps at KCI.

Last month Kansas City officials and the developer of the planned single-terminal setup, Edgemoor, put a memorandum of understanding in place, but negotiations and planning continue. Today, we got an update on the potential timeline and project costs.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:40: Preparing for wildfire season in western Kansas.

Last year, wildfires in Ashland, Kansas, were so devastating the town was evacuated. With fire season just getting started this year, we found out how residents and ranchers are handling the consequences of another dry, windy year.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.