Clicking on the button below will open the February 2021 edition of the KPP newsletter entitled "Lightning Round." Although the total costs are still being calculated for the recent cold snap - the newsletter does contain some insight into the matter.
In Kansas, 43.3% of electricity comes from wind, 31.9% from coal, 19.5% from nuclear, and 5.1% from gas.
What do the SPP levels mean? See below:
More information about the levels may be found in the document linked below, starting on page 27.
Dates to remember
City Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day.
President's Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. However, even though it is a federal holiday the states are free to name it what they want, and/or decide if they even want to observe it. As it turns out, Kansas is one of the state's that observes it as President's Day. Below is a screenshot of the legal holidays observed in Kansas.
Like in Kansas, many states observe the third Monday of February as President's Day, whereas in other states it is observed as Presidents' Day. Whereas in still other states, it is known as Washington's Birthday or George Washington's Birthday/President's Day.
Utahns (people from Utah) observe a Washington and Lincoln Day.
Arizonians observe a Lincoln/Washington/President's Day
Alabamans have a George Washington/Thomas Jefferson Birthday day.
Arkansans (or Arkansawyers if you prefer) observe a George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day.
Georgians recognize Washington's Birthday on Christmas Eve.
New Mexicans recognize Washington's Birthday on the day after Thanksgiving.
And then there is Indiana, and whether they call themselves Hoosiers, Indianans, or something entirely different, it cannot explain why they may observe Washington's Birthday on Christmas Eve, the day after Christmas, the day after Thanksgiving, the third Monday in February, or really any day of a year. (according to some sources)
In 2018, the IndyStar reported:
"Under Indiana law enacted in 1972, the governor can move the observance of state holidays to any other day of the year. If the governor doesn’t act, the holiday falls on the date set by the legislature. Since 1989, the only exception to that law is Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, which must be observed on the third Monday in January."
"According to Ashley Hungate, Director of Communications for the State Personnel Dept., both president's birthdays have been recognized separately by state employees since 1947 and have been observed near the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays since 1979."
For soccer this year the SM rec is going to use the same idea we use for flag football. Hopefully this allows for a more exciting soccer experience than what we’ve had in the past by having more and larger teams. If this doesn’t work out as we hope it will we can return to our city league next season. Practices will still be in Saint Marys with our own coaches and players. But sign ups will be through https://apm.activecommunities.com/wamegorecreation for K-5.
For 6-12 we will go through the Crossroads organization. I’m not positive how this will look for sure. We may be able to do the same thing and stay more local. But that will probably depend on the organization and the number of participants.
That link is https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=93751&Type=PLAYER
Thank you. And as always if you have questions my number is 785-207-1023
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