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A resort grows among the trees along Milford Reservoir

Acorns Resort thriving as only resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir. Amenities range from primitive camping to cabins that can sleep 12 and a full convention center.

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Rebuilding ranches after the wildfire could take a lifetime

Mile after mile, ragweed and other plants brushed the sides of Greg Gardiner’s pickup as he piloted pastures lined with sandy tracks engulfed in green. In places, jungles of wild sunflowers up to 5 feet tall grew where, three months ago, just sand and ash had stretched for as far as the eye could see.

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A resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir

Acorns Resort at Milford Reservoir is probably Kansas' nicest, and largest, lodging facility on a major reservoir. Mike Harris, owner, describes what he thinks makes Acorns Resort special. (Video by Mike Pearce / The Wichita Eagle)
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