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Commission coverage

So here I sit at the Great Plains Nature Center, waiting the last few minutes before the start of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting.

Over about four hours this afternoon and probably a couple this evening we’ll hear reports from agency biologists and state park officials. Hopefully there will be quite a few comments made by the public. Far too often few of the public attend the meetings.

We’ll see what happens. I’ve been to commission meetings where emotional members of the public were almost in tears and others where I think a commissioner or two nodded off.

But both are rare extremes. The majority of the times the commissioners are super-attentive and the public quite polite.

We’re about to get started.