Safe Routes to School Project

The City of Colby was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project, which includes repairing and constructing sidewalks and ramps to ensure students have a safe route to walk/bike to and from school.  The Safe Routes to School work will take place on the following streets: 
*  South side of 5th Street from Chickamauga to Range
*  North side of 5th Street from Range to French
*  East side of Grant from 2nd Street to Plum

You can click here to see more information and a map of the proposed work.

   Congratulations Colby! 

          We are one of the safest places to live in Kansas!

Safe Choice Security has placed Colby on its list of 14 safest cities in Kansas.  For families and businesses attempting to relocate, sorting through statistical data about crime rates, education, local economy and other factors can be daunting.  Safe Choice Security has attempted to ease this process by compiling a detailed and descriptive list of the Safest Cities in Kansas.

Safe Choice Security referenced their own databases with those of the FBI and local police departments, comparing over 300 cities in Kansas in order to bring you their list of the 14 safest cities in Kansas.  Below is what they published about Colby.

Colby, KS

Colby is the county seat of Thomas County in Kansas. With a population of just over 5,000, the city is known for its beautiful natural and touristic attractions, including the Villa High Lake, Fike Park, and the Colby Aquatic Park. The Colby Police Department organizes regular patrols, engages in community policing activities, and supports educational and learning activities for its citizens. In January 2007, the department seized $3.7 million dollars in drug forfeiture funds, which have contributed greatly to its technological and training advancements. Officers are provided specialized training and work in partnership with external agencies to keep the city safe throughout the year.

Population: 5,466

Violent Crimes per 1000: 2.2

Property Crimes per 1000: 24.52

Crime Index: 30

Safer than 30% of US cities

Click on the link below to see the complete list.

We should all appreciate the various public organizations,  our police department, our public schools and city council and administration who all work together to make Colby a great place to live!

You can access the District Calendar now on your smart devices using this QR code.  It is in a Google calendar format.

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