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CLCEC Announces Main Stage Line Up At The Bash

Maine Street Bash
It’s coming folks!  The Maine Street Bash is right around the corner. 

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Second Annual 4th of July Kids Parade is Grassroots Led

Mr and Mrs 4th of July
Here at the Independent we have been talking a lot about how a community can make a quality of life for its citizens.  Quality of life is one of the top reasons people move to small towns---and certainly why they stay.  Of course, there are many schools of thought on how to develop this type of lifestyle--- from relying on good government leadership, to strong volunteerism, to groups working collaboratively. 

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Audrey Johnson: A Shining Star...and Then Some.

Audrey Johnson
In 2009, when Audrey Johnson returned to Colorado and settled in Kiowa County, she started looking for a job. The only position available was with the Department of Social Services (DSS), so she applied and was hired.  All she thought she was getting was just that: a job.

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The trail from Lonesome Dove, Part 3

Jeff C. Campbell
J. Evetts Haley’s 1936 biography, Charles Goodnight, Cowman and Plainsman, U. of OK Press, is about the only book that details the life and partnership of Goodnight and Loving. I’m sure there are others that touch on their lives and probably influenced McMurtry’s novel, but it’s the next good place to start looking for the connections to Colorado and how they fit into the Montana Trail story.

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#Juneteenth

Indy Op Ed
Happy Juneteenth! This past year, I have been blessed enough to be educated by Southern communities on tradition, diversity, and culture. With growing up in the Midwest, I am familiar with the lifestyle and culture we were fed but was unable to learn further. I consider Juneteenth as the ‘Lacuna’ in our history books; or the missing piece.

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