In what appears to be more good news for Kiowa County, the much discussed and long awaited construction of affordable housing in Eads is on the verge of getting started. One might say that, on a scale of continuum, the project is approaching the end of the Beginning Stage. Given all the energy and effort it took to get here, that’s a pretty good place to be.
Mr. Stum originally wrote a letter to the editor, titled “I have seen the enemy, and it is us”, which ran in the February 28, 2017 issue. The following week, two letters were submitted in response, both of which are referenced in the letter below. One Letter to the Editor was submitted by Mr. Healy, titled “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”. The other letter was submitted by Mr. Lovett.
There are a handful of mainstream issues in this nation that engender strong feelings among people, on both sides, and the freedom to express our disagreements is one of the beauties of living in a democracy. When we express those disagreements in ways that are mature, civil, reasonable and respectful of the other person’s right to an opinion--even when the opinion opposes that of others--the dialogue is elevated, and the community benefits, as a whole.
On March, 7th, 2018 the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a missing teenaged female from Ohio. The teen was thought to be possibly traveling to Eads from Ohio.
In the weeks between now and the primaries on June 26th, the Independent will be publishing one to two profiles each week of the gubernatorial candidates from both parties. With a total of 18 candidates running from both parties, it’s a tall order. But, stick with us, and we’ll “get ‘er done”, as they say.
If the name Walker Stapleton sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. Stapleton is in his second term as Colorado State Treasurer, a position he won by ousting Democrat incumbent Carey Kennedy. However, for many political junkies and Republican Party enthusiasts, Stapleton’s claim-to-fame is three fold: not only is he State Treasurer, his great-grandfather was Benjamin Stapleton for whom Stapleton Airport was named. (Yup, that Stapleton). And he’s also second cousin to George W. Bush. (Uh, yup. Those Bushes.)