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STORIES FROM RECENT STORM SPEAK OF STAGGERING LOSS

Cows Perished in Spring Snowstorm
The rain started Friday afternoon.

A day or two before, the National Weather Service had begun issuing a “Special Weather Statement” that warned of a significant storm system heading in the direction of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The heaviest impact was predicted for the region south of Highway 50 where some areas could receive as much as 10 to 12 inches of snow.

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SAND CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: A RETROSPECTIVE

10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre Ntaional Historic Site
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE SAND CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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Update on Crash Victim that was Transferred to Hospital in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Hospital Helps Kiowa County Crash Victim
On the morning of Friday, April 14th, the Kiowa County Independent reported that a 3 vehicle accident had occurred on Highway 287 north of Eads.  Two semi-trucks had been involved along with a pickup truck.  Later that day, the Kiowa County coroner confirmed there had been one fatality.  A second victim, the driver of one of the semi-trucks, had been transferred to a hospital in Colorado Springs.

Given where Eads is located and the volume of traffic that passes every day, there is no shortage of traffic accidents with victims frequently being transferred to a hospital along the Front Range.  And, typically, that is where the story ends.  We, as a community, become familiar with the tragedy, sometimes even the details involved.  But what we rarely learn is the outcome of those people who experienced injury—at times, great injury—within the borders of this county we call home. 

In some odd way, that connects us to those victims, even if we never know their names, and leaves a feeling of something unfinished when we have no idea if their lives turned out all right.

Not so, this time.  This time, the story has a little bit of closure.  One could almost say…almost, that is…that it was a sad story that had a happy ending.

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Fred Turner describing flying during the Dream Big Event in Eads

Dream Big in Eads

Fred Turner describes going into that "wild blue yonder" during Dream Big Eads

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A Worthy Trail

Sand Creek Massacre - Arapahoe and Cheyenne Chiefs
In the thousands upon thousands of years that stories have been told, the most enduring and powerful story is that of “the quest”.  Simply put, a hero hears “the call” to go out into the world in search of a thing of great value. It may be something that has never been discovered before; then again, it may be something that was once possessed but has been lost and must be found again.  While on his journey, the hero encounters great obstacles that would overcome many, if not all, other people. 

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