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Nearly every week for the past two years, I run across someone who tells me how much they love the Kiowa County Independent and that they greatly enjoy the original content that has quickly become our trademark.  But, they also say, “Please slow down, don’t write so much because you’re going to run out of things to say!” 

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AG COMMITTEE HEARS TESTIMONY VOTES DOWN COUNTRY OF ORIGIN BILL - Rep Becker says, “This puts us in a terrible position."

Cattle - Photo by Jody Johnson Buck

The debate over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is an international issue that has been argued everywhere from the World Trade Organization to NAFTA negotiations to the floor of the United States Congress.  Four times the WTO has ruled against the United States, disallowing the practice of Country of Origin Labeling on American beef.  It was only after the fourth and final ruling that the U.S. Congress voted in 2015 to lift the COOL requirement, thus ending a two year period that COOL had been in place.  

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EADS ELEMENTARY NAMED NATIONAL TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Last week the Colorado Department of Education contacted Glenn Smith, Superintendent of Eads Schools, to inform him the Eads Elementary School had been named as a National Title I Distinguished School for the State of Colorado for the second year in a row. Only two schools in the entire state were designated with the award. No school has received the award twice.

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PHONE, COMPUTER SCAMS MORE CLEVER AND COSTLY

Recently, a somewhat elderly and very distraught woman walked into the office of Sean Lening, President of the Kiowa County National Bank in Eads. She told him that she’d received a phone call. Her grandson had been arrested; he was in jail and needed her to send $1500 right away.

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GARDNER DEFENDS STATES’ RIGHTS BLASTS SESSIONS, TRUMP FROM FLOOR OF SENATE

Last week, from the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) had harsh words for both United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump for reversing the policy on legal marijuana enforcement, despite both men having given earlier repeated assurances that the issue was not going to be addressed.

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