Kiowa County Hospital District Prepares for Future Health Care Facilities

In the last few months, a great deal of behind-the-scenes work has been going on at the Kiowa County Hospital District located in Eads. When new CEO Beth Bell arrived at the beginning of the year there was also a hospital board with several new members who tasked her to explore ways to improve the aging facilities and infrastructure within the district.

Wagons, Ho! A Modern Expedition into the High Plains

We’re back!

This year’s fairs, festivals, and rodeos calendar of events has filled up and the Kiowa County Independent joins the crowd with our 2023 special edition honoring summertime on the High Plains of southeastern Colorado.

This year’s edition, Wagons Ho! A Modern Expedition into the High Plains, is devoted to the premiere historic sites and events unique to this part of the state.

Whether readers live in the area or are tourists looking for an authentic Colorado experience, the full color, glossy stock magazine style publication will continue to capture imaginations with our traditional expertise in storytelling and photography from the region’s best artists.

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A New Day, A Better Way, Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo a Success

September 19, 2023
The Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo, held from September 7th to 10th, 2023, was a success, drawing attendees from all over the county, neighboring areas, and brought folks back to Kiowa County who grew up here. With the theme “A New Day, A Better Way,” this year’s fair was a testament to the dedication and hard work of the organizers and volunteers.

John Martin Dam: 75 Years of History

September 19, 2023
The following story mainly comes from an article I wrote for the Bent County Democrat in 1998 following weeks of research.

Educational Excellence in Cheyenne Wells: Meet the New Leaders

September 19, 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the leadership of a school district plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of students as well as the community. Cheyenne Wells School is fortunate to welcome two seasoned administrators, Corey Doss and Larry Brady, who bring a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to excellence in education.

Business Directory

Barnett Construction LLC

Kyle Barnett, Contractor
(719) 940-3031
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Basements, Flatwork, Remodel, New Build

Bison Title Company

Closings, Title Insurance, Escrows
121 South Main • Lamar, Colorado
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(719) 336-2242

Cheyenne County Veterans Service Office

Jim Kliesen, VSO Officer
Call: (719) 342-3840 or (719) 349-0027
Hours: M-F from 8:00 AM to Noon

Detailed Solutions Auto Detailing

Paul and Raina Lucero
(719) 691-8276

Farm Bureau Peterson Payne Agency

Lori Peterson: (719) 336-7000
Lamar, CO

J&S Graphics

Tyndan Marquez, Owner
(719) 691-2501
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KH Painting Drywall & Seamless Gutters

Kevin Hartman, Owner
Lamar, CO
(719) 336-3181

Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation

PO Box 250
Eads, CO 81036
(719) 438-2200

Kiowa County Transit Services

To schedule, contact: (719) 438-5810
Kiowa County Commissioners

Kiowa County Veterans Service Office

Janelle Crow: (719) 438-5860
1305 Goff St. • Eads, CO

Pine Tree Car Wash

Marty Barnett, Owner
900 South Wansted (Hwy 287)
Eads, CO
(719) 940-3030

Precision Home and Lawn

Moe Sagner, Owner
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(719) 241-4929

Ranahan Electric LLP

901 1/2 Wansted Street
Eads, CO 81036
(719) 688-9889

Rancher’s Supply

1005 E. Olive on Hwy. 50
Lamar, CO
(719) 336-2236

Reyman’s Grocery Store

100 S. Main Street
Holly, CO
(719) 537-6617

Rocket Tire and Auto

(620) 376-4356
Tribune, KS
Dixie Chopper Authorized Dealer


Antiques and Souvenirs
Corner of Hwy 287/9th St. in Eads, CO
Open 10 AM to 5 PM
Except Sunday and Wednesday

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