Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Loses Hundreds of Dollars in Training Hours as 3 Officers Resign Ahead of New Leadership

Just weeks after the Kiowa County Independent reported that the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) was thriving and showing the utmost professionalism and transparency, despite the absence of KCSO Sheriff Forrest Frazee, we have learned that KCSO Undersheriff Murdock, Deputy Negley, and Deputy West have each resigned and taken positions with other agencies.

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By Sunday, December 4th, Everyone was "Merry on Maine"

December 7, 2022
It would have been nice to say that the 3rd Annual Merry On Maine holiday celebration held on Maine Street in Eads over the weekend went off without a hitch, but that just wouldn’t be the case.

SLRG to Become Colorado Pacific Rio Grande Railroad

December 7, 2022
Stefan Soloviev, founder and chairman of the Soloviev Group was granted approval in bankruptcy court Monday, paving the way for his purchase of the San Luis Rio Grande Railroad. The Soloviev Group is comprised of multiple divisions, including the Colorado Pacific Railroad and Crossroads Agriculture.

Xcel Energy Moves its Colorado Clean Energy Plan Forward with Largest-Ever Request for New Energy Generation

December 7, 2022
To move its nation-leading clean energy transition forward, Xcel Energy-Colorado is seeking proposals for new energy generation, including significant amounts of new renewable energy.

Rivals Place Nine Wrestlers in the Fowler Grizzly Invitational

December 7, 2022
The County Line Rivals wrestling team saw their first action of the season as they competed in the 2022 Fowler Grizzly Invitational Tournament hosted by Fowler High School on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Eads Girls Open Season with Win Over Tough Hi-Plains Group, 25-22

December 7, 2022
The Eads girls’ basketball team under the tutelage of 13-year head coach Trey Eder opened their 2022-2023 campaign with a win over Hi-Plains, 25-22.

Eads Boys Begins Season with Solid Win Over Hi-Plains, 57-26

December 7, 2022
The Eads Eagles used a high-octane second quarter during their season opener in Hi-Plains to score 21 points and take a commanding lead of the Patriots by halftime. The Eagles would start the season with that all-important win, 57-26.

Long Time Gone and Those Destined to Bring the Christmas Cantata to a Community

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
For over 60 years, Eads, and specifically the United Methodist Church in Eads, was the home to the annual Christmas Cantata. Tommy and Philomene Li...

As Time Goes by with Rich O'Brian: So, Who are We Now? Part 2

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Last week I cited some of the somewhat disturbing trends I have found in our culture. I made it known I assumed that, while they were problematic t...

Behind the Grindstone: Deacon

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The old man settin’ there on the porchHis hair and mustache whiteThe young man with a pencil and padLookin’ for a story to write He said he’d come...

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving. A day set aside, as the name implies, for givin’ thanks. We all have...

Indy Picks: Detailed Solutions

| Administrator | Indy Picks
On a sunny Saturday afternoon Paul Lucero spent a few hours detailing their family vehicle, just as he does every few weeks. Because Paul and his w...

Limit Up

| Tori Uhland | Business
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tori Uhland. After graduating from Eads High School in 2015, I went on to attend college at the Univ...

Indy Picks: CAF Media

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
Cory Alan Forgue graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1990 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in TV and radio broadcasting with an empha...

Indy Picks: DD's Tree Spraying

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
Deborah (Oswald) Davis along with her husband Glen live in Haswell, Colorado and are the owners and operators of their family farm. Deborah works a...

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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

Detailed Solutions Auto Detailing

Paul and Raina Lucero
(719) 691-8276

Farm Bureau Peterson Payne Agency

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

Jake's Barber Shop

Marlin Eder
Flexible Hours, Call for Appointment
(719) 438-5739 or (719) 688-1202

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

Pat Roper: (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

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
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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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