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Humans of the High Plains

Humans of the High Plains

| Administrator | Humans of the High Plains
On September 30 Ruthie Hull turned 102 years old. On that day, she was able to return to the family homestead at Mount Sunflower just over the Colorado-Kansas border.

Humans of the High Plains - Austyn Mitchell

| Betsy Barnett | Humans of the High Plains
Austyn Mitchell, 11-year-old daughter of Kyle and Kacy Mitchell of Greeley and granddaughter of Melody Mitchell of Kit Carson, experienced a moment in time over the weekend that will remain for the rest of her life.

Humans of the High Plains - George Tempel

HUMANS OF THE HIGH PLAINS
George Tempel, who is a resident at the Weisbrod ECU, had a wonderful outing to watch this season’s wheat harvest.  Kelly Darnell and Brandy Turcotte, who work at Weisbrod ECU as the Activities Director and Social Service Director, said George was elated to see the combine and tractor at work.  George is owner of Tempel Grain Company, and has missed seeing harvest since he moved into the ECU.

Humans of the High Plains - Wedding on the Plains

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HUMANS OF THE HIGH PLAINS

Wedding on the Plains

Honoring Kiowa County Veterans

| Humans of the High Plains
     In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2016, the Kiowa County Independent would like to recognize the men and women of Kiowa County who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

Uhland Kids

| Humans of the High Plains
Because kids don’t remember their best day of watching TV or playing video games…. Growing strong on the farm are the children of Dustin and Kristina Uhland of Eads.

Evelyn Garner

| Betsy Barnett | Humans of the High Plains
EVELYN GARNER takes civic pride to a whole new level.  As a resident of Prairie Pines she is instrumental in keeping their outside gardens in tip-top shape. 

Howard Votruba

| Humans of the High Plains
Sheridan Lake Volunteer Fireman Howard Vortruba works with the department’s equipment.  The Sheridan Lake and Towner fire departments originally responded to the Chivington fires off of CR 54 and CR T.5 before moving to aid on the fire at CR 52 and R.  Units on Sunday night were Vortruba, Mathew Biszak, Kirbi Stum, Matt Moser, Josh Blodgett, and Monty Stum.  From Monday through Thursday, these dedicated men returned six times to the area to deal with flare ups.  The units contributed approximately 306 man hours to the fire.  Thanks to all Kiowa County volunteer firemen for their hours of dedication to keeping us safe.

Three Fat Cows

| Humans of the High Plains
This photo won 1st Place in the People category of the 2015 Colorado Department of Agricul-ture Photo Contest. It was submitted by Henry Miles, brother of Katie Miles Philpy, and was taken on the ranch south of Eads near the Nee Gronde Reservoir.