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.
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 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.
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.
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. Katie’s husband John Philpy is the rancher in photo and has ranched in the area for many years.