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SUNDAY APRIL 25TH SPRING SING – OUT OF LOCKDOWN

Every person across the world knows how desolate and lonely the last year has been.  Here in Kiowa County, we were spared from a lot of the stringent lockdowns and loss of liberties that many citiz...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-04-21 16:01:26

DOING PROM SEASON IN THE NEW NORMAL

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Nothing these days seems to be as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic hit us like a nuclear bomb a year ago. Living through the pandemic was an experience that left scars and forced us to look a...

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU

| Ally Spady | Lifestyles
It’s finally over. The year of change, the year of worsts, and the year we’ve hoped would come to an end. “Yay” for no more of 2020, and an even bigger “yay” for a fresh start in 2021. In all reali...

Who is God?

| Hadlie Rittgers | Lifestyles
Who is God? What does He look like? Where did He come from? Where was He before He created the heavens and earth? These are all questions I have had, and that  have actually kept me up at night. I’...

LONG TIME GONE & THE STORY OF THE BRANDON OBSERVATORY

| Admin | Long Time Gone
NOTE: The following article was first published in the Independent at the beginning of 2020.  However, recently some of our readers came across the referenced photo in this article and a discussion...

How Will You React?

| Haley Johnson | Lifestyles
As I grabbed my backpack from my closet today to prepare for my first in-person class since March, I felt a strong sense of nostalgia. I have not had to use my backpack in months, since I spend all...

MIKE HENRY: A TRUE COWBOY ARTISAN

| Dawni O'Bryan | Lifestyles
When I stepped into his shop, it was like being in the movie, “Back to the Future.”  Mike Henry’s little house of treasures is tucked away in Lamar, but once inside it was a blacksmith’s dream in t...

Long Time Gone and the Life of Marie Krentz Thyne

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Appearances can be deceiving in these High Plains of Colorado.  A small gathering of snow clouds on the horizon can, within just a few hours, become a blizzard killing hundreds of cattle.  The quie...

LEARNING TO DISAGREE

| Haley Johnson | Lifestyles
I knew I would learn countless things when I came to college--harder math, advanced writing techniques, different religions, time management, how to cook on my own, parallel parking, and how to set...

Long Time Gone and the Blizzard of '46

| Staff | Long Time Gone
A great man once said, “Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can solve the mystery by deducing the unknown result from the known result of similar events.” While I highly doubt that this...

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14U RIVALS SOFTBALL WIN RED, WHITE AND BOOM TOU...

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
In the bottom of the final inning of the championship game at the Red White & Boom softball tournament in Lamar over the 4th of July holiday, t...

Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Boards of T...

| Raina Lynch | Legal
The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Hall....

KCBOCC June 24, 2021 Meeting Minutes

| Raina Lynch | Legal
The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on June 24, 2021; at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Donald Oswald. Oswald ope...

EADS GOLF COURSE HOLDS ANNUAL 2-MAN-1-WOMAN SCR...

| Raina Lynch | Sports
Although there was a lot of things going on last Saturday that kept many die-hard golfers away, the annual 2-Man-1-Woman Golf Tournament enjoyed a ...

Karen Wilde’s Long, Long Journey Home

| Administrator | Lifestyles
After more than a decade, Karen Wilde is leaving her position as tribal liaison with the National Park Service Sand Creek Massacre National Histori...
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