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Letter to the Editor: Week 68: Annum 1+

Week 68: Annum 1+:  Personal capital. Great to be back. Pretty much have my left hand again. Thanks to all of those who’ve supported me and expressed a willingness to be good neighbors. Like a ba...

By Administrator

2021-07-30 13:18:28

QUILT OF VALOR PRESENTATION FOR FLOYD M. GRISWOULD

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
July 17, 2021 on a lovely Saturday at the Community Building in Haswell, Colorado in front of hundreds of family members from across the country a special presentation was made to U.S. Air Force Ve...

MAINE STREET BASH RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN EADS --- BIGGER & BETTER THAN BEFORE

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The 14th annual Maine Street Bash is coming to Downtown Eads on the last Saturday in July --- July 31st from 11am to 11pm --- and is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before as some new ...

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 Historic Site to take an extraordinary position with the ...

In Memory of Memorial Day: Long Time Gone Presents The tragic story of a Rainbow Girl, a heroic man and a community’s oath of “Never again”

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
One hundred and fifty one years ago, as the Civil War came to an end, an informal practice began in the late spring where women honored those who had given their lives in service to their country...

Disaster for the workforce is brewing as the LLLCC has closed and few childcare options are available

| Raina Lucero | Lifestyles
In 2009 when the county-operated Little Sprouts Child Care Center was suddenly shut down parents and other caregivers were stricken with the fact that they would have to choose between sending thei...

EADS ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERTS BRINGS TREMENDOUS JOY TO LARGE AUDIENCES

| Raina Lucero | Lifestyles
In a lingering COVID-19 change of schedule the usual Eads Elementary Spring Concert from days of old had a new flair this year when the separate cohorts presented their own separate concerts.  Th...

UNIQUE WORKFORCE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY COMING TO EADS AND AREA TOWNS IN SE COLORADO

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The answer is “Housing.”  Every survey result in the past 30 years taken by Eads, Kiowa County, and throughout rural southeastern Colorado has identified “Housing” as the number one issue that is ...

KA HALL BOWLING ALLEY IS THE 1,633rd VISITED BY MAN ON A MISSION

| Raina Lucero | Lifestyles
Tucked away in the old school building in Sheridan Lake that is now known as the Kiowa Albright Hall is a hidden gem that many may not know about, or perhaps a place that many may have just forgo...

LONG TIME GONE and FOR THE LOVE OF CANNING

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
The pandemic caused many aspects of our lives to drastically change.  The mask mandates, the social distancing, the closing of churches and businesses and schools was enough to make us crazy with f...

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INDY PICKS: Harris Pumpkin Patch

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
This harvest season is upon us and with that brings the opening of the local Harris Pumpkin Patch.  Located east of Highway 385 in Sheridan Lake, C...

Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners take...

| Raina Lucero | News
After going to press last Monday September 27, the Independent learned that Otero County Board of Commissioners have signed and adopted a resolutio...

MANDATES IN RURAL COLORADO CAUSING “COLLECTIVE ...

| Betsy Barnett | News
Polis couldn’t be more wrong and out-of-touch with rural Colorado. Last week Julie Martin with KKTV asked Governor Polis what he thought of the Ot...

Senior year

| Rhealie Rittgers | Lifestyles
I’ve been waiting for this year since I can remember. Every day at school was just one day closer to becoming a senior. How could I not be excited?...

The Price of a Dream; Faith and Farming. 

| Breanna Echols | Lifestyles
I still remember the way the sun was setting through the trees in my backyard, in April of 2018, when my husband, James, told me we had 2 weeks to ...
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