As Cowboy Christmas wrapped up, I was reminded of the great sense of patriotism that is portrayed through the western lifestyle and rodeo. Every rodeo begins with the singing of the national anthem and a prayer.
One of the highlights of last week was the annual CO-OP Community Dinner for people who enjoy the wonderful services and supplies that we can buy there at Eads Consumers Supply. Many people purchase their vehicle gas at the local Hometown Gas & Grill on the highway or have a gas card to fill up their tanks at the former C-Store site.
I decided to take ‘Ole Cheryl to visit the place the boys and I had made our hunting camp for several years. It had been many years since I had been there but was expecting it to be the same.
I consider myself a patriot, although I cannot honestly say what that role’s requirements are. For example, must one need to be a United States uniformed military veteran or one currently serving in the military? I posed that question to an American military veteran and he said a patriot is one who loves our country no matter his or her status.
The 2nd annual Junkin’ and Jivin’ was well attended. The event is a day of town wide garage and yard sales including the participation of local businesses, vendors and a food truck.
It’s summertime in the Canyons and Plains of southeastern Colorado and people are outside looking for fun things to do. The ball parks echo with the crack of the bat as the giant field lights can be seen for several miles from town.
Tracey Weeks hosted a Tea Time reception for Veterans and their families and friends last Memorial Day on Monday at the Wild Cat Corner on Main and Highway 287 that was well attended. The guests enjoyed an array of doughnuts and beverages.
One of the multitude of treasures to be found in residing among these Canyonlands and High Plains of Southeastern Colorado is our proximity to history. The names of those people and events that form the tapestry of the past can and will be found in the language of scholars and on the pages of history books that students read in school.
Right now, there’s a significant amount of media attention—and frenzy—about the mysterious aircraft that have been appearing in the night sky overhead. Some comments on social media from folks outside the region tend to be a little…dismissive, as if to say, what’s the big deal?
Now that the railroad is back in operation, we wanted to give our readers a clear picture on how the towns in Kiowa County popped up and ultimately developed. It was the railroad that built the towns as the Missouri Pacific expanded its reach toward the West through Kiowa County in the years 1865 to 1890.