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Christmas All Year Long

Oh, the bright lights, the snow-covered trees, the sound of cheerful music, and the sweet smell of  grandma’s home-made apple pie. It’s Christmas just the most wonderful time of year! For most peop...

By Hadlie Rittgers

2020-12-03 01:06:16

An Educated Mind, Educated Life

| Ally Spady | Lifestyles
What do you think questions are? Truly, ask yourself, “What are questions?” Questions are opportunities for people to create their own opinions based on a simple answer or someone else’s opinion. Q...

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...

Cost Analysis

| Dawni O'Bryan | Lifestyles
Youth rodeos and gymkhanas let contestants enter as soon as they turn five years old.  Not all rodeo parents jump in that early, but the option is there.  Rodeo parents work feverishly to find poni...

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REPENTANCE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

| Lane Gooden | Lifestyles
The Return is a movement, an appointed time, and a specific day set apart for one purpose - the return to God by coming before His presence in humility, in sincerity, in prayer, and repentance. Wit...

Virtual College: An Unfortunate Reality

| Haley Johnson | Lifestyles
A year ago, I would walk to the C4C dining hall at CU Boulder to grab dinner with my fellow freshman friends. The leaves on the trees were changing to a bright yellow, signifying the joy of my new ...

LONG TIME GONE: EXCERPTS FROM THE BLOG ENTITLED --- CATTLE, WOOL AND RODEO

| Sheryl Dorenkamp Vagher | Long Time Gone
Sometimes getting together this blog of my Mother and Dad’s life stories, deciding in what order is a dilemma. Which came first the chicken or the egg, or in this case the rodeo or the wool? ...

2020 Continues to Disrupt School Traditions

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The Eads High School community made the most of a non-traditional 2020 Homecoming week as they battled through wearing facemasks on the dress up days, limitations on all their events, a cold windy ...

Haswell Celebrates the Glorious Fourth

| Lloyd P. Johnson | Long Time Gone
The nature of a town is frequently born in the past, for the past is the best predictor of the present. And stories—those stories the town chooses to tell and, once told, chooses to remember—revea...

Long Time Gone & the Day Light Came to Eads

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
When I was around 8 years old, I watched the first man walk on the moon.  Laying on the living room floor in front of our black and white console television, I knew what I was witnessing was an ama...

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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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