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Long Time Gone: Lori Shalberg

Located north of town, the cemetery at Sheridan Lake sits on the crest of the gentlest of slopes. The elevation is no more than perhaps a hundred feet higher than the land that surrounds it, yet it...

By Priscilla Waggoner

2018-11-01 14:33:52

The Thread Barons Will Take the Plains Theater Stage on Saturday

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The Kiowa County Farm Bureau is presenting a benefit concert on Saturday, October 20th at the Plains Theater in Eads, Colorado with a special concert performance by The ThreadBarons, a band out of ...

A Journey Beyond the Ordinary

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
When Jennifer Boyd decided to take her six year old daughter, Brooklyn, on the trip of a lifetime, it wasn’t just because Brooklyn asked her to; although, that was part of the reason.  It wasn’t ju...

BIG IDEAS in Small Towns: Idea #3

| William Brandt | Lifestyles
The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even gro...

CLCEC Announces Main Stage Line Up At The Bash

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
It’s coming folks!  The Maine Street Bash is right around the corner.  var loadAsyncDeferredFacebook = function() { (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(...

A Radio Ad Confirmed to Local Author It Was Time To Publish

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Sometimes it’s the smallest most unexpected moments that set us on a path we had not considered or thought possible. That’s what happened to Ashley Gooden, a local young mother who, along with her ...

Second Annual 4th of July Kids Parade is Grassroots Led

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Here at the Independent we have been talking a lot about how a community can make a quality of life for its citizens.  Quality of life is one of the top reasons people move to small towns---and cer...

Big Ideas in Small Towns: Part I

| Daliah Singer | Lifestyles
The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even gro...

Audrey Johnson: A Shining Star...and Then Some.

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
In 2009, when Audrey Johnson returned to Colorado and settled in Kiowa County, she started looking for a job. The only position available was with the Department of Social Services (DSS), so she ap...

Long Time Gone and the Grand Duke

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Recently, one of the readers of the Independent suggested a story he thought other readers might enjoy. It took place in 1872 and involved a group of individuals whose names are so well-known that ...

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COURT FINDS PROBABLE CAUSE ON THREE FELONY COUN...

| Betsy Barnett | News
A Kiowa County, Colorado court found probable cause to charge former Kiowa County Sheriff Deputy Quinten Stump on three felony charges including tw...

Notice of Gas Franchise Agreement

| Administrator | Legal
  Notice is hereby given that Atmos Energy, a Texas Corporation, intends to apply to the Town Trustees of Eads, Colorado, for the passage of an or...

Kiowa County Hospital District Minutes 02/23/2021

| Administrator | Legal
Download the minutes here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/h84v44vzefy50oj/KCHD%20Minutes%2002.23.2021%20Publish.pdf?dl=0  

PUBLIC NOTICE

| Administrator | Legal
Colorado law requires the county assessor to hear objections to real property classifications and valuations beginning May 3, 2021. Objections to t...

DREAM BIG, KIOWA COUNTY

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish the Town Council or the County Commissioners would get their act together and fix (fill in the blank)?” ...
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