Lifestyles

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 ...

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...

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...

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 the All American game that brought people together (unless it started a fight)

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Baseball.  The all American sport. The national pastime that, along with apple pie, has come to define part of our country’s identity and has permeated our language in ways we don’t even notice any...

As Time Goes By with Rich O'Brian

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
What turns you on?  No, let me put it another way.  Is there something in this life that “drives your buggy” more than others?  The easy response is “Yes.”  I guess what I’m getting at is this, in ...

EADS HIGH SCHOOL HONORS STUDENT EXCELLENCE

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Last Thursday the annual Eads Athletic & Academic Award Banquet was held with a large audience in attendance.  This is a culminating event that highlights excellence in the student body at Ea...

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)?”  Or perhaps you have noticed some things missing i...

TWO KIT CARSON STUDENTS WIN HIGH HONORS AT OJC ARTS FESTIVAL

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Fourteen students from Kit Carson School District ages 7th grade through 12th grade competed in the 2021 Otero Arts Festival and brought home some impressive hardware and recognition for their hard...

SUNDAY APRIL 25TH SPRING SING – OUT OF LOCKDOWN

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

Long Time Gone: Hard Times Come Again No More

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
In 1854, Stephen Foster – considered the father of American music – wrote a song titled “Hard Times Come Again No More”.  In its day, the song was extremely popular in both the United States and Eu...
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