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Las Animas Code Enforcement Officer Charged with 3 Felony Counts in the Fort Lyon River Fire

| Rain Lucero and Anne Boswell with Colorado News YOUR Way (Original Reporting) | News
A Bent County man turned himself into the Bent County Sheriff’s Office Monday May 16 as he has been accused of starting the Fort Lyon River Fire in April of this year. The arrest affidavit shows th...

Eads Water Allocation Cut by 50%

| Administrator | News
Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” Smart man. Although it has been a very long time since people have actually gone to battle over water, the reality that wate...

Eads Ambulance Service to Celebrate EMS Week

| Eunice Weber | News
May 15th through May 22nd is National Emergency Medical Service Week. During this week, the Kiowa County Hospital District will be honoring volunteers that have stepped forward giving up quality ti...

Regional Collaboration One of the Keys to Progress, Says SCEDD Executive Director

| Eric Gubelman, Executive Director of Southern Colorado Economic Development District | News
There are about to be 84 “flowers” blooming in the six county region known as the southeastern plains. These “flowers” are housing units—17 single-family units and 34 duplexes—designed and built by...

Mike O'Donnell for Secretary of State

| Administrator | News
The role of Secretary of State has come under increased scrutiny since the 2020 election. The role is responsible for elections as well as economics. Right now, in Colorado, we are sliding into a r...

Community Awards Presented at the Annual Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation

| Betsy Barnett | News
On May 5 the Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation (KCEDF) was able to finally hold their annual meeting after two years of dealing with restrictions due to the Covid pandemic. The annual me...

Special District Election Results

| Raina Lucero | News
The Kiowa County special district elections were held by way of Mail-In Ballot on Tuesday, May 3rd for the Kiowa County Hospital District (KCHD) and the Kiowa County Fire Protection District (KCPFD...

The Ongoing Fight to Make Good on a 60-Year-Old Promise

| Administrator | News
Sixty years after former President John Kennedy came to Pueblo and, in the midst of a great celebration, signed his name to a massive water project authorized by Congress, what became known as the ...

Missoula Children's Theatre Coming to Plains Theater in Eads June 6-11

| Administrator | News
Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center is excited to host the Missoula Children’s Theatre professional group coming to Eads during the week of June 6-11. On Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 a musi...

Less Weeds in Your Pasture Means More Grass for Grazing

| Kirk Barlow, Barlow Aerial Spraying | News
Over the last 10 to 20 years weeds in rangeland, especially sand hill sagebrush country, have become quite prolific and have suffered severely reduced grass stands. While some of these weeds are ed...

Hee Haw

| Betsy Barnett | News
“Wouldn’t that shuck your corn?” The Eads Elementary students from Pre-K through 5th grade were in rare form during the 2022 spring concert last Thursday, May 5 as they took the audience down memo...

Plainview Students, Staff, and Community Members Bring Down the House as "Fairy Tale Misfits"

| Betsy Barnett | News
In small rural schools, it takes the community to maintain the good things in life including promotion of the arts. Plainview School located in between the towns of Sheridan Lake and Towner in east...

Raging Wildfire North of Holly Destroys One Home

| Betsy Barnett | News
After the multiple fires southeastern Colorado has suffered through during the month of April, Sunday, May 1st promised to bring some rain across the arid land of southeastern Colorado. Some areas ...

Docs Who Care and a Leap of Faith by Interim CEO, KCHD Stands to Benefit

| Raina Lucero | News
Tuesday April 27 the Independent had the opportunity to sit down with Doctor Gary Morsch and Amy Lucas CEO and Regional Director of Docs Who Care (DWO) which partners with Kiowa County Hospital Dis...

Bryan Williams for Kiowa County Sheriff

| Bryan Williams | Letters to the Editor
My name is Bryan Williams and I am a candidate for Kiowa County Sheriff. There are many jobs where minimal skill set is fine. Everyone must start somewhere. Sheriff of a County is not one of those...

Kayla Murdock: Candidate for Kiowa County Sheriff

| Kayla Murdock | Letters to the Editor
Let’s discuss a hot topic of this election…EXPERIENCE and EXPECTATIONS. By Kayla Murdock, Candidate for Kiowa County Sheriff Not all experience is created equal. What do you want from your Sherif...
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