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Five Years and Counting: Eads Town Council Moves Forward on New Swimming Pool

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Town of Eads met in regular session on Tuesday, July 9 with a fair amount of business on the agenda. Nine community members were also present for the meeting.

Greg Lopez Sworn into 118th United States Congress

| Raina Lucero | News
Republican Greg Lopez took the oath of office on Monday, July 8, becoming the newest member of the United States House of Representatives. Lopez, elected to represent Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in a special election, succeeds former Rep.

Support the Hogan Family at the Cowbelles and Friends Benefit during Stockmen’s Steak Fry at the Lincoln County Fair

| Administrator | News
Join the Eastern Plains Cowbelles in supporting the Hogan family August 8th at 5:30 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Enjoy a fresh-off-the-grill steak, courtesy of the Lincoln County Stockmen’s Association, and catch up with friends and neighbors while bidding on some exciting live and silent auction items.

Welcoming a New Leader at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

| Raina Lucero | News
Nestled in the serene plains of southeastern Colorado, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site welcomes its new Acting Site Manager, Bill Fields, with open arms. Fields, hailing from the historic Fort Donelson National Battlefield, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for community engagement to his temporary role here at Sand Creek.

SAVE Act Vital to Return Our Belief in Fair and True Elections

| Betsy Barnett | Opinion
On Wednesday, July 10th the United States House of Representatives voted to approve the SAVE Act, that Republican Congressman Steve Scalise (LA) said, “is a safeguard to ensure that only American citizens vote in America’s elections.”

4th of July Festivities Across Kiowa County

| Raina Lucero | News
As the sun rose over the vast plains of Kiowa County, communities came alive with the spirit of Independence Day, celebrating traditions old and new. From Eads to Sheridan Lake and Haswell, residents gathered to commemorate this special day with a blend of festivities that highlighted unity and community pride.

Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center’s Summer Children’s Theater Delights Community with "The Wizard of Oz"

| Raina Lucero | News
In a brilliant showcase of community spirit and youthful talent, the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center’s third annual summer children’s theater transported audiences to the magical Land of Oz with their enchanting rendition of The Wizard of Oz.

Thunder Stadium Project Progressing Quickly

| Barbara Crimond, reprinted from The Prowers Journal | News
Andy Fahrmeier with Hutton Construction was on hand Monday, June 10, to show RE-2 School Board members and Lamar residents the progress they have made on construction of the new Lamar Thunder Stadium. Located behind Lamar High School off 14th St, the area has undergone major changes since the March 18th, 2024 groundbreaking.

Applicants for Kiowa County Court Judgeship Announced

| Administrator | News
The Fifteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, on July 8, 2024, announced three people have applied for nomination to the office of Kiowa County judge.

Eads School District Receives $630,000 for Electric Buses and Charging Stations

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Eads School District was recently informed they will be the recipient of up to $630,000 in grants and rebates through the Clean Energy Air Act that will allow the school district to purchase two new electric buses and install two charging stations near the school district’s bus barn.

We’re off to See the Wizard—"The [Wonderful] Wizard of Oz"

| Betsy Barnett | News
Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (CLCEC) is proud to bring a summer children’s theater event to the community of Eads and surrounding areas for the third year in a row with the production of the Wizard Of Oz that will be performed by local children at the Plains Theater in Eads on Friday, July 5 in two big performances at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

Otero County Sheriff’s Department Makes Statement on Body Found in Arkansas River

| Betsy Barnett | News
It had been nearly a week since a 19-year-old La Junta man identified as Devlin Cambeul jumped into the Arkansas River at La Junta, Colorado in what is now understood to be an attempt to save a friend that was struggling in the swift and deep waters of the river. This despite not being able to swim himself, according to news reports.

Apparent Murder-Suicide in La Junta: Four Victims Identified

| Raina Lucero | News
Last week, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the La Junta Police Department announced an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide at a home on Smithland Avenue in La Junta, Colorado.

15th Judicial District Announces Kiowa County Court Vacancy

| Administrator | News
The Fifteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on July 22, 2024, at the Kiowa County Combined Court (1305 Goff St., Eads, CO 81036) to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Kiowa County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Gary W.

Prominent Member of Nearby Community Arrested for Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child

| Raina Lucero | News
In a methodical operation to protect children from online predators, the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office successfully arrested Ernest “Chad” Hart, a resident of Lamar, Colorado on May 8, 2024. The arrest follows an extensive undercover investigation targeting individuals exploiting the anonymity of certain messaging applications to prey on minors.

Cactus Corner Duplexes in Eads Approaching Completion—for Real This Time

| Betsy Barnett | News
After an outrageous amount of time the three duplexes located at Cactus Corner in Eads, just to the west of the Prairie Pines Assisted Living facility, now have the potential for all three duplexes be completed by late summer or early fall.