Town of Cheyenne Wells Begins Infrastructure Improvements

| Raina Lucero | News
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado town clerk, Debbie Roths Knudsen sat down with the Kiowa County Independent on Friday to talk a bit about the exciting and much needed improvements to the town’s infrastructure which have been going on throughout town recently.

Kiowa County’s 1041 Setback Meeting Attracts Large Attendance and Many Opinions

| Betsy Barnett | News
Nearly 60 people attended the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners’ 1041 Setback meeting held on May 11 at the Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads. Approximately another 50-60 attended either over the county’s digital meeting software or watched on the livestream provided by the Kiowa County Independent on their Facebook page.

Cheyenne Wells High School Graduates 10 Seniors on Saturday

| Betsy Barnett | News
It is one of the smallest graduating classes Cheyenne Wells has had, just 10, but on Saturday there were plenty of people present at the 2023 Graduation ceremony to wish this particularly talented group of students the best as they step out into a new chapter of their lives.

Kelcie Martin, The Little Cowpoke Who Became an Author

| Raina Lucero | News
Kelcie Martin grew up most of her life 20-miles north of Haswell, Colorado on Rush Creek Ranch and attended Kit Carson School from 4th grade until she graduated. Daughter of Justin and Brenda Smith, Kelcie is the sister of Kylie Smith and Keenan Smith, who is set to graduate from Eads High School in just a few weeks.

Eads Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Cafe Bean

| Administrator | News
Eads Chamber Of Commerce President Dennis Pearson and Treasurer Brandon Hoffman welcome new business owner Clair Lane, owner of Café Bean, LLC to a year’s free membership to the Chamber and a gift of $25.00 in Eads Bucks. Clair’s Café Bean, LLC is located in the Maine Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe.

Congratulations to the 2023 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship Recipient, Piper Belle Rae Sorter

| Administrator | News
Annually, Golden Plains Insurance grants a scholarship to a graduating senior who exhibits dedication towards their community, educational establishment, faith, and academic pursuits. This year, the Scholarship Nominating Committee received over 35 exceptional applications, exhibiting both quantity and quality.

Eads Elementary Spring Concert Delivers Patriotic Performance, We Sing Red, White, & Blue

| Raina Lucero | News
Thursday May 4th felt more like July 4th as the family, friends, and community members of Eads Elementary were entertained by the annual spring concert led by Mrs. Monica Uhland and performed by the students of Eads Elementary School grades K-5.

Stefan Soloviev Says First Unit Train Sent on CoPac Railroad from Weskan Grain His Biggest Achievement

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Wednesday, May 3rd, history was made in Kiowa County and a new economic era may have just opened up for the County as well as far beyond its borders. According to Stefan Soloviev, CEO of Soloviev Group, a multi-billion dollar privately owned conglomerate, “It was my biggest achievement—the goal of my life.

Kiowa County Renewable Energy Project Threatened by Setbacks

| Betsy Barnett | News
Setbacks. In the world of renewable energy setbacks are required boundaries around infrastructure where wind turbines or solar structures cannot be installed.

SECPA Held Annual Stakeholders Meeting in Eads

| Raina Lucero | News
The annual meeting of Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA) Shareholders was Thursday April 27th at the Kiowa County Community Building in Eads, Colorado. SECPA is a cooperative which spans across a 13,000 square-mile service territory which includes all or portions of Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Lincoln, Otero, El Paso, Prowers and Pueblo Counties.

Children’s Theater Audition Set for June 5 at Plains Theater in Eads

| Administrator | News
The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center is excited to present the Missoula Children’s Theater for the second year. Last year in 2022, in their first attempt of bringing a children’s theater production to Eads, the participants and community were thrilled with the results of The Jungle Book.

The Truth Shall Make You Free

| Betsy Barnett | Opinion
Love him or hate him, former President Donald Trump got this one right a long time ago. Trump first used the term, “Fake News,” on December 10, 2016, and he continued to use it throughout his presidency and, still to this day, in his third bid for the White House in 2024.

Letter to the Editor: Travis Witherington

| Travis Witherington | Letters to the Editor
Hello Ms Barnett and greetings from Tennessee.

Judge Rules Coin Pocket Search Unconstitutional in People of the State of Colorado v. Quinten Stump

| Raina Lucero | News
Quinten Stump was in court on Wednesday, April 19th for a scheduled hearing in the case of The People of the State of Colorado vs. Quinten Stump regarding the April 2020 officer involved shooting which resulted in the death of Zachary Gifford.

GOP Chairman Dave Williams Attends Cheyenne County Lincoln Day Dinner

| Raina Lucero | News
On Sunday April 23rd the Cheyenne County Republicans held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Cheyenne Wells Town Complex where more than 50 people attended. Phil Knudsen, owner of Phil’s Grill along with the help of his wife Debbie, prepared delicious smoked pork tenderloin.

Prairie Pines to Host Mother, Daughter Tea

| Administrator | News
Have you ever wanted to go to a real-life tea party? Maybe an afternoon of visiting and socializing like the elite in London? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to cross the pond and indulge in this afternoon delight? Well, you don’t have to wonder any more.
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