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Dollar General’s Arrival in Eads Sparks Community Enthusiasm

| Raina Lucero | News
The bustling town of Eads was delighted as the highly anticipated Dollar General officially opened its doors to the community on Saturday April 6th. The Kiowa County Independent sat down with Violet Sneyd, General Manager of Dollar General to discuss the store, the grand opening, and the impact on the local community.

Colorado GOP Assembly Weekend: Shifting Dynamics

| Raina Lucero | News
The weekend of April 5th and 6th marked a pivotal moment for the Colorado GOP with two crucial assemblies held at the Southwest Motor Event Center in Pueblo. Friday, April 5th saw the gathering of Colorado’s congressional districts, notably Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.

Musician with Deep Roots in Kiowa County Hits the Top 25 in Texas

| Betsy Barnett | News
Rhett Uhland is no stranger to folks in Eads, and far beyond the county lines of Kiowa County, as well. Uhland grew up in Eads and attended Eads schools.

Egg-stravaganza in Eads: The 7th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

| Raina Lucero | News
It’s that time of year again, folks! No, not tax season, although for some parents, the idea of sorting through a basket full of candy wrappers might feel like an exercise in financial planning. We’re talking about Easter, and in the heart of Kiowa County, it’s not just about fluffy bunnies and chocolate eggs—it’s about community, fun, and a little touch of magic.

Horrific Crime Scene Will Be Disposed of in Otero County Landfill

| Betsy Barnett | News
KOAA-TV broke a little-known story last week—just as the public was settling in for the Easter weekend—indicating that the Otero County Landfill would be accepting demolition material, including what’s left of the human remains of some 200 bodies that were found decaying, and finally removed by officials, in the infamous Return to Nature Funeral Home in Penrose in Fremont County in October, 2023. This building could be considered to contain the most gruesome and horrendous crime scene the state of Colorado has ever seen.

Southeast Colorado Facility Pairs Kids with Horses for a Unique Learning Experience

| Anne Boswell | News
“Horses are really just therapists without the student loan debt.”

Sand Creek, Amache Descendants Find Common Cause to Pass Their Colorado History to Younger Generations

| Kevin Simpson, The Colorado Sun | News
Though separated by 46 miles of southeastern Colorado prairie and more than a century, the massacre at Sand Creek and the incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Amache camp have long been connected by shards of shared history and the common thread of government-sanctioned cruelty.

They’ve Got Talent! CLCEC Talent Show Brings Out an Array of Star Performances

| Betsy Barnett | News
This is the second year that the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (CLCEC) has produced a talent show for the community it serves. This year’s talent show, consisting of over 20 acts, was dubbed “We’ve Got Talent!” and ended up being better than ever as the nearly full house was treated to an array of talents shown off by area children.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and Park Partners to Host Exhibit

| Administrator | News
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and the Sand Creek Massacre Foundation will host the grand opening of History Colorado’s satellite exhibit titled The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Change Cheyenne and Arapaho people forever on Saturday, April 6th.

James Lengel Canidate for Cheyenne County District 3 Commissioner

| James Lengel | Opinion
To the fine people of Cheyenne County. My name is James Lengel.

Hopping into Spring: Eads Gears Up for the 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

| Raina Lucero | News
As the last traces of winter melt away, the vibrant spirit of spring blooms in the air, painting the world in hues of green and pastel. And what better way to welcome this season of renewal than with the joyous festivities of the 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Eads, Colorado?

Colorado Lawmakers Attempt to Ban Assault Weapons Again

| Betsy Barnett | News
In the Colorado House this week House Bill 1292 calls for the banning of 13 types of “assault weapons” and was being heard in the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing took over 14 hours and included approximately 600 witnesses who had plenty to say about the bill.

Weskan Grain, LLC to Acquire Stockholm Grain, LLC

| Administrator | News
Weskan Grain is pleased to announce its intention to acquire the assets and operations of Stockholm Grain. This addition will provide four new locations for Weskan and its Colorado Pacific Railroad to carry out their mission to support farmers in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado.

Plains Theater in Eads Will Host Talent Show on March 23rd

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (CLCEC) board of directors announced today that they are sponsoring another spring fling Talent Show at the Plains Theater in Eads on Saturday night, March 23rd starting at 6:30 pm.

Kiowa County Commissioners Approve Permits

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Thursday, March 14, 2024, in their regularly scheduled meeting, the Kiowa County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved two large 1041 renewable energy project permits to Towner Wind Energy III LLC, a subsidiary of Invenergy. The two wind projects, known as Towner East and Towner West Wind projects will entail the largest construction project to ever be undertaken in Kiowa County.