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Kit Carson Quilts of Valor Awarded

| Rayetta J. Addy | News
social social social Four Quilts of Valor were presented on Tuesday, Novem...

Kiowa County Veterans Honored with Quilts of Valor

| Raina Lucero | News
November 11, 2022 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, representatives to the Quilts of Valor members and volunteers all over the country, Carole Spady and Michelle Nelson presented 3 veterans from 3 d...

Rachel Bletzacker to Begin Working as Family Nurse Practitioner at Eads Medical Clinic

| Raina Lucero | News
2006 Eads High School graduate Rachel Bletzacker graduated from Chamberlain University School of Nursing receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner track in February of t...

Be Merry on Maine this Saturday in Eads: Santa Claus will Arrive on the Train!

| Betsy Barnett | News
It started in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when there wasn’t much “Joy to the World” and so some enterprising community people got together and decided to have a Christmas festival that would hop...

It's Official: Xcel Receives the Green Light to Start Building the Future of Kiowa County

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last Tuesday at their November 22, 2022 meeting the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) gave the green light to Xcel Energy Company approving their 1041 permit to build 86 miles throu...

Hospital Bazaar Makes a Tremendous Return After Pandemic Slow Down

| Betsy Barnett | News
It was like the days of yore—well, at least some three years ago—as the Weisbrod Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar was a resounding success last Saturday—once again. Nearly 30 vendors graced every inch of...

Eastern Slope Technologies Awarded $18.7 Million USDA Reconnect Grant

| Administrator | News
Eastern Slope Technologies was awarded a $18.7 Million ReConnect grant through the USDA. This grant will extend fiber to every location in our Genoa, Arriba, Karval, Eads, Haswell, Kit Carson, and ...

Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent's Old Fort on December 2 & 3, 2022

| Administrator | News
Tickets are on sale now for the Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site on the nights of December 2 and 3, 2022. During the tours, guests will experience the fort beaut...

Undersheriff Murdock Debunks Rumors of Increased Theft in Kiowa County

| Raina Lucero | News
Recently the Kiowa County Independent took the opportunity to sit down with the Kiowa County Undersheriff, Kayla Murdock to discuss some concerns that had been brought to our attention by concerned...

General Manager Announcement

| Administrator | News
The Board of Directors of Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bradley W. Welp has been named as the next General Manager. Mr. Welp is a well-known leader in...

2022 Midterm Election Recap: Local, State, National

| Raina Lucero | News
The polls closed in the 2022 Midterm elections at 7 PM on November 8th here in Colorado as interested and concerned voters alike awaited results for the local, state, and national elections. A “red...

Xcel Energy's Colorado Power Pathway Project will Present Their Case to Kiowa County on November 9th

| Betsy Barnett | News
It has been exactly one year since Xcel Energy held their first of many community meetings in Kiowa County on November 17, 2021 informing the public of their plans to run a long series of transmiss...

Pot or No Pot: Question 300 on the Ballot in Lamar

| Raina Lucero | News
Next week, voters in Lamar, CO will be tasked with deciding whether to allow marijuana facilities into the community. Ballot question 300 proposes an amendment to the Lamar city charter that would ...

Ballot Event in Kiowa County Brought Out Good Discussion

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Kiowa County Republican Committee hosted a Get to Know the Ballot event at the Eads Senior Citizen’s Center last Monday in order to discuss the Ballot Measures. On hand was former Colorado Legi...

Medicare Presentation

| Administrator | News
Medicare can be so overwhelming and downright confusing, to say the least... Luckily, there are people that can help you! Benefits in Action is a nonprofit organization located in Lakewood, Colorad...

Kiowa County Agrees to Place Zach Gifford Memorial Road Sign in Brandon

| Betsy Barnett | News
Two and a half years after the officer involved shooting death of Eads citizen Zach Gifford the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Gifford Family have come to a partial settl...
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