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Watson Named EMS Director by KCHD

| Raina Lucero | News
The Kiowa County Hospital District (KCHD) relieved long-time Emergency Medical Services (EMS) director Eunice Weber from her position in June and named Russell (Russ) Watson as the Interim Director...

Eads Schools Face Obstacles as First Day Approaches, Other Regional Schools Also Facing Issues

| Raina Lucero | News
On Tuesday July 26 the Eads Schools held student orientation for the upcoming school year. All incoming Freshmen as well as students new to the district arrived first to get a head start on the req...

Tina Peters Requests State-Wide Primary Recount, El Paso County has 7 Who have Requested a County Primary Recount—It's the Machines

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Friday, July 29th, El Paso County, CO began to work through a required recount after Tina Peters, Republican candidate for the Secretary of State and seven other county candidates contested the ...

Best Bash Ever

| Betsy Barnett | News
“It was the best Bash ever!” That was the sentiment of the hundreds of people who came out to the Maine Street in Eads on Saturday for the 16th annual street festival. After a pandemic shut the Bas...

Obama-Appointed Judge Grants RMGO Restraining Order Against Superior, CO Gun Control Ordinance

| Administrator | News
Today, an Obama-appointed federal judge granted Rocky Mountain Gun Owners a Temporary Restraining Order against the Town of Superior’s assault weapons ban and standard-capacity magazine ban, based ...

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pong Below Two Buttes Reservoir

| Administrator | News
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers recovered a body from Black Hole pond behind the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area early Saturday afternoon. Black Hole pond will be closed until ...

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

| Administrator | News
Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifyin...

Kiowa County Sheriff Forrest Frazee Injured in ATV Accident

| Betsy Barnett | News
Over the past weekend Sheriff Forrest Frazee was on a family outing on the western slope when he was involved in an ATV accident and has suffered severe, but non-life threatening injuries. Kiowa C...

It's Fair Season in the Canyons & Plains Region

| Administrator | News
Carnivals and rodeos. Country singers and livestock shows. Fair season is about to hit the Canyons & Plains region of southeast Colorado. Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce has co...

Time for an Update on the Future Renewable Energy Project in Kiowa County

| Betsy Barnett | News
It is now time to move forward with the renewable energy projects that have been promised in Kiowa County for the past year. Significant progress has been made by not just one energy company, but n...

Lamar Police Investigate Triple Shooting

| Administrator | News
Members of the Lamar Police Department responded to a triple shooting at an apartment complex in the 700 Block of Mullen St., just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Lamar police officer...

2022 Cheyenne County Tumbleweed Parade Marshals: Bill and Sandie Roth

| Administrator | News
Bill Roth was born in Ellinwood, Kansas on July 21, 1941 to Bob and Mary Roth. He is the third of six children. His siblings are Darlene, Janet, Jack, Alan and Greg. His family moved to Cheyenne We...

Maine Street Bash Brings Quilt Show to Maine Street in Eads

| Administrator | News
It’s hot out there as we near the end of the summer! The ball tournaments are nearly done, the swimming lessons have been instructed, the summer reading program is wrapping up, and we can stick a f...

Golf Courses on Colorado's Eastern Plains Face Existential Challenge as Drought Tees Off

| Kevin Simpson, Colorado Sun | News
As the foursome begins its round at the Eads Golf Club in midday heat, the only things flying faster than the verbal jabs among old friends are balls rocketing off the tee in quick succession and b...

Status Conference Held Ahead of Jury Trial in the April 2020 Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Zach Gifford

| Raina Lucero | News
Leading up to the highly anticipated jury trial former Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Quentin Stump was in court Monday July 18 for a Status Conference. Stump has been charged with three fel...

Two Finalists Named in Hospital CEO Search

| Raina Lucero | News
In January of this year—after months of high stress and an abundance of turmoil—the Kiowa County Hospital District (KCHD) board of directors voted unanimously to hire Jeanette Filpi as interim CEO ...
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