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Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners take a stance on Vaccine Mandates.

After going to press last Monday September 27, the Independent learned that Otero County Board of Commissioners have signed and adopted a resolution titled, A RESOLUTION OPPOSING COLORADO HEALTH DE...

By Raina Lucero

2021-10-06 17:06:45

MANDATES IN RURAL COLORADO CAUSING “COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF” ACCORDING TO O...

| Betsy Barnett | News
Polis couldn’t be more wrong and out-of-touch with rural Colorado. Last week Julie Martin with KKTV asked Governor Polis what he thought of the Otero County Commissioners signing a Resolution oppo...

GIFFORD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING CASE SCHEDULED FOR JURY TRIAL

| Betsy Barnett | News
Former Kiowa County Sheriff Deputy Quinten Stump appeared in district court on Thursday, July 1, for a scheduled pre-trial conference in two different cases including 2021-CR1 that includes charges...

September 30th Due Date for Mandated Vaccines Looming Over Regional Workforce

| Raina Lucero | News
The regularly scheduled meeting for the Kiowa County Commissioners will be held this Thursday, September 30 at 9 AM.  We have learned from the Kiowa County Administrator, Tina Adamson, that the las...

JURY CAN’T BE SEATED IN TWO CRIMINAL CASES IN OTERO COUNTY DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last week two high-profile criminal cases in Otero County were postponed or quit due to lack of interest by the Jury pool.  On June 8, 2021, after two full days of jury selection at Otero Junior C...

BUSTIN’ OUT & BUSTIN’ LOOSE IN 2021: Kiowa County Fair Has Something For Everyone

| Betsy Barnett | News
It’s Fair & Rodeo time in Kiowa County and for more than 100 years this time of year is the most anticipated by the farmers, crafters, children, 4-H and FFA people and those who just like to ge...

FOREST FRAZEE SWORE IN AS INTERIM KIOWA COUNTY SHERIFF; Appoints Mike Schneider as Undersheriff

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Thursday, June 3, 2021 Forest Frazee was sworn in by Kiowa County Judge Gary Davis as the Interim Kiowa County Sheriff, replacing Casey Sheridan who announced his resignation last month.  Fraze...

KIOWA COUNTY FAIR AND RODEO 110 YEARS OLD AND STILL GOING STRONG

| Staff Reporter | News
  It’s been said that “a nation’s culture resides in the hearts and the soul of its people”.  There is no doubt the same thing can be said about the genesis of the culture of small towns.  And now...

QUINTEN STUMP ARRAINGMENT MOVES TO CONTINUATION SET FOR JULY 1

| Betsy Barnett | News
Former Kiowa County Deputy Quinten Stump was scheduled on Friday, June 3, to enter a plea on three criminal charges associated with the April 9, 2020 officer-involved shooting death of Eads residen...

MESA COUNTY CLERK AND COLORADO SECRETARY OF STATE BRING ELECTION SECURITY TO THE FOREFRONT

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last week Colorado election security issues and an ever-growing grassroots belief that the 2020 election was tampered with came to a head as a bombshell claim by Colorado’s Democratic Secretary o...

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INDY PICKS: Harris Pumpkin Patch

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
This harvest season is upon us and with that brings the opening of the local Harris Pumpkin Patch.  Located east of Highway 385 in Sheridan Lake, C...

Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners take...

| Raina Lucero | News
After going to press last Monday September 27, the Independent learned that Otero County Board of Commissioners have signed and adopted a resolutio...

MANDATES IN RURAL COLORADO CAUSING “COLLECTIVE ...

| Betsy Barnett | News
Polis couldn’t be more wrong and out-of-touch with rural Colorado. Last week Julie Martin with KKTV asked Governor Polis what he thought of the Ot...

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| Rhealie Rittgers | Lifestyles
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The Price of a Dream; Faith and Farming. 

| Breanna Echols | Lifestyles
I still remember the way the sun was setting through the trees in my backyard, in April of 2018, when my husband, James, told me we had 2 weeks to ...
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