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Eads Superintendent Glenn Smith Receives Positive Annual Evaluation from Board

| Betsy Barnett | News
At the regular January meeting of the Eads School Board, the board gave a very positive evaluation to district Superintendent Glenn Smith during his annual review. The board also reluctantly accepted the letter of resignation with best wishes extended to 24-year District Special Education Director Sue Fox effective at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

Kit Carson Affordable Housing Project Nears Completion

| Raina Lucero | News
The topic of “housing” is on the top of every rural community’s Wish List, but for the folks in Kit Carson that problem is quickly being solved in a unique and state-of-the-art way. Five new houses will soon be placed at two sites in Kit Carson with 2 or 3 of those houses being placed this week on Park Street.

Bird Flu, Is It Real?

| Administrator | News
In late 2022, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officers in Northeast (NE) Colorado observed large numbers of dead or sick birds related to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Shortly after the first detections in NE Colorado, officers in Southeast (SE) Colorado also started to observe large numbers of dead or dying birds resulting from HPAI.

Southeast Area Extension Says: Horse (and Horseless) Opportunities Abound in Colorado 4-H

| Administrator | News
Whether it’s county fair, rodeo, college scholarships, or careers, horses offer endless opportunities for youth to learn, grow, and succeed. The 4-H horse project is likely familiar to you.

Cheyenne County Reorganizes Government on January 10th as Required by Law

| Betsy Barnett | News
As required by the by-laws of Cheyenne County and in conjunction with the legal requirements of the State of Colorado, the Cheyenne County Commissioners reorganized the government at their Reorganization Meeting on January 10, 2023.

1973 Was a Great Year for Granada School District

| Betsy Barnett | News
A January 12th presentation naming the addition of the Granada School “The Ian DeBono Addition” honored longtime Teacher, Coach, Principal, Superintendent, and Bus Driver Ian DeBono for investing his ENTIRE career in the Granada School District RE-1. This presentation took place between the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball games vs Holly.

2023 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

| Administrator | News
Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. In recognition of the Golden Plains Insurance Agency’s 10-year Anniversary under the ownership of Nick Palmer, the agency will once again be awarding a $2,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 Academic school year.

Letter from the Publisher as We Begin Our 8th Year

| Betsy Barnett | News
Eight years ago, I was working as an administrator at Eads High School and loved my job. My favorite part had always been working with the kids and leading a talented and dedicated group of educators.

Colorado Department of Human Services Announces the End of Increased COVID-Era SNAP Benefits

| Raina Lucero | News
In January the Colorado Department of Human Services announced that the State of Colorado will be ending the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments along with other states that have been receiving these extra benefits.

Letter to the Editor: Rod and Byron Pelton

| Rod and Byron Pelton | Letters to the Editor
After listening to the Governor’s State of the State address this morning, both my cousin and I were in dismay at the lack of importance given to our agricultural sector. Now to Governor Polis’s credit, he did include one point about water where he highlighted the importance of water to our great state of Colorado and to agriculture.

The Cheyenne County Cartel

| Kathy Pelton | News
Call them The Three Amigos. Call them Perry and the Peltons.

Leaked Colorado Democrat-Backed Draft Bill

| Raina Lucero | News
The First Regular Session of Colorados Seventy-fourth General Assembly convened January 9, 2023 with Colorado Democrats holding a super-majority in the House 46-19 and a near super-majority 23-12 in the Senate over their Republican colleagues.

Prairie Pines Auxiliary Offering Valentines Gifts as Fundraiser

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Prairie Pines Auxiliary, a recently organized support group for the Prairie Pines Assisted Living Facility, has organized a Valentines fundraiser that focuses on sweet creations by their superb facility cook and baker Christina Wolfe. These creations include beautifully decorated cake pops organized into different sized bouquets, cocoa bombs, and chocolate hearts with chocolate strawberries.

Kiowa County Board of Commissioners Hold Work Session to Determine Future of the County Fair

| Raina Lucero | News
The Kiowa County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) hosted a work session meeting concerning the Kiowa County Fair on Monday night, January 23 in the Commissioner’s meeting room. Anyone involved with the Fair or anyone who may have input was invited to attend the meeting.

McClave School District Receives General Support from Bent County to Move Forward with New School Plans

| Betsy Barnett | News
In their regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting on January 17 the Bent County Commissioners voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the McClave School District regarding the future of the County and School properties in McClave. The Commissioners also toured the school on Friday, January 20, to assess its potential as a community center.

Kiowa County Reorganizes for 2023 Business: Big Opportunities Ahead

| Betsy Barnett | News
At their annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 10th the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners went through the requirements in order to reorganize the County for 2023 in order to conduct business.
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