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Jim Trahern "Jim" Dedicated in Kit Carson

At the last home basketball game of the season over the weekend the Kit Carson School District dedicated the new gymnasium inside the newly built school building to their prolific coach, Coach Jim...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-03-11 15:22:47

"Meatin" Greet

| Betsy Barnett | News
Despite making a play three weeks ago at trying to preserve the shaky future of the National Western Stock Show held in Denver each January, Colorado Governor Jared Polis proclaimed March 20 a Meat...

Town of Eads Hikes Water & Sewer by 3%; Signs Contract with AirMedCare Service

| Betsy Barnett | News
When the monthly “water bill” came out from the Town of Eads on Tuesday people were surprised, and yes initially angry, to learn that inflation continues to raise its ugly head.  This time in the f...

Kindness Week At Kit Carson Brings Heartfelt Responses

| Betsy Barnett | News
A group of high school students from Kit Carson High School worked together last week and came up with an ingenious idea that not only taught the students at Kit Carson, all ages from the Kinders t...

Quinten Stump Appears in Direct Court with Defense Attorney

| Betsy Barnett | News
As reported in the January 20, 2021 edition of the Kiowa County Independent, Kiowa County Sheriff Deputy Quinten Stum was arrested on January 12, 2021 and charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Mu...

Letter To The Editor

| Tori Uhland | News
Let me preface this by saying I don’t care what you choose to eat. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, that’s cool. What’s not cool is Colorado Governor Jared Polis telling us that we shouldn’t eat m...

Five Years on, Still Beating Strong

| Admin | News
There’s a saying that “a good newspaper is the heart of a community.” If that’s so, then let it also be known that this heart has been beating strong for five years as this week marks our fifth ann...

Colorado Pacific Completes Interchange at NA Junction

| Staff | News
Harvey Crouch of Crouch Engineering, the company responsible for rehabilitating and doing additional work on Colorado Pacific’s Towner line, recently announced that Colorado Pacific Railroad has co...

Kelley and Nelson Receive Honors

| Betsy Barnett | News
The annual student awards start coming out this time of year as the seniors in high schools across the region are preparing to apply for colleges and scholarships as they plan for their future ende...

KCHD, Prairie Pines Team up to Weather the Storm

| Staff | News
Last week’s winter storm that brought record setting (if not breaking) -25 degree temperatures with a windchill factor of -40 wreaked havoc in parts of Kiowa County. Some got lucky and were spared....

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TWO KIT CARSON STUDENTS WIN HIGH HONORS AT OJC ...

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Fourteen students from Kit Carson School District ages 7th grade through 12th grade competed in the 2021 Otero Arts Festival and brought home some ...

BABY GIRL KEPLER

| Raina Lynch | Announcements
LYDIA ROSE KEPLAR was born on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 3:28 PM at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado to proud parents Chris...

DOING PROM SEASON IN THE NEW NORMAL

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Nothing these days seems to be as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic hit us like a nuclear bomb a year ago. Living through the pandemic was an ...

AREA ALL-STATE BASKETBALL 2021 SELECTEES

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Last week the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) came out with the Colorado All-State Selection lists for Basketball 2021 in all f...

The Time is Right to Launch Your New Business

| Derek Goodman | Business
Many would-be entrepreneurs have been reluctant to move forward with starting their own businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to popula...
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