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COVID GARDEN BLOOMS INTO LOCAL FARMER'S MARKET

I remember as a kid that every summer my grandma, Delores Eikenberg, would always—without missing--- grow a big garden. I loved to spend hours upon hours down at grandma’s house working in the gard...

By Dusty Eikenberg

2020-08-19 19:21:31

TOWN COUNCIL ON COURSE FOR GETTING SALES TAX ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
With less than three weeks remaining before the deadline to get a measure on the ballot in November, the town council is taking all the necessary steps required to get it done. One big step will b...

IN CELEBRATION OF MIKE JOHNSON

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
On a warm Tuesday morning beneath a pale blue summer sky, a line of men on horseback slowly rode into the arena at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds where they lined up along the fence, dismounted, stoo...

PROSPECTIVE GRAND JURORS RECEIVE SUMMONS TO INVESTIGATE KCSO OFFICER-INVOLVED...

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
Jury summons have gone out to prospective jurors in the 15th judicial district to serve on the grand jury that, once empaneled and convened, will investigate the officer-involved shooting of Zachar...

MONUMENTS AND A THIRD CHOICE, THE PATH THAT LEADS TO HEALING

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets for weeks of sustained peaceful protest, demonstrations and riots as a nation struggled to grapp...

BATTLE ON THE BALLOT GETS CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Both Kiowa County and the Town of Eads planning ballot measure for sales tax increase

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
It’s said that only two things in life are certain. Death and taxes. Discussion about the first can be left to other people and other situations. For right now, the second topic—taxes—is on the ...

TOWN OF EADS WILL PUT SALES TAX INCREASE FOR NEW SWIMMING POOL ON THE BALLOT

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last month in the June 15, 2020 edition of the Independent we reported that the Town of Eads was still on board and developing plans to try to finance the building of a new swimming pool after the ...

KIOWA COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM OF EVENTS

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
It’s hardly breaking news that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on life—human life, economic life, daily life—in a number of ways. Nonetheless, as one event after another has had to be cance...

LOCAL SCHOOLS MAKE PRELIMINARY PLANS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
Last week, first via Twitter and then in a White House event on “Safely Reopening Schools”, President Trump stated his administration hopes most schools will reopen in the fall, further stating tha...

Letter to the Editor: Jeff Campbell

| Jeff Campbell | News
Proportional Response, by law enforcement does not include intimidation or retaliation. The job is to protect and serve ALL persons within their jurisdiction. var loadAsyncDeferredFaceboo...

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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...

Senior year

| Rhealie Rittgers | Lifestyles
I’ve been waiting for this year since I can remember. Every day at school was just one day closer to becoming a senior. How could I not be excited?...

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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