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Amy Johnson Awarded Good Scout Recognition at Kit Carson Days

| Tess Johnson, introduction by Betsy Barnett | News
Kit Carson Days was held over the Labor Day weekend like it has for many years. One of the traditions of Kit Carson Days is to recognize a person within the community who has made significant contr...

Welcome Eads Alumni to the 112th Kiowa County Fair

| Betsy Barnett | 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 nowhere ...

Eads Salvation Army Has Outgrown its Space

| Raina Lucero | News
Opening more than 25-years ago, the Eads Salvation Army thrift store began as what Kiowa County Department of Social Services (KCDSS) Director Dennis Pearson says was “The brainchild of Charlotte P...

Former Deputy's Mistrial Leaves Looming Questions in Kiowa County Excessive Force Case

| Betsy Barnett | News
The trial against Quinten Stump ended with a hung jury last week, leaving it unclear whether the former Kiowa County sheriff’s deputy will be held criminally responsible for his part in killing lon...

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Will Use K-9 and K-9 Deputy Avery Snover to Combat Local Drug Issues

| Raina Lucero | News
Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Deputy Avery Snover has recently been designated the rank of K-9 Deputy after giving an in-depth presentation to the Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff Forr...

Summer Reading Program 2022 Kiowa County Public Library District

| Administrator | News
We dove into “Oceans of Possibilities” at the library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) with 90 registered participants; which was the highest number of participants for many years! We offered one ses...

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Focuses on Training and Man Power

| Raina Lucero | News
With schools beginning instruction in the county, a key concern that most parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators have is that of the safety for each student while at school. The Kiowa Co...

Tina Peters Files Suit Against Colorado Secretary of State and All 64 County Clerks

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Thursday August 11, Kiowa County Clerk & Recorder Delisa Weeks and Cheyenne County Clerk & Recorder Pat Daugherty, among others, in their official capacity, was served a Petition Under C...

Trial Begins in the People of the State of Colorado v. Quentin Stump

| Betsy Barnett | News
The highly anticipated trial more than two years coming, The People of the State of Colorado v. Quinten Stump began with opening statements Monday August 15, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. in the Kiowa County D...

End of Summer Fishing Expedition Lands a Near Record-Breaking Catch

| Betsy Barnett | News
Trey McDowell and Hadlie Rittgers graduated as high school sweethearts from Eads High School—he in 2018 and she in 2019. They then attended Adams State University together graduating last May, he w...

Golden Plains Insurance Celebrates Their 10-Year Anniversary

| Administrator | News
This August marks the 10 year anniversary of Golden Plains Insurance. Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for a variety of different areas of your life, from personal, home, business, and agr...

Colorado Cash Back

| Betsy Barnett | News
On May 23, 2022 Senate Bill 22-233 became a law giving Coloradans a tax rebate of $750 for individual tax filers and $1,500 for joint filers this summer. The law released the TABOR refund money imm...

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...
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