News

Possible Change of Venue for Stump Case

| Raina Lucero | News
In a virtual Setting Conference held at 8:30 am via WebEx on Friday, January 13 former Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy, Quinten Stump with his attorneys, Beau Worthington and Michael Stuysinski as well as the 15th Judicial District Attorney Joshua Vogel called in to the Kiowa County District courtroom to determine a jury trial setting for both pending cases titled The People of the State of Colorado v. Quinten Stump.

Finalists Announced for Daniels Scholarship Program

| Administrator | News
We are pleased to share our Daniels Scholarship Program finalists with you. All semifinalists were notified via email earlier today whether or not they were selected as a finalist to proceed to a personal interview, the final stage of the process.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes Four New Staff Members

| Administrator | News
Originally from the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region, Kate holds a B.A. in History from Geneva College and a M.A. in Public History/Museum Studies from Appalachian State University.

Canning Classes Offered as an Impressive Learning Opportunity for Community

| Betsy Barnett | News
In 2023 many people are looking at ways to maintain a healthy food source that is economical. As the prices for food continues to skyrocket, access to healthy food becomes scarce, and the quality of food gets even more concerning, it may be time to look back at how it was done a couple of generations ago.

Letter to the Editor: Tina Adamson

| Tina Adamson | Letters to the Editor
Kiowa County Needs Volunteers!

Honk if You Love Geeses

| Administrator | News
We’re quickly approaching early February, and the color of the sky overhead can only be described as azure, that cyan-blue that is so typical of cloudless winter skies in southeastern Colorado. The quiet of the afternoon is slightly disturbed by the usual soundtrack of every day noises when suddenly there’s the sound of something... different in the distance.

Letter to the Editor: Patricia Daugherty

| Administrator | Letters to the Editor
"As I leave the Office of Cheyenne County Clerk & Recorder I would like to thank the people of Cheyenne County for placing their trust in me for the past 8 years and allowing me to serve them. It has been my honor."

A Tale of Some Voters, Two States

| Mike O'Donnell | Opinion
The same people who would prefer us not to own anything in the near future also don’t embrace the concept of one person, one vote. They prefer that in the next world, an “educated” minority will always be able to “outvote” an indifferent majority.

Tragedy Strikes Again for Southeastern Colorado

| Raina Lucero | News
Many in the region woke Sunday morning to news that yet another sports and life mentor had been taken far too soon. Just last week we were shocked to hear of the untimely passing of longtime area coach and athletic director Erik Melgoza after an accident at his home in Alamosa, Colorado.

Sand Creek Visitor and Education Center to Re-Open

| Betsy Barnett | News
On December 29th the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site made the following post on their Facebook page.

Greeley County Health Services in Tribune Opens Little Docs Daycare to the Community

| Administrator | News
Greeley County Health Services opened up the Little Docs Daycare to its community on January 1st, 2023.

Round Two of Quentin Stump Officer-Involved Shooting Trial Begins in Kiowa County

| Administrator | News
Kiowa County is set for a repeat performance of the August 2022 jury trial of The People of State of Colorado v. Quentin Stump with jury selection slated to begin Tuesday, January 3, 2023 and completed on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Back to the Future for KLMR FM/AM Radio Stations in Lamar

| Betsy Barnett | News
A press release on the last day of 2022 contained a most welcoming message of hope and renewal as a newly formed company in Lamar called Riverside Communications, LLC signed an agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio stations.

Little Leaders Learning & Care Center Working to Reopen by June

| Administrator | News
Little Leaders Learning and Care Center is doing everything possible to open its doors again.

Don Compton Honored as 2022 Melvin Hendrickson Award Winner

| Betsy Barnett | News
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Well, perhaps except for the actual Christmas Day, as hundreds of excited southeastern Colorado basketball fans packed the Lamar Community Building for three days over the weekend at the 58th Annual Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament.

Local Retailers to Charge 10 Cents per Plastic Bag at Checkout

| Raina Lucero | News
July 7, 2021 Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law The Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (HB 21-1162) which constitutes comprehensive statewide legislation to combat plastic pollution. The passage of HB 21-1162 makes Colorado the first landlocked state to enact such legislation to phase out single-use plastic products. Colorado becomes the 10th state legislature to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and the eighth to ban Polystyrene food containers.
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