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COURT FINDS PROBABLE CAUSE ON THREE FELONY COUNTS AGAINST FORMER KIOWA COUNTY DEPUTY QUINTEN STUMP

A Kiowa County, Colorado court found probable cause to charge former Kiowa County Sheriff Deputy Quinten Stump on three felony charges including two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-05-06 02:41:08

Southeast Colorado Power Association Closes Eads Office

| Raina Lynch | News
Southeast Colorado Power Association Closes Eads Office By Raina Lynch April 28, 2021 For years members of Southeast Colorado Power Associati...

To Understand Our Future, We Must Realize Our Past

| Betsy Barnett | News
In 2001, now twenty years ago, a number of dedicated community leaders in Kiowa County recognized the need to develop the Kiowa County Comprehensive Development Plan that examined the then current ...

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO IMPROVE THE MAIN STREET IN THREE COMMUNITIES INCLU...

| Administrator | News
The following press release was received by Kit Carson Rural Development (KCRD), the economic development non-profit organization in Kit Carson:“WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urba...

As Time Goes By: A Locally-Produced Podcast is Launched

| Betsy Barnett | News
If I told you, dear readers, that a local podcast has been launched in Eads, Colorado by Rich O’Brian you might say, “Who?”  But when I say, Rich is that upbeat older gentleman you see around town ...

KMH to Host Hospital Week Health Fair and Cancer Screenings

| Administrator | News
In February, the Colorado Cancer Coalition announced that Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne County was selected as the pilot facility to participate in the Colorado Cancer Coalition in Communitie...

Three Bullets to the Back: How a KCSO Traffic Stop Ended in the Fatal Shooting of Zach Gifford

| Susan Greene & Priscilla Waggoner | News
KIOWA COUNTY, Colo. – Nearly a year has passed since a traffic stop ended with Undersheriff Tracy Weisenhorn and Deputy Quinten Stump shooting Zach G...

Colorado Congressmen Push to Make Amache National Historic Site

| Administrator | News
Two Colorado congressmen have renewed efforts to put the Granada Relocation Center – also known as Camp Amache – where many feel it belongs. Bi-partisan legislation that would make Camp Amache a Na...

Now is the Time to Speak Out for Colorado Ag

| Tori Uhland | News
On February 24th, an article was published on the VegNews website announcing that Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared March 20th “MeatOut Day” in Colorado as a way to promote meatless diets. I...

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT A HOPPING GOOD TIME!

| Raina Lucero | News
It was a beautiful early spring afternoon when more than 125 children from our community and others gathered with their families at the Kiowa County Court House lawn to meet the Easter Bunny and hu...

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