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Eads Second Graders Write to Santa

| Administrator | News
Eads second graders write to Santa.

Help with Local Childcare and Help Yourself, Too

| Administrator | News
We just passed Giving Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to think about others.

"Sing in the Season" Brings New Holiday Music Tradition to Area

| Administrator | News
Musicians and singers merged on Sunday night to “Sing In The Season” at the Praise Community Church. Some drove for more than 150 miles to be a part of this special night.

Plains Theater Enjoys Record Attendance for First-Ever Talent Show

| Betsy Barnett | News
As part of the Merry on Maine festivities on December 4th the Plains Theater in Eads was packed to capacity, that being 206 seats, for the first ever Talent Show sponsored by Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (CLCEC). It has been a goal of the CLCEC board since its inception in 2006 to bring such a Talent Show as the one held this year to the community.

Engraved Brick Red Carpet at Plains Theater Tells the Story of the Community

| Betsy Barnett | News
It’s been a project longtime in the making. The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (CLCEC) has finally been able to roll out their red carpet—well, in this case it is a brick red carpet—in front of the historical Plains Theater in Eads.

Eads Elementary Christmas Concert: The Incredible Reindeer Save Christmas and the World

| Raina Lucero | News
As Christmas break draws near for students, the annual Eads Elementary Christmas program came to pass Thursday December 8th at the Eads High School Gymnasium. Students from the 3- and 4-year-old Pre-school took the stage to show off their Christmas Cheer singing songs “At the North Pole,” “S-A-N-T-A,” “Shake Them Santa Claus Bones,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” while each of the 27 students were dressed with Christmas bulb necklaces around their necks.

CHSCA to Honor 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Include Gail Crawford & Jess Downey

| Administrator | News
The Colorado High School Coaches Association is excited to announce the 2023 Hall of Fame Class. This is the 59th class to be inducted.

Xcel Energy Moves its Colorado Clean Energy Plan Forward with Largest-Ever Request for New Energy Generation

| Tyler Bryant | News
To move its nation-leading clean energy transition forward, Xcel Energy-Colorado is seeking proposals for new energy generation, including significant amounts of new renewable energy.

SLRG to Become Colorado Pacific Rio Grande Railroad

| Priscilla Waggoner, Alamosa Valley Courier | News
Stefan Soloviev, founder and chairman of the Soloviev Group was granted approval in bankruptcy court Monday, paving the way for his purchase of the San Luis Rio Grande Railroad. The Soloviev Group is comprised of multiple divisions, including the Colorado Pacific Railroad and Crossroads Agriculture.

By Sunday, December 4th, Everyone was "Merry on Maine"

| Betsy Barnett | News
It would have been nice to say that the 3rd Annual Merry On Maine holiday celebration held on Maine Street in Eads over the weekend went off without a hitch, but that just wouldn’t be the case.

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Loses Hundreds of Dollars in Training Hours as 3 Officers Resign Ahead of New Leadership

| Raina Lucero | News
Just weeks after the Kiowa County Independent reported that the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) was thriving and showing the utmost professionalism and transparency, despite the absence of KCSO Sheriff Forrest Frazee, we have learned that KCSO Undersheriff Murdock, Deputy Negley, and Deputy West have each resigned and taken positions with other agencies.

Kit Carson Quilts of Valor Awarded

| Rayetta J. Addy | News
Four Quilts of Valor were presented on Tuesday, November 22, during a ceremony at the Kit Carson High School. Veterans Calvin Gaynor, Tim Hogan, Kenneth Jacobs, and James Randel all received a beautiful patriotic quilt handmade by local quilter Mary Rhoades.

Kiowa County Veterans Honored with Quilts of Valor

| Raina Lucero | News
November 11, 2022 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, representatives to the Quilts of Valor members and volunteers all over the country, Carole Spady and Michelle Nelson presented 3 veterans from 3 different branches of the military with the honorary Quilt of Valor for their sacrifice and service to our country.

Rachel Bletzacker to Begin Working as Family Nurse Practitioner at Eads Medical Clinic

| Raina Lucero | News
2006 Eads High School graduate Rachel Bletzacker graduated from Chamberlain University School of Nursing receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner track in February of this year. Her official title is Family Nurse Practitioner-BC (Board Certified).

Be Merry on Maine this Saturday in Eads: Santa Claus will Arrive on the Train!

| Betsy Barnett | News
It started in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when there wasn’t much “Joy to the World” and so some enterprising community people got together and decided to have a Christmas festival that would hopefully bring back some of the old joy that they had experienced prior to everything changing.

It's Official: Xcel Receives the Green Light to Start Building the Future of Kiowa County

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last Tuesday at their November 22, 2022 meeting the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) gave the green light to Xcel Energy Company approving their 1041 permit to build 86 miles through Kiowa County of a 345-kilovolt double-circuit transmission line through Segments 3 & 4 and the May Valley Substation of the Colorado Pathways Project.
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