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WE ARE NO LONGER HELPLESS: IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK WITH NEW WEAPONS AGAINST COVID

It was literally just three weeks ago when the Independent published the article “Take Tylenol and Drink Lots of Water.”  It was an article that described protocols the health care system in rural ...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-01-02 17:26:55

OFFICER QUINTEN STUMP TERMINATED FROM THE KIOWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

| Betsy Barnett | News
On Friday, upon a request for information by the Independent, Sheriff Casey Sheridan with the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office verified that Deputy Quinten Stump has been terminated from the Sheriff’s...

TAKE TYLENOL AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER

| Betsy Barnett | News
After nine months of hiding in our homes, washing our hands extensively, socially distancing ourselves, wearing masks, worrying about our fellow citizens, closing our businesses, losing our jobs, a...

STATE AGENCIES TONE-DEAF TO COLORADO'S STUDENT ATHLETES

| Betsy Barnett | News
CHSAA proposes a compromise late on Monday Over a week ago the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced they are unable to secure the needed variances from the Colorado Depart...

KIOWA COUNTY COMMISSIONER RICHARD "DICK" SCOTT DIES OF COVID COMPLICATIONS

| Betsy Barnett | News
Through the nearly nine months of this COVID-19 pandemic, Kiowa County has dodged most of the terrible ravages of the disease.  There were not many cases, no hospitalizations and thankfully, no dea...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE

| Ally Spady | News
Dear Editor, Where do I begin? With seasons being cancelled, quarantines and masks being required, and the hopes and dreams of athletes everywhere slowly losing motivation to fight for what we des...

79 YEARS LATER: THE MEMORIES THAT HAUNT: A Survivor of Pearl Harbor Shares What He Remembers

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
On December 8, 1941, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the United States Senate and House of Representatives in a speech that was broadcast live “over radio waves” across the nation.  ...

"BELIEVE IN LOVE. BELIEVE IN MAGIC. HELL, BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS."

| Betsy Barnett | News
Perhaps Jon Bon Jovi described what happened in Eads last Saturday night in the best way possible when he famously said, “Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Claus. Believe in...

Letter to the Editor: Jeff Campbell

| Jeff Campbell | News
Week 34 – Justice can’t wait forever. Only reputation and honour matter. My partner, the wise man he is, always said, at the end of the day as a cop, an investigator, all that’s left is your rep...

MEET KYLE AND ALYSHA MORLAN: CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATORS

| Betsy Barnett | News
Alysha Uhland Morlan grew up in Eads as part of the large and well-established Uhland family.  Her husband Kyle Morlan grew up down the road in the McClave area in another large and rambunctious fa...

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BABY GIRL KEPLER

| Raina Lynch | Announcements
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DOING PROM SEASON IN THE NEW NORMAL

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Nothing these days seems to be as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic hit us like a nuclear bomb a year ago. Living through the pandemic was an ...

AREA ALL-STATE BASKETBALL 2021 SELECTEES

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Last week the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) came out with the Colorado All-State Selection lists for Basketball 2021 in all f...

The Time is Right to Launch Your New Business

| Derek Goodman | Business
Many would-be entrepreneurs have been reluctant to move forward with starting their own businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to popula...

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT A HOPPING GOOD TIME!

| Raina Lynch | 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 Count...
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