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"Meatin" Greet

Despite making a play three weeks ago at trying to preserve the shaky future of the National Western Stock Show held in Denver each January, Colorado Governor Jared Polis proclaimed March 20 a Meat...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-03-04 05:35:45

Kindness Week At Kit Carson Brings Heartfelt Responses

| Betsy Barnett | News
A group of high school students from Kit Carson High School worked together last week and came up with an ingenious idea that not only taught the students at Kit Carson, all ages from the Kinders t...

Quinten Stump Appears in Direct Court with Defense Attorney

| Betsy Barnett | News
As reported in the January 20, 2021 edition of the Kiowa County Independent, Kiowa County Sheriff Deputy Quinten Stum was arrested on January 12, 2021 and charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Mu...

Letter To The Editor

| Tori Uhland | News
Let me preface this by saying I don’t care what you choose to eat. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, that’s cool. What’s not cool is Colorado Governor Jared Polis telling us that we shouldn’t eat m...

Five Years on, Still Beating Strong

| Admin | News
There’s a saying that “a good newspaper is the heart of a community.” If that’s so, then let it also be known that this heart has been beating strong for five years as this week marks our fifth ann...

Colorado Pacific Completes Interchange at NA Junction

| Staff | News
Harvey Crouch of Crouch Engineering, the company responsible for rehabilitating and doing additional work on Colorado Pacific’s Towner line, recently announced that Colorado Pacific Railroad has co...

Kelley and Nelson Receive Honors

| Betsy Barnett | News
The annual student awards start coming out this time of year as the seniors in high schools across the region are preparing to apply for colleges and scholarships as they plan for their future ende...

KCHD, Prairie Pines Team up to Weather the Storm

| Staff | News
Last week’s winter storm that brought record setting (if not breaking) -25 degree temperatures with a windchill factor of -40 wreaked havoc in parts of Kiowa County. Some got lucky and were spared....

After Nearly Two Decades, The Eads Senior Citizens Are Home

| Betsy Barnett | News
“Home Sweet Home,” as the saying goes finally became a reality on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 when the Eads Senior Citizen’s inaugurated their newly renovated senior center in the beautifully trans...

Letter To The Editor

| Kemma Alfano | News
As an organization that operates on your property tax dollars, the Kiowa County Public Library District strives to be transparent with what is happening at the Library. We are, as the saying goes, ...

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INDY PICKS: Harris Pumpkin Patch

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
This harvest season is upon us and with that brings the opening of the local Harris Pumpkin Patch.  Located east of Highway 385 in Sheridan Lake, C...

Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners take...

| Raina Lucero | News
After going to press last Monday September 27, the Independent learned that Otero County Board of Commissioners have signed and adopted a resolutio...

MANDATES IN RURAL COLORADO CAUSING “COLLECTIVE ...

| Betsy Barnett | News
Polis couldn’t be more wrong and out-of-touch with rural Colorado. Last week Julie Martin with KKTV asked Governor Polis what he thought of the Ot...

Senior year

| Rhealie Rittgers | Lifestyles
I’ve been waiting for this year since I can remember. Every day at school was just one day closer to becoming a senior. How could I not be excited?...

The Price of a Dream; Faith and Farming. 

| Breanna Echols | Lifestyles
I still remember the way the sun was setting through the trees in my backyard, in April of 2018, when my husband, James, told me we had 2 weeks to ...
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