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Quinten Stump Loses Defense Lawyer: Trial Delayed Again

| Raina Lucero | News
On February 3, Governor Polis appointed Cynthia McKedy, owner and partner at Anaya McKedy, P.C Law Firm, to the 4th Judicial District Court judgeship in El Paso County. Her appointment begins Febr...

We Got Us a Convoy: The Colorado Freedom Convoy Heads East on I70 on Thursday

| Betsy Barnett | News
“Convoy” came out in 1975 and was performed by C.W. McCall (a character co-created and voiced by Bill Fries, along with Chip Davis). It became a number one song on both the country and pop charts i...

Election Integrity is a Serious Concern: Can We Trust Our Voices Will be Heard?

| Betsy Barnett | News
Election integrity is actually of great concern for all Americans, but for different reasons depending on whether you lean liberal or conservative in your politics. It’s been a concern each electio...

Biden Extends 2-Year Old US National Emergency Order

| Betsy Barnett | News
President Joe Biden quietly transmitted the required declaration to both houses of Congress late on Friday afternoon stating he will be extending the two-year old National Emergency Order signed by...

And Then There Were 3: Kayla Murdock is the Third Contender for the Kiowa County Sheriff

| Raina Lucero | News
Kayla Murdock was born to Jerry and Janet (Richards) Frederick in June of 1986 in Rawlins, Wyoming. Though her parents were both Eads natives, her father Jerry, was working for Colorado Interstate ...

Rural Healthcare Q & A with Dr. Mark Bolton

| Raina Lucero | News
Matt Prince, a businessman in Eads, is a concerned citizen for our rural hospital as well as rural healthcare in general. On Wednesday, February 16th Prince took on the roll as host and facilitated...

Hello, New Friend! Salon and Commercial Space Going Up on Maine Street in Eads

| Betsy Barnett | News
Five years ago, in April of 2017 the Independent sadly documented the tearing down of the two-story Rialto Hotel that had been built in 1919 and had stood proudly on Maine Street in the middle of t...

Buller Mobile Tire Rolling Into Eads Area in March

| Betsy Barnett | News
It’s a great idea and one that is wholly needed in an agricultural community where having to get away from the farm in order to fix tires costs not only money, but also precious time. Buller Mobil...

First Insurance Services, Inc Comes to Maine Street in Eads

| Betsy Barnett | News
A new insurance company has moved in on Maine Street in Eads and is sharing office space at 1316 Maine Street in the Kiowa County Independent newspaper building. The space is currently the satellit...

Letter to the Editor

| Sand Creek Massacre Foundation Board of Directors | Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: Thank you for your recent coverage of the discussions regarding Xcel Energy’s “Colorado’s Power Pathway” project in Kiowa County. We appreciate your publication of the Call to Action ...

Letter to the Editor

| Craig Kerfoot | Letters to the Editor
As board chair, I have an obligation to do what I believe is in the best interest of the hospital and its mission to the community. I take this responsibility seriously. The hospital and the board ...

Kiowa County Commissioners Hold Renewable Energy Hearing After Xcel Preferred Pathway Reveals Concerns

| Betsy Barnett | News
A number of county landowners requested a hearing with the Kiowa County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday. At the meeting the landowners expressed deep concerns about...

Town of Eads Will Apply for CO Great Outdoors Grant to Build Pool

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Eads town council met in regular session last Tuesday with a number of items on their agenda including the resignation and appointment of two board members, an update on the Crow-Luther Cultura...

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

| Administrator | News
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age has been screened more than 8,000 times to 4 million people in more than 70 countries around the world. With multiple screenings happening daily in commun...

Smashing Daisies

| Raina Lucero | News
On February 20, 2022 at the Kit Carson Pool Hall, Kit Carson native, Liliana States owner of Style & Grace Salon along with her sister Rubi are hosting an event to fund a scholarship for women ...

Xcel Energy Responds to Community Input and Moves Pathway Lines

| Betsy Barnett | News
A large number of landowners, local government officials and interested citizens attended the second community meeting sponsored by Xcel Energy held at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds Community Buildi...
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