In a rural area like Kiowa County, it’s not unusual to see wildlife. The fields and pastures are home to a number of different species, most of whom manage to live relatively undisturbed—at least, as undisturbed as wildlife can be in a region where human beings are co-inhabitants. According to the Department of Wildlife, there’s an abundance of “small game” wildlife around right now, including white tailed deer, mule deer and pronghorn, all with “fawns on the ground”, as well as coyotes, swift fox, pheasants, raccoons, badgers and others common to the western grasslands.
The 10th annual Maine Street Bash, a major fundraiser for the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, the local non-profit working to bring three historical buildings back to life, including the Plains Theater, brought many people, great music, and fun to Maine Street in Eads on Saturday night.
The proposed Kiowa County Fire District continues to move forward. Initially, the County Clerk was required to file a Service Plan which was done by June 20. The town councils and Board of County Commissioners approved the Service Plan by June 30. In the past week three community meetings, one in each part of the county (Haswell, Eads, Sheridan Lake), were held and all three well-attended. The overall consensus was highly favorable with few major concerns. All three community meetings were attended by county officials who were able to answer the many and varied questions laid out by the public.
Hillary Clinton made history becoming the first woman ever to accept the nomination from a major party for President of the United States during the closing day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Clinton has chosen as her Vice-Presidential running mate, Governor Tim Kaine from the state of Indiana.