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Portrait of a survivor: A story of faith, hope and love

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It says a great deal about the prevalence of a disease when it has the dubious distinction of earning its own month, and there can be no doubt that breast ...

First Phase of the Eads Gymnasium Rehabilitation Complete

| Kelly Courkamp | News
For 88 years, the “Old Gym” has been a significant structure on the campus of Eads schools. Every student that has attended school in Eads has memories of the old gym. Thanks to grants from the Col...

El Pomar Foundation Awards For Excellence Honors Kit Carson Rural Development

| Kit Carson Rural Development | News
Black Hawk, Colo. – Monday, October 2, 2016—Five nonprofit organizations and community leaders were honored at El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence presentation ceremony in Black Hawk. The n...

Local Firemen Visit County Schools With Safety Message

| Shannon Vortruba | News
National Fire Prevention Week was October 9-14, 2017. Kiowa County Fire Chief, Howard Votruba, Asst. Chief Avery Snover, and Engineer Darrell Hollis visited Eads Elementary on Monday, October 8th a...

Independent Supports KCFPD Mill Levy

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
Last week, national media covered the horrific fires that have been ravaging Northern California. The fire reportedly ignited at 9:45pm on Sunday and exploded from 200 acres to more than 54 square ...

Las Vegas Shockwaves Hit Close To Home

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
Most people alive today are familiar, at least somewhat, with what happens when a bomb detonates. A deafening, destructive explosion hurls fragments through the air, injuring--or worse--everyone an...

THE PIGS ARE FLYIN’! TRANSLATED: PERMANENT WATER IN THE LAKES NOW A REALITY

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
When the Independent went into publication in February of 2016, one of the first issues we addressed was getting permanent water in the lakes. Of course, it wasn’t the only issue we wrote about. Ot...

Vegas Shooting Worse In U.S. History

| Betsy Barnett | News
Although the story is ongoing at this time, some details can be determined about the massive shooting incident on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night that resulted in at least 58 dead and over 50...

Enduring Irma: Former Eads Resident Recalls Storm Florida Won't Soon Forget

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
In July of 2016, Kristen Dotson resigned from her job as a nurse with Kiowa County Hospital District and, along with husband, Robbie, and their four children, moved from the high, dry plains of Ead...

The Kiowa County Fair!

| Jeramy McNeeley | News
Hello Everybody! It has been a while since my last article,but, if you can believe it, we’ve been a little preoccupied. (lol) I apologize if you have been looking for fair information as I had a co...

Eads School Reunion

| Kim Richards | News
Eads was buzzing with activity as alumni and their families, community members and visitors gathered to celebrate the Eads All School Reunion and the Kiowa County Fair on Saturday, September 9, 201...

The Wolf Is At the Door In Southeast Colorado

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
  There’s a crisis happening in the country so severe that some lawmakers are pushing the president to declare a national emergency.  Far from the thunderous fury of a hurricane packing 180 mph w...

Jockey Injured at Kiowa County Fair Passes Away

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
With deep regret and condolences to the family, the Kiowa County Independent reports that, on Tuesday evening, September 12th, the family of jockey Jesus “Chuyito” Munoz announced, via a post on Fa...

Kiowa County Receives Donation of 1000 Gallon Pierce Fire Engine

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
In an on-going effort to provide Kiowa County firefighters with much needed tools to safely and effectively fight fires and deal with medical emergencies that occur in the county, Kiowa County Fire...

Colorado Pro Rodeo Association Presents Kiowa County Fair Board with Much Deserved Award

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
Shortly before the 2017 Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo got underway, the Kiowa County Fair Board received a pleasant, unexpected and much deserved award from the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association. 

Eads Gearing Up to Welcome Home Alumni

| Betsy Barnett | News
Since the first graduates of Eads High School including Beulah Schriner Barnes, Ruby Blair Whitelaw, and Marion Smith Wimp crossed the stage and received their high school diplomas, hundreds of gra...
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