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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...

68 Days Apart

| Administrator | News
It’s not often we get a chance to report on a truly miraculous story—especially when that miracle is associated with the nearly two years of COVID misery that has been a reality in our day-to-day e...

Ready... Set... Fiber!

| Administrator | News
For the last 50 plus years, Eastern Slope has had the pleasure of serving the Eads community with telecommunications services. As a cooperative, our members are our top priority! In our quest to br...

Letter from the Publisher as We Begin Our 7th Year

| Betsy Barnett | News
Seven years ago, I was working as an administrator at Eads High School and loved my job. My favorite part had always been working with the kids and leading a talented and dedicated group of educato...
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