Bill Woelk - Veteran of the Korean War

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
     Bill Woelk received notice that he had been drafted by the United States Marines to fight in Korea on the same day that he was burying his older brother, Hank, who had recently been killed in ...

Love's Open and Ready For Business 7AM Thursday

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
     On Monday morning, empty shelves, stacks of boxes and furniture in disarray may have spelled a rough beginning of the week for Love’s new location north of Eads, but there is no doubt in anyon...

Multiple Semis Involved in Accident on Highway 287 Tuesday Night

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
     According to the Colorado State Patrol, at 11:48pm Tuesday night, an accident involving four semi-trucks occurred on Highway 287 at mile marker 125 near Colorado Interstate Gas Company in Chey...

Ballots Returned in Colorado - Oct. 25, 2016

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Ballots Returned: Oct 25, 2016  DENVER, Oct. 25, 2016 – Attached is the latest tally from Colorado’s county clerks of ballots returned for the general election on Nov. 8. The Secretary of State’s o...

Letter to the Editor and Reply

| Priscilla Waggoner | Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,       After reading the article on Plainview football in the September 21, 2016 issue of the Independent, there are several things I would like to comment, correct, and add to the con...

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Heading Towards Florida, Georgia and South Carolina Coastline

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Hurricane Matthew, once again a Category 4 hurricane hammering the northwest Bahamas, is hours away from beginning a potentially catastrophic, rare Category 4, perhaps even Category 5 siege on Flor...

Kiowa County Fire Department Truck Involved in Roll-Over Accident while Responding to Call

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
     Trooper Sutherland, Public Information Officer with the Colorado State Patrol reports that, at 1:52pm Sunday afternoon, the state patrol was notified of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 96 at ...

Eads Eagles Schedule for October

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Yahoo Hacked, Exposing at least 500 Million Users

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Users' email addresses, telephone numbers and passwords may have been exposed as part of the breach.

Plainview Schedule through October 22

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Faces of the West

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Welcome to “Faces of the West”, a gallery of all the photographs taken in creating the Indy magazine TRUE WEST.  We wish we’d had room for all the photos in the magazine; unfortunately, there just ...

964 Drivers Arrested for DUI During Labor Day Enforcement

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September 12, 2016 - Traffic Safety - CDOT Launches New “R-U-Buzzed” App to Keep Drivers Safe STATEWIDE — The Heat Is On campaign’s recent Labor Day crackdown had statewide law agencies on high al...

The Indy is Gettin' Uptown Now, and We Have the Website to Prove It

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After months of working to find the right format that was visual, dynamic, relevant, trendy and, above all else, user friendly, the Kiowa County Independent is proud to say that our website is up...


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TRUE WEST IS HERE and it ain’t half bad, either. After weeks spent pulling it together, the staff at the Kiowa County Independent is very (as in, very) happy to say that the magazine is done and ...

The Father of Bulldogging

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
      Bill Pickett is credited with a move that inspired the rodeo event of steer wrestling.  Pickett, of black and Indian descent and the second of 13 children, was born in 1870 in Williamson Coun...

Landri's Dream

| Priscilla Waggoner | News
While making breakfast last August, Chad Tuttle asked his then 8 year old daughter, Landri, what she had dreamed about the night before. No one thought it was an unusual question.  That’s how Chad ...
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