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"That's All, Folks," Eads High School Class of 2022 Graduates

| Raina Lucero | News
On Saturday May 28th 2022 with a crowd of friends, family, educators, and alumni in attendance 12 bright, energetic, and witty young adults made their way down the aisle as Nancy Walker filled the ...

Kiowa County Hospital District Swears in Four New Board Members

| Betsy Barnett | News
After a year filled with contentious issues that has set the Kiowa County Hospital District back not only financially but also with the confidence of the people they serve, some positive news is st...

Eastern Colorado Bank Begins 4th Year of the "Giving Back, Looking Forward" Grants

| Betsy Barnett | News
The Eastern Colorado Bank with their founding branch in Cheyenne Wells has announced they have begun to collect grant applications for the fourth round of the Giving Back-Looking Forward Community ...

Eastern Slope Technologies Gives Three $1,000 Scholarships to Local Graduates

| Administrator | News
Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association (ES Tech) has announced the recipients of their $1,000 scholarships for 2022. Deserved recipients live within the cooperative area of service and have demo...

Lady Bugs Show Off Their Style at Blue Roof Hydro Farm

| Katie Kopasz | News
Ladybug Day had a good turnout this year at the Blue Roof Hydro Farm located east of Eads on County Road 49! An estimated 20 children and 50 in total were in attendance for the annual release of th...

GN-Bank in Eads Announces the 2022 Scholar-Athlete Scholarships

| Administrator | News
GN-Bank president Sean Lening announced this week that two scholarships will be given at the Eads High School graduation on May 28, 2022. Each year the bank receives applications from Kiowa County...

Eads Elementary School to Install State-of-the-Art Playground This Summer

| Betsy Barnett | News
The 2021-22 school year came to an end on May 19th and the Eads Elementary students left their beloved teachers, classrooms, gyms and playground for the summer break. A child’s summer seems to go o...

Ron Hanks Visits Rural Colorado on the Trail Toward Republican Primary Election

| Raina Lucero | News
The wind and chill did not stop a small yet devout group of interested and concerned citizens from attending an event on the morning of Friday May 20th at the Horseshoe Park in Eads where District ...

In Water Conservation, Small Steps Can Yield Big Savings

| Administrator | News
With the town of Eads having its water allocation reduced by half, Van Brown, public utilities director, is encouraging residents to be responsible in how much water they use and mindful of conserv...

Meet the Providers at Your Local Hospital

| Betsy Barnett and KCHD | News
The Kiowa County Hospital District has been working diligently under the interim direction of Jeannette Filipi to employ providers who will become the basic foundation of the district’s medical ser...

Representative Ken Buck Talks to the Independent

| Betsy Barnett | News
Last Tuesday the Independent asked to speak with Congressman Ken Buck concerning his position on the $40.1 billion Ukrainian aid package which easily passed through the House of Representatives wit...

"Fishing is Fun" for Past 15 Years

| Betsy Barnett | News
There’s nothing like that first tug on your fishing line. There’s something special when a child successfully catches their first fish. Getting children to experience the wonders of the great outdo...

New Hospital Proposal in Eads Moves Another Step Forward Toward Realty

| Betsy Barnett | News
Kiowa County Hospital District interim CEO Jeannette Filipi received some exciting news on Friday when an email from Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper’s office provided her with the information th...

Las Animas Code Enforcement Officer Charged with 3 Felony Counts in the Fort Lyon River Fire

| Rain Lucero and Anne Boswell with Colorado News YOUR Way (Original Reporting) | News
A Bent County man turned himself into the Bent County Sheriff’s Office Monday May 16 as he has been accused of starting the Fort Lyon River Fire in April of this year. The arrest affidavit shows th...

Eads Water Allocation Cut by 50%

| Administrator | News
Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” Smart man. Although it has been a very long time since people have actually gone to battle over water, the reality that wate...

Eads Ambulance Service to Celebrate EMS Week

| Eunice Weber | News
May 15th through May 22nd is National Emergency Medical Service Week. During this week, the Kiowa County Hospital District will be honoring volunteers that have stepped forward giving up quality ti...
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