It's Official: Xcel Receives the Green Light to Start Building the Future of Kiowa County

Last Tuesday at their November 22, 2022 meeting the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) gave the green light to Xcel Energy Company approving their 1041 permit to build 86 miles through Kiowa County of a 345-kilovolt double-circuit transmission line through Segments 3 & 4 and the May Valley Substation of the Colorado Pathways Project.

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Be Merry on Maine this Saturday in Eads: Santa Claus will Arrive on the Train!

November 30, 2022
It started in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when there wasn’t much “Joy to the World” and so some enterprising community people got together and decided to have a Christmas festival that would hopefully bring back some of the old joy that they had experienced prior to everything changing.

Rachel Bletzacker to Begin Working as Family Nurse Practitioner at Eads Medical Clinic

November 30, 2022
2006 Eads High School graduate Rachel Bletzacker graduated from Chamberlain University School of Nursing receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner track in February of this year. Her official title is Family Nurse Practitioner-BC (Board Certified).

Kiowa County Veterans Honored with Quilts of Valor

November 30, 2022
November 11, 2022 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds, representatives to the Quilts of Valor members and volunteers all over the country, Carole Spady and Michelle Nelson presented 3 veterans from 3 different branches of the military with the honorary Quilt of Valor for their sacrifice and service to our country.

All-Conference Football Selections Named for Area 6-Man & 8-Man Divisions

November 30, 2022
The football season for 2022 has official come to a close after the 6-Man and 8-Man state championships held on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The 2022 6-Man State Champions were the Stratton Eagles who defeated Fleming, 83-18. In 8-Man the Dove Creek group grabbed their first state championship over Simla, 26-21.

Wiley Girls Will Depend on a Large Group of Upperclassmen

November 30, 2022
The Wiley Lady Panthers were just under .500 last year registering a 9-11 overall season record, but more importantly really struggled within the very tough Hi-Plains League where on a given night any team can beat the other. It is one of the most highly competitive teams in the state in the 1A division and last year the Wiley group ended up in the basement with an 0-7 record.

Nine Wrestlers to Compete for Holly Wildcats

November 30, 2022
Nine wrestlers will hit the mats this season for the 2022-23 Holly wrestling team.

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving. A day set aside, as the name implies, for givin’ thanks. We all have...

Long Time Gone and Building the New School House in 1916

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Last week’s election brought positive news for those who supported the funding for building a new K-12 School in the McClave School District. The p...

Home for the Holidays: Family Food & Recipes

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
As we enter November, which means the beginning of the wonderful holiday season that runs through to January, I thought it would be nice to bring y...

Long Time Gone and 135 Years at the Eads Post Office

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Kiowa County was developed due to two distinct historical occurrences that promoted Westward Expansion in the United States. The first was the deve...

Indy Picks: Detailed Solutions

| Administrator | Indy Picks
On a sunny Saturday afternoon Paul Lucero spent a few hours detailing their family vehicle, just as he does every few weeks. Because Paul and his w...

Limit Up

| Tori Uhland | Business
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tori Uhland. After graduating from Eads High School in 2015, I went on to attend college at the Univ...

Indy Picks: CAF Media

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
Cory Alan Forgue graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1990 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in TV and radio broadcasting with an empha...

Indy Picks: DD's Tree Spraying

| Raina Lucero | Indy Picks
Deborah (Oswald) Davis along with her husband Glen live in Haswell, Colorado and are the owners and operators of their family farm. Deborah works a...

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Barnett Construction LLC

Kyle Barnett, Contractor
(719) 940-3031
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Basements, Flatwork, Remodel, New Build

Bison Title Company

Closings, Title Insurance, Escrows
121 South Main • Lamar, Colorado
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(719) 336-2242

Detailed Solutions Auto Detailing

Paul and Raina Lucero
(719) 691-8276

Farm Bureau Peterson Payne Agency

Lori Peterson: (719) 336-7000
Lamar, CO

Jake's Barber Shop

Marlin Eder
Flexible Hours, Call for Appointment
(719) 438-5739 or (719) 688-1202

J&S Graphics

Tyndan Marquez, Owner
(719) 691-2501
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KH Painting Drywall & Seamless Gutters

Kevin Hartman, Owner
Lamar, CO
(719) 336-3181

Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation

PO Box 250
Eads, CO 81036
(719) 438-2200

Kiowa County Transit Services

To schedule, contact: (719) 438-5810
Kiowa County Commissioners

Kiowa County Veterans Service Office

Pat Roper: (719) 438-5860
1305 Goff St. • Eads, CO

Pine Tree Car Wash

Marty Barnett, Owner
900 South Wansted (Hwy 287)
Eads, CO
(719) 940-3030

Precision Home and Lawn

Moe Sagner, Owner
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(719) 241-4929

Rancher’s Supply

1005 E. Olive on Hwy. 50
Lamar, CO
(719) 336-2236

Reyman’s Grocery Store

100 S. Main Street
Holly, CO
(719) 537-6617

Rocket Tire and Auto

(620) 376-4356
Tribune, KS
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Antiques and Souvenirs
Corner of Hwy 287/9th St. in Eads, CO
Open 10 AM to 5 PM
Except Sunday and Wednesday

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