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Kit Carson Man’s Investigation of Death Held up by CBI Crime Lab

In January 2024 local ranch hand Rusty Paintin died in a still undefined incident at his home in Wild Horse. At the time a great deal of speculation spread like a wildfire across the region with numerous uncorroborated stories concerning Paintin’s cause of death and the details surrounding the death.

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Phillip Lieurance Extradited to Kiowa County, Will Face Charges in Murder of 2 Emporia Women Bond Set at $1 Million

June 7, 2024
Phillip Lieurance appeared before the Kiowa County District Court via Webex from the Prowers County Jail on June 6, 2024. This hearing marks a critical step in a case that has garnered substantial attention due to the serious nature of the charges and the complex legal journey involved.

Flag Day Celebrated June 14

June 7, 2024
Flag Day is June 14 and celebrates the adoption of the American flag, the official symbol for the United States: our Stars and Stripes. This day was first recognized by Congress on June 14, 1777, and became known as Flag Day.

Local Sculpture and Western Writer Bill Bunting Presents New Artwork

June 7, 2024
Bill Bunting has lived in Baca County on the plains of southeastern Colorado for many years and is well-known for his particular brand of art. First, each week in the Kiowa County Independent Bunting entertains readers with his down-home cowboy poetry that is usually a good story and a good lesson all in one.

Business Directory

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

Black Kettle RV Park

Spaces Available Immediately
707 E Lowell Ave. • Eads, CO
Mark Brown
(970) 371-4164
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Buller Mobile Tire

Bringing the Shop to You
(719) 691-5435
bullermobiletire.us

Da Vinci Physical Therapy

Joe McCaleb, MTP, BSAT, KTTI, Cert DN, Dip MT, COMT, FiT
(719) 940-1220
201 South 5th Street
Lamar, CO 81052

Detailed Solutions Auto Detailing

Paul and Raina Lucero
(719) 691-8276
facebook.com/1detailedsolutions

Farm Bureau Peterson Payne Agency

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

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

Janelle Crow: (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
Dixie Chopper Authorized Dealer

S&K Fuel & Repair

403 State Highway 96
Haswell, CO 81045
(719) 436-2301

Treasure

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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