It’s time to open up Kiowa County---and implement plans that will help us open safely. This week. Right Now.
When COVID-19 arrived on our American shores and it soon became evident that we were dealing with a virus of unknown origin and unknown virility, we could have never guessed how extreme was our reactions and responses to the virus, particularly in how the federal and state governments literally closed down the non-essential businesses, government offices, and basically the entire country.
According to the Kiowa County Coroner’s official findings of the autopsy performed on Zachary Gifford, Gifford was shot three times in the back during his fatal encounter last month with Kiowa County Undersheriff Weisenhorn and Deputy Quentin Stump.
On May 9th, Bent County Public Health Department reported its first case of COVID-19, making Kiowa County the only remaining county in southeastern Colorado and one of only four counties in the entire state to have no reported cases of the virus.
High schools across the country are trying to find a way to celebrate and honor the newest crop of graduates --- this the graduating class of 2020---and still maintain the guidelines and confusion of protecting its students, staff, and community from the COVID-19 virus. It’s been a tricky collection of avoiding landmines, but for Plainview High School, the fact they had a relatively large class graduating helped them create a memorable ceremony.