​Three Arrests Made in Child Sexual Assault

PROMO 330 x 220 Crime - Investigation

Multiple arrests have been made involving the alleged sexual assault of an 8-year-old South Fork girl dating back to late 2015. 

In November 2016, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was requested by South Fork Police Chief Don McDonald to assist with a complex sexual assault investigation. Following an extensive investigation by the CBI and the South Fork Police Department, three arrests have been made involving incidents of sexual assault against a child.    

Those arrested include:

Government, Law Enforcement, Investigation

DUI Arrests Up 33 Percent During St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement

PROMO Law Enforcement - the Heat is On

While Coloradans across the state enjoyed St. Patrick's Day celebrations spanning two weekends, law enforcement was on high alert for impaired drivers as part of the The Heat Is On campaign. From March 10-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies combined efforts to arrest 607 impaired drivers, a 33 percent increase from the 455 arrests during last year's enforcement.

Government, Law Enforcement, top-news

Colorado Adds 2,000 Jobs February 2017

Colorado Business

Employers in Colorado added 2,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,631,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,900 and government decreased 2,900.


Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center.

The town hall will feature remarks by Governor Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, as well as several members of the cabinet.


One Dead After Boat Capsizes

PROMO 330 x 220 Crime - Investigation

A 67-year-old man was found dead after Kiowa County agencies were called investigate a capsized boat at Nee Noshe Reservoir south of Eads.

Martin Vitt, of Thornton and Ervin Anthony Vitt of Cedaredge were in a canoe when it overturned Wednesday afternoon.  Martin Vitt was able to swim to shore, then walked back to the other side of the lake to his vehicle where he called 911.

top-news, Government

Hickenlooper Appoints Crowley County Judge

Legal Notice

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed Richard Medina as judge on the Crowley County Court in the 16th Judicial District.

Medina will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Suzanne A. Grant.


Fire Damages Equipment, Vehicles Near Eads

Opinion: Support the Fire District with Ideas, Funds

Kiowa County Courthouse

by Jeanne Sorensen

We Need a Fire District. This is a topic that has been going around Kiowa County in recent days. This discussion is not new and has taken place for several years. It has come to the front burner again because of the drought and extreme fire danger along with the devastating wildfires not only in Colorado but to our neighbors to the south and southeast in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Not only pasture and cropland lost, but human and animal as well.


Letter – Be Careful When Replacing Obamacare

For seven years, Republicans in Congress have spent their energy trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and used every opportunity to try to undermine the health law. They promised that they would replace the ACA with a plan that would cover more people, lower costs for consumers, and protect vulnerable populations--without ever offering any details about how they would do that.

Government, letter-editor

Burlington Man Guilty of Murder

PROMO 330 x 220 Crime - Crime and Justice

Following a trial spanning nearly two weeks, a jury has found Dylan Eason guilty of Murder in the First Degree in the killing of Dr. Cynthia Campbell-Eason between April 28 and 29, 2016 at a home in Burlington.

Eason had been arrested and charged after an extensive investigation conducted by the Burlington Police Department, Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District.

Government, Law Enforcement, Investigation