Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Remembering - Flags at Half Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week 2016, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 13, 2016


Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - April 28, 2016

Kiowa County Courthouse

            The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular Meeting was called to order on April 28, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman of the Board, Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending were:


Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Public Notice - Assessor

Legal Notice

Public Notice

Colorado law requires the county assessor to hear objections to real property classifications and valuations beginning no later than May, 2016. Objections to the valuation or classification of real property must be postmarked, delivered, or presented in person to the county assessor's office no later than June 1, 2016.

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Help Grow Rural Businesses

Agriculture - Image of Wheat

USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural businesses. The funding is being provided through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. Under this program, USDA provides zero-interest loans and grants to local utilities, which use the funding to create revolving funds for projects that will create or retain jobs in rural areas. USDA is making $37 million in loans and $11 million in grants available. A recipient may receive a loan of up to $1 million, or a grant of up to $300,000.

Thune and Gardner Question Excessive Consulting Fees

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Chris Henderson, chief executive officer of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the Rural Health Care telecommunications program.