EPA Awards $1.3 M for Arkansas River Pollution

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,293,010 to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface water and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.   

Kiowa County Responds to Citizen Letter of Concerns

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Kiowa County recently received a letter from a citizen expressing a number of concerns about the county's finances and current projects. The letter, along with the county's response, appear below.


September 9, 2017

Commissioners Scott, Oswald, Mcloud,

I am, respectfully, requesting that this letter be read into the next Kiowa County Commissioners' meeting minutes. There are several questions that beg answers for the Kiowa County Taxpayers.

1)  What, if any monetary responsibility, do the taxpayers of Kiowa County have with

Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – September 29, 2017

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The Kiowa County Commissioner's Meeting Regular meeting was called to order on September 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Candidates Must Report Large Contributions Immediately

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A campaign finance bill aimed at providing more transparency for school board races, which are held in odd years, has impacted those running in the 2018 election, including the numerous candidates for governor.

The Colorado General Assembly passed a bill in 2016 that requires contributions of $1,000 or more be disclosed within 24 hours starting 30 days prior to the election in an odd year. It also requires disclosure of certain spending on advertisements, billboards and direct mailing that mentions candidates.