Government

Low-Income Energy Assistance Signup Underway

Colorado's Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) begins accepting applications for its 2016/17 season on Tuesday, November 1.

LEAP is a 100-percent federally funded program administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) that provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of home heating costs during the winter months. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and the lowest incomes by family size. Applicant income may not exceed 165 percent of the federal poverty level ($3,341 per month for a family of four).

Kiowa County Commissioners’ Minutes – October 11

Kiowa County Courthouse

The regular Kiowa County Commissioner's Meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott.  Oswald opened the October 11, 2016 meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

DMV Celebrates One Million Online License Renewals

PICT Sample Colorado Driver License - DOR

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles achieved a major milestone this week when the one millionth identity document (driver license or identification card) was issued through its online renewal service.

Driver License Operations Director David Lindsay emphasized that the online renewal process is easy, fast and secure and it helps to decrease wait times for customers who need to go into a driver license office.

Kiowa County Commissioners' Meeting Minutes - September 29

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioner's Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott on September 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioner Richard 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

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve minutes as presented. All Commissioner voted Affirmative

Kiowa County Hospital District Official Minutes - September 27, 2016

Health

The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on September 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bank Meeting Room.

District Board members present were: Robert Woods, Priscilla Waggoner, Mary Eikner, Sylvia Shields and Cathryn Anderson.

County Board members present were: Kim Harris, John Negley, Craig Kerfoot and Dennis Pearson. Absent: Lori Shalberg (called)

Others present: Tristen Sheridan, Wendy McDowell, Char Korrell, Shannon Dixon, Kevin Siefkas, Cindy McLoud, Braylynn Eder and Cassie Frey.

SBA accepting nominations for Colorado Small Business Person of the Year award

Colorado Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Colorado office is now accepting nominations for its 2017 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America's small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation's economy.

Mailing in Your Ballots? Postal Service Offers up Helpful Advice

Election 2016

Ballots must be received by election officials by November 8 to count

The 2016 General Election is underway with ballots arriving in mailboxes across Colorado this week.

There are a number of ways to return your ballot including drop-off boxes and in-person at County clerk offices.

A convenient option for ballot return is to mail it back using the provided preaddressed envelope. This method is safe, secure and effective.

All completed ballots require postage, and in some instances extra postage because of the weight.