Government

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Measure to Expedite Gold King Mine Spill Recovery

Gold King Mine - EPA

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Tom Udall (D-NM) along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Martin Heinrich (D-NV), and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to address the response costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill, and direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with affected States, Indian tribes, and local governments on a long-term water quality monitoring program of the rivers contaminated by the spill.

Kiowa County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – August 25

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioner's Meeting was called to order by Chairman,

Richard Scott on August 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Scott opened the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance:

                                              Richard Scott, Chairman

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Ken Buck Votes to Keep Terrorists out of Colorado

Congressman Ken Buck voted for H.R. 5351, legislation he co-sponsored, that prohibits the transfer of any individual detained at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility until the end of the year or until the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017. The bill prevents President Obama from transferring the remaining detainees as part of his plan to permanently shut down the military detention facility, ensuring that no terrorists are transferred to the United States or any other holding facility in the world. 

Kiowa County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – August 11

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. on August 11, 2016; by Chairman Richard Scott. Oswald led with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those present were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Audience: Dennis Pearson and Audrey Johnson

Scott moved and McLoud seconded to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2016 meeting. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Kiowa County Commissioners’ Meeting Minutes – August 1 Fire Protection District

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Public Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Richard Scott, August 1, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.  and conducted by the Kiowa County Attorney, Wendy Shinn.  There were 34 in attendance including:

 

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Wendy Shinn, County Attorney

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Teresa Witte, Petitioner at Large

CDOT Construction News

Road Construction

US 287 Northbound / Southbound in Eads (Milemarker 99-120) (through September 2016)

24 Hours- SU-SA Su-Mo 24 hr. southbound lane closure US 287 east of Eads (milepost 110-109); Su-Mo 24 hr. northbound lane closures north of Eads (mp 119-120); Tu-Fr 24 hr. northbound lane closures between Eads and Wiley (mp 99-100) and north of Eads (mp 119-120);

Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – July 28

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioner meeting was called to order at 09:05 a.m. on July 28, 2016 by Chairman Richard Scott. Scott opened 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

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Call-in Legal Clinic Assists Rural, Low-Income Residents of SE Colorado

PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Legal Justice Scales Gavel Law Books - iStock

Beginning two months ago Colorado Legal Services began partnering with Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck to provide free brief legal consultations to low-income residents from Southeast Colorado by phone. This accessible and toll-free legal clinic can help residents of the 3rd (Huerfano, Las Animas), 15th (Baca, Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne) and 16th (Otero, Bent, Crowley) Judicial Districts get the help they need to navigate the legal challenges they and their families face.