Government

Hospital Ballots Due Tuesday

Election 2016

Mail ballots for the Kiowa County Hospital District election must be received at the District offices no later than Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Ballots may be dropped of Monday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 1208 Luther Street, Eads. The offices will also be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Ballots must be received (not post marked) by 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted.

Candidates for a four year term:

Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - April 12, 2016

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Regular Meeting was called to order on April 12, 2016 at 8:58 a.m. by Chairman of the Board Richard Scott. Oswald opened the meeting with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending:

                                                        Richard Scott, Chairman of Board

Gardner Votes to Protect Colorado Water Rights

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has voted in favor of an amendment to the Senate Energy and Water Development appropriations bill that prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from using funding to enforce the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. WOTUS, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, redefines and expands waters that are subject to Clean Water Act regulations, and has the potential to impact an additional 1 million acres and 170,000 miles of stream in Colorado.   

Gardner, Wicker, Heitkamp, and Colleagues Encourage Support of 4-H

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

The Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND) in support of 4-H and its recently-launched "Grow True Leaders" campaign. The measure, which is cosponsored by 34 senators, recognizes the immeasurable benefits of the national 4-H program for young people and its potential growth under the new initiative.

Gardner Announces USDA Grant for Flood Projects in Colorado

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program will make $10,240,800 available to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs for the purposes of restoration and flood mitigation after severe weather impacted the region last year. Gardner sent a letter on July 10, 2015 to President Obama requesting federal assistance for several counties in Colorado impacted by significant weather events.

Colorado DMV to Begin Statewide Rollout of New Driver License Design

PICT Sample Colorado Driver License - DOR

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will start a two-week statewide rollout of the newly designed driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards beginning April 6, 2016.  

Offices will be closed one day prior to issuing the new design to allow for the installation of new equipment and for training. Please refer to the DMV website for up-to-date closure information for specific offices.  In addition, closure information will also be posted at each office.