Gardner Welcomes VA Community Call Center to Improve Choice Program

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the statement below after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it set up a Community Care Call Center to help veterans address billing issues with the Choice Program. The Choice Program is responsible for incorrectly billing veterans, which has led to debt collection and affected credit scores. Veterans who are experiencing payment issues associated with the Choice Program can contact 1-877-881-7618 to reach the Community Care Call Center.

Hickenlooper Launches New Program to Assist Rural Economies

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Tueday (March 15, 2016) announced the next phase for the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 - Blueprint Initiatives - which invites the state's rural communities and regions to apply for specialized resources to help make their economies more robust.


"These initiatives are all outcomes of the informative roundtables we held in communities throughout the state last year," said Hickenlooper. "We will be deploying the most requested resources across the state through Blueprint Initiatives."

USDA Update

USDA Update



  • March 15 - July 15th - Primary Nesting Season for CRP.  No practice or management activity allowed.
  • Aug 1, 2016 - Deadline to request farm reconstitution for 2016.
  • Aug. 1, 2016 -  2016 ARC-PLC Enrollment Deadline




Kiowa County Office Hours for Congressman Buck

The office of Congressman Ken Buck will host office hours for constituents Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Eads.

A staff representative will be available to listen to constituent concerns and to serve as a resource for those attempting to navigate federal programs and bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to bring any relevant documentation.

Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - February 10

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Dick Scott On February 10, 2016 at 9:00a.m. Scott followed with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those attending the meeting were:


Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

                                         Cindy McLoud Commissioner

Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District

Kiowa County Courthouse

Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District

The Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District was called to order by Chairman Dick Scott on February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the KA Hall in Sheridan Lake, Colorado. Those attending the meeting were:

Dick Scott, Chairman of the Board
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Roland Sorensen, Chief Deputy
Wendy Shinn, County Attorney

Members of Audience: