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Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes - February 8, 2018

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The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on February 8, 2018 at 09:00 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott who opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

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

Flags Lowered to Honor Billy Graham

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Friday, March 2, to honor the internment of the late Billy Graham, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018

 

DEATH OF BILLY GRAHAM

 

Town of Eads - Ordinance 404

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ORDINANCE NO. 404

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF EADS, KIOWA COUNTY, COLORADO, TO ADOPT REGULATIONS CONCERNING TOWN SERVICES TO AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLATTED UNDEVELOPED REAL PROPERTY

 

            WHEREAS, the Town of Eads, County of Kiowa, hereinafter referred to as the "Town", is a statutory town as defined by Title 31 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; and

 

Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday?

The third Monday in February is a holiday, at least for Federal government employees, though some people may be confused about the actual name of the holiday.

Looking at many calendars, including the electronic kind found on computers and tablets, one could be forgiven for thinking Monday's holiday is called "Presidents' Day" (with or without the apostrophe after the 's'). However, there is no Federally-recognized holiday with that name.

Town of Eads Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2018

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The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall. Robin Fox, Town Clerk, took roll call:

Mayor - Joe D. Shields- present

Trustees - Present - Dennis Pearson, Kathy McCracken, Terry Riley, Lisa Trigilio, and Priscilla Waggoner

Absent - Justin McLoud

Town Clerk- Robin Fox -Absent

Assistant Clerk- Shealynn McCracken-Present

Colorado Lauded in Report on Election Security

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Colorado received the highest grade in a report released this week by the Center for American Progress that examined election security.

The organization examined seven factors, including voting machine certification requirements and post-election audits, in grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Colorado received a B, the highest grade given, and was singled out for being the first state to conduct mandatory risk-limiting post-election audits, in 2017.  

Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – January 25, 2018

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The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular meeting was called to order on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. by Commissioner Donald Oswald. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Chairman Richard Scott, Absent due to illness

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

Former Legislator, Businessman Elwood Gillis Dies

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Former Colorado State Representative and businessman Elwood Gillis died Tuesday at the age of 83. His daughters were at his side.

Gillis served in the state legislature from 1981 to 1990, and chaired the Joint Budget Committee, which oversees the state's annual budget. He also served as Mayor of Lamar in Prowers county from 1994 to 1995.

He was well-known in southeast Colorado as owner and operator of a number of businesses starting in 1963, and as a member of civic groups such as the Masons, Lion's Club, and Lamar Jaycees.