Kiowa County

Kiowa County Hospital District meeting minutes – August 28, 2018

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August 28, 2018

The Kiowa County Hospital District and County Board met in regular session on August 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bransgrove Building Meeting Room.

District Board members present were: Mary Eikner, Cathryn Anderson and Priscilla Waggoner. Absent: Sylvia Shields, Lori Shalberg (called)

County Board members present were: Dennis Pearson, John Negley and Craig Kerfoot. Absent: Ken Flory (called).

Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – September 27, 2108

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The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Richard Scott on September 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Oswald moved McLoud seconded to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Motion carried.

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

Letter to the Editor - Law enforcement reality in rural Colorado

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To the Citizens of Kiowa County

I was reading an article a few weeks ago from KOAA News 5 regarding rural counties who are struggling with retention of Law Enforcement Officers. They had spoken with Bent County and Crowley County Law Enforcement, and the Fowler Police Department. 

As I was reading their statements, I could relate, and thought that maybe the citizens of Kiowa County don't realize some of what their local Sheriff's Office goes through. 

Obituary - James E. Miller

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James E. Miller

October 14, 1939 - October 9, 2018

Graveside Memorial Service for long time Las Animas resident James (Jim) Eldon Miller will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018, at Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas. Pastor Diane Hutson will be officiating. 

James Eldon Miller, better known as Jim, was born October 14, 1939, in Las Animas to Glenn Elden and Viola May (Wright) Miller. Jim grew up "on the farm," located just south of Las Animas. 

First winter storm of the season Sunday in Colorado

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Eastern Colorado will see its first noticeable snow storm of the season Sunday. Wind and blowing snow are expected across the region, with temperatures staying below freezing throughout the day.

The National Weather Service office in Pueblo has issued a winter storm warning for all of Las Animas and Huerfano counties, along with portions of Costilla, Alamosa, Saguache, Custer, Pueblo, Fremont and Chaffee counties. The warning will be in effect until 6:00 a.m. Monday for the southern portion of the region. Northern areas can expect the warning to end around 9:00 p.m. Sunday.