Sheridan Lake

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.

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Norman Greenfield spent the weekend with his daughter, Susan Greenfield.

Bryan and Dorcas Berggren hosted Sunday dinner at their home. Guests were Kelvin, Amy and Alex Schmidt; Benjamin Splitter; Tim Lehman and Freda Schmidt.

Weekend before last, Bryan and Dorcas Berggren went to Hillsboro, Kansas, to see their daughter, Abby, who is going to college there. They also were able to visit Dorcas's cousin Garvie Schmidt and wife Diane.

After 80s Friday, big change coming for the weekend in Kiowa County

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Late summer temperatures draw to a close Friday and drop nearly 30 degrees to the mid-50s for the Columbus Day weekend.

After reaching the mid-80s Friday afternoon, overnight temperatures will fall to around 40 as a cold front drops into the area. Northwest wind will shift to the northeast later in the night, with speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour expected. Gusts could reach 45 mph.

Cooler air is predicted to remain in place through at least next Thursday, with chances of showers starting Saturday night, continuing through Tuesday night.

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Our communities would like to extend their condolences to Randy Carney and family on the loss of his father last Thursday.

Also, our condolences to Denis Weber and family on the death of his sister, Leona Blackwelder.

Denis and Theresa Weber's granddaughter, Lexi Knutson, came last weekend to visit and attend the car show at the Holly Fair with her uncle, Jerry.

Crash closes Highway 96 near Sheridan Lake

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Update: The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office reports that one person has died following Saturday's crash. The identity of the person has not been released.

A crash Saturday morning closed Highway 96 east of Sheridan Lake in Kiowa County. The westbound lane was reopened shortly before 10:00 a.m. to alternating traffic. Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan reported that the highway was fully reopened around 10:40 a.m.

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Our communities were shocked and saddened Friday morning when the tragic news came that Seth Splitter had been killed in a job-related accident. Seth grew up in Sheridan Lake and graduated from Plainview School. He was living in Wisconsin with his wife at the time of his death. Our heartfelt condolences go out to David and Dennill Splitter and the rest of Seth's family. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 am at the Sheridan Lake Bible Church with dinner following at the KA Hall.