Wildfire Safety and Mitigation

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(Sixth in a week-long series on flood and fire issues in Colorado. Thursday's article can be found here.)

During this Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week we have discussed floods, flash floods, and how to stay safe when flooding threatens.  We also told you that areas burned by wildfires are highly susceptible to flash floods within the first two or three years after the wildfire.

Kiowa County wins 'Weigh and Win' Sign-Up Challenge


by Southeast Health Group

Kiowa County residents won Southeast Health Group's Weigh and Win sign-up challenge, with 1.1% of the county's residents signing up between October and December. The group of 16 will enjoy a BBQ luncheon sponsored by Southeast Health Group.

"We had a great response from all of the six counties," said JC Carrica, Chief Operating Officer of SHG. "A total of 256 people signed up during the challenge, and Kiowa County had the highest number per capita."

Recorder's Notes - Election Information

Election 2016

By Delisa Weeks, Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder

2016 Election Alerts: 

How important is it to vote in the June 28, 2016 Primary Election?  Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. 

Reminder:  There will "NOT" be presidential candidates on the Primary Election Ballot.  There will be state and local races on the Primary Ballot.

Flash Floods and Warnings

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(Fourth in a week-long series on flood and fire issues in Colorado. Tuesday's article can be found here.)

Flash floods are no strangers to Colorado. Since the year 1900, nearly 300 people have been killed in flash floods across the Centennial State.  

In terms of lives lost, the worst flash flood occurred on July 31, 1976 in the Big Thompson Canyon between Estes Park and Loveland. A nearly stationary storm produced around 12 inches of rain within 4 hours, claiming 144 lives.

Banks Warn Customers About Text Message Scams

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Bankers across Colorado are warning their customers to beware of a phishing scam that could compromise their personal information - and their finances.

Fraud departments at a handful of banks report of a number of customers receiving a text message to their cell phones, alerting them to alleged fraudulent activity and urging them to update their profile information with their bank, using a provided link.

Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Belgium Attack Victims

Remembering - Flags at Half Staff

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset, Saturday, March 26, 2016, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama.

The full text of the president's proclamation: