Free Historic Lecture at Plains Theatre

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site - Sign

The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Union troops during the Civil War. At 5 pm on Saturday, October 22, join ranger Mario Medina at the Plains Theater in Eads as he presents a free historic lecture on Hispanic involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre.

USPS Urges Voters to Watch for Ballots in the Mail

Election 2016

Ballots must be received by election officials by November 8 to count

The United States Postal Service is alerting all registered voters to watch their mailboxes this week for mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election.

This week, election officials began the process of depositing some of the more than three million ballots destined for Colorado registered voters. 

Garden City Men Charged With Plotting a Bombing Attack

Police Light Bar - By Highway Patrol Images - Code 3 combination LED & rotating beacons, CC BY 2.0,

Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, of Wright, Kansas, appeared in federal court to face a charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), in connection with their plot to detonate bombs at an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas where Somali immigrants live and worship.

The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall of the District of Kansas.

Weekend Weather Outlook: Fire Risk, Snow Potential Mid-Week

Weather Outlook - October 15, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Expect a warm weekend ahead for activities in Kiowa County, such as the Kiowa County Road Rally, Haswell Bazaar, and Oktoberfest.

Saturday's forecast calls for high temperatures in the upper 80s, with mid-40s overnight. Sunday will be in the low 90s, with a Fire Weather Watch in place throughout the day. Open flames and outdoor burning are strongly discouraged as dry conditions and low humidity contribute to an elevated fire risk throughout southeast Colorado.

Work to Begin on Colorado 96 Near Boone

Road Construction

Guardrail replacement and shoulder widening will result in safer ride

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on Colorado Highway (CO) 96 near the town of Boone to upgrade guardrail, widen shoulders and update signage, and install new delineators in the area.

Project work begins at mile marker (MM) 85.44 and extends approximately one mile to MM 86.33. All work on the project will be completed by December 2016. Tricon 2 of Castle Rock, CO will perform as the prime contractor on this $873,500 project.

Eads Chamber of Commerce Hosting Tax Credit Presentation


The Eads Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the National Park Service, will be sponsoring a free special program October 20th from 6:00-700 PM at Prairie Pines concerning tax credits available for Historic Preservation projects. Snack foods will be available beginning at 5:30 for a $2.00 per person donation.

The State of Colorado developed the tax credit in 2014 and over fifteen projects have been awarded the tax credit status. The tax credit creates jobs, preserves resources, supports small business and helps to revitalize communities.

Kiowa County Recorder's Notes – Election Information

Election 2016

By Delisa Weeks

Kiowa County Clerk and Recorder


What will be on the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Mail Ballot?

Presidential Candidates

United States Senator Candidates

Representative to the 15th United States Congress- District 4 Candidates

Regent to the University of Colorado at Large Candidates

Regent of the University of Colorado Congressional District 4 Candidates

State Senator District 35 Candidates

State Representative District 64

President Signs Gardner Bill to Name Pueblo VA Clinic After Colorado Veteran

PROMO Veterans

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after President Obama signed S. 3283, a bill Gardner introduced to name the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Pueblo after Private First Class (PFC) James Dunn, into law. The legislation was approved by the Senate with unanimous consent on July 14, 2016 and H.R. 5901, introduced by Rep.