Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - Special Meeting May 3

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Special Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Richard Scott, May 3, 2016 at 3:25 p.m. Those in attendance were:


Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Mike Crain, Maintenance Foreman


Weather Outlook: The Week Ahead – Rain, then Warming

National Weather Map for May 15, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

An approaching upper level disturbance and adequate moisture in the atmosphere will allow for the development of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening.

Varying chances of rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Thursday, with the best likelihood of precipitation expected Monday afternoon through Tuesday, where one-tenth to one-quarter inch possible each day.

Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Remembering - Flags at Half Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week 2016, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 13, 2016


Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - April 28, 2016

Kiowa County Courthouse

            The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular Meeting was called to order on April 28, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman of the Board, Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending were:


Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

One of our most popular features from the past 15 years - a full-page color photo on the front of the Kiowa County Press showing various impressions of life in Kiowa County. While a limited number of copies continue to be printed and distributed each week at Kiowa Healthmart, COOP C-Store in Eads, Haswell Propane, and Thunderbird Petroleum, we wanted to bring this feature to our online readers as well.

Shown below - the front page of the May 13, 2016, Kiowa County Press - Sunrise over Eads. Photo by Jeanne Sorensen.

Earthquake Near Four-Corners Area

New Mexico Earthquake - May 13, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

University of Utah seismograph stations recorded a magnitude 2.8 earthquake 60 miles south of Durango Friday morning (May 13, 2016).

The quake was recorded at 7:23 a.m. and located 12 miles northwest of Shiprock, New Mexico, just across the southern border of Colorado.

The area is part of the Colorado Plateau in an area where earthquakes are generally small - in the magnitude 2-4 range.

No reports of damage were available.