Spring Break: Keeping Families Safe

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

Each year, more than three million children ages 14 and under get hurt at home. Most fatal injuries at home are caused by suffocation, fire and burns, drowning, choking, falls, poisoning or from firearms that are discharged unintentionally.

Safe Kids urges parents and caregivers to check their homes for basic safety precautions, especially if you will be leaving them home alone over spring break.

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 and the COOP C-Store in Eads, we wanted to bring this feature to our online readers as well.

Shown below - the front page of the March 11, 2016, Kiowa County Press - trees ready to leaf out for spring. Photo by Jeanne Sorensen.

Kiowa County Office Hours for Congressman Buck

The office of Congressman Ken Buck will host office hours for constituents Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Eads.

A staff representative will be available to listen to constituent concerns and to serve as a resource for those attempting to navigate federal programs and bureaucratic red tape. Constituents seeking assistance are encouraged to bring any relevant documentation.

Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Park County Deputy

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday (March 14, 2016) at all public buildings across the state in memory of Park County Sheriff's Office Corporal Nate Carrigan. Flags are to be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

Carrigan was killed in the line of duty while helping to serve an eviction notice at a Park County home in later February.

Services for Carrigan will be held Monday in Arvada.

Losing Sleep? It's that Time Again

Daylight Saving Time begins again Sunday morning (March 13, 2016) at 2:00 a.m. when clocks "spring forward" one hour to 3:00 a.m. and an hour's sleep is lost.

Most current computers, cell phones and other digital devices will make the adjustment automatically, though other devices will need to be reset manually - and the occasional technology glitch leads to clocks that are reset on the wrong day, or not at all.

Weekend Weather Outlook

It may only be mid-March, however April-like temperatures will prevail Friday through Monday in Kiowa County, with highs in the low to mid-70s and overnight lows in the 30s.

Friday will be breezy, with 15-20 mile per hour winds in the afternoon. For the remainders of the weekend, winds in the 10-15 mile per hour range.

There is a very slight change of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night before 11:00 p.m. possibly bringing less than 1/10 of an inch of rain - higher amounts are possible with thunderstorms.