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.

Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor Nancy Reagan

Remembering - Flags at Half Staff

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment in honor of Nancy Reagan, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Funeral arrangements for the former First Lady have not been announced.


The full text of the president's proclamation:






Daylight Savings Time: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

Daylight Savings Time resumes on Sunday, March 13, 2016. That means we will turn our clocks forward one hour, or Spring Ahead! The semi-annual time change is also a great opportunity for valuable preparedness steps focused on checking your emergency preparedness supplies or stocks.

Change Your Clock, Check Your Stocks

This week as you prepare to change your clock, it's time to check the stock in your emergency preparedness kit for items that may be missing or expired. If you don't have a preparedness kit yes, you can create one that includes:

Six-Week Online Courses Available at LCC

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Online courses are still available for the spring semester at Lamar Community College.  Students and community members alike can take advantage of courses packaged into a quick six-week session starting on March 28, 2016 and running through May 7.

Online courses provide students the flexibility to work anywhere and at any time, making it possible to add a class into any schedule.  This six-week course schedule goes a step further, allowing for fast-paced learning for motivated individuals. 

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead

Sun will be a key feature for Kiowa County in the coming week, along with a lack of any chance of precipitation.

Sunday will be the warmest day of the week with a high in the upper 70s. Tuesday will only reach the upper 50s, though still warm for this time of year.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny with highs in the 60s, and Friday will see a return of 70 degree weather.