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.

Haswell Spring Dinner and Dance Set

Upcoming Events Calendar

The Town of Haswell will be having a Spring Dinner & Dance on Saturday, March 19, 2016. It will begin at 5:30 pm and be held at the Haswell Community Building. DJ RGB will be providing the music and lighting for our dance. The Dinner & Dance will be $10 for adults, $6 for kids, and $5 admission if they only want to attend the dance. We will also have a cake walk during the dance

Weather Spotter Training Offered

UPDATED - adds newsly-scheduled training in Kiowa County

The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training.  Typically, the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are free of charge and usually open to everyone unless noted.

Participants receive information about:

- latest hot topics about National Weather Service

- when and how to report severe weather

Postal Service Marks Broncos Super Win With Collectible Envelope

Want something to remember the Denver Broncos' historic Super Bowl victory? Beginning, March 4th 2016 Broncos fans can grab a piece of history by purchasing a Denver Broncos collectible stamped envelope celebrating their Super Bowl 50 win.

Denver Metro area Post Offices are making available a special commemorative envelope postmarked and ready for framing. This licensed envelope features a high quality image of Broncos players, the Broncos logo, and the Super Bowl game score.

Impacted by Tax ID Theft? CBI ID Theft Unit Offers Tips

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It's tax season, and if you've been a victim of Tax Related Identity Theft, there are specific steps you must take to file your tax returns.

Tax Related ID Theft occurs when someone uses your social security number to create a fake W-2 and attempts to file a fraudulent tax return using your identification. An ID thief obtains a social security number through many of the traditional means to steal personal information including a data breach, phishing scam, Internet hacking or others.

Online Threat: "Ransomware"

It's Time to Talk CryptoWall

CryptoWall is a nasty threat known as Ransomware. You can't make this stuff up. Cybercriminals have figured out how to lock us out of our own computers, considering that some of us might pay a pretty penny to be able to get back in.

You might ask how they can keep you from getting to your files.Good question.It's kind of like when you were a kid and a much bigger kid took your lunch box and you knew there was no way you could take it back. It's the same thing here, but with no teacher to help.

Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - February 10

Kiowa County Courthouse

The Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Dick Scott On February 10, 2016 at 9:00a.m. Scott followed with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those attending the meeting were:


Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

                                         Cindy McLoud Commissioner

Weather Outlook – The Week Ahead

The official start of spring is still weeks away; however, you wouldn't know it from the forecast this week in Kiowa County.

Most of the week will see continuing above-average highs in the mid- to upper-60s, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. The outlier is Tuesday, with a high in the mid-50s.

There is a slight chance of rain/snow Monday night, while the rest of the week remains dry.

Winds will tend to remain around 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout the week.