Sand Creek Massacre visitor center closing February 1

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Starting February 1, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Visitor and Education Center located at 1301 Maine Street in Eads will be closed due to staff shortage.

The Sand Creek National Historic Site and visitor contact station will remain open Thursday to Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The occupancy is being limited to one family/group at a time.

Masks are required for everyone, regardless of location or vaccination status in all National Park sites, buildings, and crowded outdoor spaces.

Obituary – John David Adamson, Jr.

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John David Adamson, Jr.

August 13, 1941 - September 22, 2021

John David Adamson, Jr. went to be with his wife Ruth and his Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the age of 80.

David, as he was known to those who knew him best, was born in the Chivington post office in Chivington August 13, 1941, to John and LaRue (Arnold) Adamson. This post office and attached store was owned and operated by his maternal grandparents. He was the fourth of eleven children.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site announces service award for Jeff Campbell 

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site would like to congratulate Jeff Campbell on his selection as the awardee for the Intermountain Regional 2020 George and Helen Hartzog Award for Enduring Service. This "lifetime achievement" volunteer award celebrates the contributions of an individual volunteer over many years of service. Each year nearly 300,000 volunteers across the National Park Service (NPS) donate more than 6.5 million hours of service. Through their extraordinary work and dedication, these volunteers make an exceptional contribution to their parks and communities.

Obituary – Dwayne Louis Baxter

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Dwayne Louis Baxter

May 27, 1936 - May 26, 2021

Dwayne Louis Baxter was born to Louis A. Baxter and Imogene (Short) Baxter May 27, 1936, in Friona, Texas. Dwayne passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Southeast Colorado Hospital. He was 84 years old.

Dwayne was raised on the family farm near Friona until they bought a ranch and moved to Chivington in 1948. 

He spent his teen and young adult years in Chivington and Eads, growing up with his four brothers and many friends. 

Vehicle fire near Chivington sparks grass fire

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Units from the Kiowa County Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 96 near the Chivington Friends Church in eastern Kiowa County late Monday afternoon.

When firefighters arrived, a Ford F-250 pickup was nearly completely destroyed, and flames had spread to grassland, burning to the northeast. Much of southeast Colorado was under a red flag warning for high fire danger Monday due to high temperatures and strong winds.

One arrested on felony drug charge in Kiowa County

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The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that one person was arrested earlier in February on felony drug charges.

According to information provided by KCSO, deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive person in a vehicle on Highway 96 between Chivington and Brandon in eastern Kiowa County. At the scene, deputies found the woman, identified as Yadira Chavarria-Enriquez, incoherent and called for an ambulance while providing basic medical care until emergency medical services arrived. 

From the Extension Agent – 4-H open enrollment deadline nears

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Hello, Kiowa County!

I hope that you all are doing well. I know that we have all been wishing we could just get back to normal. Unfortunately, we do not know when this will happen.

I know that this past year was challenging for you as it has been for everybody. We cannot let the past dim our future. It is my hope that we can move forward to a more successful and involved year.  

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