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Become a licensed family child care provider at little cost to you

The Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington, and Kit Carson (ECCYWK) is assisting potential child care providers in getting their family child care license at little or no cost to them!. The ECCYWK provides a virtual pre-licensing training at no cost to providers who live in Kit Carson, Washington, or...

9Things to do in Colorado this weekend: April 29 — May 1

COLORADO, USA — There is so much to do in Colorado this weekend we couldn't pick just nine things to do. On this final weekend of April, annual events return in Karval and Palisade, plus Elitch Gardens Theme Park is back for summer and Monster Energy AMA Supercross soars into Empower Field at Mile High.

How the Mountain Plover Helps Sustain Small Town Life

On first glance, the mountain plover might not look like much. The robin-sized bird’s plumage—brown-tan with a cream-colored belly and black patches on the forehead and tail—can’t compete with the prairie chicken’s bold pattern or the alluring blue feathers of a pinyon jay or lazuli bunting. In fact, its earthy tones make the mountain plover difficult to spot amid its natural habit, the plains (bird watchers agree that putting “mountain” in the creature’s name wasn’t the best idea).

Announcing Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Friday, May 6

The Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington, and Kit Carson counties (ECCYWK) is joining child care organizations nationwide to celebrate Provider Appreciation Day on Friday, May 6. Provider Appreciation Day is the Friday before Mother’s Day and has been recognized since 1996. This is a special day to acknowledge...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, a tiny town on Colorado’s eastern plains welcomes visitors to see the ‘ghost of the prairie’

The Mountain Plover Festival takes place each spring in Karval, Colorado, about 65 miles east of Colorado Springs. Dan Merewether with the Karval Community Alliance refers to the six or seven-inch tall mountain plover as the "ghost of the prairie." The brown and white bird is camouflaged by the short grass prairie and fallow fields where it nests each spring.

About Town – April 25, 2022

"Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord." Jeremiah 17:7. Saturday night were the long-awaited high school proms at Eads and Kit Carson. In Kit Carson, they had a banquet that was followed by the prom dance. In Eads, the young couples gathered in the Plains Theatre to walk the red carpet. The young men escorted their date down the right side of the Theatre and across the stage into the spotlight. The prom king candidates were Will Crow, Duncan Habernik, and Ty Wilson. The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center presenter, Nicole Keppler, announced that the Prom Queen was Kyra Sheridan, and the King was Ty Wilson. Little Cooper Williams and Presley McLoud presented the flowers and crowns to the royalty.

Sustainable Investing At High Plains Bank

Have you heard of sustainable investing? It combines the traditional goal of making money with the goal of having an impact on a cause that matches your personal values. Sustainable investing is a great way for new or experienced investors to gain a voice and get involved in issues that are important to them, all while building a portfolio that may help them reach their financial goals. Your banking partners at High Plains Bank in Flagler can explain how investing works, and how it can become an important part of your overall financial planning. Family-run, employee owned, and community driven. High Plains Bank empowers customers, values small business owners, and prioritizes personal relationships. Contact High Plains Bank to schedule an appointment to get started.

April early childhood professional of the month

Becky Difiore has been chosen the early childhood professional for April by the Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington, and Kit Carson counties. Each month ECCYWK recognizes an outstanding early childhood professional who is devoted to their profession and has the personal characteristics, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide young children with high quality early childhood care and education experiences.