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Trinidad High Principal Chuck Smithey resigns

After six years in the position, Trinidad High School Principal Chuck Smithey has resigned from Trinidad School District No. 1 to take a position in a northern Colorado school district. Smithey made the announcement at a special meeting for the TSD1 board of education Wednesday, June 16 at which he...
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With Colorado warming up, take caution with vehicles

The Kit Carson County Department of Public Health and Environment is asking folks to please take caution when locking your car doors on a hot day. Please make sure to be wary of children and animals and how quickly it can heat up inside a locked car.

Carousel re-opening after a year hiatus excites visitors

The world-famous 1905 Kit Carson County Carousel is spinning once again. The beloved attraction was put on hold throughout the entirety of 2020, much as everything else was, but is back open now and ready to delight riders of all ages. Whether it is the beautifully hand-carved fantastical animals with...
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New mural at library

Jan Knapp of The Burlington Record snapped this photo of the new mural on the side of the Burlington Library. The mural was created by the team of Some Girls and a Mural, Audrey Sayles and Staci Beauford. The duo are also responsible for the murals at the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds and one of John Wayne on the side of the movie theater in downtown Limon.
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Carousel re-opening Saturday

After being closed throughout 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kit Carson County Carousel, billed as America’s most prestigious antique wooden carousel, will spin again. Built in 1905 the world-famous 116-year-old Philadelphia Toboggan Carousel No. 6 will once again be open to the public Saturday. And it still costs...
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Little Britches Rodeo this weekend

Kit Carson County’s 60th Annual Little Britches Rodeo will take place Saturday and Sunday and admission is free to the event at the KCC Rodeo Arena. The local Little Britches Rodeo is one of the oldest in the nation, being 67 years old. Competitors this weekend are trying to qualify...

Walks set the pace for wins by Cougars, Knighted Eagles

In a battle of Kit Carson County rivals, the Burlington Cougars used the aid of 13 walks to blank Stratton-Liberty 10-0 last Thursday at home. A day later, the Knighted Eagles returned home to defeat Otis 18-10, receiving 14 walks in the victory. In improving to 3-1, the Cougars also...

Calling all veterans to help with Memorial Day service

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6491 in Burlington is asking veterans to help with the planting of flags on the graves of veterans in the Burlington Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 31. A group will meet in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, across from the cemetery and then will plant flags.
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New CEO of Kit Carson County Health Services named

Following a national search led by management partner Centura Health, The Kit Carson County Health Services District Board of Directors announced that Bryan Bogle will become the new CEO, effective June 1, 2021. Bogle brings over 20 years of hospital operations experience to his role as the new CEO of...
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KCC receiving $82K in energy rebates

Black Hills Energy will present a check for $82,077 in energy efficiency rebates and incentives to the Kit Carson County commissioners Wednesday. The qualifying projects will save the county 4,322 therms of energy a year, and were achieved with a variety of methods, including programmable thermostats, condensed water heaters, furnace replacements, and more.

Enrollment dropped in most area schools during year of COVID

In a school year riddled with the challenge of educating students amid a world-wide pandemic, enrollment figures at most area schools declined from the beginning of the school year to the final enrollment numbers reported now that summer break is upon us. With the exception of Bethune and Hi-Plains, virtually...

Prairie Family Center is there to help, and needs our help

Even as a deadly pandemic has surrounded the globe, one thing remains constant. Sometimes people need help. And folks like those at the Prairie Family Center in Burlington can’t take time out. They are the ones always ready to come to aid when it seems life has taken time out from certain individuals and families.

Healthy Lifestyle Class

Kit Carson County Department of Public Health and Environment will be offering their Healthy Lifestyle Class starting Monday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the Burlington Community and Education Center. For more information please contact 719-346-7518 ext. 413.
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COVID Data for April 27 – May 11 and other updates

Submitted by Dawn James, Director of Kit Carson County Department of Public Health and Environment. For the two-week period of April 27 through May 11, there were 178 individuals tested for COVID infection and there were 15 positive cases for a positivity rate of 8.4%. This is up from the...
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COVID data for April 20 – May 4 and other updates

For the two-week period of April 20 through May 4, there were 177 individuals tested for COVID infection and there were 10 positive cases for a positivity rate of 5.6% — this equates to a 140:100,000 incidence rate. In the past two days, there have been additional positive cases that...