Media Advisory


Kiowa & Crowley Counties, Co - July 1, 2005:

On July 1, 2005, the communities of Towner, Sheridan Lake, Eads, Haswell, Arlington, Sugar City, Ordway, Crowley, and Olney Springs will celebrate the designation of the Prairie Horizons Trail with a series of trail dedication events.

The section of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail (which crosses the country from Oregon to Virginia) through Kiowa and Crowley counties on State Highway 96 has been named the Prairie Horizons Trail by a group of people who began meeting in February of 2005 to look at ways to make the trail experience more safe and enjoyable for cyclists. The group has been working in partnership with the Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service, Colorado Department of Transportation, Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation and others.

The July 1st events will give interested individuals an opportunity to find out what the group has been working on, what is planned for the future, and to find out how to become part of this effort.

Event locations and times:

Towner – former post office - 7:30 am

Sheridan Lake – Lions Club Park near Woelk Museum - 8:15 am

Eads – Roadside Park – 9:15 am

Haswell – Haswell Propane – 10:30 am

Arlington – Arlington Park – 11:00 am

Sugar City – Sugar City Café – 12:00 pm

Ordway – Ordway Hotel – 12:30 pm

Crowley – Crowley County Heritage Center – 2:15 pm

Olney Springs – across the street from post office – 2:45 pm

Janet Frederick
Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation
PO Box 250
Eads, CO 81036
719-438-2200, 719-438-2200 (fax)