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...NWS Spotter Talk Scheduled for Residents of Kit Carson County Colorado…

 The National Weather Service (NWS) in Goodland and Kit Carson County Emergency Management invite you to attend a free Storm Spotter Class in Burlington open to everyone. This year’s training will be held Monday, March 18th at 6:30 pm MST in the Burlington Ambulance Building at 1576 Lowell Avenue.

See new videos and pictures that illustrate important thunderstorm features.

  • Identify tornadoes from their look-alikes.
  • Learn how to stay safe while weather spotting, and what not to do during hazardous weather.
  • Listen to a brief discussion from county officials about actions they take based on your weather reports.
  • Participate in live polling to reinforce key principles.  To participate in the live polling, please bring your cell phone. 

Spotter reports are key to improving the quality and timeliness of our products during hazardous weather.  Don’t under estimate the value of your report during severe weather!  We need your help in keeping our communities safe and making them more resilient to the impacts of hazardous weather.

For more information, contact NWS Goodland at (785) 899-7119. A link to the complete listing of the 2019 Spotter Training Schedule across the Tri-State Area is available on the Goodland NWS web page:


As you know the federal government is under a partial shutdown.  There have been many questions regarding WIC and I wanted to give you an update in case you are asked about the WIC Program. 

Per Heide Hoffmann, Colorado WIC Director, Colorado has enough reserve funds available to provide both operational funding and food purchases through January 2019 

Current Job Openings.  Stay on top of all jobs available at Kit Carson County by clicking HERE!


Code Red


Register your home phone and/or mobile phone to receive notifications in an emergency CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment. Please remember if you move, or change wireless companies you need to update CodeRed.  If you do not remember your login please contact the Sheriff's Office and provide us with your phone number(s) and changes.

Click  Fire Ban Picture to be redirected to Sheriff Ridnour's directive regarding this ban.  

CAMPING POLICY: There is no camping at the fairgrounds except during pre-approved events.



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For the Kit Carson Courts please dial (719) 346-5524

For the Kit Carson Probation Office please dial (719) 346-8686

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Kit Carson County


ASSESSOR - Abbey Mullis


COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - Gary Koop, Cory Wall, Dave Hornung


SHERIFF - Tom Ridnour


Kit Carson County is located on the I-70 corridor in East Central Colorado near the Kansas border. Encompassing 2,161 square miles, Kit Carson County is among the State's top livestock, wheat and corn producing counties. Founded in 1889, its county seat is located in Burlington, Colorado at the Kit Carson County Courthouse.

Home to over 8,000 residents, Kit Carson County's six primary communities offer a wide range of social and recreational opportunities including the historic Kit Carson County Carousel and Museum, Old Town, three golf courses, three public swimming pools, a number of well equipped community playgrounds and parks and the annual County Fair and PRCA Rodeo.