The Tri-State Marker Comes With Interesting Background


July 21, 2022

For the Observer

Attending the recent Tri-State Marker ribbon-cutting were Jessica Rocha, Tim Nolting, Deb Nolting, Perry Buck, Dennis Kieler, Stuart Tritt, Rich Flores, Juan Rocha, Cruz Rocha, Diana Engstrom, Peggy Sanders, Carl Stander, Maury Schuddinck and Sarah Weisbrook. Peggy and Diana are part of the Kimball Ambassador group. Rich and Carl are Kimball County Commissioners. Perry is a Weld County Commissioner.

A walking trail to the Tri-State Marker – where Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado meet – will allow one to experience the High Plains without disturbing the natural beauty of the private property. Previously, the landowner got to the point where he was thinking of closing off access to the marker because the private property was being damaged by carelessness.

The Tri-State marker is on land owned since the Depression by Dennis Kieler's family. His grandfather paid 7 cents an acre for it. Their house was half in Nebraska and half in Weld County, and for years he would get away with...

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