Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cheyenne Wells-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/20/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Cheyenne Wells town center injured 4 peopleand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 7/7/1993, a category F3 tornado 29.1 miles away from the town center injured 8 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Cheyenne Wells-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from the city center On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 299.3 miles away from Cheyenne Wells center On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from the city center On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from Cheyenne Wells center On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Cheyenne County (5) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: J. L. "Dusty" Rhoades - Businessman.
Hospitals and medical centers in Cheyenne Wells:
KEEFE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 602 N 6TH W ST)
EAST CHEYENNE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $97,818; Location: 151 S. 1ST WEST; 13,199 books; 800 audio materials; 968 video materials; 2 other licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)
Tourist attraction: Eastern Colorado Historical Society (Museums; 85 2 Northwest).
Hotel: Cheyenne Wells Masonic Lodge (295 North 1st West).
Court: Bent County Government - Clerk Of District Court (51 South 1st).
Cheyenne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheyenne Wells and their reported violations in the past:
CHEYENNE WELLS TOWN OF (Population served: 1,010, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
One routine major monitoring violation
One minor monitoring violation
55 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
Gay men: 0.0% of all households
26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in nursing homes in 2000
Cheyenne Wells compared to Colorado state average:
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Cheyenne Wells (2011 data):
Kit Carson State Bank: Cheyenne Wells Branch at 140 S. 1st E, branch established on 1996/08/13. Info updated 2006/07/20: Bank assets: $72.4 mil, Deposits: $64.3 mil, headquarters in Kit Carson, CO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Harker Investments, Lllp
The Eastern Colorado Bank: at 10 First Street South, branch established on 1944/03/01. Info updated 2010/08/30: Bank assets: $224.1 mil, Deposits: $176.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Weed Investment Group, Inc.
Religion statistics for Cheyenne Wells town (based on Cheyenne County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
5.69 / 10,000 pop.
1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
5.69 / 10,000 pop.
3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
5.69 / 10,000 pop.
8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
91 E 1st St (Lat: 38.819444 Lon: -102.353250), Call Sign: KNJS405 Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, 154.280 MHz Grant Date: 05/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/05/2014 Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
Cheyenne County Courthouse (Lat: 38.818056 Lon: -102.351861), Call Sign: KAG579 Assigned Frequencies: 154.680 MHz, 154.755 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.445 MHz Grant Date: 11/29/2012, Expiration Date: 01/20/2023 Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 East 18th Avenue, Suite250, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7982, Email:
602 N 6th W (Lat: 38.818056 Lon: -102.351861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: KNAR433 Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz Grant Date: 02/16/2005, Expiration Date: 02/15/2015 Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 364-4607, Email:
325 W 4th N (Lat: 38.820833 Lon: -102.352694), Call Sign: KNHY881 Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz Grant Date: 10/06/1998, Expiration Date: 12/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2004 Registrant: Cheyenne County School District Re 5, Box 577, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810, Phone: (303) 767-5656
250 S 2 E (Lat: 38.818056 Lon: -102.348528), Call Sign: WZE696, Licensee ID: L00012520 Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz Grant Date: 09/20/2004, Expiration Date: 05/08/2014 Registrant: Mark Harms, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810, Phone: (719) 767-8980, Email:
Lat: 38.820167 Lon: -102.350611, Call Sign: WPYP271 Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz Grant Date: 09/18/2003, Expiration Date: 09/18/2013, Certifier: Rex Watson Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
Lat: 38.817500 Lon: -102.354472, Call Sign: WQGU729 Assigned Frequencies: 462.312 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 467.237 MHz Grant Date: 04/20/2007, Expiration Date: 04/20/2017, Certifier: Nick Harms Registrant: Frontier Radio Communications, 8745 East Orchard Road, Suite 520, Greenwood, CO 80111, Phone: (720) 382-2315, Fax: (303) 472-6325, Email:
STATION, 814 Hwy 40 W (Lat: 38.816944 Lon: -102.357111), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNTR704 Assigned Frequencies: 2138.80 MHz Grant Date: 06/22/1993, Expiration Date: 06/22/1998 Registrant:Phone: (719) 767-5933
Cheyenne Wells, Lat: 38.849111 Lon: -102.380000, Call Sign: WQCH520, Licensee ID: L00195013 Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz Grant Date: 03/04/2005, Expiration Date: 03/04/2015, Certifier: Deborah Knudsen Registrant: City Of Cheyenne Wells
1ST VIEW, 2mi S. 1/4 Mi W Of Firstview (Lat: 38.795833 Lon: -102.548889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 123.1 m, Call Sign: WQFC940, Licensee ID: L00001440 Assigned Frequencies: 6795.62 MHz, 6785.62 MHz Grant Date: 06/19/2006, Expiration Date: 06/19/2016, Certifier: Dennis Kalvels Registrant: State Of Colorado, 601 E. 18th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, Phone: (303) 764-7700, Fax: (303) 764-7764, Email:
DT CHEYENNE WELLS, 43056 County Road Q (Lat: 38.811917 Lon: -102.368444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.9 m, Call Sign: WQOZ895 Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz Grant Date: 03/15/2012, Expiration Date: 03/15/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
CHEYENNE WEL, 1590 South 2nd Street West (Lat: 38.817389 Lon: -102.367139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQPI461 Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz Grant Date: 05/29/2012, Expiration Date: 05/29/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
CHEYN WELLS, West First Street South (Lat: 38.818333 Lon: -102.347111), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KBD47 Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz Grant Date: 06/28/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/02/1997 Registrant: Eagle Telecommunications Inc, 1726 M Street, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 400PB , Serial Number: 3257278, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/2002 Registrant (Corporation): Nickel D LLC, Po Box 558, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-402A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SERIES (500 HP) (Turbo-prop) N-Number: 402V , Serial Number: 402A-1050, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/1998 Registrant (Co-Owned): Scott R Koch, Po Box 100, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810, Other Owners: Joyce Koch
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4820Q , Serial Number: 18802557T, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1976 Registrant (Individual): Hahn D Cayle, Po Box 998, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7306C , Serial Number: 301-0606, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 04/10/1985 Registrant (Corporation): Nickel D LLC, Po Box 558, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 759ZM , Serial Number: 18266389, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1978 Registrant (Co-Owned): Scott R Koch, Po Box 100, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810, Other Owners: Joyce Koch
Aircraft: KLIESEN JAMES D AIR COMMND 532 ELITE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 999JK , Serial Number: 001-1 Registrant (Individual): James D Kliesen, 10999 Co Rd 30, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: