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  • 'Moon Over Buffalo' dinner theater fills weekend crowds with laughs

    Phillips County Players put on a particularly playful performance with their rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Aug. 14-16 at the Phillips County Event Center. Produced by Dolly Smith, with assistance from Penny Dockins and Andrea Dunn, t...
  • Holyoke welcomes new teachers

    6 elementary, 4 JR/SR high teachers ready for 2015-16 school yearNew Holyoke teachers on board for the 2015-16 school year are pictured from left, front row, Debbie Colglazier, Amber Schroetlin, Becca Brandt and Brittany Dirks; and back row, Nicole League...
  • Quilters make Holyoke a Row by Row road trip destination

    Quilters from all corners of the country — Maine to Florida to Texas to Oregon — have made a pit stop at Creative Traditions in Holyoke as part of the 2015 Row by Row Experience. Their reward for their visit? A free row pattern unique to Holyoke that...
  • Nat’l group warns ozone rules could hurt Colo.

    The EPA’s latest effort to improve air quality is nearing its final phases, but business groups, including those that represent agriculture, are howling that a new standard on ground-level ozone is too strict and won’t improve people’s health as the...
  • Bible quizzing kicks off this Saturday

    Youth Challenge is hosting a kickoff to their Bible quizzing season this Saturday, Aug. 22, at Camp Machasay, 61360 County Road 40, Amherst. Breakfast, quizzing and lunch will be from 8 a.m.-noon, and swimming, horseback riding and ATV fun will be from n...
  • JH/HS kids invited to first FCA next Wed.

    All junior high and high school kids are invited to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes kickoff Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Holyoke City Park. The night will include free supper, games, activities and a speaker. FCA is a non-denominational ...
  • Golf season opens: Nelson, Sullivan place at Brush

    HHS golfers hit the links at the Brush Bunker Hill tournament Thursday, Aug. 13, to open the 2015 season. Senior Xander Nelson shot an 85 to place second in the tourney, and junior Tristan Sullivan carded an 88 to tie for fifth. Coach Stefan Betley said...
  • PC Raceway championships Aug. 30

    VIP evening planned with retired NASCAR notable Kenny WallaceGearing up for the season championships at Phillips County Raceway Sunday, Aug. 30, Joe Bellm of BST Racing is excited to bring recently retired NASCAR racer Kenny Wallace to town. Wallace will...
  • Brother and sister are both champions

    Shianne Willmon and Koby Way were in good company as the brother-sister duo each claimed track champion honors in their car racing division for the RedLine Raceway League in North Platte, Neb., this summer. Eight races comprise the June-August season at ...
  • CHSAA begins 95th year of sports

    Colorado High School Activities Association and its 352 member schools opened the 95th school year with boys’ golf official practice Aug. 10. All other sports started Aug. 17, including cross country, field hockey, football, girls’ gymnastics, boys’...
  • Tables, chairs now for rent from J & M Seating

    Hearing some local people talk about needing tables and chairs to rent, Jason and Misti Redman decided to address that need. J & M Seating was created, and seating for 200 is now available to rent for weddings, birthday parties, family gatherings, et...
  • Businesses can now be authorized to carry epinephrine auto-injectors

    Colorado law now allows authorized facilities to stock epinephrine auto-injectors to treat individuals believed to be experiencing anaphylaxis (a sudden, severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction). Until now, only schools and hospitals were allowed to ...
  • Farmers have chance to win $2,500 for nonprofit of choice

    America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. In Colorado, 13 organizations will receive donations in 2016. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program’s...
  • Prevention of wheat streak mosaic virus emphasized

    Wheat streak mosaic virus is a viral disease that attacks wheat, oats and barley plants. Based on observations, the 2015 wheat crop experienced tremendously high levels of wheat streak mosaic virus. First documented in 1922, the disease has been present ...
  • It's the Pitts

    LeeBrad PittsPitt I don’t know if you saw the article about head transplants in the Wall Street Journal, but I was astonished to learn that a Chinese surgeon, Xiaoping Ren, has done over 1,000 such transplants with mice since 2013. That’s right, in ...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Holes (2003) Shia LeBeouf sure turned out to be a weirdo, didn’t he? Who’d have thought the kid who got his start in a Disney movie about a boys’ detention camp would turn out to be a wacko...? But I’m getting ahead of myself already. “Holes...
  • Another Perspective

    Bird watching forms fun new passion What an amazing boost it is to dedicate time enjoying Mother Nature. A simple act of watching birds sparked a new buzz in my summer. We had a guest staying awhile who had obvious interest in being outside. On a whim, ...
  • Extension Corner

    The importance of adult volunteers in 4-H programs Over 13,000 adults shared a most precious gift — their time — with Colorado 4-H youth in 2014-15. Those numbers have steadily been increasing, and we are fortunate to have 30 adult volunteers in the ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 19, 2010 In the last several months, Jeff and Tricia Michael have become involved with a program focused on the children of Kayango, Uganda, including two trips to this African village. New teachers at Holyoke School District this yea...
  • Action-filled weekend set at local book store

    A Friday night Back to Hogwarts free night of activities to celebrate back-to-school and a Saturday morning book-signing event make for a full weekend of activity at Storybrooke, Ink in Olde Holyoke Square Aug. 21-22. From 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, those...