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  • Racing mice to raise funds for wrestlers, swimmers

    ng blocks once again as the much anticipated Fifth Annual Mouse Race will take over the Phillips County Event Center Friday, July 18. For the first time, this year’s fundraising event is presented by the Holyoke Wrestling Club in partnership with the H...
  • MMHF’s 8-week fitness challenge begins Aug. 2

    Now in its 10th year, the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Triathlon will kick off once again with an eight-week fitness challenge beginning Saturday, Aug. 2, leading up to the triathlon competition day in October. In order to avoid the errat...
  • Taylor in motocross nationals

    Preston Taylor, 14-year-old dirt bike racer from Hastings, Neb., has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 33rd Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. ...
  • Haxtun Old-Fashioned Saturday Night July 19

    Every third Saturday in July, Haxtun is filled with old-fashioned fun as classic cars cruise to town, motorcycles make their way to main street and pickups park along Colorado Avenue for the annual car show. This year’s Old-Fashioned Saturday Night is s...
  • 13th Judicial District permanency seminar set for Friday, Aug. 15

    Residents of Colorado’s 13th Judicial District (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties) who have an interest in the state’s foster care system or dependency and neglect cases are invited to attend a seminar in Fort...
  • GPS leads producers to improved efficiency

    Like many other fields, the technological advances within the agriculture world in the past two decades have presented producers with opportunities to increase efficiency while also reducing the time it takes to complete tasks. One area in particular tha...
  • Rain stalls wheat harvest

    Rain is a major contributing factor for the high-quality wheat this season, but it also seems to be holding farmers back as the harvest has been pushed back and halted due to the extra moisture. “Right now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there wi...
  • Tuell new manager/salesperson for Wolf

    Rena Tuell, who has served as receptionist at Wolf Auto Center’s Holyoke office for the last four years, was named office manager/salesperson last Friday, July 11. Tuell passed her test and became a licensed salesperson with the State of Colorado and w...
  • Haxtun grocery store dominates local news

    The necessity for a stocked and functioning grocery store continues to dominate news in Haxtun, and community folks are ready to move forward. Wednesday evening, July 9, 15 individuals gathered at the Haxtun Community Center to listen to Walsh businessma...
  • Thinking About Health

    Quiz of the day: Will next year’s insurance rates go up or down? It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up ...
  • Extension Corner

    Stinking smut stirs commotion There has been a lot of commotion in the past week about stinking smut, or common bunt, in this year’s wheat crop. Calls started coming in to the office in the middle of last week, mostly concerning one specific variety. ...
  • Green and Growing

    Stinking smut can be devastating disease for winter wheat varieties Stinking smut (also called common bunt) can be a devastating disease of wheat, particularly in winter wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest. It is found infrequently in the High Plains ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 16, 2009 Marc Maelzer began work at KSTH Star 92.3 on June 1 as the local radio station’s new broadcaster. Making his debut in Phillips County during what happens to be Colorado Weed Awareness Week is new county Weed & Pest Depa...
  • Around Town

    Museum to host pie social this Sunday Phillips County Historical Society is hosting a pie and ice cream social this Sunday, July 20, beginning at 1 p.m. at the museum located at 109 S. Campbell Ave. in Holyoke. Residents are encouraged to take a look at...
  • Sprague unfazed by amputated leg

    Life hasn’t slowed down much for 9-year-old Luke Sprague in the 12 months following the July 17, 2013, farm accident that resulted in the amputation of the lower portion of his left leg. He has been pushing his own limits, never once backing down from t...
  • Sprague unfazed by amputated leg

    Life hasn’t slowed down much for 9-year-old Luke Sprague in the 12 months following the July 17, 2013, farm accident that resulted in the amputation of the lower portion of his left leg. He has been pushing his own limits, never once backing down from t...
  • Fair Queen Lutze encourages attendance

    “Right here in our own backyard is some of America’s Best,” said Phillips County Fair Queen Josilyn Lutze in her introductory statement in the 2014 Phillips County Fairbook. Promoting the year’s Fair theme, “America’s Best,” Lutze encourage...
  • Fair Queen Lutze encourages attendance

    “Right here in our own backyard is some of America’s Best,” said Phillips County Fair Queen Josilyn Lutze in her introductory statement in the 2014 Phillips County Fairbook. Promoting the year’s Fair theme, “America’s Best,” Lutze encourage...
  • Restoring Colorado to continue petition drive

    After halting last week, proponents persuaded to proceed with efforts to realign Colorado House districts for equal representation   Due to strong feedback from volunteer petition circulators statewide, Randy Schafer and Joe Kinnie, proponents of R...
  • Restoring Colorado to continue petition drive

    After halting last week, proponents persuaded to proceed with efforts to realign Colorado House districts for equal representation   Due to strong feedback from volunteer petition circulators statewide, Randy Schafer and Joe Kinnie, proponents of R...