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  • Grainland merger with CHS effective last week

    “I’m very excited,” Grainland Cooperative CEO Rick Unrein said of the recent merger with regional coop CHS Inc. Grainland Cooperative’s merger with CHS became effective last week and business was officially conducted under the merger Monday, June...
  • RRWCD to meet in Holyoke July 14

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Holyoke Thursday, July 14 at Phillips County Event Center in the Biesemeier room. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It...
  • July 10-16 declared noxious weed awareness week in Colo.

    Governor John Hickenlooper declared July 10-16 as Colorado Noxious Weed Awareness Week to highlight the importance of managing noxious weeds. There are 55 weeds on Colorado’s noxious weed list; Colorado’s most aggressive and widespread weeds are: Ca...
  • CO below national average for hospital-acquired infections

    A new comparison of data regarding hospital-acquired infections shows Colorado hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers have lower infection rates when compared to hospitals nationwide. Health facility-acquired infections are infections that occur during...
  • Redman elected to FBLA national office, team places sixth

    Whitni Redman represented Holyoke High School well with her election as a national officer at the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 28-July 1. Redman ran for the position of Mountain Plains Region Vice Preside...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJuly 6, 2006 The West Phillips County office of Vital Statistics, manned by Tommy and Sharon Thompson for the last 37 years, was recently closed down. Records were turned over to East Phillips County office of Vital Statistics, maintained b...
  • Grading pilot preview

    Addressing late work in a positive way Johnny steps up to the plate with bat in hand. The bases are loaded and there are two outs in the seventh inning. Johnny is about to face the biggest test of the season. Unfortunately, Johnny has only been to 50 per...
  • Young at heart

    I have spoken on this subject before, and I know the newspaper has printed several informational articles on the subject. However, it is such important information that I believe it needs to be repeated every so often, as the individuals that commit these...
  • Extension Corner

    Right plant, right place What is poor placement of a tree? Anything from improper soil, too small a space for the height and width of the plant, improper exposure or planted outside its native range is considered poor placement. Essentially, we create t...
  • Boom, pop, flash: fireworks prove to be fun for everyone

    Enjoying the 4th of July fireworks Monday night were Randy and Joy Schafer and Lee and Bev Struckmeyer. Donations were made by local businesses and the City of Holyoke to make the show possible. Members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department set off the col...
  • Boom, pop, flash: fireworks prove to be fun for everyone

    Enjoying the 4th of July fireworks Monday night were Randy and Joy Schafer and Lee and Bev Struckmeyer. Donations were made by local businesses and the City of Holyoke to make the show possible. Members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department set off the col...
  • 2 Holyoke BEST grants advance to State Board

    Two Holyoke School District construction grants will be recommended by the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) board for approval by the State Board of Education. The BEST board met June 27-30 to review grant applications. Their recommendations will ...
  • 2 Holyoke BEST grants advance to State Board

    Two Holyoke School District construction grants will be recommended by the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) board for approval by the State Board of Education. The BEST board met June 27-30 to review grant applications. Their recommendations will ...
  • Park project awarded $200,000 grant

    June 14 Phillips County Commissioners received notice from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that the county grant request for Homesteaders Park playground, turf field and disc golf course project has been funded for an amount up to $200,000. Estimated cost...
  • Park project awarded $200,000 grant

    June 14 Phillips County Commissioners received notice from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that the county grant request for Homesteaders Park playground, turf field and disc golf course project has been funded for an amount up to $200,000. Estimated cost...
  • Hospital board evaluates 'friend-raising' efforts

    Feedback seems to be positive after the first six months of public outreach by East Phillips County Hospital District board members. They discussed the pros and cons from the first round of meeting with area businesses and organizations during their Tuesd...
  • Hospital board evaluates 'friend-raising' efforts

    Feedback seems to be positive after the first six months of public outreach by East Phillips County Hospital District board members. They discussed the pros and cons from the first round of meeting with area businesses and organizations during their Tuesd...
  • The Ben Cox 108 (give or take 47) climbs beyond $77,000

    You heard it right—155 holes of golf in one day. That’s more than eight and a half rounds of golf, and Ballyneal member Jim Colton accomplished that Wednesday, June 22, far surpassing his goal of 108 holes. The whole 108-hole idea came out of Colton...
  • Holyoke 3-man team is state champ

    Three members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department came together to earn a three-man state championship at the 94th Annual Colorado State Firefighters Association Convention in Buena Vista June 23-26. The team consisting of Josh Whittaker, Lance Williams...
  • Sport mod challenge thrown into race mix

    Motors revved up as racing action was back at Phillips County Raceway Sunday, June 26. Modified, sport mods, hobby stocks, stocks and hornets took to the track. The crowd also got to watch a sport mod challenge halfway through the sport mod main event. P...