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  • Randalls move forward after fire

    “It’s all stuff. We can’t replace people; obviously we can replace stuff. We have a lot to be thankful for, for sure.” It’s been nearly two months since Preston and Amanda (Bennett) Randall lost their home in Colorado’s High Park Fire, but th...
  • Commissioners meet in July

    All in all, it was a good fair, said Phillips County commissioners at their July 31 meeting. They were pleased with the 2012 county fair and commended the fair board for all their efforts in putting on a good fair for county residents. In addition to the...
  • Commissioners meet in July

    All in all, it was a good fair, said Phillips County commissioners at their July 31 meeting. They were pleased with the 2012 county fair and commended the fair board for all their efforts in putting on a good fair for county residents. In addition to the...
  • HHS golfers set to tee off this week in Brush

    Twelve golfers showed up for the first day of Holyoke High School boys’ golf practice Monday, Aug. 6. They will have three days of practice before assembling a varsity team and traveling to Brush for the first tournament of the year Thursday, Aug. 9. H...
  • CHSAA begins 92nd year of high school activities

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s 92nd year of sanctioning high school athletics in the state began when boys’ golf athletes took to the practice greens on Monday, Aug. 6. All other fall sports begin formal practice on Monday, Aug. 13....
  • Border League out after two

    Fresh off a state championship, the Border League All Stars were looking to do damage in the 14-year-old regional tournament in Lamar Aug. 3-8. First up was North Dakota who beat the Colorado state champs 5-0 Saturday, Aug. 4. Sunday, Aug. 5 Border Leag...
  • Wrestling camp is this Friday-Saturday

    Jack and Cutter Garrison will hold a wrestling camp for wrestlers in kindergarten through eighth-grade this Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-11 at HHS. The first session will be held from 10 a.m.-noon each day with the second session being held from 1-2:30 p.m. ...
  • JH sports to begin

    Holyoke junior high volleyball and football practice will begin Wednesday, Aug. 15. Practice will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Those participating in volleyball are encouraged to take a water bottle and knee pads. Physical paperwork needs to be turned into t...
  • College news

    Three local students have been named to the Dean’s List/Honor Roll at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Phawn Carper was named to the Dean’s List which requires a grade point average of 3.75-4.0. Elaina Nygaard and Victoria Timm were named...
  • It's the Pitts

    And the survey says Pundits and pontificators are making a big to-do over a couple surveys in the United Kingdom that revealed how stupid the British children are when it comes to the food they eat. In one survey of 16-23-year-olds, one in 10 thought th...
  • Extension Corner

    Do you like cabbage or broccoli? How about spinach? These are just a few of the cool season crops you can grow in your garden, if you are not too tired from growing all the cool season crops in spring and then the warm season crops in summer. If you don...
  • Has served, is serving and will serve

    It’s sort of a family thing. Although they never felt pressured from their family, Jason, Adam and Willie Greenman have, or will be, associated with the military. Oldest son Jason, 28, has served his time. His service ended in October last year after h...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    I’m Just Cookin’ goes international In honor of the Olympics, it is my pleasure to bring to you this special installment of I’m Just Cookin’ International Edition. Get out your hand-knit scarves, cheese slicers and troll figurines because we are ...
  • Helicopters called in time of need

    When it is needed, Melissa Memorial Hospital has the capability of calling a helicopter to help transport patients to other health care facilities in Colorado. MMH is partnered with numerous organizations that offer either a fixed wing or helicopter serv...
  • Better Beef Makers are parade champions

    Showing off their “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams,” Better Beef Makers 4-H Club took grand champion honors at the July 28 Phillips County Fair parade. The parade, cruising down Holyoke’s Interocean Avenue, kicked off the Pioneer Seed Family Day at t...
  • Livestock achievement highlighted at 2012 County Fair

    FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors at the Phillips County Fair were all winners in terms of effort and responsibility. Those earning Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) honors for their livestock projects at the 2012 Fair follow: Showman ...
  • 4-H effort rewarded by judges at ’12 Fair

    4-H members in Phillips County work especially hard as they enter projects in the County Fair. All participants should be commended for the effort extended for the 2012 Fair. Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) efforts in food, booths, c...
  • Event packs more than 500,000 meals for starving children

    Worldwide, 400 million children go hungry each day; 18,000 of those children will die each day from hunger, according to Feed My Starving Children. Last week, nearly 1,500 people from 51 different communities in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa...
  • Back-to-school starts early with two new testing days

    New to this year’s August schedule are two testing days prior to the start of school, an innovative change that the Re-1J district anticipates will be beneficial to both students and teachers. Letters are being sent out this week to inform students in ...
  • Re-1J schools’ free and reduced meal eligibility announced

    Holyoke School District recently announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following ...