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  • Energy Office to hold efficiency event Dec. 7

    Insulation and air-sealing professionals are encouraged to attend a two-hour event that will provide them with a toolkit of useful information on current consumer rebates as well as techniques on promoting and selling energy efficiency to their customers....
  • Test herds for bovine trichomoniasis

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. ...
  • Animal welfare investigations to begin in underserved counties

    There is good news for dogs, cats and horses living on the eastern plains—a new nonprofit organization is bringing animal welfare investigations to several underserved counties in Colorado, including Phillips County. The new Colorado Humane Society and...
  • Great American Smokeout inspires many to quit smoking

    Thursday, Nov. 18, millions of people took the first step to quit smoking for the Great American Smokeout—a national day dedicated to quitting tobacco. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is focusing its efforts on specific populat...
  • Drumroll Please

    Airport security There’s been a lot of talk of airport security in the media lately, so I thought I’d add my two cents to the mix. Thanksgiving had me once again traveling across the country from Massachusetts to Colorado and back again, in what has...
  • It's the Pitts

    Stayin’ put As I’ve mentioned before, I like to read obituaries. I figure if someone has gone to all the trouble of living their life, the least I can do is spend a few moments reading about it. Recently I was reading the obituaries in one of the gr...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Woes of pregnancy I can remember from my first pregnancy that the physical changes weren’t easy to deal with. Back then, I was working full-time in the field until my third trimester. Literally in a field of some kind, doing a job that involved tools a...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 1, 2005 Wreath decorating has been added to this year’s Country Christmas event. The wreaths are now on display at Phillips County Courthouse for the community to enjoy. Dragon’s Wagon Preschool celebrates its 25th year of operati...
  • CDOT crews prepare for winter conditions

    Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews in portions of Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick and Weld counties are prepared for the winter season that has begun. There are 42 maintenance employees dedicated to plowing and de-icing state highwa...
  • Deck the streets with light

    Jeff Deselms, at left, and Rich Wittman, at right, spent much of Monday, Nov. 22 up in bucket trucks decorating Holyoke. City crews were busy preparing Holyoke streets for the holiday season by hanging lights and decorations above the streets.  —Ent...
  • Deck the streets with light

    Jeff Deselms, at left, and Rich Wittman, at right, spent much of Monday, Nov. 22 up in bucket trucks decorating Holyoke. City crews were busy preparing Holyoke streets for the holiday season by hanging lights and decorations above the streets.  —Ent...
  • '12 Days of Christmas' is Dec. 6 holiday event theme

    “The 12 Days of Christmas” serves as the theme for the Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Country Christmas celebration in Holyoke this year. The celebration will be held Monday, Dec. 6 in downtown Holyoke with many fun events planned. Hopes for everyone i...
  • Homesteaders playground plans receive $5,000 Daniels Fund grant

    Phillips County Commissioners announced at their Nov. 23 meeting they have received a $5,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Homesteaders Park playground improvement project. The county and the playground committee have been working on a project to rep...
  • Hospital approves 2011 budget

    East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) board members approved the 2011 proposed budget during their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23. EPCHD board members held a special meeting Monday, Nov. 22 to discuss the budget. Department managers throughout the hos...
  • Governor's staff attends celebrations in Holyoke

    Three members of Gov. Bill Ritter’s staff visited Holyoke Sunday, Nov. 21. They made stops at the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy of Thanks Celebration, Phillips County Event Center Grand Opening/Thank You Celebration and also toured the Pee...
  • MV Equipment opens new addition with open house

    Numerous mouths were fed Friday, Nov. 19 at MV Equipment. In all, 196 people attended the open house for the new addition. Nine teams enjoyed a corn shucking contest while vying for a prize. Tim Fetzer of Haxtun pictured above right, concentrates as he ri...
  • Extension requests support; vote daily in December

    Golden Plains Area Extension has submitted a project at the Pepsi Refresher Project website in hopes of receiving funds for community gardens and Ag Fest. The extension project is listed under the category “Education” under the funding amount of $50,...
  • FSA urges voters to participate in county committee elections

    Trudy Kareus, Colorado State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, urges Colorado farmers and other agricultural producers to vote in FSA county committee elections by Dec. 6, the deadline for casting ballots. “I strongly recommend that p...
  • Colorado Ag Classic Dec. 8-9

    The sixth annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 8-9 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunfl...
  • 3 golfers earn all conference

    Three HHS golfers recently received post season honors. Keaton Arkulari, the lone state qualifier for the Dragons, earned all conference. Deyten Klein and Kent Hiller garnered honorable mention honors. The trio played a big part in the Dragons’ success...