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  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council Phillips County 4-H Council held its monthly meeting at the Phillips County Event Center May 31. President Sid Struckmeyer called the meeting to order. Braden Plumb led the American and 4-H pledges. The secretary’s report a...
  • FSA county committee nominations under way throughout the nation

    U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees is now under way. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal...
  • It's the Pitts

    Complexification Currently there are eight saddles in my house and a couple more in my shop. Sadly, these aren’t saddles I won team roping but very old saddles from the late 19th century. Apart from two sidesaddles I own, there is very little differen...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 17, 2010 First major storms of the summer rolled through the area last weekend. Six REA poles succumbed to high winds two miles east of Amherst. Holyoke received a total of 2.05 inches of rain from the weekend storms. The Dominator ve...
  • Hutton lawsuit threatens shut-down of irrigation wells in Republican River Basin

    In 1965, the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Ground Water Management Act, which created the Ground Water Commission and gave it authority to determine designated ground water basins. In 1966, the commission established the Northern High Plains D...
  • Clean eating details shared for clear ways to get started

    Clean eating is a growing trend among people focused on health and wellness. A relatively simple concept of selecting foods that are minimally processed, clean eating intends to instill a greater understanding of the pathway between a food’s origins and...
  • Cancer survival rates lower for those living in poverty

    Coloradans living in high poverty areas were less likely to survive cancer, according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The report, “Cancer and Poverty: Colorado 2001-12,” shows low-income Coloradans we...
  • Auction, car show roll into town Saturday

    Big crowds are expected in town this Saturday, June 20, for the 15th annual Dandelion Daze family event. A variety of other community activities, including an antique car, tractor and toy auction, add to the day’s packed schedule of events. Phillips Co...
  • Foundation supports tooting school horns

    Heginbotham Trust, Schnellers pledge matches to academic project for band instruments“In band, everyone gets to play ... there is no bench.” That’s the preface for the Re-1J Foundation, Inc.’s academic project for an instrument program for fifth-...
  • Foundation supports tooting school horns

    Heginbotham Trust, Schnellers pledge matches to academic project for band instruments“In band, everyone gets to play ... there is no bench.” That’s the preface for the Re-1J Foundation, Inc.’s academic project for an instrument program for fifth-...
  • Dog days of summer

    Brittney Ferguson soaks up some summer sun as she waits with her family for the local dog clinic Saturday, June 13. Around 40 dogs of all shapes and sizes lined up for the clinic where owners can get low-cost vaccinations at Holyoke Vet Service while obta...
  • Dog days of summer

    Brittney Ferguson soaks up some summer sun as she waits with her family for the local dog clinic Saturday, June 13. Around 40 dogs of all shapes and sizes lined up for the clinic where owners can get low-cost vaccinations at Holyoke Vet Service while obta...
  • State Board of Ed gives go-ahead to Holyoke innovation

    Waivers granted for kindergarten testing and teacher evaluation format in Re-1J School DistrictTS GOLD assessments have been waived for Holyoke kindergartners. And a teacher evaluation process that does not include test scores as a measurable component wi...
  • State Board of Ed gives go-ahead to Holyoke innovation

    Waivers granted for kindergarten testing and teacher evaluation format in Re-1J School DistrictTS GOLD assessments have been waived for Holyoke kindergartners. And a teacher evaluation process that does not include test scores as a measurable component wi...
  • Around Town

    Siren blows twice for power line issues Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was summoned twice recently when weather caused power line issues. City crews were called in both instances. Wednesday, June 10, at 10 p.m., a power line was down in the 200 block...
  • Taking Flight

    From birds to aircraft, talent soars for Julesburg metal artistThe grandeur of a $524 million construction project, a billion-dollar investment and nearly 1 million square feet of space deserves an emblem with equal splendor, glory and stateliness. Terry...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont, Triple Crown

    It’s not often that someone can say they witnessed history in the making, but Sam Distefano can now say he has. The Holyoke sixth-grade teacher was one of 90,000 cheering on American Pharoah as he claimed Triple Crown honors at the Belmont Stakes Satur...
  • Country Strong

    Red, white & blue flies at the rodeoColorado Junior Rodeo Association contestants from Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Kansas numbered 156 as they competed in Holyoke’s CJRA rodeo at the Phillips County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7. Op...
  • Take me out to the ballgame . . .

    Coach Gunnar Kroeger runs the bases with last-batter Juan Albino Nuñez III in fun T-ball times at the ball park.Savannah Emmerich is ready for her machine-pitched ball in Friday afternoon gametime fun.PeeWee gold team member Dylan Hielscher shares a smil...
  • Swimmers fall 4 points shy of 1st place

    Holyoke Swim Club put up a good fight at the second summer meet for the Northwest Kansas Swim League in Burlington Saturday, June 6. Ending the meet with a combined team score of 297, Holyoke trailed the first-place Goodland, Kan., team by only four poin...