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  • Girls Scouts hold second BE-YOU-tiful event

    Girl Scouts from three Northeast Colorado towns gathered Sunday, May 31, at Homesteaders Park in Holyoke for the second annual BE-YOU-tiful event. By virtue of winning the cheer competition, the Holyoke troop also “won” the hosting duties for this yea...
  • Dee’s ‘rejected’ artwork on display in Loveland

    Artists that are dedicated to their work know that dealing with rejection is just part of the deal in being able to create something they are passionate about and enjoy. Nancy Biesemeier Dee, a local artist in Haxtun, recently entered some of her artwork...
  • Smith earns health science degree in Wyo.

    Chesna (Rafert) Smith graduated May 15 from Casper College in Casper, Wyo. Smith earned an associate degree of health science in radiography. She is currently working as a radiologic technologist for the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wy...
  • Krueger sisters earn degrees

    Catrina and Shaylee Krueger both recently graduated with college degrees. Catrina graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., May 16 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She plans to continue her schooling at Hastings College to obtain he...
  • Printers Paper & More is split off Computers Etc.

    Sharon Jones prepares for a new business venture with her husband, Dick, as they finalized the purchase of the office supply portion of Computers Etc. from Lori Nelson. Monday, June 1, they officially took over operations of the supply side of the busines...
  • CHS combines Holyoke, Yuma agronomy services

    The producer boards of CHS Grainland, based out of Holyoke, and CHS M&M Cooperative, based out of Yuma, have announced plans to combine their local agronomy services and programs for enhanced value to producers in northeastern Colorado and southwester...
  • Wheat Field Days June 10-16

    Colorado Wheat Field Days 2015 will be held June 10-16 at 11 different variety trial sites throughout eastern Colorado. The trial sites will highlight new hard red and hard white winter wheat varieties developed by CSU and other public and private breedi...
  • Russian wheat aphid infestation and stripe rust in wheat observed

    Russian wheat aphid infestations have been observed in the Front Range as well as northeastern counties. Some fields in Weld County showed economic infestations of the insect and insecticide application will be justified. RWA can be found in winter wheat...
  • Rabid skunk reported in Wray

    The Northeast Colorado Health Department received word that a skunk in Wray has tested positive for rabies. The skunk bit a domestic dog and was observed by homeowners to be acting aggressively. The dog that was attacked was fully vaccinated against rabi...
  • Loans available to help farmers, ranchers start or expand farms

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive Director Leland Swenson announced June 1 that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through the FSA direct farm ownership program. Applications...
  • County brainstorms ways to staff comm center

    Difficulties in filling positions at the Phillips County communication center spurred a brainstorm session with Phillips County commissioners, communication center director Kenny Gaskill and Sheriff Rob Urbach. At their end-of-month meeting Friday, May 2...
  • Heinitz honored with new MMHF scholarship

    Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is honored to announce a new scholarship — the MMHF Gloria Heinitz Scholarship. This scholarship was recently founded in honor of long time Holyoke resident Gloria Heinitz who retired in February ...
  • Antique auto auction to draw attention to Dandelion Daze

    Red Dale Camping Club returns to Holyoke for National Round UpAs if Holyoke’s annual Dandelion Daze event wasn’t big enough already, this year, the city will be graced with what Michael Auction Service of Julesburg is calling “one of the finest auct...
  • Sonnenberg leaves mark by sponsoring 42 bills

    Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, set a modern-day legislative record in the 2015 session for the number of bills sponsored, at 42. That’s a record that’s likely to stand for a very long time, since he doesn’t intend to repeat it anytime in the fut...
  • Pool staff, schedules shared

    Local lifeguards at the Holyoke Swimming Pool dove into their duties this week as the summer swimming season opened Tuesday, June 2. The 19-lifeguard crew at the pool is led by Holyoke Swimming Pool manager Karla Pargas. Open swim hours for the summer a...
  • Lousberg, Razo compete in Lyons slacklining event

    Soon-to-be HHS juniors Dylon Lousberg and Hunter Razo had the unique opportunity to compete in the Lyons Outdoor Games Saturday, May 30, in Lyons. The event included world-class athletes in professional kayaking, BMX bike and slacklining competitions. Lo...
  • Hometown drivers win at Phillips Co. Raceway

    Mixed up weather wasn’t enough to keep raceway fans from seeing some hometown drivers capture first-place finishes last weekend at the Phillips County Raceway, Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Locals Colt Gibbs and Garrett Sporhase earned the checkered ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Yard sheep It is during our darkest hours that we come up with our best ideas. That was certainly the case with my latest get-rich-quick scheme, Ewes In The Yard, Inc. In the middle of our ongoing drought, I was driving through a residential area in tow...
  • Extension Corner

    Redecorate with the Home Environment project 4-H members have the option of choosing from approximately 45 state 4-H projects when they initially enroll in 4-H. Members also have the opportunity to participate in various county-only projects. All of the...
  • Thinking About Health

    High deductibles may mean lower premiums but a costly trade-off A few weeks ago I got an email from Judy, a reader who wanted to tell me about trouble she’s had paying her medical bills, particularly those for prescription drugs. Severe daily headache...