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  • James Bond 007 announced as MMHF Legacy Event theme

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt James Bond 007, a spy theme, has been announced for the 2015 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. This fifth annual event returns to the February schedule this year, as it is planned for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Phill...
  • 6 Dragons earn football conference recognition

    Six Holyoke High School football players earned North Central Conference recognition for their performances during the 2014 football season. Seniors Dylan Kotch and Wyatt Powell were named to the All-Conference team. HHS players named to the honorable m...
  • HHS athletes bounce back into action for winter sports season

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, marked the official start to the 2014-15 winter sports season. Holyoke High School student-athletes filled the basketball gyms, wrestling room and swimming pool for practice on Wednesday. With their first competitions scheduled for the...
  • Top 2 teams headed to 1A championship

    There were no surprises in the Colorado 1A football semifinals Saturday, Nov. 15, as the top seeded teams in the state earned victories to send them to the championship game. No. 1 Paonia topped fourth-seeded Resurrection Christian 35-15. Paonia had shut...
  • Tony DeSare Trio to perform wide range of soulful tunes

    The Tony DeSare Trio will light up the stage at the Holyoke High School auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. This entertaining concert is sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council as part of its current concert series. The trio will be perform...
  • Air ambulance can save lives

    Memberships give residents peace of mindTime can be crucial in a life-threatening medical emergency, and an air ambulance service can be especially crucial for residents living in rural northeast Colorado. Patients with life- or limb-threatening emergenc...
  • Ovid native, opera baritone to perform in Sterling Saturday

    Saturday, Nov. 22, Met bass-baritone, Ovid native and former University of Colorado fullback Keith Miller will perform at First Presbyterian Church, South 4th and Ash streets in Sterling, at 2 p.m. He will be joined by soprano Melissa Zapin and pianist Ko...
  • Fruit trees are loving the cold

    Apple, peach and pear trees are loving this cold weather. Chilling requirement for fruit trees is the number of hours with temperatures between 32 F and 45 F during their dormant period. However, if there are days during the winter months with temperature...
  • Did you know?

    Organ and tissue donation affords men and women a unique opportunity to help others. Although the laws vary depending on where a person lives, many persons age 18 or older can indicate their desire to be organ donors. Younger people must have a parent or ...
  • Avoid illness during holidays by safely handling, cooking food

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reminding Coloradans to keep their families safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by using proper food handling and preparation tips. “The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spe...
  • Kotch offers service for heating and air

    With the recent cold snap setting the stage for an early winter, Holyoke residents have a new ally in the heating and air industry. Spencer Kotch has opened Kotch’s Heating and Air in Holyoke, offering his services in the HVAC/R industry — heating, v...
  • Corn harvest coming to a close this week

    Another corn harvest is coming to a close as this year’s season is nearing completion. Many farmers have been done for a while, but there are a few who are stilling finishing up this week. “We’re down to one or two producers,” said Steve Bahn-se...
  • Coverage selection now open for 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs

    Producers have until March 31, 2015, to choose the program best for their operation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk...
  • Farm Bill meetings in Phillips County next week

    Phillips County’s Farm Service Agency is hosting two meetings next week about the 2014 Farm Bill. Coordinator Ron Koberstein said all local producers are encouraged to attend. One meeting will be Monday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Phillips County Eve...
  • Good managers manage with detailed record keeping books

    Riding the range, feeding hungry animals and calving are all iconic parts of the Western cowboy way of life. But today, winning the West requires more than just turning the cows out to pasture and hoping for rain. At the end of the day, the sustainability...
  • Did you know?

    According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is defined as an enterprise with fewer than 500 employees. By that measure, the SBA notes there are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, more than 22 million of which are...
  • 50 Shades of Me

    November is a time to truly give thanks November. The month we give thanks. The month my firstborn entered the world. The month we raise awareness for the terrible monster that almost took that firstborn away from us. Epilepsy. Austin, who will be 11 th...
  • Tall tales and yield totals

    (Reprinted with permission from the November 2014 edition of Missouri Farms, published by the Marshall Democrat-News in Marshall, Mo.) My mother-in-law had a saying: “The first liar doesn’t have a chance.” She was usually referring to harvest time ...
  • Extension Corner

    CSU wants you to Live! Eat! Play! Colorado State University Extension, the Kendell Anderson Nutrition Center and the department of food science and human nutrition on the CSU campus in Fort Collins teamed up to create a new website designed to help Color...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 19, 2009 This year’s harvest is two to three weeks later than normal, and harvest is expected to expand well into the first half of December. At the state FBLA leadership conference in April, Elise Nelson was chosen as the state sec...