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  • HHS girls’ golf opens at Brush

    Lady Dragon golfers opened at the Brush Invitational Monday, March 23. In varsity action, the Dragons carded a 426 to place sixth out of seven teams. Alex McCallum turned in a 137, Kaylee Ham 142 and Megan Brown 147 in the day’s outing. Anna Jelden an...
  • PC Raceway looks at new schedule

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt Action at Phillips County Raceway at the Phillips County Fairgrounds will take on a little different look for the 2015 season. Five two-day events will be scheduled, one each month from April through August. Joe Bellm with BST ...
  • Colorado Ag Day brings smiles at the Capitol

    If one wanted to see a day when everyone smiles at the state Capitol, look no further than the first floor on March 18, when the General Assembly and Governor John Hickenlooper celebrated Colorado Agriculture Day. The annual celebration of the state’s ...
  • Jolly Dozen hosts tea

    Jolly Dozen Club of Holyoke hosted an afternoon tea Tuesday, March 10, with guest speaker Marie Tamasy of Haxtun. Tamasy, an England native, explained the art of tea, stating that there are not only health benefits but also benefits for the soul. The who...
  • Think safety first at all railroad crossings

    Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are reminded to always think safety first when approaching any highway-rail crossing in Colorado. Accidents at freight rail and light rail crossings have increased significantly since 2010, according to statistics pr...
  • Shark dissection among SCORE highlights for kids in grades 3-4

    Third- and fourth-graders attending this summer’s Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences — also known as SCORE — will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week, June 10-12, starts at Chase County Schools in Imperi...
  • Chicks, ducklings, other live poultry can carry Salmonella

    With spring comes increased interest in baby birds, but the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warns that Salmonella infection can result from handling live poultry, poultry cages and bedding. Parents and caregivers should keep children ...
  • Quartet in concert in Akron

    Legacy Five Quartet will be performing in Akron Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at the Akron Foursquare Church. Tickets are not required, but an offering will be received.  The doors will open at 3 p.m.To view the full article, consider an e-Subscription...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

    Frenchman Valley Co-op announced Tuesday, March 17, its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally knowledgeable employee group to its team, a...
  • Bencomos taking ownership at local Mexican grocery store

    Uriel and Miriam Bencomo are looking to take the reins of ownership at AA Sarita Tienda Hispana, located at 136 N. Interocean Ave in Holyoke. Ownership change is planned to officially take place Saturday, March 28. They will be changing the name to Carni...
  • Department of Agriculture finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research and Information...
  • Another Perspective

    Familiar ring of cherished children’s book sticks Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday in March? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw, yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seu...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” It was around middle school that I stopped watching the new Disney animated movies. I was growing out of cartoons (yeah, look at me now) and frankly, wasn’t a huge fan of the animation style of the late ’90s...
  • Extension Corner

    Pollinators and lawns — the truth I am sharing with my readers information from High Country Gardens’ blog from the article titled “Bringing Nature Home: Interview with Doug Tallamy.” One of the interview questions posed to Tallamy was, “Why a...
  • Home Connection

    Question: What is mortgage insurance, and why would I need it? Most people need to borrow money in order to purchase a home, and so they take what is called a mortgage. The borrower then repays the loan over a period of years, typically on a monthly basi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 25, 2010 Gloria Heinitz of Holyoke recently attended the 25th annual Centennial Nursing and Centennial Region Nightingale Awards dinner as one of 32 regional finalists for the award. This is the second time she has been nominated for ...
  • Small engines may have big futures

    The move is on to produce more fuel-efficient automobiles. Although alternative fuels have garnered significant publicity in recent years, some automakers are simply shrinking the standard car engine. Automakers have been producing three-cylinder engines...
  • Say goodbye to unwelcome weeds

    Homeowners who take pride in their lawns and gardens know just how problematic weeds can be. Weeds can make otherwise well-manicured and thriving lawns and gardens appear unhealthy and ill-kempt. But homeowners don’t have to sit back and accept weeds a...
  • This joke’s on you

    Despite its popularity, April Fool’s Day is not a national holiday. Popular since the 19th century, April Fool’s Day is celebrated by pranksters in Canada, Australia, Brazil, the United States and parts of Europe. References to April Fool’s Day can...
  • Colorado wheat growers to award scholarships

    Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG, or the applicant must be nominated by a current sp...