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  • JV golfs in Ft. Morgan

    Three HHS teams of two golfed in the JV two-man scramble in Fort Morgan Wednesday, Aug. 27. Tyler Loutensock and Trey Bennett teamed up to card a 94, Scott Osborne and Holden Redman shot a 106, and A.J. Brandt and Keith Brown had a 109. To read the full...
  • Health protection plan to be implemented at county landfill

    Shots for Hepatitis A and B are strongly suggested by the county for its landfill employees, reported county administrator Randy Schafer at the Aug. 29 commissioners meeting. Phillips County is implementing a health protection plan for the landfill worke...
  • Natural gas session to be viewed

    CSU Extension will be hosting live online viewing sessions of CSU’s fourth annual Natural Gas Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 8:15 a.m.-noon at Extension offices in Akron, Julesburg and Holyoke. The viewing session will live stream two panels fo...
  • Enrollment for dairy farm risk management program begins

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Leland Swenson announced recently that starting Sept. 2, farmers could enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Signs of overpopulation I’m not what you’d call a real people person. I like being alone with myself and enjoy people only in small bunches. I get the heebie-jeebies in a crowd or the big city and, like Owen Wister, author of “The Virginian,” I ...
  • Thinking About Health

    How insurers’ limited provider networks restrict choice Should you be able to choose your own doctor? Most people would say yes, and for years letting patients choose their providers was an almost sacred requirement for any health reform proposal. But...
  • Investor Guide

    Customer service can make or break a business Over the past year, I’ve done a lot of traveling and noticed how various businesses either show great, average or poor customer service. Now that we have the Internet and social media, deficiencies in a bus...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoSept. 3, 2009 Progress for a third volume of “Those Were the Days” history book is in the works. Phillips County Historical Society board members decided to publish the book because Volume II is 20 years old. Dennis Firme received the ...
  • Nearly all Colorado health facilities meet national infection rate standards

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s seventh annual Health Care Associated Infections report shows how infection rates at individual facilities compare to national standards for selected surgeries and medical procedures. In 2013, ...
  • Zoo class for children scheduled in McCook

    McCook Community College in McCook, Neb., will be a zoo Friday, Sept. 12, when real animals and animal biofacts will fill Room 213 of McMillen Hall. The class on animal body coverings teaches children how birds, reptiles and mammals’ coverings are perf...
  • Students invited to enter 2015 national radon poster contest

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the...
  • Football game Ice Bucket Challenge to honor Tim Gribben, Rudy Award

    In memory of a 1979 HHS grad, a passionate football player and coach, and someone who lived every day to the fullest, a special ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been issued. Tim Gribben, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis July 27, 2009, at the age of ...
  • Football game Ice Bucket Challenge to honor Tim Gribben, Rudy Award

    In memory of a 1979 HHS grad, a passionate football player and coach, and someone who lived every day to the fullest, a special ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been issued. Tim Gribben, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis July 27, 2009, at the age of ...
  • 4-inch gushing rain leaves its mark

    Rainfall threatened off and on all day Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Holyoke, with sporadic sprinkles and sudden downpours throughout the day. But when the rain started in earnest about 8 p.m., it came fast and hard and didn’t let up for more than two hours. ...
  • 4-inch gushing rain leaves its mark

    Rainfall threatened off and on all day Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Holyoke, with sporadic sprinkles and sudden downpours throughout the day. But when the rain started in earnest about 8 p.m., it came fast and hard and didn’t let up for more than two hours. ...
  • Diabetes clinic to offer added attention to public needs

    Patient care and attention is obviously a top priority of any health care system, and the East Phillips County Hospital District is paying particular attention through diabetes education. At the Tuesday, Aug. 26, board meeting, hospital administrator Joh...
  • Diabetes clinic to offer added attention to public needs

    Patient care and attention is obviously a top priority of any health care system, and the East Phillips County Hospital District is paying particular attention through diabetes education. At the Tuesday, Aug. 26, board meeting, hospital administrator Joh...
  • Around Town

    Free movies set for cancer patients Cancer patients (past and present), survivors, caretakers and family are invited to a free movie afternoon Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2-4 p.m. at the Peerless Theatre. Movies include “Pride and Prejudice,” “Ma and P...
  • Free concert shines light on human trafficking

    “The dream is to record a collection of melodies that will cut through the darkness like lasers to remind our souls of freedom,” said Remedy Drive frontman David Zach. “We are releasing these songs of freedom to shine a light on the trafficking of h...
  • Colorado’s plains explored on ‘Ride Around the Rockies’ trip

    Colorado is known for its beautiful Rocky Mountains, but what else can be found in this state? Brothers Bob and Jim Devereux are on a quest to find out. From Aug. 20-29, the two embarked on a trip they’ve dubbed “Ride Around the Rockies.” They are...