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  • Movie magic is in the air

    CineMagic, was a smashing success Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Phillips County Event Center. The fourth annual Peerless Theatre fundraiser took on a slightly different format from years past, moving out of the Peerless multi-purpose room to accommodate more a...
  • 5 take Re-1J oath of office

    Newly elected members of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education took the oath of office Thursday, Nov. 5, at a special meeting of the board. Elected to four-year terms and taking the oath of office were Summer Maloney, Dennis Herman, Lucas...
  • Proposition BB passes statewide

    Proposition BB on the Nov. 3 Colorado ballot passed with 69 percent in favor. Phillips County’s vote mirrored the final statewide outcome, with 70.8 percent voting in favor. The ballot measure allows the state to retain $66.1 million in marijuana tax r...
  • Greg Brophy 1 of Progressive 15’s Legislative Hall of Fame inductees

    Progressive 15 inducted three people into their Legislative Hall of Fame at their Fall Conference Oct. 15-16 in Fort Morgan. This year’s inductees were Greg Brophy of Wray, Bill Webster of Greeley and Joe Rice from Littleton. Those selected can no long...
  • Pheasant populations improved in northeast CO

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the 2015-16 eastern plains pheasant and quail forecast just in time for opening weekend Nov. 14. The two seasons for pheasant and three seasons for quail vary in duration and location around the state. The forecast i...
  • CHSAA begins 95th year of winter sports

    Official winter practice begins Thurs., Nov. 12The 95th year of Colorado High School Activities Association winter sports practice begins just as many of the fall sports are winding down. Volleyball is gearing up for its state tournament, and football is ...
  • JH nabs 2 wins at Sedgwick County

    Holyoke’s Junior High boys’ basketball team posted two wins Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Sedgwick County, where the A team won 25-16 and the B team earned an 18-16 victory. “This win was not pretty,” said coach Jim Yakel of the A team victory. Tied 8-8 at...
  • Another Perspective

    Tiny houses spark simplified life Simplifying life and living clutter-free still resounds as a sought-after dream. Reality prevails far too soundly although I’m not giving up. The concept of the tiny homes that are becoming popular around the country ...
  • Safe food comes from healthy animals

    People today are talking more about, and taking a greater interest in, how their food is produced. But they’re also a bit confused about the role of antibiotics in meat production. As one of the more than 62,000 American pig farmers who raise the animal...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 11, 2010 Numerous people visited Phillips County Museum Friday night, Nov. 5, for an interactive tour with demonstrations and information on museum artifacts. A benefit dinner and auction for 5-year-old Blye McCallum is set for Friday...
  • LEAP enrollment open

    Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program began accepting applications for its 2015-16 season Monday, Nov. 2. With an increase in applicant income qualification this season, more Coloradans will qualify for assistance with paying their home heati...
  • Scholarships offered for career opportunities in mental health field

    In an effort to raise awareness of career opportunities in the mental health field to members of local communities, Centennial Mental Health Center is pleased to offer its ninth annual Future Mental Health Professional Scholarship Program. The program con...
  • School board meeting changed to Monday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Monday, Nov. 16, instead of the regular Tuesday, Nov. 17, date. A work session will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the actual meeting at 7 p.m. in HJHS room No. 218. The work session will invol...
  • Informational meeting on water lawsuit set for Monday, Nov. 16

    If successful, the Hutton Foundation lawsuit could potentially involuntarily shut down thousands of wells within the Republican River Basin. Colorado Agriculture Preservation Association, in partnership with other community organizations, is hosting a pub...
  • Sonnenberg to visit every school district in Senate Dist. No. 1

    Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) has announced he will travel to a school in every district within the 11 counties he represents. “With all of the issues that affect education and the diversity in schools within my district, it is important that I li...
  • FSA county committee 2015 elections to begin

    Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Thursday, Nov. 5, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2015 FSA county committee elections Monday, Nov. 9. Pr...
  • Pork Producers Council meeting Nov. 21 in Brush

    The annual meeting of the Colorado Pork Producers Council will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The meeting is open to any member of Colorado Pork Producers Council or any hog grower within the state...
  • $210 million to be invested in renewable energy infrastructure

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to nearly double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to...
  • Safety-net payments issued to farmers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that beginning Oct. 26, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 cr...
  • Harvest finishes strong

    A person doesn’t have to take the back roads to notice that the Holyoke area is in the thick of harvest. The abundance of trucks and machinery on the highways should be evidence enough as farmers move fields and make their hauls to grain elevators and b...