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  • The Farming Evolution 2015 to be in Holyoke Feb. 12-13

    Mark the calendar and plan to be at Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke Feb. 12-13, for The Farming Evolution 2015 — an exciting, informative and motivational day with Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta. Thursday, Feb. 12, will have a farming focus from ...
  • No-till conference is Feb. 3-4

    Balancing the needs of a large membership is the goal of the 27th annual High Plains No-Till Conference Feb. 3-4 in Burlington. With members who are considering no-till and members who have been implementing no-till for 20 or more years, offering them al...
  • FFA members set for district competition

    Holyoke High School’s FFA chapter recently conducted its local speaking events in preparation for district competition. Four students presented the FFA creed from memorization. Freshmen Taylor Hendrix and Tobin Moore will be moving on to districts to c...
  • USDA reminds livestock producers of deadline for disaster assistance

    Leland Swenson, state executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency, reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30 deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for ...
  • Guest Column

    Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher born in the 1800s once said, “With the introduction of agriculture, mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the m...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H promotes community pride activities 4-H members have various requirements they need to achieve in order to have a complete project. Each project has its own project completion requirements. Each 4-H club has its own set of guidelines for club complet...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cattle barons Being a son of a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, it pains me to say this, but the British played a big role in the founding of the range cattle industry in this country. Because the No. 1 son in England inherited ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 28, 2010 Seeking to avoid reducing students’ grades due to attendance, a JR/SR high attendance committee has drafted a new policy for consideration that makes attendance a behavior issue, not an academic one. HHS freshman Trae McCal...
  • Amp up comfort food favs

    Packed with nostalgia and mouthwatering flavors that bring people back to mom’s home cooking, comfort food offers warm feelings on even the most bitter cold days. However, those time-honored recipes are usually packed with calorie- and fat-laden ingredi...
  • Plans for new Mini Park begin

    As many have probably noticed, the Lions Club Mini Park at the stoplight in Holyoke has been largely deconstructed. Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, city workers began the removal of the long-standing structure that had been declining in appearance as well as sa...
  • Plans for new Mini Park begin

    As many have probably noticed, the Lions Club Mini Park at the stoplight in Holyoke has been largely deconstructed. Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, city workers began the removal of the long-standing structure that had been declining in appearance as well as sa...
  • Worley resigns as PCED director

    Phillips County Economic Development board president Nici Akey addressed the Holyoke City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, announcing that PCED executive director Julie Worley has resigned from her position. According to Akey, Worley wil...
  • Worley resigns as PCED director

    Phillips County Economic Development board president Nici Akey addressed the Holyoke City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, announcing that PCED executive director Julie Worley has resigned from her position. According to Akey, Worley wil...
  • Holyoke joins BOCES districts for louder voice

    Emphasizing its belief in the value of coming together with area school boards to take a formal position on statewide graduation requirements and state assessments, the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education finalized some position points at its...
  • Holyoke joins BOCES districts for louder voice

    Emphasizing its belief in the value of coming together with area school boards to take a formal position on statewide graduation requirements and state assessments, the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education finalized some position points at its...
  • Conklin 5th in state VOD speech contest

    At a special presentation last weekend, Anastasia Conklin was awarded fifth place in the state competition for her Voice of Democracy speech. As a top-five finalist in the state, Conklin participated in a fun weekend in the Denver area Jan. 23-25, which ...
  • Conklin 5th in state VOD speech contest

    At a special presentation last weekend, Anastasia Conklin was awarded fifth place in the state competition for her Voice of Democracy speech. As a top-five finalist in the state, Conklin participated in a fun weekend in the Denver area Jan. 23-25, which ...
  • Around Town

    Wear green this Saturday Dragon fans are reminded to get out their green gear this Saturday, Jan. 31, for the Green Out basketball game. Holyoke takes on Akron beginning at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym.   Friends of the Library to host luncheon Friends ...
  • Texas barbecue ‘meats’ Colorado catering

    R & B’s barbecue works its way into Phillips County’s hearts ... and belliesThe minute a local event advertises a meal prepared and cooked by R & B Catering, they can be sure to get a crowd. This Texas barbecue business has fanned the flames ...
  • Rueter elected fire chief

    Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department has wrapped up its 2014 year and looks ahead to 2015. Stacy Rueter was elected fire chief for 2015, with John Durbin as first assistant chief and Ken Hoch as second assistant chief. In 2015, Steve Young will serve as th...