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  • Club report

    Challengers 4-H Club The seventh meeting of the year for the Challengers 4-H Club was held July 10 in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center. This meeting also served as the annual club tour. Committee reports included Phillips County 4-H C...
  • CDOT launches new app to prevent drunk driving

    As law enforcement agencies across Colorado continue to participate in the national DUI crackdown, a new bilingual BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) app called “Estás Tomado?” is being launched. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is ad...
  • AARP launches social security benefits calculator

    AARP recently announced the launch of its Social Security Benefits Calculator, a unique interactive tool designed to help people make the complex but critical decision of what is the best age to claim Social Security benefits to meet their financial goals...
  • Megan's Law program available for support

    The National Megan’s Law Helpline 888-ASK-PFML, 888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information, responsible use of information, sexual abuse prevention resources and acce...
  • Media class to promote freedom of speech on Constitution Day

    The Northeastern Junior College Introduction to Mass Media class members announced they will be hosting an event celebrating the First Amendment Friday, Sept. 16 at noon in the NJC cafeteria. The event coincides with Constitution Day which is Saturday, S...
  • Truth be told: myths, facts about suicide outlined

    In the previous column I discussed the behavioral clues associated with suicide risk. There are also situational clues that need to be watched for as well. These clues are just that, a clue to the puzzle of someone’s suicide ideation and piece to the pu...
  • Dragons 2nd in Burlington tourney: Campbell, Gerk, Lockwood earn all-tourney team honors

    Lady Dragon softball took second place in Pool A in the Sept. 9-10 Burlington tournament with a 4-1 record for the weekend. Additionally, Dragon seniors Ashley Campbell, Laura Gerk and Karci Lockwood received all-tournament team honors for their effort.&...
  • Dragons run into big and tough Plainsmen team

    Taking to the field with a season-opening win under their belt, the Holyoke Dragons looked to take down another nonconference foe in the home opener Friday, Sept. 9. The Dragons played host to Perkins County but weren’t ready for the bigger and faster t...
  • Tourney to benefit Huss

    A four-person scramble scheduled to be held Saturday, Sept. 17 will help Kurtis Huss with medical costs. The entry fee includes golf, dinner and entry to the dance. The tournament will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Holyoke Golf Course followed by happy hour f...
  • Lady Dragons struggle at start of volleyball season

    With the first three games of the season down, Holyoke High School volleyball team is still looking for a win. They struggled last week, with a loss to Merino Tuesday, Sept. 6 with scores of 16-25, 11-25 and 9-25. Even though they came out much stronger...
  • JH football opens with nice win over Wiggins

    Holyoke’s junior high football team took to the home field Thursday, Sept. 8 and came away with a big 34-14 victory over Wiggins. The Tigers didn’t have enough players to play an eighth grade and seventh grade game so the teams played one complete ga...
  • Jr. high volleyball teams fall to Wiggins

    HJHS volleyball ran into a tougher Wiggins team Thursday, Sept. 8. The home Dragons fell in the A, B and C games. “The girls came out a little sluggish and just couldn’t pull it together,” coach Theresa Tharp said. “It was a little disappointing ...
  • Locals compete in livestock, shooting sports at State Fair

    Phillips County 4-H and FFA members competed in livestock events, as well as shooting sports at the 2011 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo recently. Austin Vieselmeyer is pictured at the Colorado State Fair with his champion Hampshire Market Hog named Penny....
  • Ground is broken for RRWCD pipeline project

    By Deb Daniel, RRWCD general manager The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Compact Compliance Pipeline on the morning of Monday, Aug. 29, near the location of the futur...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoSept. 14, 2006 Nancy Sanders and Gary Krumm, both of Holyoke, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. Sept. 19-20 to participate in the American Cancer Society Action Network™ Celebration on the Hill 2006. Phillips County Museum is holding...
  • Drumroll Please

    Back to school I know it might seem like I missed the appropriate time to be writing a back-to-school column, but don’t give up on me just yet. Growing up, at the start of every school year my mom would celebrate the day we kids went back to school. N...
  • Extension Corner

    Raising money-smart kids—How 4-H can help People are not born with personal money management skills. And, the statistics show it with consumer debt, foreclosures and bankruptcies at their highest levels in history. Children often learn at an early age...
  • It's the Pitts

    I’m no hottie! The coldest I’ve ever been in my life was In Aberdeen, S.D., when the wind chill was minus 35 degrees. I can’t tell you what it felt like because I’d lost all feeling once we got into negative numbers. But I still preferred that t...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The first bloom of sisterhood When Alina was born, her older sister Melise didn’t show any dislike for her. In fact, she smiled as she peeked at Alina cuddled in the hospital bed next to me. Then she went off to play as if it was a perfectly normal day...
  • Doug Bergstrom sworn into office

    After serving many years as an officer and sergeant of Holyoke Police Department, Doug Bergstrom has officially taken the reins as chief of police. Bergstrom has been with the Holyoke Police Department in some capacity or another since January 1996. He w...