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  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJuly 5, 2007 Phillips County Commissioners announced at their end-of-month meeting June 29 that the county has received a $91,316.50 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado toward the restroom facilities in the new Event Center. Danny Vernon an...
  • The Laughing Mom

    The new dishwasher One evening I was cleaning the kitchen and Melise, my 3-year-old, came in to say, “Mommy, play with me!” “I need to wash the dishes.” “Can I help, Mommy?” I was moved by this rare request. All the moments that I’ve trie...
  • It's the Pitts

    Color blind Not long ago I was throwing out some of the debris of my life when I came across some boxes of photographic slides from my childhood. The slides of life showed a real slice of life in the 1950s and ’60s, and as I went through them two thing...
  • Extension Corner

    Reminders for grilling safety Summer means long days enjoying the outdoors. This includes family and friends getting together for a meal cooked on the grill. According to the FDA, as of February 2011, foodborne illness claimed 48 million gastrointestina...
  • The Senior Snippet

    Residents of a long-term care facility/community Residents have the right to notice prior to a discharge or transfer. All residents have the right to receive 30 days advance written notice of intent to discharge or transfer them (unless it is an emergen...
  • Letter to the editor Food for thought offered

    Dear Editor, I do cardiovascular therapy and as I look out the east window, I see a wasted area. A therapy swimming pool for those who need the water therapy would help a lot of us and even small children such as little Blye. My friend used a pool in Ke...
  • Around Town

    4th of July fun planned Independence Day activities kick off Wednesday, July 4 at 1 p.m. with the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department’s Family Fun Day at Homesteaders Park. Races at Phillips County Raceway begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk at City Park w...
  • MMH admin. receives five green lights

    MMH administrator John Ayoub brought home some positive news from Rural Philanthropy Days held in Fort Morgan June 20-22. He reported to East Phillips County Hospital District board members during their June 26 meeting that he received five green lights f...
  • MMH admin. receives five green lights

    MMH administrator John Ayoub brought home some positive news from Rural Philanthropy Days held in Fort Morgan June 20-22. He reported to East Phillips County Hospital District board members during their June 26 meeting that he received five green lights f...
  • County purchases local bowling alley

    Taking advantage of a rare opportunity to aquire land near the courthouse, Phillips County purchased Scormor Lanes, reported commissioners at their June 29 meeting. The bowling alley and property at 219 S. Campbell, just east of the courthouse, was purch...
  • County purchases local bowling alley

    Taking advantage of a rare opportunity to aquire land near the courthouse, Phillips County purchased Scormor Lanes, reported commissioners at their June 29 meeting. The bowling alley and property at 219 S. Campbell, just east of the courthouse, was purch...
  • Wowza, it’s hot!

    Temperatures climbed well above normal last week in Holyoke and the surrounding area. Tuesday, June 26, official weather observer Dan Kafka recorded a high of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Walking down the street, one knew it was a scorcher. Holyoke Community F...
  • Wowza, it’s hot!

    Temperatures climbed well above normal last week in Holyoke and the surrounding area. Tuesday, June 26, official weather observer Dan Kafka recorded a high of 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Walking down the street, one knew it was a scorcher. Holyoke Community F...
  • Fires devastate Colorado

    A second body was pulled last Friday from what is being considered the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. A list was posted online last Friday night of the homes destroyed or damaged by the 26-square-mile Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Sprin...
  • Fires devastate Colorado

    A second body was pulled last Friday from what is being considered the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. A list was posted online last Friday night of the homes destroyed or damaged by the 26-square-mile Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Sprin...
  • No worries, they are just gathering information

    They aren’t the FBI. They aren’t trying to burglarize homes. They are just looking, photographing and taking notes. Over the past few weeks, a small group of people have been “creeping” around town with cameras and clipboards. The cops have been ...
  • No worries, they are just gathering information

    They aren’t the FBI. They aren’t trying to burglarize homes. They are just looking, photographing and taking notes. Over the past few weeks, a small group of people have been “creeping” around town with cameras and clipboards. The cops have been ...
  • You’ve been chopped!

    Teen chefs competed for the top spot in the Heginbotham Library’s Chopped showdown Friday, June 15 as part of the teen summer reading program, “What’s Cookin’ at the Library?” Just like the popular TV show, teams were given baskets filled with s...
  • Books, buccaneers and buried treasure

    Little pirates gathered at Heginbotham Library Wednesday, June 13 for the “Books Ahoy” summer reading program. Participants were surprised with their very own pirate bandanas and eye patches. Teen helper Ashlyn Churchwell helps her younger brother, Br...
  • Sterling Heroes of World War II book launches July 4

    With an estimated 1,100 World War II veterans dying daily in the United States, telling their stories becomes critical to the preservation of that era, said Dr. John Elliff of Sterling. “It’s like the little kid in class. The teacher says, ‘we are ...