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  • Phillips County Fair officially under way with interview judging

    The 2011 Phillips County Fair began Tuesday morning, July 26 with the 4-H interview judging. Riley Thompson smiles as she looks at the cake she made. Below, Tom Timm helps his son Kody strap the gun cabinet he made to a dolly after Kody finished his inter...
  • Whitni Redman excited for busy year as FBLA national officer

    Holyoke has never produced a national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officer, and it’s been 11 years since Colorado has produced one, but four weeks ago that all changed. HHS senior Whitni Redman was elected as Mountain Plains vice president...
  • Whitni Redman excited for busy year as FBLA national officer

    Holyoke has never produced a national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officer, and it’s been 11 years since Colorado has produced one, but four weeks ago that all changed. HHS senior Whitni Redman was elected as Mountain Plains vice president...
  • Start your mice: mouse races take to fair

    Fun for everyone. That’s how organizers of this year’s Holyoke Wrestling Club’s mouse races explain the event. The races will be held Thursday, July 28 at Phillips County Event Center. The club held their first-ever mouse races last September. The ...
  • Heidi Spitz returns home after accident

    Heidi Spitz is making steady progress following her July 8 accident and was able to return to her rural Holyoke home Sunday, July 17. Daughter Makayla Spitz reported this week that her mom was moved to a regular room at Medical Center of the Rockies in L...
  • Assortment of tools allow for instant connectivity

    You’ve heard it before, communication is ever changing and evolving. Once someone buys the newest and latest phone, a newer and better one hits the market. Kids are growing up with cell phones attached to their thumbs while they shoot text messages to ...
  • Anyone can get involved with special theme contests at fair

    In addition to 4-H projects, rodeos, races and concerts, the Phillips County Fair is going “Country Strong” with a variety of special themes contests. Interview judging kicks off the fair on Tuesday, July 26. Activities will continue through Sunday, ...
  • Housing Authority receives funds

    Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) will receive $40,096 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Corey Zeiler, HHA director, said this is money received every year from HUD and is used for capital and management activities such as address...
  • New classes available for young horse lovers at fair

    Phillips County Fair’s horse show Wednesday, July 27 will feature some new, young faces this year. In the hopes of promoting the 4-H horse program and encouraging the next generation of horse showmen in Phillips County, the Phillips County Fair Board ha...
  • Nominations sought for Colorado's outstanding youth and youth groups

    The National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Steering Committee is seeking nominations for Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Groups. National Philanthropy Day is a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthrop...
  • Fans help prepare track for Sunday races

    Wheat harvest wasn’t the only thing recent moisture held back in the area last week. Spectators at Phillips County Raceway showed up Sunday, July 17 for racing action but instead watched numerous volunteers circle the track in their personal vehicles pr...
  • Lady Dragon b-ball ends summer season

    HHS Lady Dragon basketball players completed their summer season recently. Coach Arlan Scholl reported up to 20 girls competed in a total of 46 games during the summer. They competed in the NJC team camp, NJC Monday night summer league in Sterling, the C...
  • Volleyball officials needed

    Those interested in becoming a volleyball official are warned of important upcoming dates. A regional clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 4 at NJC Bank of Colorado Event Center in Sterling in the auxiliary gymnasium. Registration will be 4-4:30 p.m. with ...
  • Pride and progress in Holyoke

    Moving forward, getting bigger and staying alive are things small communities strive for. While wandering around Holyoke recently, new projects can be seen with some businesses. Vieselmeyer Seed, one mile south of town has been busy erecting a brand new ...
  • Troy Mayfield attends agricultural education summer conferences

    HHS ag education instructor Troy Mayfield attended The NAAE (National Association of Agriculture Educators) Region II conference June 12-15 in Pueblo. This year’s conference was headquarted at the Pueblo Marriott and convention center in the Riverwalk ...
  • Extension offers energy program

    Five Colorado State University Extension offices across the state are now offering a new Colorado Energy Master program to educate Coloradans and support volunteers interested in energy issues. Participants can take one or more three-week courses on ener...
  • Young gardener disocvers 'deformed' squash

    Natray Peregoy is pictured holding an unusual crookneck squash that he and his father, Lonny, found in their garden Friday, July 15. The small squash has a leaf growing out of its side. Natray said he enjoys gardening with his dad and family, and may even...
  • Telecom associations unveil new campaign to sustain rural access

    Thursday, July 14, a group of rural telecom associations, comprised of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) and the Western Telec...
  • FCCLA teams win 3 golds, 1 silver at nationals

    Three golds (including a first-place effort) and one silver made for a great Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national leadership meeting for Holyoke High School last week. Twenty-three HHS students and five sponsors attended the n...
  • Re-1J schools' free and reduced meal eligibility announced

    Holyoke School District recently announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following ...