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  • City Code Chatter — Back-to-school, safety a concern

    Crosswalks, flashing lights, kids and bikes. Back-to-school time has come and that means time to beef up safety and awareness. Now that school has started, drivers throughout town need to be more cautious when coming to a crosswalk, Police Chief Phil Bie...
  • Shop smart for back to school

    Savvy parents are always on the lookout for ways to extend their shopping dollars. For back to school, that means uncovering discounts, rebates, contests and other ways to earn free products. This year there are several tips parents will want to keep in ...
  • Relay for Life: a celebration of life, a fight for the cure

    Numbers were down, but enthusiasm and fund raising remained high in Phillips County’s eighth Relay for Life. Getting into the theme ‘Back to the Future,’ a total of 13 teams gathered Friday, Aug. 21 to kick off the 18-hour event. In the months lead...
  • First-day student count up in Holyoke School District

    School officials are cautiously optimistic about the increased enrollment numbers for the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Enrollment increased by 32, according to first-week attendance in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Total school enrollment was 592...
  • Data-driven dialogue enhances CSAP response

    Data-driven dialogue amongst Holyoke School District staff kicked off the 2009-2010 school year in a progressive mode. Supt. Bret Miles gave a thorough evaluation report of Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) test results for 2009 at the Aug. 18 m...
  • Subdivision exemption request, fire truck assessed

    A subdivision exemption request from Phillips County Commissioners, discussion of putting a fire truck up for sale and a report from Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments (NECALG) took up much of the Aug. 18 Holyoke City Council meeting. Un...
  • Cancer survivor Amy Kropp takes life day by day

    “Take life day by day,” is what cancer survivor Amy Kropp has told herself the past eight months, determined not to let her fight against cancer get the best of her. Of course she had her moments, but Kropp kept her spirits up focusing on the fact tha...
  • Seven new teachers begin school

    Seven new teachers began the 2009-10 school year in Holyoke this week as classes began in the Re-1J School District on Tuesday, Aug. 18. New teachers reported on Aug. 12. New to Holyoke Elementary School are Shelby Lingbloom, David Bloemker, Mandy Krause...
  • Relay for Life celebrates 25 years

    This year marks Relay for Life’s 25th anniversary, and Phillips County is joining in on the tradition with the Aug. 21-22 event at the Phillips County Courthouse. The annual Relay is one way community members honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the ...
  • Influenza a concern for back-to-school

    With kids back in school the risk for spreading germs is again a concern. With this year’s outbreak of the H1N1 flu, health agencies urge parents and their children to use caution heading back to school. Even though the closest confirmed case of H1N1 ...
  • See it like C Lee

    It can’t be that time of year again Uh-oh, August is coming rapidly to a close and that only means one thing. Back-to-school. A day I both dreaded and long awaited each year. County fairs have come to an end, ball games have wrapped up, practices for...
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life celebrates 25 years

    To our friends from the Relay For Life of Phillips County, I want to congratulate and thank you for your hard work and dedication to making the Relay For Life a reality in your community. The Phillips County Relay For Life is in its eighth year and has ...
  • Saying 'thanks' to veteran meant much

    Last Friday night, while I was running the cash register at the fair, two young men, in their mid-20’s, I would guess, approached me and ordered burgers and sodas, one was in a wheelchair and the other was his best friend. After ordering, the one in th...
  • Single story idea develops into something more

    Sometimes a story starts with a single idea that expands as it develops. When I started gathering information for a story about the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s office, I anticipated one story based on statistics. Then I met the people behind the ...
  • It's the Pitts

    The Great Cardini You just never know. You think you know a person but you really don’t. I’d known Carole for decades and have always liked her. Granted, I haven’t seen every auction market clerk in the country, but I have seen my share, and in my ...
  • Post office notes delivery changes

    To help save on costs and efficiency and follow what many other post offices are doing throughout the country, Holyoke Post Office is re-adjusting its city letter carrier mail delivery routes. The route changes or adjustments, which pertain to ZIP Code a...
  • Be cautious of email scams during slumping economy

    One booming business in the fading U.S. economy is email fraud. Online criminals are using concern about the economy and chaos in the financial markets as an opening to defraud worried consumers. These new scams typically offer anxious consumers relief f...
  • Keeping children safe online

    The Internet can be a wonderful resource for children as they work on school projects, connect with friends and play games. However, there are also many harsh realities associated with advancing technology. Children may be at risk for cyber-bullying, onl...
  • New massage therapist at Brandt Chiropractic

    Certified massage therapist Cheyenne Wood is now working in the office of Brandt Chiropractic in Holyoke. Originally from Wray, Wood graduated from Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins one year ago. After completing her schooling, Wood opened Cheyenne...
  • Phillips County hog wins Tri-State Royal

    County Fair success continued for sixth grader Austin Vieselmeyer when he entered his Grand Champion Market Hog from the Phillips County Fair in the Tri-State Royal in Goodland, Kan. Saturday, Aug. 8. About 25 county fair champion pigs from Kansas, Color...