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  • County commissioners give updates on recent construction projects

    With a short agenda at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 31, Phillips County Commissioners gave updates on Event Center and Courthouse heating system construction projects. Work on the Event Center is making progress with current ventures including floo...
  • Swiss foreign exchange student explores new culture in Holyoke

    With a love of travel and experiencing new cultures, Severine Barras was recently welcomed to HHS as this year’s only foreign exchange student. A native of Switzerland, she will be spending the school year with her host family Thom, Julie and Camille El...
  • Family history wanted for new Phillips County book

    Do you know your family history? If so, the Phillips County Historical Society would like to know it too. Progress for a third volume of “Those Were the Days” history book is in the works. Phillips County Historical Society board members decided to p...
  • Sept. 6-12 is national suicide prevention week

    Suicide Prevention Week for 2009 is set for Sept. 6-12. Colorado ranks sixth in the nation in its rate of suicide deaths. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 16 minutes. Suicide is t...
  • Holyoke FCCLA kicks off busy year

    Holyoke High School’s FCCLA chapter geared up for a new year with their annual leadership meeting and meal Tuesday, Aug. 25. Officers Megan Colglazier, Mallory Bennett, Taylor Haidle, Ella Stewart, Whitni Redman and Jordan Zeiler and 17 other members a...
  • 4-H archers shoot in State Fair competition

    Tristan Sullivan, 10, Phillips County 4-Her, shot a total of 139 points in archery at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Sunday, Aug. 23 in Junior Individual Compound Unlimited. Scores ranged from 55-192 in the class, with Sullivan shooting his best ever,...
  • Fingerprinting fee to be implemented

    This letter is intended to notify you that starting Oct. 14, 2009, the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office will be charging a $10 fee for fingerprinting applicant persons. The money from this fee will be placed into the county general funds and used for ...
  • Writer addresses metric system use

    My Youth, Revisited In 1984 I was in a third grade math class in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Jones, my math teacher, with great enthusiasm told our class that the metric system would be soon taking over the math and science world. Flash forward 25 years... I...
  • Psychobabble

    A guest in our home is guaranteed to witness a number of things: first and foremost, a general lack of organization; second, that the home owner is a preferred customer at The Oak Tree (141 S. Interocean, Holyoke. Ask for Jodi) and third; residents of t...
  • Firme named Outstanding Conservationist of the Year

    Dennis Firme received the Outstanding District Conservationist of the Year award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Haxtun Conservation District. Since 2006, he has installed over four miles of livestock pipeline, eight watering facilities, three miles of...
  • Field tours focus on irrigation

    Colorado State University (CSU) and Parker Water and Sanitation District are sponsoring a public field tour on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The Lower South Platte Irrigation Research and Demonstration Project through CSU addresses the agronomic and econom...
  • Chamber presents 1st Dollar of Profit

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  • Dragons face Imperial in season opener

    The Holyoke Dragon football team held its scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 29 and coach Rod Trumper, in his first year as head coach, said it was a good scrimmage and went well. “We were able to get up to game speed a little bit,” he said. “It let us kn...
  • Golfers have full schedule

    HHS golfers have a full schedule in the next week, as they move into the September portion of their short season. Team members will golf at Riverdale Dunes in a tournament hosted by Mountain Range Thursday, Sept. 3, at Aurora hosted by Grandview Friday, ...
  • Holyoke wins Phillips Co. golf tourney at Haxtun

    Playing simply for bragging rights, six Holyoke golfers and six from Haxtun set up a Ryder Cup formatted tournament Saturday, Aug. 29 at F&H Golf Course. Holyoke won this year in what participant Jeremy Thompson called a fun time. The Holyoke team si...
  • VB team brings strength, experience to the court

    With six returning starters and looking stronger than ever, the 2009 HHS volleyball team gears up for another action-packed season. Coach Sandra Rahe said experience is what will give them the advantage over other teams as most of the players participate...
  • Fair races finished, new action continues

    With rain in the forecast, mother nature held off and allowed racing action to go on at Phillips County Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30. It was an extended night of racing as the crowd got to see racers finish what they started more than a month ago, at the Ph...
  • Softball team ready for action

    HHS softball action takes to the field this Saturday, Sept. 5 when the Lady Dragons travel to Eaton for a 10:30 a.m. ball game and then to Valley for a 2 p.m. contest. Seventeen girls comprise the HHS team, led by nine returning letterwinners. Returning...
  • 2009 HHS Marching Band

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  • WIC program expands, healthier foods added

    On June, 1 the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program expanded its food packages to include healthier foods. Until the change, the program provided cereal, milk, eggs, cheese, 100 percent juice, dried beans, peanut butter and infant formula to low-inc...