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  • Several dogs, a turtle and a frog make up 2009 pet show

    A good turn out of participants and spectators were present for the 2009 Phillips County Fair pet show Saturday, July 25. A number of dogs of all shapes and sizes competed against one another in a variety of dog contests. In competitions open to any pet, ...
  • Masters of the gardening universe dedicate time to local garden

    Planting cucumbers, onions, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, roses or even daisies. If there is a question of how to plant it, there is a group in town who will assist you. Who are you going to call? The Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners is a group run through...
  • Hospital heading in right direction

    It was a relatively straight forward meeting for East Phillips County Hospital board on July 27. For the last few meetings, different department directors have been attending the meetings giving updates and information on their individual departments. Su...
  • FSA news

    2009 Acre Program Deadline By Ron Koberstein Is Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) for you? I can’t say, but I do recommend producers take another look at the ACRE program. Lower market prices can have a significant effect on the payment potential u...
  • County Treasurer sends delinquent tax notices

    The Phillips County Treasurer’s Office mailed delinquent taxes notices last week. County Treasurer Linda L. Statz said she printed them with August interest amounts. If anyone pays their taxes in a different month, they need to contact the treasurer’...
  • A century of typewriters housed at Phillips County Museum

    How many people can relate to this hypothetical day? Wake up, check the email, drink some coffee, use a desktop computer at work, maybe check the blackberry for lunch plans or a take-out menu, shoot off a few emails, head home to check the personal email ...
  • Holyoke baseball players compete in Colo. All-Star tournaments July 26-29

    Holyoke was represented by players on all three of the Border League baseball teams in the 13, 14 and 14/15-year-old All-Star tournaments held July 25-29. 13-year-olds Players on the 13-year-old Border League All-Star team were coached by Mike Davison o...
  • Local students attend T.U.N.E. camp

    Hannah Gillmore and Makayla Spitz of Holyoke and Garrett Shafer of Haxtun attended The Ultimate Nature Experience (T.U.N.E.) youth camp July 11-14 at the Cal-Wood Nature Education Center located in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Jamestown. As a contin...
  • Gospel concert in Wray Aug. 9

    Country Praise in the Park, featuring Sandra Dee and the Gospel Trail, is scheduled at Rainbow Park in Wray Sunday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. The concert will be followed by a free lunch at noon. Sponsored by the Wray Southern Baptist Church, admission is free, ...
  • Simple steps to avoid check scams

    Nearly one-third of adults have been approached by scammers trying to pass fake checks, and at least 1.3 million people have fallen victim, with an average loss of $3,000 to $4,000, according to research from the Consumer Federation of America. Scams inv...
  • Jr. Livestock Sale termed a success

    4-H and FFA livestock sales went well at the Phillips County Fair sale Saturday, July 25. Neither Austin Vieselmeyer’s Grand Champion steer or Grand Champion swine were sold at this year’s sale, as he is taking them to the State Fair. Jessica Martin...
  • Phillips County Fair Youth Rodeo draws local talent

    Young competitors from the area met at the Phillips County Fair July 22 for the youth rodeo. Events included pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, flag race and women’s open barrels. Results listed in order of placing from the youth rodeo are as foll...
  • Baby Bear Hugs names 2009 sweetest baby-toddler winners

    Larry Stroh Jr., Aria Brunick and Bobbi Starkebaum were named the winners of the 2009 Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest. Community members voted by placing money in display jars with the baby-toddler pictures. Money collected will go towards t...
  • 7th year for local school supply drive under way

    School supply boxes are set up in five locations in Holyoke in order for community members to participate in the seventh school supply drive. The first five years were coordinated by Phillips County Department of Social Services, who turned over the lead...
  • Computer equipment stolen at landfill break-in

    Phillips County Commissioners reported at their July 31 meeting the Phillips County landfill office was broken into Tuesday night, July 28. Offenders cut the lock on the main gate and used a rock to break the office window. Commissioners noted the office...
  • Holyoke Housing Authority receives stimulus money

    Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) was one recent Colorado recipient of federal stimulus money. HHA director Corey Zeiler discussed the projects completed this summer using stimulus money. Tasks included installing a new sprinkler system, vinyl fences and pa...
  • Handing over the reins

    After nearly 33 years, 25 of which he has been in the driver’s seat, John Schneider will retire from Bank of the West on Thursday, Aug. 6. Brian Gales will take over as president/branch manager the following day. Schneider got his start with banking in...
  • Paquimé dancers celebrate culture

    Since 1997, Holyoke’s Paquimé Folkloric Dance Group has been amazing audiences with brightly colored costumes and elaborate dances, and their performance Thursday, July 30 was no exception. Under the instruction of Alma Nuñez, the group celebrates di...
  • Turn in clunker and get a new car with rebate program

    Cash for clunkers. A phrase used and heard by many the past few weeks. A program through the government, cash for clunkers is another attempt to help stimulate the economy as well as helping people purchase new environmental friendly vehicles. Also known...
  • 'Keepin' It Country' at the Phillips County Fair

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