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  • 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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  • Changes to the Phillips Co. Fair well received

    As the 2009 Phillips County Fair came to an end this Sunday, July 26, Fair Board President Sherry Mari felt fairgoers left pleased with the changes to Fair. Although the biggest change—the new event center—has yet to be completed, smaller changes adde...
  • Kral resigns; Elementary school principal sought

    Holyoke Elementary School Principal Jennifer Kral resigned July 21, accepting a position as principal at Beaver Valley Elementary in Brush. Supt. Bret Miles said Kral was very up-front with him, telling him about job applications she made and when she wo...
  • Holyoke is home to exchange workers

    “It’s a really great experience,” sums up the opportunities that Morgana Silva, Emmanuel Opoku Yeboah, Chris Ansu Gyeabour and Williams Besong have had in Holyoke the past several months. They are four of 10 workers from all over the world who are ...
  • City Code Chatter (CCC) — Caring for the trees in the yard is important for safety

    Trees, shrubs and plants. Things of beauty to many. Trees provide shade, privacy and that little extra something to the yard. Shrubs, flowers and plants do the same. Trees have been around forever. Most towns throughout the United States have those trees...
  • It's the Pitts

    WARNING: Read This Have you read any good tool operating manuals lately? Me neither. If you’ve purchased a power tool recently you know what I’m referring to: those instructions that are written in four languages and the English version is the harde...
  • Spend wisely on college dorm needs

    Before you stock-up for college and dorm room needs, make sure you have a game plan to spend wisely on everything from textbooks to software to food. “Buying textbooks, decorating a dorm room and feeding a college student can add up, so be aware of stu...
  • Haxtun resident is grateful for small town loyalty

    While the county was busy enjoying fair activities with friends and family from surrounding towns, Rick Potter, of Haxtun, had a reminder of his own of why living in a small town can really be great. Seven weeks ago, Potter was working on the farm. While...
  • Dr. Griffith plans book signing here Thursday

    Dr. Dillard Griffith, who served as a doctor in Holyoke from 1963-1968, has written an autobiography and will be featured at a book signing at Inklings Book Store in Holyoke Thursday, July 30 from 3-5 p.m. “Up Divide Hill” is the title of Dr. Griffit...