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  • New Highway 385 signs unveiled last week

        Taking another step in its efforts to upgrade U.S. Highway 385, The High Plains Highway Coalition recently unveiled the official High Plains Highway sign, which will soon dot the highway as it winds through Colorado.    These signs will be place...
  • Psychobabble

        Every tax season my husband and I evaluate our expenditures to identify which purchases fall within the “frivolous spending” category. We have a small problem in our household, and though we are reminded daily by the empty cans dispersed throug...
  • Pregnancy smoking cessation program now in Northeast Colo.

        Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) Foundation has expanded its program to help pregnant women quit smoking, and the Northeast Colorado Health Department has joined in the effort.    “We were awarded nearly a half million dollars from The Color...
  • It's the Pitts

    The Sorry Garden (Best Of)    Portland, Ore. is officially recognized as the Rose City and Wasco, Calif. claims to be “the Rose Capitol of the World.” But I’m here to tell you there are more rose bushes per acre in Gardnerville, Nev. than anywher...
  • Penfold to present report on Russia trip April 19

     Having recently returned from a trip to Russia, Pastor Gordon Penfold will be showing slides and giving a report on his religious work in the country on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 343 S. Baxter in Holyoke. Russia is...
  • PC Telcom highlights company growth, projects at annual meeting

     With a longstanding history in Phillips County, PC Telcom continues to provide high quality, cost-effective communications services as a progressive, member-owned cooperative.  Members were given the opportunity to interact with and give feedback to ...
  • Phillips County property values do not follow national trend

        Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reports, in early May 2009, Phillips County real property owners will receive a 2009 Notice of Valuation. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a two-...
  • Chase County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day registration underway

        After waiting for two years to be selected, the Chase County All-Stars 4-H Club will bring the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day to Imperial, Neb. Saturday, June 13.     Chris Tomky, coordinator for the event, said the 4-H club has awaited thei...
  • Carper qualifies for state triple jump at Yuma

     With his first jump of the season, Kyle Carper earned himself a spot at the state track meet in Pueblo. His triple jump of 43’ 2.5” not only marked Carper as the first Dragon trackster to qualify for the state meet, but also landed him first place ...
  • Dragons score double wins in Phillips County doubleheader

        Holyoke Dragon baseball team brought its season record to 4-2 when it hosted a doubleheader against the Haxtun Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 7.    HHS held off the Bulldogs in the first game to beat them 11-8. Brandon Price’s phenomenal pitching ...
  • HHS athletes in 'Best of the Best' Post list

        Four wrestlers, three boys’ basketball players and two girls’ basketball team members from HHS were recognized last week in the Denver Post’s Best of the Best winter sports salute.    Junior Chad Stroh, Holyoke’s two-time state wrestling...
  • The fun of the Hunt

      Grace Hubbard is delighted to show her mom (Jill) what she found in Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the Courthouse lawn in Holyoke.  While a dash of rainfall late Saturday morning had some questioning whether the Hunt would be held, the event we...
  • Holyoke school calendar approved

        Tuesday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, May 27 are the dates for the 2009-2010 school year in Holyoke School District Re-1J.    Next year’s school calendar was adopted by the Holyoke Board of Education at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 7.   ...
  • Cliff Dwellers of Wray to present 'I'll be Back Before Midnight'

        The Cliff Dwellers Acting and Singing Society of Wray will be presenting the award winning play, I’ll be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley. A surprisingly suspenseful drama it also has just enough comedy to break the tension every now and then...
  • Stroh earns HS All-American

        HHS junior Chad Stroh accomplished much last week when he earned High School All-American status at the High School Wrestling Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va.    This tournament is the largest folkstyle tourney in the United States.    Stroh ...
  • Differences resolved to pass South Platte River water bill

        A new law allowing South Platte River well users to use leased water for payment of past depletions in decreed augmentation plans is being hailed as proof that groundwater and surface users can resolve their difference.    The heavy hitters atte...
  • Old building to be sold; first MMH knee surgery performed

        Following a 35-minute executive session during their meeting Tuesday, April 7, members of the East Phillips County Hospital District Board approved the contract with High Plains Center for the Arts on the sale of the former Melissa Memorial Hospita...
  • Extra security measures targeted on court dates

        New court security measures are being taken to protect Phillips County Courthouse when court is in session.    At their meeting Tuesday, March 31, commissioners announced the only door that will be unlocked on court days will be the door on the ...
  • Easter sunrise service planned

        The public is invited to a community Resurrection Sunrise Service planned by the Holyoke Ministerial Alliance. The  service will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the HHS football field on Easter Sunday, April 12.    Guest speaker for this year’s event...
  • Praise team gathers for Easter concert

     In celebration of the upcoming Easter holiday, local residents came together for the Holyoke Community Easter Concert Sunday, April 5 at the Assembly of God church. A blizzard snowstorm on Saturday may have prevented some from attending the concert, ...