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  • Minn. eliminated in quarterfinals

    After finishing 2-2 in pool play at the 2011 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series, Waite Park, Minn. fell one point shy of advancing to the semifinals for a shot at the championship. The Minnesota team who won the Midwest Plains Regional in Holyoke Tuesday, Aug....
  • Phillilps Co. 4-H projects successful at State Fair

    Phillips County 4-H champion projects advanced to the Colorado State Fair, where much success was noted for the local projects. Results from State Fair judging were announced last week.Two overall Grand Champions, two unit champions and seven unit reserv...
  • Helpful tips offered to prepare for wheat planting

    The first step to planning for a wheat crop is observation of last year’s crop. Observing different fields, attending wheat field days and reading about varieties will provide producers with information to look at the newer wheats and find varieties tha...
  • UnitedHelathcare provides grant to help hospitals reduce readmissions: MMH on list to receive portion of $1.1 million grant

    UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday, Aug. 24 a $1.1 million grant to the Colorado Hospital Association to help hospitals statewide implement a proven, evidence-based program to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. The grant supports the Reducing Hosp...
  • CSU releases two wheat varieties

    Colorado State University has released two new hard red winter wheat varieties: Brawl CL Plus and Byrd. Although currently not available as Foundation seed for sale to qualified seed growers, supplies of certified seed will be more widely available for th...
  • Golf is a four letter word

    I’ve yet to find anything at life more frustrating than golf. It seems simple enough: take a weapon and smack a small, hard, dimpled ball as hard as you can in hopes of launching it as close as possible to an only slightly larger hole in a patch of gras...
  • Extension Corner

    Volunteer Opportunities in 4-H According to the Encarta Dictionary, the word volunteer when used as a verb means “to offer free help” or “to do charitable or helpful work without receiving pay for it.” Over 6,000 people in the state of Colorado ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    First crush Last year, I introduced my 2-year-old daughter Melise to the “Toy Story” movie. Little did I know that it would start a new obsession. Every day after that she asked to watch “Toy Story.” I resisted. I set boundaries. I distracted her...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 31, 2006 An Aug. 23 donor social on the northwest corner of the Phillips County Courthouse block focused on the new community sign and honored donors for the project. Chef Kirk Bliss will be in command of the new Ballyneal restaurant,...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • American Girl Dolls: 25 years of memories

    For 25 years, millions of little girls across the country have been bringing dolls to life—brushing their hair, changing their clothes and immersing themselves in their stories. American Girl is celebrating its birthday this year, and the company certa...
  • American Girl Dolls: 25 years of memories

    For 25 years, millions of little girls across the country have been bringing dolls to life—brushing their hair, changing their clothes and immersing themselves in their stories. American Girl is celebrating its birthday this year, and the company certa...
  • Storms bring needed rain

    It wasn’t quite the amount of rain the east coast received as a result of Hurricane Irene, but a healthy rain was welcomed in the Holyoke area early Monday morning and then again Monday night, Aug. 29. The showers filled rain gauges like the one at left...
  • Storms bring needed rain

    It wasn’t quite the amount of rain the east coast received as a result of Hurricane Irene, but a healthy rain was welcomed in the Holyoke area early Monday morning and then again Monday night, Aug. 29. The showers filled rain gauges like the one at left...
  • Specialty clinic stays busy at MMH

    Numerous happenings have been going on at Family Practice of Holyoke’s specialty clinic. It’s been busy. MMH administrator John Ayoub and specialty clinic coordinator Mary Kay Knode are very excited about the direction the specialty clinic is heading...
  • Haxtun Childcare Center plans open house Monday evening

    Haxtun Community Childcare Center (HCCC) is planning a big celebration with an open house Monday, Aug. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 405 W. Powell in Haxtun. Many hours have been spent raising funds and studying regulations, and the Haxtun Community Childcar...
  • RRWCD pipeline groundbreaking ceremony scheduled Mon., Aug. 29

    The Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony of the Compact Compliance Pipeline Monday, Aug. 29, beginning at 10 a.m. It will be held 12 miles north of Laird on County Road RR near the location of ...
  • Re-1J school board president service to district honored

    Past presidents of the Board of Education for Holyoke School District Re-1J were honored for their service last Friday, Aug. 19, when current board president Dan Kafka hosted the group. The group was among the first to see Destination 2016, the 2011 annua...
  • Perfect attendance noted at Holyoke JR/SR High School

    Students in Holyoke JR/SR High School earning perfect attendance for the 2010-11 school year are pictured from left, front row, junior Cesar Hinostroza, freshman Eric Rojo and eighth grader Cody Lamm; and back row, freshman Rosa Ochoa, eighth grader Jesus...