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  • Drumroll Please

    Brightening a day of winter blues Winter can get rather long sometimes, and I’m sure anyone who lives in an area with a legitimate winter can recall the feeling that spring will never come. Since returning to Amherst, Mass. this January, it’s been a...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Good things happen in the hallway If you were in downtown Holyoke at the right time of the right day, you may have witnessed a few police cars escort a little Honda Civic through town at high speed. Let’s just call that the welcome wagon for the newest...
  • Young at heart

    I want to focus this month’s article on maintaining a healthy heart and mind. Depression is always a concern, but it seems to be made even more aware this time of year around the holidays and starting of a new year. Older adults are less likely to see...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 2, 2006 Nici Bishop officially began her position as the new executive director of Phillips County Economic Development in mid-January, taking over the duties formerly handled by Julia Biesemeier. Melissa Memorial Hospital recently re...
  • Highlighting the need for mental health treatment

    The recent tragedy in Arizona has raised a lot of concerns about people with mental health disorders and their potential to be dangerous. It should be noted that a person with a mental health disorder is no more likely to be violent than any other person....
  • PC Fair Queen attends National Western Stock Show in Denver

    2011 Phillips County Fair Queen Janna Smith recently attended the 2011 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Smith spent much of her time greeting people as they attended different parts of the stock show while also spreading the word about the 2...
  • FFA plans special activities

    FFA members at Holyoke High School have special plans for this year’s FFA Week Feb. 7-11. The chapter invites the community to show their support. The FFA officer team has put together plans for a fun week with activities including dress-up days; horse...
  • Pasture, range and forage program to be held in Brush

    Join fellow producers and CSU Extension personnel for an update on the Pasture, Range and Forage (PRF) Pilot Insurance Program and range management resources Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Brush. The program will be held from 1:30- 4 p.m. at the Morgan County Fai...
  • Equine field day March 19

    Colorado State University Veterinary Extension and Arapahoe County’s CSU Extension will host a one-day workshop for Colorado horse owners on equine health, facilities, nutrition and care from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Arapahoe County Fairg...
  • Intersection trio to perform in Ogallala

    “Dazzling!” is the first word that will come to mind upon experiencing a performance by Intersection. The three young musicians that make up this outstanding New York trio consist of violinist Lara Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper and pianist...
  • House ag committee opposes steer-tailing practice initiative

    The House Agricultural Committee rejected an effort to prohibit “steer-tailing,” the practice in Mexican-style rodeos of dragging a cow by its tail. HB 1039 was sponsored by Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, and arose from publicity last year on a charread...
  • Hudiburgh earns master's degree

    Lynette Hudiburgh earned a Master of Science degree in applied statistics and research methods from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Dec. 10, attaining a 4.0 GPA in her master’s program. Hudiburgh has been teaching math at Holyoke High Sc...
  • Moss is Art Institute graduate

    Douglas David Moss graduated cum laude with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in baking and pastry from the Art Institute of Colorado Dec. 17. He is working as a baker for Watercourse Bakery (which specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine) in dow...
  • College news

    Northeastern Junior College in Sterling recently released its honor roll list for the 2010 fall semester. Those earning a 4.0 grade point average and making the President’s List include Madeleine Starkebaum and Amanda Ferguson. On the Vice President...
  • Temperatures on the wrong side of zero to kick off Feb.

    Negative numbers were seen throughout downtown Holyoke Tuesday, Feb. 1. Temperatures were still well below zero midmorning Tuesday. Schools in Holyoke decided to keep kids warm at home and canceled classes. The low temperature Monday night reached minus 1...
  • Temperatures on the wrong side of zero to kick off Feb.

    Negative numbers were seen throughout downtown Holyoke Tuesday, Feb. 1. Temperatures were still well below zero midmorning Tuesday. Schools in Holyoke decided to keep kids warm at home and canceled classes. The low temperature Monday night reached minus 1...
  • Leon Atkins looks back on 40-year biz

    “There’s been good years and hard years, but overall the business has been good to me,” said Leon Atkins, former owner of Leon Atkins Motors. Retirement feels good, according to Atkins, after being in the tractor business for 40 years. Growing his ...
  • Leon Atkins looks back on 40-year biz

    “There’s been good years and hard years, but overall the business has been good to me,” said Leon Atkins, former owner of Leon Atkins Motors. Retirement feels good, according to Atkins, after being in the tractor business for 40 years. Growing his ...
  • Watkins takes over as new science teacher

    After graduating from Mesa State College in Grand Junction in December, it didn’t take long for Jessica Watkins to tap into the job market. Watkins began at HHS Monday, Jan. 24 and spent a week with Tracy Trumper who announced her resignation in Januar...
  • Watkins takes over as new science teacher

    After graduating from Mesa State College in Grand Junction in December, it didn’t take long for Jessica Watkins to tap into the job market. Watkins began at HHS Monday, Jan. 24 and spent a week with Tracy Trumper who announced her resignation in Januar...