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  • Extension Corner

    Benefits of Zumba fitness Zumba fitness classes have been provided by CSU Extension for health-conscious residents of Phillips County for over four years. Why Zumba? The upbeat, high-energy, fun music and dance moves are motivating for the participant. ...
  • Home Connection

    Question: Are there any programs for first-time home buyers that would reduce the down payment or other expenses of getting a mortgage and buying a home? One of the obstacles many first-time buyers face in purchasing a home is having enough money saved f...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 8, 2010 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday, April 11. The church used now was built in 1931, while the original building still sits just to the north and was used as a school until 1957...
  • Beginners can dig in to veggie garden options with easy tips

    Planting a vegetable garden can be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone who has an available patch of land. Gardens need not take up much space, and even apartment dwellers without yards can plant small gardens in containers they place on terraces or window b...
  • FoodKeeper app launched to help reduce food waste

    The U.S. Food Waste Challenge calls on organizations spanning the food supply chain to join the fight against food waste. With World Health Day April 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reaffirming its commitment to reduce food waste with the launch ...
  • An EARresistable Easter weekend

    Perfect weather, family fun team up for memorable holidayA sunny 65 degrees greeted kids at the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4. Arianne McGahey, pictured above, smiles and waves as she hops along the bunny trail to find some Easter candy at the ...
  • An EARresistable Easter weekend

    Perfect weather, family fun team up for memorable holidayA sunny 65 degrees greeted kids at the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4. Arianne McGahey, pictured above, smiles and waves as she hops along the bunny trail to find some Easter candy at the ...
  • Hotline, blue pinwheels highlighted for Child Abuse Prevention Month

    In conjunction with April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Colorado Department of Human Services will soon be thoroughly promoting its new statewide reporting hotline — 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Human services is encouraging everyone needing to ...
  • Hotline, blue pinwheels highlighted for Child Abuse Prevention Month

    In conjunction with April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Colorado Department of Human Services will soon be thoroughly promoting its new statewide reporting hotline — 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Human services is encouraging everyone needing to ...
  • Child care needed

    Long-term, short-term options discussedWhile it’s clear there is a need, it’s still unclear how to address that need. A room full of concerned community members, parents and child care professionals discussed the need for additional child care options...
  • Child care needed

    Long-term, short-term options discussedWhile it’s clear there is a need, it’s still unclear how to address that need. A room full of concerned community members, parents and child care professionals discussed the need for additional child care options...
  • Grant for Haxtun wind project terminated

    After hearing from the Department of Energy, Phillips County commissioners agreed to honor its request to terminate the community energy grant awarded to Phillips County for the Haxtun wind project. Over $1 million was still sitting in the grant fund, re...
  • Grant for Haxtun wind project terminated

    After hearing from the Department of Energy, Phillips County commissioners agreed to honor its request to terminate the community energy grant awarded to Phillips County for the Haxtun wind project. Over $1 million was still sitting in the grant fund, re...
  • Around Town

    1st/3rd-grade program set First- and third-graders from Holyoke Elementary School will be presenting “Just For Fun” next Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. Coordinated by music teacher Marcia Dalton, the program includes lots of fun...
  • ‘The Curious Savage’ questions bounds of sanity

    Blurring the line between reason and insanity, the cast of the HHS drama production of John Patrick’s “The Curious Savage” invited the audience into the living room of the Cloisters sanitarium Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, on the HHS stage. Thi...
  • Dragon tracksters host Holyoke Invitational

    Holyoke High School’s second annual Holyoke Invitational track meet was held Saturday, March 28. With last year’s unveiling of the new all-weather track and runways, the track team is fortunate to be able to host meets again this season. Seven Holyok...
  • No slacking off

    Teens walk the line with slacklining’s high flying stunts and insane tricks  A 2-inch slackline and a couple trees are all HHS sophomores Dylon Lousberg and Hunter Razo need to satisfy their need for an adrenaline rush. The boys took advantage of t...
  • ‘John Connor — The One-Eyed Pirate Puppy’ is Best of Show

    Laura Brandt of Julesburg earned Best of Show honors in Phillips County Arts Council’s recent art show for her pencil piece titled “John Connor — The One-Eyed Pirate Puppy.” The display of art from area residents was entered in the March 26-29 sh...
  • Dragons demonstrate ‘good team baseball’

    In their second outing of the spring season, the Dragons played good team baseball, said coach Sherman Kage after winning two at Wray Tuesday, March 24. Rallying to 17-5 and 9-5 wins, the kids came together as a team. “They’re starting to gel,” sai...
  • Recovery will be HHS baseball team focus

    After leading through three innings in both games of the Saturday, March 28, doubleheader at Sedgwick County, the Dragon baseball team fell 2-12 and 7-9. “We will be focusing on recovery,” said coach Sherman Kage, noting they need to learn to recover...