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  • Struckmeyer undergoes surgery after March 18 Heartstrong Fire

    Jennifer Struckmeyer, who suffered second- and third-degree burns on 25 percent of her body in the Heartstrong Fire in Yuma County March 18, underwent surgery for cleaning and skin grafting Tuesday, March 27. Monday night her husband Del said the doctors...
  • 'The Banjo Player' painting is Best of Show

    This year’s Best of Show honors in the Phillips County Arts Council’s recent show go to Sheila Phelps of Peetz with her oil painting entitled “The Banjo Player.”Best of Show and Best of each level art pieces are pictured from the March 23-25 Phill...
  • City approves first reading of drug paraphernalia ordinance

    Holyoke City Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that prohibits the possession, sale, manufacture, delivery or advertisement of drug paraphernalia. This action was taken during their regular meeting Tuesday, March 20. People found ...
  • Everything checks out at the Health Fair

    Roughly 220 people took advantage of Melissa Memorial Hospital’s annual health fair Saturday, March 24 at HHS. Numerous booths and services were available to the public. Above, Pat Notter and Peggy Davis test someone for peripheral vascular disease.Grac...
  • Transitions highlighted by Phillips County Economic Dev.

    Transitions and new beginnings became the topic of Phillips County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting Wednesday night, March 21. PCEDC saw a transition last year when executive director Nici Bishop left her position after six years to pu...
  • Brand new guitar the highlight of Nashville trip

    A recent trip to Nashville, Tenn. brought an unexpected surprise for one Holyoke couple. Steve and Jan Millage are now the proud owners of a brand new electric guitar, complete with a signature by Luke Bryan. The Millages and Thom Simpson, their seed dea...
  • Business Brief

    Karen Hershfeldt is celebrating 25 years of committed employment and dedicated service at Speer Cushion Company in Holyoke. She started with the local manufacturer and distributor of replacement seat cushions March 30, 1987. If you have information f...
  • Low cost of natural gas, irrigation sales challenge Highline Electric Association's operating margins

    2012 was celebrated as the International Year of Cooperatives at Highline Electric Association’s annual meeting Tuesday, March 20 at Phillips County Event Center. Highline is one of 29,200 co-ops of all kinds across America. While electric cooperatives...
  • CHS Harvest for Hunger drive surpasses 2 million meal goal

    Grainland Cooperative held a successful Harvest for Hunger drive March 1-16, collecting 338 pounds of food plus $2,236.49 in donations including 200 bushels of corn. Donated items are pictured. This was part of a bigger project spearheaded by CHS Inc., th...
  • Cast cuts loose in 'Footloose' production

    The high-energy world of “Footloose” came to life on the HHS stage last weekend and left audience members tapping their toes and humming those old familiar songs. Director Eric Conklin, music director Pat Wiebers and assistant director Penny Dockins ...
  • Inaugural class completes computer training at Heginbotham Library

    Six ladies left the final class of their basic computer training wanting more Thursday, March 22. Heginbotham Library received a grant through the Colorado State Library in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last spring that helped pr...
  • Holyoke School District finalizes roofing contract

    Contracts with Front Range Roofing have been finalized by Holyoke School District Re-1J for BEST grant construction this summer. Progress on the construction process was detailed by Supt. Bret Miles at the March 20 meeting of the Holyoke School Board. Ro...
  • 9 health fair in Haxtun

    Saturday, March 31, Haxtun Lions will be in full force at the Haxtun Community Center hosting the annual 9 Health Fair from 7-11 a.m. A blood draw and numerous screenings will be offered, as in past years. Vital screenings for health will be completed th...
  • HHS honors 2011-12 winter sports athletes

    Athletes in HHS cheerleading, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball and wrestling programs were recognized Monday, March 26 for their participation in the 2011-12 winter sports season. Special guest for the evening was long-time teacher and coach Gene ...
  • Club report

    High Plains Heritage Quilters High Plains Heritage Quilters’ Feb. 4 meeting was called to order by Chairwoman Pat Hadeen at Haxtun Community Center. There were 17 members present. Hostesses were Bonnie McFadden, Ronda Fetzer and Lily Salyards. Anyone ...
  • School Board to meet

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be introduction of grading policies on grading/assessment systems and report cards/progress reports, i...
  • Dragons easily handle Tigers

    Holyoke Dragon baseball team traveled to Wiggins Saturday, March 24 and easily beat the Tigers 12-0 and 24-7. Head coach Kyle Bules said they ran into a struggling Tiger team. The coach said Wiggins struggled to throw strikes and field routine plays whic...
  • HHS golfers get rained out at home

    Five of the six Holyoke High School girls’ golf team members hit the course Thursday, March 22 to open their season. Above, Caitlyn Kramer tees off last Thursday. Holyoke played host to Wray who brought two golfers to the competition. First tee shots ...
  • Junior High track begins in Burlington

    Holyoke junior high track members will begin their 2012 season Thursday, March 29 in Burlington. Thirty-four seventh- and eighth-graders fill this year’s roster. Angela Powell is the head coach and is assisted by Nic Balog and Cindi Beavers. Seventh-g...
  • Another Perspective

    Popular Oreo cookie reaches century mark Oh the kid will eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last. Many of you will recognize that old familiar jingle for a common cookie, the Oreo. Until the recent celebration, I h...