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  • Locals compete in livestock, shooting sports at State Fair

    Phillips County 4-H and FFA members competed in livestock events, as well as shooting sports at the 2011 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo recently. Austin Vieselmeyer is pictured at the Colorado State Fair with his champion Hampshire Market Hog named Penny....
  • Ground is broken for RRWCD pipeline project

    By Deb Daniel, RRWCD general manager The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Compact Compliance Pipeline on the morning of Monday, Aug. 29, near the location of the futur...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoSept. 14, 2006 Nancy Sanders and Gary Krumm, both of Holyoke, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. Sept. 19-20 to participate in the American Cancer Society Action Network™ Celebration on the Hill 2006. Phillips County Museum is holding...
  • Drumroll Please

    Back to school I know it might seem like I missed the appropriate time to be writing a back-to-school column, but don’t give up on me just yet. Growing up, at the start of every school year my mom would celebrate the day we kids went back to school. N...
  • Extension Corner

    Raising money-smart kids—How 4-H can help People are not born with personal money management skills. And, the statistics show it with consumer debt, foreclosures and bankruptcies at their highest levels in history. Children often learn at an early age...
  • It's the Pitts

    I’m no hottie! The coldest I’ve ever been in my life was In Aberdeen, S.D., when the wind chill was minus 35 degrees. I can’t tell you what it felt like because I’d lost all feeling once we got into negative numbers. But I still preferred that t...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The first bloom of sisterhood When Alina was born, her older sister Melise didn’t show any dislike for her. In fact, she smiled as she peeked at Alina cuddled in the hospital bed next to me. Then she went off to play as if it was a perfectly normal day...
  • Doug Bergstrom sworn into office

    After serving many years as an officer and sergeant of Holyoke Police Department, Doug Bergstrom has officially taken the reins as chief of police. Bergstrom has been with the Holyoke Police Department in some capacity or another since January 1996. He w...
  • Doug Bergstrom sworn into office

    After serving many years as an officer and sergeant of Holyoke Police Department, Doug Bergstrom has officially taken the reins as chief of police. Bergstrom has been with the Holyoke Police Department in some capacity or another since January 1996. He w...
  • 9/11 remembered by all

    Sept. 11, 2001 is a date everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. These goose decoys, pictured above, at Jay Dean and Joyce Krueger’s home paid homage last week as everyone around the world remembered the attacks on America 10 years ago. E...
  • 9/11 remembered by all

    Sept. 11, 2001 is a date everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. These goose decoys, pictured above, at Jay Dean and Joyce Krueger’s home paid homage last week as everyone around the world remembered the attacks on America 10 years ago. E...
  • 10 years later: a look back at the worst attack on United States soil

    On a bright and sunny Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, Americans everywhere were waking up and getting ready for their usual routines. Little did anyone know, the United States was about to be rocked by the worst attack on American soil—ever. At 8:46 a...
  • 10 years later: a look back at the worst attack on United States soil

    On a bright and sunny Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, Americans everywhere were waking up and getting ready for their usual routines. Little did anyone know, the United States was about to be rocked by the worst attack on American soil—ever. At 8:46 a...
  • HHS Class of 2012 earns ACT scores close to state average

    Results of the Colorado American College Test (ACT) taken by HHS juniors in April show the class of 2012 composite score at 19.8, compared to the state average of 19.9. Holyoke School Supt. Bret Miles reported on the district’s ACT scores at the Sept. ...
  • HHS Class of 2012 earns ACT scores close to state average

    Results of the Colorado American College Test (ACT) taken by HHS juniors in April show the class of 2012 composite score at 19.8, compared to the state average of 19.9. Holyoke School Supt. Bret Miles reported on the district’s ACT scores at the Sept. ...
  • Holyoke is home to eight new HHS foreign exchange students

    Eight new faces will be roaming the halls of HHS and exploring the culture and customs of Holyoke this year as part of the foreign exchange student program. Half of the students are introduced here, as they reflect on their first weeks in America and the...
  • Color brings playground to life

    Students at Holyoke Elementary School returned to school after the long weekend to a colorful surprise. Tyler Loutensock organized members and friends of Boy Scout Troop 17 to paint the concrete area of the playground as a service project. Improvements t...
  • Smith to be inducted

    Marissa Smith, a sophomore at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the CSU campus. NSCS CEO and founder...
  • College student news

    Natalie Kramer, daughter of Garry and Tina Kramer of Holyoke, is attending Doane College in Crete, Neb., where she is a senior exercise science/athletic training major. Kramer is a member of the Doane Tigers track and field team, president of DAT (Doane ...
  • NCHD recognized for public health emergency preparedness

    As local health departments nationwide strive to protect the public from new and infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters and other public health threats, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized the...