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  • High school seniors urged to apply for Daniels scholarship by Nov. 30

    The Daniels Fund has launched the application process for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in spring 2011. High school seniors in Colorado should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. The deadline to apply is Nov...
  • Cast and blast clinic teaches safety Oct. 30

    Phillips County and Sedgwick County Pheasants Forever, Whiskey Springs Ranch, Jerry Haynes and Colorado Division of Wildlife are sponsoring a free Cast and Blast clinic Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Whiskey Springs Ranch, north of Jumbo Reservoir. Kids will l...
  • Study finds teens not exposed to diverse driving experience

    In advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 17-23), AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released the first naturalistic study using in vehicle cameras to capture teenage drivers and their parents during their supervised driving phase. Nearly h...
  • Driving on rural roads can be dangerous for unfamiliar drivers

    Lions and tigers and bears ... oh my! It’s probably a safe bet that a driver navigating North America’s rural roads will not experience lions and tigers, but bears, deer, livestock and other animals certainly are a possibility. Individuals who live i...
  • Four county officials run unopposed

    Three of the four unopposed Republican candidates on the 2010 Phillips County ballot are incumbents. The fourth, Joe Kinnie, is seeking the County Commissioner District One seat currently held by Susan Roll Walters, who chose not to seek re-election. The...
  • Four county officials run unopposed

    Three of the four unopposed Republican candidates on the 2010 Phillips County ballot are incumbents. The fourth, Joe Kinnie, is seeking the County Commissioner District One seat currently held by Susan Roll Walters, who chose not to seek re-election. The...
  • Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins

    Fall not only brings golden leaves, corn harvest and cooler temperatures, it also brings the sights of Halloween. This is evident eight miles southeast of Holyoke where “Pumpkins and More” is located. “Thousands,” Jackie Thompson said. She doesn...
  • Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins

    Fall not only brings golden leaves, corn harvest and cooler temperatures, it also brings the sights of Halloween. This is evident eight miles southeast of Holyoke where “Pumpkins and More” is located. “Thousands,” Jackie Thompson said. She doesn...
  • Dragon softball headed to State

    Lady Dragon softball team members carved a notch in HHS history Saturday, Oct. 16 when they qualified for the 3A State Softball tournament with a decisive 19-6 win over Yuma. This marks the first State appearance for an HHS softball team, and is a huge a...
  • Dragon softball headed to State

    Lady Dragon softball team members carved a notch in HHS history Saturday, Oct. 16 when they qualified for the 3A State Softball tournament with a decisive 19-6 win over Yuma. This marks the first State appearance for an HHS softball team, and is a huge a...
  • Science labs in need of help

    Research shows, and many students would agree, that students learn best by doing. So when the science lab was identified as an area of need in the facilities plan, we were thrilled for the impact an updated science lab would have on the students in Holyok...
  • School administration costs questioned by local citizen

    I have been following the school mill levy override and find it interesting. Teacher compensation definitely needs to be improved, as we all know teachers are the most important part of any good school system. Many cuts have been made in Re-1J School Dis...
  • Another Perspective

    Scam danger overlooked if friend expresses need Scams are everywhere. We’re constantly warned about them. BEWARE! We hear examples of how they’re used to prey upon older people. Yet last week when I got an e-mail from a friend, who had his bags stol...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Life of the party At the start of the summer, my little family took a weekend vacation to Palisade, Colorado. It’s a town famous for its peaches, but it also has art galleries, wineries and orchard tours. The trip sounded fabulous to me . . . until I ...
  • 4-H gets creative with hay bale decorations

    Decorated hay bales throughout the county promoted National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10 and provided a look at the creative side of clubs in the county. Displays set up in Holyoke are pictured, clockwise, starting at top right, Hog Wild by Challengers 4-H Club; b...
  • Biscuit is named animal hero

    Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation recently named Biscuit Colorado’s Animal Heroes Service Award winner for his outstanding service to Charlie Dressel. Biscuit, a horse owned by Larry and Linda Zuber, was first paired with Dressel four years ago, a...
  • Energy expo to be held Nov. 6

    One of the new facts of modern day life is that energy costs are going to increase. No one knows how high prices will rise, but energy will cost more in the future. Everyone can help themselves to pay less for energy by finding ways to conserve energy, i...
  • Garrison Keillor on the big screen

    “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor” will take to the big screen in Holyoke Thursday, Oct. 21. The live show will be held at 6 p.m. and will be the third Fathom Event held at the Peerless Theatre this year. The live show will feature spe...
  • Jelden receives McGuffey Award

    Holyoke Re-1J School Board member Linda Jelden was nominated by her peers and recognized as a McGuffey Award winner at the Sept. 29 regional meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) in Sterling. “Linda’s commitment to education beg...
  • Brandt, Simms and Warren team up to run Peerless

    New roles at the Peerless Center are Bob Brandt as theater manager, Sherry Simms as facilities coordinator and Dana Warren as center director. New, fresh ideas are what the staff at Holyoke’s Peerless Center are all about. Bob Brandt, Sherry Simms and D...