Phillips County Administrator Pam Jensen, at left, and Joy Schafer unveil the new sign at the entrance of the Phillips County Fairgrounds. The majority of the sign was paid for by former Administrator Randy Schafer’s memorial funds. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Lia Sprague may be preparing for an unpredictable explosion of paint, but in completing the first step of the unconventional art project, she’s the picture of focus and precision. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Wielding a wooden spoon worn down by the sheer  number of batches of toffee she’s made, Janel Wailes starts off with the recipe’s central ingredient: butter. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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This recent display at Coors Field in Denver pays tribute to the 50th-year anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk on the moon. — Photo by Jes-c French

What do you recall about July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin stepped foot on the moon?

Livestock, competition and entertainment are all central to a successful county fair. Thursday night barrel racing is just one of the scheduled Phillips County Fair activities that will feature all three. — The Holyoke Enterprise File Photo | Johnson Publications

    Big nightly activities at Phillips County Fairgrounds are scheduled for Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27, promising Bushels of Fun for all fairgoers. The fun doesn’t stop there, though.

    Serving as a promoter of the county and a believer in the building of community offered at the county fair, Phillips County Fair Queen Janessa Lutze is looking forward to the July 23-28 event a

Sports

Individual competitor Kerri Gardner pushes through the last portion of Saturday’s mini triathlon. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    A warm, sunny mini triathlon Saturday, July 13, capped off a six-week challenge organized by Colorado State University Extension.

    Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older.

Alvin Schumann pitches horseshoes at the Phillips County Fair in 2010. Schumann, who is organizing this year’s horseshoe pitch, said the game has been part of the fair for at least 50 years. — The Holyoke Enterprise File Photo | Johnson Publications

    Phillips County’s 2019 fair promises to be a ringer with a horseshoe pitching contest set to run Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, at 1 p.m.

Ag & Business

Wheat harvest is a welcome sight in many fields in the area, including Joe Krogmeier’s white wheat field southwest of Holyoke.

Wielding a wooden spoon worn down by the sheer  number of batches of toffee she’s made, Janel Wailes starts off with the recipe’s central ingredient: butter. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Many desserts that can be made with butter yield similar results when prepared with margarine or other substitutes.

    House Bill 19-1029 passed the Colorado Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis April 16. It will become effective Aug. 2.

School

Lia Sprague may be preparing for an unpredictable explosion of paint, but in completing the first step of the unconventional art project, she’s the picture of focus and precision. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    “Sometimes art is about more than just drawing and painting,” Jade Goldenstein enthusiastically told students in a brief but action-packed art camp July 8-9.

Holyoke FBLA members who attended the national conference in San Antonio, Texas, are pictured from left, front row, Josie Herman, Emily Jelden, Makenzie Martin, Jackie Valenzuela and adviser Lori Nelson; and back row, Joe Beckner, Victor Baeza, Kaylee Camblin, Lauren Herman, Lali Marquez and chaperone Marla Camblin. Not pictured is Shianne Willmon.

    Ten students from Holyoke High School’s FBLA chapter earned the right to attend the national conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 28-July 4.

Holyoke attendees at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, are pictured from left, front row, Ashlyn Marcum, Lauren Bergner, Tayler Hale and Anna Chaney; and back row, Kassidy Porter, Brenna Gatton, Kyleigh Jaeger and adviser Karen Ortner.

    Holyoke High School FCCLA chapter sent seven members to join 8,700 others at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, June 29-July 5.

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