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  • Green and Growing

    Stinking smut can be devastating disease for winter wheat varieties Stinking smut (also called common bunt) can be a devastating disease of wheat, particularly in winter wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest. It is found infrequently in the High Plains ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 16, 2009 Marc Maelzer began work at KSTH Star 92.3 on June 1 as the local radio station’s new broadcaster. Making his debut in Phillips County during what happens to be Colorado Weed Awareness Week is new county Weed & Pest Depa...
  • Around Town

    Museum to host pie social this Sunday Phillips County Historical Society is hosting a pie and ice cream social this Sunday, July 20, beginning at 1 p.m. at the museum located at 109 S. Campbell Ave. in Holyoke. Residents are encouraged to take a look at...
  • Sprague unfazed by amputated leg

    Life hasn’t slowed down much for 9-year-old Luke Sprague in the 12 months following the July 17, 2013, farm accident that resulted in the amputation of the lower portion of his left leg. He has been pushing his own limits, never once backing down from t...
  • Sprague unfazed by amputated leg

    Life hasn’t slowed down much for 9-year-old Luke Sprague in the 12 months following the July 17, 2013, farm accident that resulted in the amputation of the lower portion of his left leg. He has been pushing his own limits, never once backing down from t...
  • Fair Queen Lutze encourages attendance

    “Right here in our own backyard is some of America’s Best,” said Phillips County Fair Queen Josilyn Lutze in her introductory statement in the 2014 Phillips County Fairbook. Promoting the year’s Fair theme, “America’s Best,” Lutze encourage...
  • Fair Queen Lutze encourages attendance

    “Right here in our own backyard is some of America’s Best,” said Phillips County Fair Queen Josilyn Lutze in her introductory statement in the 2014 Phillips County Fairbook. Promoting the year’s Fair theme, “America’s Best,” Lutze encourage...
  • Restoring Colorado to continue petition drive

    After halting last week, proponents persuaded to proceed with efforts to realign Colorado House districts for equal representation   Due to strong feedback from volunteer petition circulators statewide, Randy Schafer and Joe Kinnie, proponents of R...
  • Restoring Colorado to continue petition drive

    After halting last week, proponents persuaded to proceed with efforts to realign Colorado House districts for equal representation   Due to strong feedback from volunteer petition circulators statewide, Randy Schafer and Joe Kinnie, proponents of R...
  • 2 teachers hired; band director resigns

    Math and social studies teachers were hired for Holyoke JR/SR High for the 2014-15 school year, while the resignation of band director Miko Martinez was accepted at the July 8 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education. Martinez’ resignation is effective ...
  • 2 teachers hired; band director resigns

    Math and social studies teachers were hired for Holyoke JR/SR High for the 2014-15 school year, while the resignation of band director Miko Martinez was accepted at the July 8 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education. Martinez’ resignation is effective ...
  • Kinser highlights raceway fun in Salute to the King tour

    Steve Kinser, 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, highlighted the Thursday, July 3, activity at Phillips County Raceway. From signing photos and greeting fans at a meet and greet dinner sponsored by S&W Auto Supply/NAPA, to dropp...
  • 14-year-old Josie Peterson on way to MLB’s All-Star Game July 14 in Minn.

    It’s a feat no one from Chase County, Neb., has accomplished. It’s only the fifth time for a Nebraska youth. Josie Peterson, 14, of Imperial, Neb., has qualified for the national Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run finals and will compete July...
  • Border prepares for state tourney

    Holyoke will host the 16-18-year-old Babe Ruth state baseball tournament this weekend, with teams from Limon and Crowley County slated to participate along with the Border League, made up of players who competed as the Bombers this season. The first game...
  • Softball girls come up short at tourney

    Holyoke summer girls’ softball teams had a rough outing at the Border League tournament to end the season in Haxtun Monday-Wednesday, June 30-July 2. Neither team could secure a win as the younger girls lost both of their matches and the older girls we...
  • Area wheat harvest has promising weekend start

    Local producers have just scratched the surface of the summer wheat harvest as farmers hit the fields late last week to get started. Steve Bahnsen, Paoli Farmers Co-op manager, said he was surprised by how early some area farmers were able to start harve...
  • Students compete at FBLA nationals

    The Holyoke chapter of Future Business Leaders of America met up with chapters from all over the country for their national conference June 29-July 2 in Nashville, Tenn. Extending their stay to June 28-July 4, the students found some time for fun activit...
  • First generation European corn borer moth emerging

    Colorado State University Extension is seeing the first generation European corn borer moth at Eckley (one of their pest monitoring sites in northeastern Colorado). First generation moths prefer taller and early planted fields for laying eggs; non-Bt corn...
  • CSU ‘Faces of Energy’ photo contest set

    Colorado has it all! Sun, wind, water, oil, gas, coal, minerals and a rich cultural history associated with energy production and use. To capture the state’s collective energy story, Colorado State University has launched a first-of-its-kind photo conte...
  • Livestock program available for kids with disabilities

    “A Day at the Fair—Making the world of showing livestock a reality for all” is scheduled to be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 8-11 a.m. at the Yuma County Fairgrounds as part of the Yuma County Fair. This event is especially aimed at those individual...