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  • Out in full force

    Combines were out in full force this week as the annual summer wheat harvest got under way. This year’s harvest began much earlier than in years past. In fact, many people can’t really remember the last time harvest began as early as it did this year....
  • Out in full force

    Combines were out in full force this week as the annual summer wheat harvest got under way. This year’s harvest began much earlier than in years past. In fact, many people can’t really remember the last time harvest began as early as it did this year....
  • 36 vehicles register for Dandelion Daze car show

    Phillips County Courthouse was the home to several cars, trucks and motorcycles as 36 combined vehicles registered for the 12th annual Dandelion Daze car show Saturday, June 16, sponsored by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. Temperatures were a bit on the war...
  • 36 vehicles register for Dandelion Daze car show

    Phillips County Courthouse was the home to several cars, trucks and motorcycles as 36 combined vehicles registered for the 12th annual Dandelion Daze car show Saturday, June 16, sponsored by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. Temperatures were a bit on the war...
  • Home fireworks, open burning banned statewide

    Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed an executive order that bans open burning and private use of fireworks throughout Colorado because of the very dry conditions and high fire danger. Many residents are wondering how this applies to their summer barbe...
  • Home fireworks, open burning banned statewide

    Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed an executive order that bans open burning and private use of fireworks throughout Colorado because of the very dry conditions and high fire danger. Many residents are wondering how this applies to their summer barbe...
  • Wieland is hanging it up as wildlife manager

    After serving 30 years for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Jack Wieland is hanging it up to move on to something else. What, one may ask? Well, he isn’t quite sure yet. Wieland has spent the last 20 years as the district wildlife manager in the Phil...
  • Wieland is hanging it up as wildlife manager

    After serving 30 years for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Jack Wieland is hanging it up to move on to something else. What, one may ask? Well, he isn’t quite sure yet. Wieland has spent the last 20 years as the district wildlife manager in the Phil...
  • Campers explore paleontology, archeology

    Haxtun Conservation District recently hosted their sixth annual Conservation Camp in Holyoke. Twenty-three students ranging from fourth through eighth grades attended the free two-day camp at Phillips County Event Center Monday-Tuesday, June 4-5, accordin...
  • Wages volunteer firefighters honored during Sunday fundraiser

    Three Wages Volunteer Fire Department fire fighters were recognized for the service to their community Sunday night, June 10 during their annual fundraiser at the WVFD fire hall. Not only was it a time to gather for some good fun and barbecue, but a time...
  • City Council discusses traffic visibility issues

    Holyoke Council members discussed parking visibility issues along Highway 6 between Interocean and Baxter at the conclusion of the Tuesday, June 5 meeting. Mayor Orville Tonsing said it is nearly impossible to see oncoming traffic when entering Denver St...
  • Stop, take a look, make sure it’s the right angle

    Ever take a photo and it looks like a pole is growing out of someone’s head? What about horns, or even wings? It seems all too often a photo gets taken and at the time it looks great, but it can look a lot better if one thinks and plans ahead. Often o...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Hello, friends! Welcome to my new recipe column, I’m Just Cookin’. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a grandparent or a young adult, we all have to eat, so we might as well have fun cooking! Planning meals and cooking can be a burden for most peop...
  • Dandelion Daze cruisin’ into town Fri.-Sat.

    Dandelion Daze promises to be an exciting event filled with cars, games, sales, food and lots of fun. The 12th annual Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, begins Friday and runs throughout Saturday afternoon, June 16. F...
  • Families needed for 4-H exchange

    Host families are needed for 20 inbound Japanese boys and girls, ages 12-21, coming to Colorado through the 2012 inbound Colorado-Japan Teen Exchange. Hosting dates are July 23-Aug. 18 or July 25-Aug. 18. This program is coordinated through Colorado Stat...
  • Green and Growing

    Colorado State Extension Agents are collaborating with corn breeders to evaluate corn fields for western corn rootworm damage this summer. Extension agents Ron Meyer, Wilma Trujillo, Alan Helm and Bruce Bosley will be working on a Monsanto Company projec...
  • Grasshoppers are hatching in northeast Colorado

    The 2012 grasshopper hazard map, based on the 2011 survey of adult grasshopper activity conducted by USDA-APHIS-PPQ shows that there will be low to moderate grasshopper populations in northeastern Colorado with the exception of small localized spots with ...
  • FSA announces loan availability

    Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Oct. 19, 2011 requested disaster designation for four Nebraska counties due to losses caused by severe storms with excessive rain, flash flooding, hail and high winds that occurred May 23-Aug. 11, 2011. Along with the f...
  • Wauneta to have farmers market

    Members of the Wauneta community (15 miles north of Wray or 21 miles south of Holyoke) are starting a new outdoor Farmers and Flea Market this summer. The starting date will be Thursday, June 28 and will run from 10 a.m.-noon every Thursday through the s...
  • Finals exemption focus changes to achievement incentive program

    Holyoke School District’s incentive program for students in grades 7-12 exempting out of the last couple days of each semester has been recommended to operate largely as it has in the past. Current revised criteria in the areas of grade point average, ...