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  • Harvesters fight rain, cooler temps as wheat harvest picks up now

    Living in Dragon country, green and gold is usually reserved for the local sports fans. But once July hit, the attention shifted from the football field to the wheat fields, looking for the crop to dry to that perfect golden color for harvest. With cool ...
  • Fireworks prevail

    Fireworks brought the crowd to town for action in the south part of Holyoke Saturday, July 4. A slight breeze kept the bugs at bay while a nice fireworks tribute was displayed by the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department from the O’Neal field south of City ...
  • Fireworks prevail

    Fireworks brought the crowd to town for action in the south part of Holyoke Saturday, July 4. A slight breeze kept the bugs at bay while a nice fireworks tribute was displayed by the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department from the O’Neal field south of City ...
  • Around Town

    Library to host old-fashioned movie night The library board and Friends of the Library are hosting a free old-fashioned movie night at Heginbotham Library Friday, July 10. Take lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray for an outdoor showing of “The Love Bug...
  • Authentic community a passion for new Baptist Church pastor

    First Baptist Church of Holyoke has welcomed a new pastor, Jeremiah Krieger, who is settling into Holyoke and is set to begin preaching at the church this month. Krieger is excited to be in full-time ministry after a 13-year career as a registered nurse....
  • Reading gets IN TENTS this summer

    Leaping over logs and weaving through trees, participants race through a camping-themed obstacle course Wednesday, June 24, for this year’s Heginbotham Library Summer Reading Program. Gavin Skinner dives through the tent in the first portion of the obs...
  • Stein honored by Lions

    Longtime Lions Club member Larry Stein, pictured at right, is presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by Holyoke Lions Club president Gene Bittner last Thursday, June 25. As decided upon by the local chapter, Stein received the award for his dedicatio...
  • Dani Brandt returns to New Way Singers for best year yet

    A seasoned pro at the tour life, HHS senior Dani Brandt joined the New Way Singers on a two-week experience for the third consecutive year. A love for singing and for New Ways runs in the family as Brandt follows in the footsteps of her dad, aunts, uncle,...
  • Haruf authors 1 last book

    Turns out Kent Haruf had one more novel in him. The celebrated author with a strong connection to Yuma and surrounding communities died of cancer last November. However, he spent a portion of his remaining days last year writing “Our Souls at Night,”...
  • 2 grants awarded to hospital

    Two grants were awarded to East Phillips County Hospital District by the State of Colorado, as announced by Melissa Memorial Hospital Administrator John Ayoub at the June 23 board meeting. An Emergency Medical Services grant was awarded in the amount of ...
  • Biking to feed the hungry

    Cyclists pass through HolyokeIn its 20th year, Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger rode into the State of Colorado this week to expand the horizon for the campaign to fundraise to combat hunger worldwide. They labeled it “The Boomerang Down ...
  • Bombers win Sidney tournament

    Buckley Bombers took top honors at the Sidney, Neb., tournament Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28. Winning all four of their games, the Bombers started the tournament off right, beating Sidney 8-6. As tournament play progressed, the Bombers faced Hershland, Neb...
  • Extreme distance runner to pass through on coast-to-coast run

    Community members are invited to run with extreme distance runner Aprylle Gilbert for a portion of her coast-to-coast trek across the country. She is expected to be in Holyoke Sunday evening, July 5, depending on how far she runs in the next few days. K...
  • Holyoke takes 10 records at Colby meet

    Northwest Kansas League to end season in Goodland July 2-3Holyoke swimmers were at it again in what can only be described as the summer of speed, posting 10 new records at the Colby, Kan., meet Saturday, June 27. This brings the season total to an impress...
  • 2 teams advance to tourney finals

    PeeWee Gold takes the goldHolyoke PeeWee Gold and Little League Green dominated the diamond to advance to the championships in the June 24-27 Border League baseball tournament in Haxtun. PeeWee Gold took the championship title and Little League Green plac...
  • State putting together comprehensive water plan

    It’s hard to imagine, in the midst of flooded fields and basements, the possibility that Colorado could face a major water shortage sometime in the next several decades. But Colorado this year is just now coming out of its latest drought, and another i...
  • This July 4, USDA wants to see cooks ‘#GrillingLikeaPRO’

    This Fourth of July weekend, many Americans will be celebrating the nation with family gatherings and summer cookouts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne ...
  • Drew Stewart elected to state 4-H officer team

    Drew Stewart, Phillips County 4-H member, was installed as the incoming District 5 president on the 2015-16 Colorado state 4-H officer team during the state 4-H conference awards ceremony Thursday evening, June 25. As part of the state officer team, Stew...
  • Enrollment begins for dairy margin protection program

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provid...
  • RRWCD meeting set for July 9

    Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting Thursday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. Items on the agenda include approve minutes of previous meetings, a...