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  • Defense is focus of Lady Dragon basketball team

    “Defense, Deny the Hoop” is the motto for the HHS Lady Dragon basketball team as they begin their 2015-16 season. With a strong emphasis on defense, the team of 22 girls will kick off the season this Friday, Dec. 4, in Fleming, beginning at 4 p.m. ...
  • Fall athletics celebrated

    After the conclusion of the fall sports season, Holyoke High School athletes were recognized for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 24. HHS athletic director Sandra Rahe and team coaches praised students for their hard work in soft...
  • JH boys win big

    HJHS boys’ basketball action found the Dragon A team grabbing a huge 61-15 win over Haxtun, Monday, Nov. 23, then defeating Wray 38-19 Tuesday, Nov. 24. Both games were played in Holyoke. With a lot of inexperience on their team, Haxtun had to depend o...
  • 2016 PC Raceway contract approved

    A contract and schedule have been approved for the 2016 Phillips County Raceway racing season, reported Phillips County commissioners at their Nov. 25 monthly meeting. Approval was given to Joe Bellm, who does business as Colorado Dirt Track Alliance. S...
  • 1930s tree featured

    The Wray Museum is hosting a holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon-4 p.m. Fun for the whole family includes free admission to the museum’s exhibits, decorating a 1930s Christmas tree with popcorn strings and crepe paper garlands, making a holid...
  • Did you know?

    Many Christmas traditions are older than some celebrants might think. The tradition of lighting up a Christmas tree, for example, dates back to the days before Christmas lights. Before electric-powered twinkle lights were invented and even before electri...
  • Impress guests with dishes made for entertaining

    Dazzle guests this holiday season with delicious dishes that only taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. These recipes, created in partnership with lifestyle and cooking expert Sandra Lee, show how using high-quality, like scratch ingredients (such as...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) Always silly and fun, Spongebob Squarepants has been a cartoon I have enjoyed since high school. I used to come home after play rehearsals or sports practice, utterly exhausted, and would laugh and laugh like a doof...
  • Thinking About Health

    Medicare makes it easier for doctors to offer end-of-life counseling What a difference six years makes! In 2009, at the height of the debate on the Affordable Care Act, New York’s former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey appeared on television and made this st...
  • It's the Pitts

    Santa’s a she I haven’t paid much attention to department store Santas since I was 8 years old and I saw a disheveled and sloppy Santa taking a long puff on a cigarette as he got into his putrid green VW bus with curtains. When the motor came alive, ...
  • Another Perspective

    Fall colors tell a story My grandson agreed to do a ventriloquist act for a children’s sermon in church when he was in town this fall. I was waiting for a topic idea to spark so that I could write his script. While visiting a special friend at Sunrise...
  • Home Connection

    Question: Is winter a good time to sell or buy a house? November and December in Colorado often means the start of the “holiday season” and the onset of colder and snowy weather. It may seem counter-intuitive, but many REALTORS® advise that the wint...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 2, 2010 Phillips County commissioners announced at their Nov. 23 meeting that they have received a $5,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Homesteaders Park playground improvement project. “The 12 Days of Christmas” serves as the...
  • Info on industrial hemp presented Dec. 14 in Akron

    Progressive 15 will be hosting an expo on industrial hemp and how it might benefit the northeast region of Colorado Monday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Events Center in Akron at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Progressive 15 is bringing tog...
  • CSU trial finds high yield corn hybrid

    Colorado State University researchers have identified a high yielding corn hybrid in their crop variety trial situated in a local farmer’s field. CSU screens hybrids for local adaptability and this year there were 13 hybrids from three different seed co...
  • Kids create homes for the holidays

    Christmas is coming, and the Kids’ Holiday event at the Peerless Monday, Nov. 30, gave children a way to contribute to the holiday spirit. The event, sponsored by CSU Extension and Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, featured gingerbread house decorating follo...
  • Kids create homes for the holidays

    Christmas is coming, and the Kids’ Holiday event at the Peerless Monday, Nov. 30, gave children a way to contribute to the holiday spirit. The event, sponsored by CSU Extension and Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, featured gingerbread house decorating follo...
  • County to pursue funds for new $1.4 million covered arena

    Phillips County Commissioners have approved pursuing funding for a new building at Phillips County Fairgrounds that would encapsulate an arena as well as animal pens for year-round use. Since the fall of 2013, a building committee has been considering th...
  • County to pursue funds for new $1.4 million covered arena

    Phillips County Commissioners have approved pursuing funding for a new building at Phillips County Fairgrounds that would encapsulate an arena as well as animal pens for year-round use. Since the fall of 2013, a building committee has been considering th...
  • Holyoke Country Christmas activities coming to downtown next Monday

    “Bright Lights, Christmas Delights” is this year’s theme for the Holyoke Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 7, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. “Arthur Christmas” is the free kids’ movie that will be shown at the Peerless Theatre at ...