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  • Biesemeier returns as P.C. Econ. Development director

    Some will remember new Phillips County Economic Development Executive Director Julia Biesemeier from a decade ago. However, since the population and economics of the area have changed quite a bit since then, many may be unacquainted with her. Biesemeier ...
  • Holyoke Fitness Club presented 1st Dollar

    Holyoke Fitness Club, LLC, owner Trisha Herman, pictured at right, accepts the club’s first dollar of profit certificate from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. Herman and her husband Justin opened the fitness center April 18. ...
  • Colorado Corn commits over $100,000 to water-focused research and more

    Colorado Corn allocates tens of thousands of dollars annually to research endeavors and has already made sure 2015 will be no different. In January, Colorado Corn’s Research Action Team committed $101,595 to research projects, with the bulk of the fund...
  • Farmers to file conservation compliance cert. by June 1

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that June 1 is the deadline by which the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form — AD-1026 — with their local USDA ser...
  • Legislative session in final week

    The 2015 legislative session concludes Wednesday, May 6. Legislators are already working late into the night almost every night to finish action on more than 100 bills left on the calendar. Reporting from last week, a bill to pay for efforts to relieve f...
  • Club report

    Raising Ranchers 4-H Club The April meeting of the Raising Ranchers 4-H Club was called to order by vice president Josilyn Lutze. Cash Weber led the pledges. In old business, members were reminded to get their Cow Patty Bingo tickets sold and turned in ...
  • Operatic tenor to perform in Ogallala

    American operatic tenor Ben Gulley will appear in Ogallala, Neb., Saturday, May 16, at the Ogallala High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Gulley’s appearance is the final concert of the Ogallala Regional Arts season and is sponsored in part with...
  • Extension Corner

    Reveille grass and other lawn tips As the spring of 2015 is upon us, I have been asked numerous times in the five county area about what type of grass can be planted besides buffalograss or Kentucky bluegrass. My answer is a hybrid of Kentucky bluegrass...
  • Thinking About Health

    Long-term care hits a nerve for many Readers have been offering feedback to Thinking About Health columns. But never has a column inspired more emailed messages than the one I wrote in March about private long-term care insurance and the lack of a natio...
  • Trooper Tips

    Minutes to a lifetime The daily events of a Colorado citizen can be busy and complex. The routine challenge of accomplishing our daily responsibilities on time and then doing something for ourselves, or others, can become overbearing. It isn’t surpr...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 6, 2010 HHS Select Choir earned first-place honors last weekend at the Music in the Parks festival in Denver. This was the first time the choir has performed at this competition, which featured bands, choirs and orchestras. Golden Plai...
  • Milking it for all it's worth

    Students gain unforgettable experiences at AgFest programHolyoke fifth-grader Wendy Favela, pictured above, carefully eyes the udder of Bessie the milk cow in a dairy production demonstration. Last Thursday, April 30, area students got a hands-on look at ...
  • Milking it for all it's worth

    Students gain unforgettable experiences at AgFest programHolyoke fifth-grader Wendy Favela, pictured above, carefully eyes the udder of Bessie the milk cow in a dairy production demonstration. Last Thursday, April 30, area students got a hands-on look at ...
  • Pedal the Plains to feature Holyoke

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post are excited to announce the route of the fourth annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. From Sept. 18-20, participants will cycle through 172 miles of Colorado’s sweeping plains with stops in three host...
  • Pedal the Plains to feature Holyoke

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post are excited to announce the route of the fourth annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. From Sept. 18-20, participants will cycle through 172 miles of Colorado’s sweeping plains with stops in three host...
  • Graduation celebrates 41 in HHS Class of 2015

    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and community members, 41 seniors are celebrating the end of a journey, saying goodbye to Holyoke High School and welcoming a new stage of life at the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony this Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m....
  • Graduation celebrates 41 in HHS Class of 2015

    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and community members, 41 seniors are celebrating the end of a journey, saying goodbye to Holyoke High School and welcoming a new stage of life at the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony this Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m....
  • MMH audit aims to encourage local financing

    As Melissa Memorial Hospital’s administration plans to conduct negotiations regarding finance options for the upcoming facility construction plan, the East Phillips County Hospital District board recently approved its 2014 financial audit at the Tuesday...
  • MMH audit aims to encourage local financing

    As Melissa Memorial Hospital’s administration plans to conduct negotiations regarding finance options for the upcoming facility construction plan, the East Phillips County Hospital District board recently approved its 2014 financial audit at the Tuesday...
  • Mark calendar for HHS Alumni Banquet May 24

    The Holyoke Alumni Association is honoring the graduating classes of Phillips County High School and Holyoke High School at the Annual Alumni Banquet Sunday, May 24. The event will be held at Phillips County Event Center with a social hour beginning at 5...