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  • It's the Pitts

    Amarillo Ann Before I met Ann I was as refined and had as much culture as a rotting coyote carcass. And what culture I had been exposed to I didn’t like very much. Ann called me out of the blue one day and said she’d written a book about her husband...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Rise and shine “The sun, Mommy! The sun!” That is what I woke up to almost every morning last summer at the crack of dawn. “Yes, Melise, the sun is up,” I responded groggily. It was always the grey-orange of sunrise when she woke up. I’m not e...
  • Extension Corner

    Holidays and food go hand in hand If you follow a gluten-free lifestyle or will be with someone who does, the holiday season can present challenges. Gluten is the protein in many cereal grains (wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut or triticale and foods tha...
  • The 20th Noel concert in Sterling Dec. 11

    The 20th Noel, a Christmas Concert, will be presented by The Master Chorale under the direction of Don Johnson at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Dorothy Corsberg Theater at NJC in Sterling. The Master Chorale will be completing its 20th year, and for its...
  • Harms marks 50 years as Town of Paoli mayor

    Virgil Harms has called roughly 600 meetings of the Paoli Town Board to order. That has to be a far-reaching record. He was 34 years old when he became the mayor of Paoli. Five decades later, he’s still in charge of the gavel at the monthly meetings of...
  • Harms marks 50 years as Town of Paoli mayor

    Virgil Harms has called roughly 600 meetings of the Paoli Town Board to order. That has to be a far-reaching record. He was 34 years old when he became the mayor of Paoli. Five decades later, he’s still in charge of the gavel at the monthly meetings of...
  • 2-year adventure takes couple around the world

    Roughly 30 countries, 26 months, 119 beds and 35,000 photographs. Those are just a few of the statistics one young couple kept while on their lengthy “vacation.” Jonathan and Carrie (Roll) Kraft recently returned from a two-year excursion that is sur...
  • 2-year adventure takes couple around the world

    Roughly 30 countries, 26 months, 119 beds and 35,000 photographs. Those are just a few of the statistics one young couple kept while on their lengthy “vacation.” Jonathan and Carrie (Roll) Kraft recently returned from a two-year excursion that is sur...
  • Cold doesn't stop holiday festivities

    It took every glove, scarf, coat and hat one could find to stay warm, but the annual Country Christmas and Parade of Lights was deemed a success. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” served as the theme for the Parade of Lights—and feel ...
  • Cold doesn't stop holiday festivities

    It took every glove, scarf, coat and hat one could find to stay warm, but the annual Country Christmas and Parade of Lights was deemed a success. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” served as the theme for the Parade of Lights—and feel ...
  • New notification system a possibility for comm center

    Phillips County Communications Center is considering a new notification system, reported county commissioners at their Nov. 22 meeting. County administrator Randy Schafer said after three demonstrations of different products, they are looking at WENS (Wi...
  • Thanksgiving Day: food, family, and, of course, football!

    With temperatures close to 70 degrees last Thursday, Nov. 24, plenty of families got to spend their Thanksgiving holiday outdoors. Whether they were playing an intense family football game, hanging up Christmas lights or walking off all the stuffing they ...
  • Phillilps County UHF translators now all converted to digital

    Region One Translator Association wants the residents of Phillips County to be aware all the UHF translators serving the county have now been converted to digital output. Those with an analog television need to purchase a converter box which will enable ...
  • Increased patrols to snag drunk drivers during DUI crackdown

    The holiday rush is upon us, full of shopping and holiday parties at offices and homes across the state. If one plans to drink alcohol, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies statewide want to remind ...
  • School info on website for financial transparency

    Financial information for Holyoke School District must be posted online in a downloadable format for free public access. When the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 1036 in 2010, it enacted the “Public School Financial Transparency Act” requ...
  • Re-1J School Board to meet Dec. 6

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be the 2010-11 audit report, transportation report, grading pilot update, recommendations to the final ...
  • Lady Dragons earn All-Conference VB honors

    HHS sophomore volleyball player Maddie King was named to the Lower Platte Activities Association (LPAA) All-Conference list, with junior Erin Vieselmeyer also earning honorable mention honors for the 2011 season.       &...
  • Wrestling team numbers increase

    Twenty-one students reported for this year’s HHS wrestling team, which more than doubles the size of last year’s nine-member squad. Coach Jack Garrison said they should fill all but two weights, and he’s excited about that. “We should be pretty s...
  • Lady Dragon basketball ready for a challenge

    For the Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball team, the outlook is bright as they kick off the 2011-12 winter basketball season this week. “With five returning letterwinners and a good solid cast of talented up-and-coming players, the Lady Dragons look to be ...
  • JH boys grab two wins at Wray

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball teams traveled to Wray Tuesday, Nov. 22 to face the Eagles and came away with two victories. The A team beat Wray 31-18. The Dragons were led by Alex Yanez with eight points. Jesus Loya and Bradley Cumming each scor...