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  • CSU releases two wheat varieties

    Colorado State University has released two new hard red winter wheat varieties: Brawl CL Plus and Byrd. Although currently not available as Foundation seed for sale to qualified seed growers, supplies of certified seed will be more widely available for th...
  • Golf is a four letter word

    I’ve yet to find anything at life more frustrating than golf. It seems simple enough: take a weapon and smack a small, hard, dimpled ball as hard as you can in hopes of launching it as close as possible to an only slightly larger hole in a patch of gras...
  • Extension Corner

    Volunteer Opportunities in 4-H According to the Encarta Dictionary, the word volunteer when used as a verb means “to offer free help” or “to do charitable or helpful work without receiving pay for it.” Over 6,000 people in the state of Colorado ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    First crush Last year, I introduced my 2-year-old daughter Melise to the “Toy Story” movie. Little did I know that it would start a new obsession. Every day after that she asked to watch “Toy Story.” I resisted. I set boundaries. I distracted her...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 31, 2006 An Aug. 23 donor social on the northwest corner of the Phillips County Courthouse block focused on the new community sign and honored donors for the project. Chef Kirk Bliss will be in command of the new Ballyneal restaurant,...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • American Girl Dolls: 25 years of memories

    For 25 years, millions of little girls across the country have been bringing dolls to life—brushing their hair, changing their clothes and immersing themselves in their stories. American Girl is celebrating its birthday this year, and the company certa...
  • American Girl Dolls: 25 years of memories

    For 25 years, millions of little girls across the country have been bringing dolls to life—brushing their hair, changing their clothes and immersing themselves in their stories. American Girl is celebrating its birthday this year, and the company certa...
  • Storms bring needed rain

    It wasn’t quite the amount of rain the east coast received as a result of Hurricane Irene, but a healthy rain was welcomed in the Holyoke area early Monday morning and then again Monday night, Aug. 29. The showers filled rain gauges like the one at left...
  • Storms bring needed rain

    It wasn’t quite the amount of rain the east coast received as a result of Hurricane Irene, but a healthy rain was welcomed in the Holyoke area early Monday morning and then again Monday night, Aug. 29. The showers filled rain gauges like the one at left...
  • Specialty clinic stays busy at MMH

    Numerous happenings have been going on at Family Practice of Holyoke’s specialty clinic. It’s been busy. MMH administrator John Ayoub and specialty clinic coordinator Mary Kay Knode are very excited about the direction the specialty clinic is heading...
  • Haxtun Childcare Center plans open house Monday evening

    Haxtun Community Childcare Center (HCCC) is planning a big celebration with an open house Monday, Aug. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 405 W. Powell in Haxtun. Many hours have been spent raising funds and studying regulations, and the Haxtun Community Childcar...
  • RRWCD pipeline groundbreaking ceremony scheduled Mon., Aug. 29

    The Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony of the Compact Compliance Pipeline Monday, Aug. 29, beginning at 10 a.m. It will be held 12 miles north of Laird on County Road RR near the location of ...
  • Re-1J school board president service to district honored

    Past presidents of the Board of Education for Holyoke School District Re-1J were honored for their service last Friday, Aug. 19, when current board president Dan Kafka hosted the group. The group was among the first to see Destination 2016, the 2011 annua...
  • Perfect attendance noted at Holyoke JR/SR High School

    Students in Holyoke JR/SR High School earning perfect attendance for the 2010-11 school year are pictured from left, front row, junior Cesar Hinostroza, freshman Eric Rojo and eighth grader Cody Lamm; and back row, freshman Rosa Ochoa, eighth grader Jesus...
  • Lamm earns perfect attendance

    Holyoke sixth grader Tyler Lamm was the only student in the elementary school to earn perfect attendance for the 2010-11 school year. Lamm, pictured at left, receives an activities pass from Elementary Principal Kyle Stumpf Monday, Aug. 22 in recognition ...
  • Dragon's Wagon Preschool to start 31st year Sept. 6

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 31st year Tuesday, Sept. 6, at their Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are a couple of open spaces, and those interested in enrolling their child should call the preschoo...
  • Students in Holyoke School District Re-1J listed for 2011-12 year

    Kindergarten A Jorge Barajas Leslie Carrasco Brown Antonio Chaparro Keegan Colglazier Jonathan Collins Areli Cruz Mendoza Payton Ferguson Eduardo Hermosillo Tucker Keith Evan Legarreta Hannah Lindholm Andrea Marquez Delvin Marquez Karlie Mar...
  • Class of 2012 ACT compared with state

    Results of the Colorado American College Test (ACT) taken by HHS juniors last spring show the Class of 2012 composite score at 19.3, compared to the state average of 20.7. The ACT is administered to all 11th grade students. There are four sub-tests inclu...