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  • Thompson, Roberts win Labor Day golf

    Jeremy Thompson and Josh Roberts made it three straight when they won the Sept. 3-4 Labor Day weekend golf scramble at Holyoke Golf Course. The duo shot a 130 to take the win. They won the 2010 Labor Day tournament with a 127 and then a six-hole playoff....
  • Local drivers well represented at races

    Local drivers were represented well Sunday, Sept. 4 at Phillips County Raceway. Although a Holyoke driver didn’t take a checkered flag, four drivers finished in runner-up positions. Holyoke runner-up drivers in their respective races were Garrett Sporh...
  • Skolds recognized for centennial farm

    The Skold family farm located 18 miles northwest of Holyoke was recently honored as a Colorado Centennial Farm. The recognition occurred at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Friday, Aug. 26. Situated in the country right in the center of Holyoke, Haxtun ...
  • Carlstrom honored on retirement

    Lonnie Carlstrom, pictured in center, receives a watch in honor of his 25 years of service in grain accounting and as safety manager at Grainland Cooperative in Amherst and Haxtun. He was honored at a reception last Wednesday, Aug. 31, as he retired from...
  • Phillips Co. FSA News

    Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings Phillips County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Ron Koberstein reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to rep...
  • Ag internship open in Washington D.C.

    Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are pleased to announce a public policy internship opportunity in Washington, D.C. for a college junior or senior during the spring semester 2012. The program is a grea...
  • Workshops scheduled for managing tough ag times

    Managing Tough Times workshops, where agricultural producers and spouses learn about practices their family can use to reduce financial, production and human risks, are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Akron and Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Holyoke. The worksh...
  • Class of 2001 gathers for 10-year reunion

    Members of the HHS Class of 2001 enjoyed their 10-year reunion in Holyoke this past weekend. Class members who attended are pictured from left, front row, Anna Wall of New York City, N.Y., Sherrill Sandstrom of Denver, Sarah Jones Hoover of Denver, Sherry...
  • Scheunemann's sign receives face lift

    A crew with Andersen Sign Co. from Ogallala, Neb. spent much of the day Tuesday, Aug. 30 giving the sign at Scheunemann’s Department Store a face lift. The bright bluegreen paint brought a little life back to the sign that hangs on one of the oldest bus...
  • CO FSA announces loan availability

    President Barack Obama recently declared two Colorado counties contiguous due to losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line wind and flooding that occurred June 19-21, 2011. Yuma and Phillips are the Colorado contiguous counties. The design...
  • Extension Corner

    Gardening and economic development The Golden Plains Area Extension received a Small Steps Award from the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) to bring the CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens, Brian Vogt to Idalia. He gave us a lesson in economic development and...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The courageous kitten About a month ago, we got a new kitten by accident. The poor little thing used to live with its litter mates at Grandma’s house, but it stowed away on someone’s car. When it arrived at our house, it went into hiding in the bushe...
  • It's the Pitts

    A change in the air “Give me a pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you like an equal.” —Winston Churchill. If the smell and the small talk I heard in the barn at our fair this summer are any indication, there’s be...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoSept. 7, 2006 Paoli Co-op members failed to approve a unification plan to merge Holyoke Cooperative Association, Amherst Cooperative Elevator, Inc., Grainland Cooperative and Paoli Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company into Grainland Coopera...
  • Museum excavates prehistoric elephant: Denver Museum of Nature & Science adds Stegomastadon to collection of fossils

    Staff and volunteers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have completed excavation of a Stegomastodon, which was discovered by workers at a gravel pit in Phillips County. Randy Weis said the dig was conducted this summer on Darlene Weis’ lan...
  • Museum excavates prehistoric elephant: Denver Museum of Nature & Science adds Stegomastadon to collection of fossils

    Staff and volunteers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have completed excavation of a Stegomastodon, which was discovered by workers at a gravel pit in Phillips County. Randy Weis said the dig was conducted this summer on Darlene Weis’ lan...
  • Ten on pilgrimage to World Youth Day

    Madrid, Spain was the destination of 1.5 million people this August, as they took a very unique opportunity to deepen their faith, experience the universality of the Church and share their faith at the 2011 World Youth Day. Ten people from Holyoke and Ha...
  • Ten on pilgrimage to World Youth Day

    Madrid, Spain was the destination of 1.5 million people this August, as they took a very unique opportunity to deepen their faith, experience the universality of the Church and share their faith at the 2011 World Youth Day. Ten people from Holyoke and Ha...
  • Phillips County assessed value up $4 million

    Phillips County’s assessed value increased about $4 million from last year, reported commissioners at their Aug. 31 meeting. While the final assessed value won’t be determined until December, Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery’s final preliminary...
  • Phillips County assessed value up $4 million

    Phillips County’s assessed value increased about $4 million from last year, reported commissioners at their Aug. 31 meeting. While the final assessed value won’t be determined until December, Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery’s final preliminary...