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  • Pit bull letter strikes response

    In reference to last week’s letter to the editor. I owned a pit bull just like Patty Coyne, and the same thing happened to me somewhat. The only difference was the county/city police came on my property and untied my pit bull and took it out in the cou...
  • Sold out by the RRWCD

    In June of 2009, an extremely lucrative contract was quietly signed between the Cure Land Co. LLC and the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD). It was then delivered to the Yuma County recorder’s office in Wray without fanfare or much pu...
  • Citizen concerned with lease

    I attended a recent meeting of the RRWCD. I had three items to present. One, I wanted the District’s position on the Cure targeted CREP since it was stopped. I asked if the RRWCD was going to try to overturn USDA’s position. It took Mr. Coryall a litt...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoNov. 8, 2007 Phillips County Commissioners announced at the Oct. 31 meeting their decision to proceed with final designs for the proposed Phillips County Event Center at the fairgrounds. The Gates Family Foundation has agreed to an extensio...
  • Janna Smith earns American FFA degree

    Each year, the National FFA Organization is proud to honor the FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural e...
  • USDA Rural Development invites pre-applications for grant funds

    Colorado Rural Development is currently accepting pre-applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, ...
  • Challenging waterfowl hunting on tap in eastern CO due to drought

    Waterfowl hunters will have their work cut out for them this season, as drought conditions have negatively affected habitat across the eastern plains. “Due to the lack of moisture, many birds may fly quickly past Colorado in search of better conditions...
  • Around Town

    Veteran’s Day activities planned Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran’s Day breakfast Monday, Nov. 12 from 7-9 a.m. at the Vet’s Hall. In addition, a Veteran’s Day program will be held at Holyoke JR/SR High School at 2:45 p.m. in...
  • Lock, Stern elected to commish posts

    Harlan Stern and Don Lock were elected to Phillips County Commissioner seats in District Two and Three, respectively, in the Nov. 6 election. Stern, a Republican, won an uncontested race in District Two, while Lock, a Republican, defeated unaffiliated ca...
  • Lock, Stern elected to commish posts

    Harlan Stern and Don Lock were elected to Phillips County Commissioner seats in District Two and Three, respectively, in the Nov. 6 election. Stern, a Republican, won an uncontested race in District Two, while Lock, a Republican, defeated unaffiliated ca...
  • City approves zoning, incentives for new Cobblestone hotel

    Holyoke City Council moved forward with rezoning and incentives for Cobblestone Inn and Suites (Holyoke Hotel, LLC) during a special meeting held Monday, Oct. 29. Prior to the special meeting, the planning commission met to recommend the city rezone Bloc...
  • City approves zoning, incentives for new Cobblestone hotel

    Holyoke City Council moved forward with rezoning and incentives for Cobblestone Inn and Suites (Holyoke Hotel, LLC) during a special meeting held Monday, Oct. 29. Prior to the special meeting, the planning commission met to recommend the city rezone Bloc...
  • Doors open on Family Dollar

    The new Family Dollar store located at 143 W. Denver St. in Holyoke unlocked the front door Thursday, Nov. 1 and allowed the public in for the first time. It didn’t take long for the parking lot to fill up with vehicles. Manager Tina Knowles said the s...
  • Doors open on Family Dollar

    The new Family Dollar store located at 143 W. Denver St. in Holyoke unlocked the front door Thursday, Nov. 1 and allowed the public in for the first time. It didn’t take long for the parking lot to fill up with vehicles. Manager Tina Knowles said the s...
  • Superstorm Sandy devastates east coast

    Hurricanes aren’t something folks in the Midwest have to deal with. That is unless of course one is traveling at the same time a massive storm hits the United States. That was the reality facing Denise Smith and daughter Janna as they were looking to h...
  • Superstorm Sandy devastates east coast

    Hurricanes aren’t something folks in the Midwest have to deal with. That is unless of course one is traveling at the same time a massive storm hits the United States. That was the reality facing Denise Smith and daughter Janna as they were looking to h...
  • Students are all smiles as pumpkin trailer arrives

    Students at Holyoke Elementary School were all smiles as they walked outside Tuesday, Oct. 23 to receive a free pumpkin. Pictured above are Mason Powell, Perla Olivas, Evan Widler, Maura Castillo, Kegan Beard and Annette Trejo Gonzalez.Six area businesses...
  • Melodrama takes stage Sunday

    Phillips County Players and the Peerless Theatre are pleased to present a melodrama on stage at the Peerless Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. “Someone Save My Baby, Ruth! Or... Foil That Villain!” is directed by Penny Dockins, taking place at a Boston candy ...
  • Marching Band Showcase features instrumentalists, color guard

    In a new event on the HHS schedule, HHS band members performed a 2012 Marching Band Showcase in the school auditorium Thursday, Oct. 25. Included in the event’s entertainment were the Pep Band program for the Marching Band season, the halftime show wit...
  • Volleyball makes history on road to regionals

    Holyoke Lady Dragon volleyball girls are on their way to the regional tournament this Friday—something that’s only happened two other times in HHS volleyball history. Two wins over Wiggins and Merino Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the first round of districts s...