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  • RRWCD to hold regular meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Wray Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Agenda items scheduled include: approve minutes of previo...
  • Colorado FSA announces emergency loan availability

    On Sept. 15 Governor Bill Ritter Jr. requested a disaster designation for Yuma County, Colorado due to losses caused by a severe storm with hail and a tornado that occurred June 21. USDA has determined that there were sufficient production losses to warr...
  • World tradition continues

    In 1969, Colorado House Joint Resolution 1025, with the Senate and the House of Representatives concurring, declared the first rodeo held in the world was in Deer Trail, Colorado on July 4, 1869. As these ranchers and ranch hands gathered to compete, the...
  • New national plan launched

    On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Viaero Wireless launched new Nationwide Plans with carry over minutes. Viaero also introduced new affordable messaging and data plans, and reduced prices on its Nationwide Unlimited plans. “Our customers want minutes that last,”...
  • USDA to issue major annual program payments to farmers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday, Oct. 4 that during the month, USDA will distribute approximately $1.6 billion in annual Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments and $3.8 billion in final 2010 direct payments to America’s fa...
  • Citizens urge public to consider a 'no' vote on 60, 61 and 101

    You have no doubt heard about three measures, Amendment 60, 61 and Proposition 101, that will appear on the November 2010 statewide ballot. Do you know how these amendments and proposition, if passed, would directly affect YOU? —The following servi...
  • Concern for technology cited for reason to pass mill levy

    As educators, we would like to take this opportunity to express our support for 3B. It is probably no surprise that teachers would support this measure and such support might be interpreted by cynics as being “self-serving.” Others might see it as an...
  • What does mill levy override promise?

    Dear Editor, As I listen to residents talk and to school members quote figures, it becomes apparent to me that one very important aspect of the entire mill levy debate seems to be missing. If we all agree to vote for the mill levy, what exactly has the s...
  • More support for question 3B

    I have never written a letter to the editor, but I feel each of us need to understand the urgency and importance of passing 3B. I grew up in Holyoke, and my husband and I graduated from the Holyoke school system. After college, we returned to the area to...
  • Drumroll Please

    Notes from the classroom I know as well as anyone that the first few days of a new school year are all about smoothing things out, getting the hang of a new routine. Personally, I’m often found searching for a new classroom at the last minute or printi...
  • Young at heart

    Thank you to all those that attended the “Community Conversations” with Sandy Baker, the Director of Area Agency on Aging. Your input was greatly appreciated. The first full week in October (Oct. 3-9) is Residents’ Rights Week. This is an opportuni...
  • RedHead Express takes stage in Holyoke

    “RedHead” Express will hit the stage at Holyoke High School Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event will kick off the 2010-11 Phillips County Arts Council concert season. Season membership ticket sales will begin at 7 p.m. The “RedHead ...
  • CU Regent candidate stops in Holyoke

    Sue Sharkey, Republican candidate for University of Colorado Regent in Congressional District 4 made a quick stop in Holyoke as part of her eastern plains swing last week. Sharkey, who resides in Windsor with her husband, has been campaigning for nearly ...
  • FDA awards CO contract to reduce tobacco sales to minors

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently secured a nearly $1 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist with compliance and enforcement of new federal regulations governing illegal tobacco sales and mark...
  • Money talk for women to be held

    “Money Talk: Women’s Financial Education Series” is being offered in three locations this fall by Colorado State University Extension. The five-week educational series is designed for women wanting to invest time and effort to improve their financia...
  • Corn harvest welcomes fall

    Fall weather brings the sights of harvest. Many farmers have been out in the field picking dryland corn in recent weeks including this group north of Holyoke.  —Enterprise photo...
  • Corn harvest welcomes fall

    Fall weather brings the sights of harvest. Many farmers have been out in the field picking dryland corn in recent weeks including this group north of Holyoke.  —Enterprise photo...
  • Phone, check scams target grandmas

    Scams seem to be popping up everywhere. Internet, telephone and even scams through the mail are becoming more and more visible in today’s tough economic times. Lela Carruthers recently received a phone call from someone posing as her grandchild. “Is ...
  • Phone, check scams target grandmas

    Scams seem to be popping up everywhere. Internet, telephone and even scams through the mail are becoming more and more visible in today’s tough economic times. Lela Carruthers recently received a phone call from someone posing as her grandchild. “Is ...
  • Statz, Cagle vie for County Treasurer

    The only contested race in Phillips County on the Nov. 2 ballot is for County Treasurer. Incumbent Linda Statz will be the Republican candidate and will run against unaffiliated newcomer Shari Cagle.   Linda Statz Statz was elected to the positio...