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  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 1, 2005 Wreath decorating has been added to this year’s Country Christmas event. The wreaths are now on display at Phillips County Courthouse for the community to enjoy. Dragon’s Wagon Preschool celebrates its 25th year of operati...
  • CDOT crews prepare for winter conditions

    Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews in portions of Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick and Weld counties are prepared for the winter season that has begun. There are 42 maintenance employees dedicated to plowing and de-icing state highwa...
  • Deck the streets with light

    Jeff Deselms, at left, and Rich Wittman, at right, spent much of Monday, Nov. 22 up in bucket trucks decorating Holyoke. City crews were busy preparing Holyoke streets for the holiday season by hanging lights and decorations above the streets.  —Ent...
  • Deck the streets with light

    Jeff Deselms, at left, and Rich Wittman, at right, spent much of Monday, Nov. 22 up in bucket trucks decorating Holyoke. City crews were busy preparing Holyoke streets for the holiday season by hanging lights and decorations above the streets.  —Ent...
  • '12 Days of Christmas' is Dec. 6 holiday event theme

    “The 12 Days of Christmas” serves as the theme for the Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Country Christmas celebration in Holyoke this year. The celebration will be held Monday, Dec. 6 in downtown Holyoke with many fun events planned. Hopes for everyone i...
  • Homesteaders playground plans receive $5,000 Daniels Fund grant

    Phillips County Commissioners announced at their Nov. 23 meeting they have received a $5,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Homesteaders Park playground improvement project. The county and the playground committee have been working on a project to rep...
  • Hospital approves 2011 budget

    East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) board members approved the 2011 proposed budget during their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23. EPCHD board members held a special meeting Monday, Nov. 22 to discuss the budget. Department managers throughout the hos...
  • Governor's staff attends celebrations in Holyoke

    Three members of Gov. Bill Ritter’s staff visited Holyoke Sunday, Nov. 21. They made stops at the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy of Thanks Celebration, Phillips County Event Center Grand Opening/Thank You Celebration and also toured the Pee...
  • MV Equipment opens new addition with open house

    Numerous mouths were fed Friday, Nov. 19 at MV Equipment. In all, 196 people attended the open house for the new addition. Nine teams enjoyed a corn shucking contest while vying for a prize. Tim Fetzer of Haxtun pictured above right, concentrates as he ri...
  • Extension requests support; vote daily in December

    Golden Plains Area Extension has submitted a project at the Pepsi Refresher Project website in hopes of receiving funds for community gardens and Ag Fest. The extension project is listed under the category “Education” under the funding amount of $50,...
  • FSA urges voters to participate in county committee elections

    Trudy Kareus, Colorado State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, urges Colorado farmers and other agricultural producers to vote in FSA county committee elections by Dec. 6, the deadline for casting ballots. “I strongly recommend that p...
  • Colorado Ag Classic Dec. 8-9

    The sixth annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 8-9 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunfl...
  • 3 golfers earn all conference

    Three HHS golfers recently received post season honors. Keaton Arkulari, the lone state qualifier for the Dragons, earned all conference. Deyten Klein and Kent Hiller garnered honorable mention honors. The trio played a big part in the Dragons’ success...
  • Junior High boys sweep St. Anthony's

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball teams made easy work of St. Anthony’s Monday, Nov. 15. The A team won 46-34 while the B team won 45-25. Three players finished in double digits for the A team with Tito Fierro, Javy Rojo and T.J Gertner each scori...
  • Wray advances to championship game

    Another team from the North Central Conference will appear in the Class 1A state championship football game Saturday, Nov. 27. Wray (12-0) handed Limon a big 49-6 loss Saturday, Nov. 20 in the semifinals. The Eagles will host Burlington (11-1) who beat ...
  • Another Perspective

    There’s nothing like feeling loved It continues to amaze me when you study personalities how different people function, depending on their natural personality traits. Learning how to meet somewhere in the middle is so key in successful communication wi...
  • It's the Pitts

    Auctions, not elections Like just about everything else in our society these days, our political machine is broken and our election process is in need of a complete overhaul. In the 2008 elections 5.3 BILLION dollars was spent on the presidential and co...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The great nap conspiracy Every parent I say this statement to nods in sympathy: “Melise has been skipping naps lately.” To write this column, and the several other writing projects I have, I need time to sit at a computer without worrying about the ...
  • MMHF continues to grow the legacy

    A crowd of about 40 people gathered at Melissa Memorial Hospital Sunday, Nov. 21 for the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy of Thanks Celebration. The foundation continues to grow as it celebrated its 15th anniversary. The event, which has previ...
  • Houston, we have lift off!

    What was a small step for man became one giant leap for third graders Thursday, Nov. 18. Duncan Brandt, freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder, recently launched a hands-on experiment at Holyoke Elementary School, teaching the students all abou...