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  • Club report

    Challengers 4-H Club November 2013 The Challengers 4-H Club held their annual canned foods drive Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, prior to their first meeting of the year. The community was most generous, as always, and loads of canned good were donated to the lo...
  • King to play in CCGS All-Star game Sunday

    Holyoke High School senior Maddie King has been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports All-State basketball game Sunday, March 30 at Arvada West High School. Outstanding Colorado senior basketball girls from each division will p...
  • Spring sports teams face delays

    Holyoke High School spring athletes were forced to wait for the first competition of the season as baseball, track and golf all had their opening days pushed back. Baseball was scheduled to kick off the 2014 spring season by hosting a doubleheader with S...
  • JV fields 2-0 record

    HHS junior varsity baseball players opened up the 2014 spring season with a pair of wins over Sedgwick County at Ovid Monday, March 24. Holyoke won the first game 17-7. Brenden Kage got the start on the mound for the Dragons. Alex Strauss and Tristan Sul...
  • Traveling art show in Ogallala for 2 weeks

    The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs Travel Show will be hosted at the Petrified Wood and Art Gallery at 418 E. 1st St. in Ogallala, Neb., March 31-April 15. The Best of Show and Certificate of Excellence art pieces from the June 12-15 ANAC conference i...
  • Brackhan Electric joins northeast CO business community

    Master electrician Ryan Brackhan has recently joined the local business community with Brackhan Electric, LLC. Brackhan’s business offers a wide range of electrical services for residential, commercial and industrial projects, including new constructio...
  • Residents talk water at State of the Basin Symposium

    The aquifer is depleting rapidly … Should residents be concerned? Maybe the Ogallala Aquifer in some areas is stable, but according to the annual measurement of wells throughout the area, the water table under a vast majority of the Northern High Plains...
  • Grants push to advance math, science in rural school districts

    Across the U.S., school districts are working to incorporate common core state standards and hands-on learning opportunities into their math and science curriculum. These new opportunities are designed to provide real world experiences that help grow the ...
  • Phillips County Economic Development

    As a rural economic development director, I receive many email newsletters about economic development and what we can do to “grow” our communities. I recently came across an article that suggests a very viable way to grow Holyoke and Haxtun. The arti...
  • Thinking About Health

    Facing the realities of high deductible insurance Pat Mallett, a self-employed businessman in Littleton, had heard a lot about Obamacare and thought that a policy available in the new state shopping exchange would offer him a better deal than the coverag...
  • Planning for Droughts

    In the last article, I said that grazers need to go out and walk each of their pastures to determine how good the range might be this year. Since acres don’t feed cows­—grass feeds cows—we need to determine how much grass is out there. Take a yard...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 26, 2009 Benny Hochman of Sidney, Neb., shares his story of surviving the Holocaust with Holyoke JR/SR High students and community members on March 19. HHS senior Maddie Starkebaum was one of 17 girls’ basketball seniors selected t...
  • Farmers should check off this list before planting season

    Colorado State University Extension offers 10 things farmers should remember to check before planting season this year. 1. Level the planter when at planting mode. Check hitch-height. Make sure the planter’s tool bar is level (vertically) or running sl...
  • Progressive 15 to host water summit Friday

    Progressive 15 is hosting a water summit Friday, March 28 in Fort Morgan. Speakers will cover a variety of topics to educate about water and the importance of it to our area of the state. The governor has directed his staff to develop a statewide Colorad...
  • Scholarships available for HS seniors

    The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG, or the applicant must be nominated by a curren...
  • Telephone town halls offer citizens forum to talk transportation

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a series of telephone town hall meetings this spring, providing the public with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about regional transportation needs. Beginning in early April and conti...
  • March 27, 1889: Phillips County celebrates 125th

    With humble beginnings on the flat, treeless plains of northeast Colorado, Phillips County celebrates its 125th anniversary Thursday, March 27, while proudly looking back to its history from 1889 to 2014. This roughly 688-square-mile chunk of land was on...
  • March 27, 1889: Phillips County celebrates 125th

    With humble beginnings on the flat, treeless plains of northeast Colorado, Phillips County celebrates its 125th anniversary Thursday, March 27, while proudly looking back to its history from 1889 to 2014. This roughly 688-square-mile chunk of land was on...
  • City, RLD continue back and forth on drainage options for development

    Developing south Holyoke is not a new idea. Companies have expressed interest in relocating to the area in the past, and the city’s master plan actually dictates that natural growth move in that direction. Progress has been slow, however. The most rec...
  • City, RLD continue back and forth on drainage options for development

    Developing south Holyoke is not a new idea. Companies have expressed interest in relocating to the area in the past, and the city’s master plan actually dictates that natural growth move in that direction. Progress has been slow, however. The most rec...