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  • Dr. McClellan to begin practice next week

    Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) will welcome Dr. Danielle McClellan to its staff July 28. McClellan moved to Holyoke this summer with her family after finishing her residency in Ft. Collins. McClellan joins the MMH staff as a Family Practice physician an...
  • McCallums focus on life's blessings

    From preschool teachers to grocery store clerks, people all around Holyoke have fallen in love with the infectious smile of Blye McCallum. He’s ornery, said his mom Andrea McCallum, but he’s a delight. Blye is being honored this year by the Living to...
  • Supt. Entry Plan defines goals and action

    Providing assurance of his intent to become familiar with Holyoke School District Re-1J, new Supt. Bret Miles outlined his Superintendent’s Entry Plan at a work session following the board’s regular meeting July 7. Miles explained his plan for establ...
  • Random drug test audit considered

    Focusing on integrity of the selection process for the past year’s random student drug testing, JR/SR High Principal Susan Ortner presented information on an audit process at the July 7 meeting of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education. Because this has been...
  • City Airport planning begins

    Although it wasn’t part of the agenda for the July 7 city council meeting, council members spent the following day working on airport planning. Council members were asked by City Supt. Mark Brown to attend two meetings with Armstrong Consultants Inc. o...
  • Community Shred Day sponsored Saturday at 1st Pioneer Nat'l Bank

    A “Community Shred” Day is being sponsored by First Pioneer National Bank Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The entire community is invited to take their boxes, bags or totes of papers to the north side of the bank and watch while their informatio...
  • Lexi Moul to perform at Thursday night Fair concert

    Making her way into the country music industry, Lexi Moul will also make her way to this year’s Phillips County Fair. The 18-year-old Ogallala, Neb. native will be featured at the fair Thursday, July 23 at an 8 p.m. concert. Moul’s dreams of becoming...
  • Get involved at Phillips County Fair with special themes contests

    In addition to 4-H projects, rodeos, races and concerts, the Phillips County Fair is “Keepin’ It Country” with a variety of special themes contests. Interview judging kicks off the fair on Tuesday, July 21. Activities will continue through Sunday, ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Townies (Best Of) A friend of mine lives in two different worlds. To support his chronic ranching habit he does double duty as a businessman in the city. As a result, his calf brandings are a mixture of cowboys and “townies”. The city dwellers are in...
  • How to help a friend or family member who is being abused

    When you know someone who is trapped in an abusive relationship, it’s natural to want to help a friend. But in the case of domestic violence, it’s hard to know what to do. Do you ask about it? What if you’re wrong? Do you offer help? What if you’...
  • Tips for working from home

    With over 24 million Americans working from home, either part-time or full-time, a person’s house has to be more than a castle—it has to be a place to get things done. Whether you’re telecommuting to a job or running a business out of your house, y...
  • Christian rock concert in Imperial Thursday

    Two Nebraska bands will be featured at a free Christian rock concert in Imperial Thursday evening, July 16. The concert will begin about 7 p.m. at the Chase County Schools auditorium. Sponsored by Lighthouse Fellowship Church, For the Few of Thedford and...
  • State Fair entry comp. now open

    The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department encourages Colorado residents of all ages and interests to participate in the 2009 Colorado State Fair through an incredibly diverse menu of competitions. Each year, there are approximately 6,000 entri...
  • New W&P manager introduced during Colorado Weed Awareness Week

    Making his debut in Phillips County during what happens to be Colorado Weed Awareness Week is new county Weed and Pest Dept. supervisor Wilbur Strickert. A native of Yuma, he took over the position on Monday, July 6 from former supervisor Chris Ness. St...
  • Irrigation water management field day set for July 22 near Wray

    Yuma County Conservation District in Wray invites area irrigators to an Irrigation Water Management Field Day, five miles south of Wray on Hwy 385. The field day will be held on Wednesday, July 22, beginning at 9 a.m. No registration is required. Contact ...
  • RMFU commends House vote on Clean Energy and Security

    Recently, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) sent a letter of support to members of the congressional delegation from Colorado and New Mexico who voted to pass the amended Clean Energy and Security bill last week. “This was a tough vote,” RMFU Presi...
  • Livestock viral disease discovered in two states

    The first two cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) for 2009 have been diagnosed; one horse in Texas and one horse in New Mexico have tested positive for the livestock disease. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has put additional import requirements on ...
  • Colo. consumers getting energy bill breaks

    Colorado utilities are working to cut back on energy consumption and some Colorado consumers are reaping the benefits through lower monthly energy bills. Electric and gas providers, including Xcel Energy and SourceGas, have set goals to help reduce energy...
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  • City Code Chatter (CCC) — The 'flower' in the yard may not be a flower at all

    Take a look out the front window, back window or any other window in your home. Is there a viny looking plant growing in the grass, on the fence or even up the house? If so, take a closer look. It could be a noxious weed known as bindweed. Bindweed, acco...