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  • Drescher recognized as Volunteer of Year

    Sherri Drescher of Holyoke was honored recently as Volunteer of the Year for the Area Agency on Aging of Northeast Colorado. The honor was earned as the result of her 576 volunteer hours logged at the SunSet View Meet and Eat/Meals on Wheels program in Ho...
  • Burlap & Lace Marketplace to share Dandelion Daze Saturday

    Colorado is becoming known as a state that is “entrepreneurial by nature.” Many of these entrepreneurs have come to realize that the best way to share their wares is at vendor events like the Burlap & Lace Marketplace Saturday, June 20. Annually ...
  • HHS Class of 1960 enjoys 55-year reunion

    Members of the HHS Class of 1960 who gathered Friday, June 5, at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie to celebrate their 55-year class reunion are pictured from left, front row, Judy Burchett Spelts of Lakewood, Carolyn Alberts Loughman of Wichita, Kan...
  • Colorado school funding fares poorly nationwide

    Northeast Colorado school districts’ financial statuses reviewed to highlight stress, successColorado’s funding for its K-12 schools fared poorly in two reports released this month. You won’t find many school superintendents in Colorado who would di...
  • Area kids invited to Thailand Trek VBS

    A summer kids’ event called Thailand Trek VBS will be hosted at First Christian Church in Holyoke from Monday-Thursday, June 22-25. Thailand Trek is like taking a trip to Thailand! Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catc...
  • Food safety training to be June 30 in Cheyenne Wells

    Are there area cooks interested in bringing their home-made food products to market? This training offered by CSU Extension southeast area will provide food safety training required by the Colorado Cottage Food Act. Extension agents Jennifer Wells and Ka...
  • McWilliams experiences Girls State

    From the moment I arrived on campus at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, I knew it was going to be an amazing week. I had been so nervous in the days preceding Girls State, but when I got there and we immediately started with non-stop activi...
  • Licensed care important

    There is a continuing demand for licensed family child care providers. Parents want the person caring for their children to be passionate about children; have the training and knowledge that will encourage their child’s emotional, intellectual and socia...
  • College news

    Kaylee Groshans was named to the University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll for the 2015 spring semester. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly-enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester and are enrolled for a minimum o...
  • Quilt show scheduled in Wray Sat., June 27

    Quilts of the Plains, a main street open air quilt show in Wray, is set for Saturday,  June 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Antique quilts will also be displayed at the Wray Museum. Quilts must be pre-registered by Thursday, June 25. Categories are large quil...
  • Recent livestock diseases highlighted for awareness

    Last year, several diseases were particularly damaging to Colorado livestock production. These threats are real possibilities again for 2015. However, education and management practices can limit the extent of their impact and severity. The following is ...
  • Enrollment period opens for ARC, PLC safety-net

    U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced June 15 that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period began June 17 and will end Se...
  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council Phillips County 4-H Council held its monthly meeting at the Phillips County Event Center May 31. President Sid Struckmeyer called the meeting to order. Braden Plumb led the American and 4-H pledges. The secretary’s report a...
  • FSA county committee nominations under way throughout the nation

    U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees is now under way. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal...
  • It's the Pitts

    Complexification Currently there are eight saddles in my house and a couple more in my shop. Sadly, these aren’t saddles I won team roping but very old saddles from the late 19th century. Apart from two sidesaddles I own, there is very little differen...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 17, 2010 First major storms of the summer rolled through the area last weekend. Six REA poles succumbed to high winds two miles east of Amherst. Holyoke received a total of 2.05 inches of rain from the weekend storms. The Dominator ve...
  • Hutton lawsuit threatens shut-down of irrigation wells in Republican River Basin

    In 1965, the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Ground Water Management Act, which created the Ground Water Commission and gave it authority to determine designated ground water basins. In 1966, the commission established the Northern High Plains D...
  • Clean eating details shared for clear ways to get started

    Clean eating is a growing trend among people focused on health and wellness. A relatively simple concept of selecting foods that are minimally processed, clean eating intends to instill a greater understanding of the pathway between a food’s origins and...
  • Cancer survival rates lower for those living in poverty

    Coloradans living in high poverty areas were less likely to survive cancer, according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The report, “Cancer and Poverty: Colorado 2001-12,” shows low-income Coloradans we...
  • Auction, car show roll into town Saturday

    Big crowds are expected in town this Saturday, June 20, for the 15th annual Dandelion Daze family event. A variety of other community activities, including an antique car, tractor and toy auction, add to the day’s packed schedule of events. Phillips Co...