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 By JR Krueger    News    February 22, 2024 

Changes announced in PC Road & Bridge dept.

The retiring Mike Salyards will spend his last day on the job as the Phillips County Road and Bridge Department Manager on Thursday, Feb. 29. He has been employed with the County since 1985. At the Feb. 9 Phillips County Board of County...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    February 15, 2024

Commissioners approve exemption request for Centennial Farm

During the Jan. 31 meeting of the Phillips County Board of County Commissioners, the board held a public hearing to consider the subdivision exemption request from Timothy and Arlene Carper to divide a 12.8-acre parcel of land from a 160-acre...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    February 8, 2024

Commissioners support scholarships, equipment requests

At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners met with Mattie Haney, representing the Northeastern Junior College Foundation. She spoke about the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative and requested a letter of support from the...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    January 25, 2024

County Commissioners appoint new chairman; retain emergency mgr.

Following the regular Jan. 9 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board convened its usual reorganization meeting that occurs at the start of each new year. As its first item of business, the board appointed Terry Hofmeister to serve as...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    January 11, 2024

Phillips County Treasurer's office welcomes Crystal Oakley upon retirement of Sheila Gift

Hired in the Phillips County treasurer's office in 2001, Sheila Gift ended up serving the public alongside three different elected county treasurers that spanned 21 years. County treasurers Linda...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    December 21, 2023

County Commissioners approve 2024 budget

At the Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 Board of County Commissioners meetings, the Board considered requests from county staff; attended to contracts, personnel-related decisions and matters pertaining to the landfill; and addressed other miscellaneous items as...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    December 14, 2023

County commissioners support grant application to benefit Haxtun & Paoli businesses

At the Nov. 30 meeting of the Phillips County Board of County Commissioners, several individuals met with the board to request action or provide updates. Discussion continued regarding the Fair Manager position. Other miscellaneous matters were...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    December 7, 2023

HHS grad Brooklyn Plumb earns prestigious American FFA Degree

Local native, Brooklyn Plumb, has been awarded the highest degree achievable in the national Future Farmers of America organization, the American FFA Degree. Less than half of one percent of all FFA...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    November 30, 2023

County commissioners updated on federal election & state legislation

The Nov. 8 and Nov. 17 Phillips County Board of County Commissioners meetings included opportunities to hear from individuals who navigate the fluctuating policy and political climates in the normal course of business. At the Nov. 8 meeting, Darlene...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    November 16, 2023

Commissioners create county fair manager position; commit to Prop 123 housing support

The Oct. 31 meeting of the Phillips County Board of County Commissioners included the establishing of a new contracted position, adopting a resolution, conducting a public hearing, receiving information and updates, hiring part-time election...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    November 9, 2023

"Players" undeterred after postponing production for lack of actors

With a long-standing commitment to make stage productions available to Phillips County and surrounding communities, the next Phillips County Players' production is "They Promised Her the Moon." Set...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    November 2, 2023

County commissioners advance courthouse sidewalk project

In a special meeting of the Phillips County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 23, action was taken related to sidewalk and parking lot upgrades on the grounds surrounding the county courthouse. The...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    September 21, 2023

Office of Emergency Management collaborates to be prepared in times of crisis

Since starting in May of 2021 as the Phillips County emergency manager, Broc Pelle has become well entrenched in the complexities of county-level emergency management and its inherent collaboration...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    September 7, 2023

Phillips County Commissioners continue taking care of business

Phillips County Board of Commissioners took numerous actions during their eight meetings occurring June 9 through Aug. 21, including business pertaining to the County’s financial audit, agreements and contracts, zoning matters, landfill business,...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    September 7, 2023

Public comments sought on proposed changes to commissioner district boundaries

By JR Krueger For The Holyoke Enterprise The Phillips County Clerk and Recorder’s office has made available six different scenarios for redrawing the three county commissioner district boundaries. Referred to as redistricting, adjustments are...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    August 24, 2023

PC Sheriff's Office fully staffed with addition of Wieland and Torres

Following a period of staff turnover combined with a challenging workforce shortage, the Phillips County Sheriff's Office is currently at full peace officer staffing with the sheriff, undersheriff...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    November 23, 2022

Election integrity symposium informs, inspires civic engagement

Several speakers at a symposium, implemented by the recently formed Phillips County Election Integrity Project, urged 187 attendees to work toward reforms to the current election system. Held in Heginbotham Auditorium at Holyoke High School on Nov....

 

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