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From The National Weather Service:
Frost this morning, followed by mostly sunny skies and highs from the mid 50's to upper 60's. The rest of the week will see seasonable highs in the 60's and low 70's with morning low temperatures mainly in the 30's. Patchy frost will be possible the next few nights.

Events for Colby and Goodland

Goodland "Blocktoberfest"
*This event has been cancelled until 2021*
~Enjoy food, music, and fun at Goodland's Second Annual Blocktoberfest on Oct. 17 from 4-7 p.m. MDT. Blocktoberfest is Goodland’s annual block party, held on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Main. Enjoy live music, including classic hits, folk, and gospel, food trucks, and other vendors. Shop at local businesses and explore Downtown Goodland. Goodland Carnegie Arts Center will hold a public art project. Bring your own lawn chairs and sit on Main Street. After Blocktoberfest, take in the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Sherman Theatre.

Downtown Trick or Treat
~Be sure to bring the kids to downtown Colby for Downtown Trick or Treat to celebrate Halloween! Participating businesses will have a special flier on display in their window and will be outside their businesses on the sidewalk. Free trick or treat bags will be handed out in front of Colby City Hall. The event runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. the Friday before Halloween.


Events for Atwood and the Surrounding Area

The Hatchery ATV Trail Ride and Poker Run
Saturday, October 24th
Registration runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ride Departs Hatchery at 1:00 p.m.
Hatchery Events Following Trail Ride:
6:00 p.m.- BBQ Meal
7:00 p.m.- DJ by MC Entertainment
8:00 p.m.- Concert featuring Lucas Maddy
**Silent Auction from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.**
Cost: $25 per rider, kids 10 and under are Free
Registration at Hatchery, day of event only. 139 S. Quincy Ave. in Herndon, KS
Fee pays for trail ride, poker run, evening meal and concert admission!
**If you want to participate in the Hatchery Events and skip the ride, free will donation for concert. Please arrive 7:00 p.m. or later.**
For more information, contact Taylor at 785-421-8966 or Mark at 785-626-6048.
All Proceeds Benefit the Schmidt Family and Baby Berkley!

If you or your business has a non-profit event coming up we'll add you to the list! E-mail:


Press Release: Rawlins County Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

County Seeking Local Input on Health Needs
Rawlins County is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) from October 1 through 31. The purpose of this assessment is to identify major community health challenges, gaps in service, and other factors that may contribute to unmet health needs locally.
“We hope that every Rawlins County resident, ages 18 and over, will participate in the survey,” said Karla Heble, Rawlins County Health Officer. “All of the health service providers in the county - whether medical, dental, vision, or other alternative medicine – need to understand what the true needs of our residents are, what prevents people from receiving care, and how we can improve services to better meet those needs.”


WPAA (Tentative) Season Schedule

Western Plains Arts Association
Tentative Schedule for 2020-2021
Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before each show starts.

Sunday, September 27th
3:00 p.m. at the Oakley High School Auditorium
Formerly called En Power and Light, Lezlee and Paul will perform a variety of pieces.

Sunday, October 11th
2:00 p.m. at the Hoxie High School Auditorium
A marimba quartet called Marimbas Sol de Chiapas, North America's premier professional Mexican marimba ensemble, will perform an eclectic variety of music
(1:30 p.m. Pre-concert workshop - free to everyone)


2020 Youth Basketball League Open

Registration is now open for our 2020 Youth Basketball League through Colby Recreation! The registration fee of $35 includes a 6-game season with a uniform and all equipment provided by Colby Recreation, plus a trophy at the completion of the season! 

Divisions offered are... 1st-2nd Grade Boys, 1st-2nd Grade Girls, 3rd-4th Grade Boys, 3rd-4th Grade Girls, 5th-6th Grade Boys and 5th-6th Grade Girls

Registration Deadline: October 9th