Weather Today

Decision Weather: December 3rd:
Source: Chelsea Schmitt
After record highs in the mid to upper 70’s yesterday a cold front moving through this morning associated with an upper-level trough progressing eastward through the day, will result in cooler highs in the lower 60’s and breezy north winds.      Tomorrow highs will drop into the upper 50’s, but still well above normal for early December. Sunday, another quick moving low-pressure system will move through the Eastern Dakotas and sink reinforcing cooler air south into the Tri-state region with breezy north, dropping temps another 10-20-degrees for Sunday and Monday.  Next week the weather pattern becomes a little more active with a couple disturbances moving out of the Rockies Tuesday and later in the week Friday and Saturday, keeping colder air over the Central US and maybe even talk of snow.   

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Events Around the Atwood Area

In Atwood:
Atwood Public Library to Host Book Author Roxie Yonkey
The Atwood Public Library to host signing for best-selling book Author Roxie Yonkey will be signing her best-selling book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die at the Atwood Public Library, 102 S. Sixth St., Atwood from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 17. Buy a book at the library or ahead of time at RoxieontheRoad.com/Shop.
“I have been widely touring Kansas over the last couple months and am happy to return so close to home in Atwood,” Yonkey said. “I’ve been a life-long library lover and know if you read you will never be bored.” Yonkey has been writing about Kansas for over 30 years. The book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die is her second book. In 2020, she co-authored the book Midwest Road Trip Adventures. That book includes road trip guides for all 12 Midwest states. Yonkey wrote the Kansas chapter and the Black Hills section of the South Dakota chapter.
Additional signings are scheduled throughout the state. Check the schedule at RoxieontheRoad.com/signings. We hope to see you at the Atwood Public Library on Dec. 17.

The Rawlins County Shuttle offers convenient transportation to anybody in Rawlins County.
The shuttle travels all over Rawlins County and is free to county residents. 24 hour notice is greatly appreciated, but not completely necessary. Rides are given on a first come first serve basis. This project is funded in part by the KDOT Public Transportation Program. CALL (785) 626-9625

Fried Chicken Dinner


This Holiday Season

Downtown Light Parade in Colby
The Chamber Ambassadors encourage you to register today for the 2021 Light Parade to be on Saturday, December 4th starting at 5:30 p.m.
In-person registration will be available prior to the parade in front of Nesting or register online through the chamber.
For more information, contact Ambassador President Megan Roemer at 785-443-5225.

Santa's Workshop in Colby
The Thomas County Community Foundation is proud to sponsor Santa's Workshop!
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December4th (Inside the Thomas County Office Complex, 350 S. Range).

Events Around the Colby Area

In Gem:
“We Serve” 
Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs & Pie
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the Gem Community Building
All You Can Eat, Free Will Donations
Net Proceeds go to: Community Betterment, Sight Conservation, & Education
Sponsored by GEM LIONS. We Recycle Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
For more information, contact Sandy Johnson, 785-443-2297

In Colby:
CCC Alumni Hall of Fame Reception 2021
Colby Community College is proud to induct these five individuals into the 2021 CCC Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 4th:
Pat Erickson - former instructor
Bob Hartsook - former administrator & current fundraiser/philanthropist
Sara Wells Lee & Edward Limo - All-American runners


WPAA Upcoming Show

From the producers of Rockin' Road To Dublin comes a sensational Christmas Season musical, Christmas In Killarney, An Irish Christmas Celebration. Western Plains Arts Association is pleased to bring this holiday show to the Oakley High School Auditorium, at 3 p.m. CST, Sunday, Dec. 5.
In addition to area business and individual sponsors, this program is made possible by a special gift from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, and the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation- Dane Hansen Community Grant for Logan County, Bird City. Admission is by WPAA season ticket or adults $20 and students $10 at the door.


Options: Project Pathway

Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services announces launch of Project Pathway with initial investment from the Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation
Hays, KS – November 5, 2021
Thanks to a $41,000 donation from Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation, Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services Inc. will be launching Project Pathway, a new way of training trauma advocates. Options employs 22 staff in northwest Kansas providing 24-hour crisis-intervention services to 18 counties around domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, dating violence, and sex trafficking through 2 offices and 1 safe house.