Weekend Weather

Decision Weather: January 21st:
Photo Source: Chelsea Schmitt
Today southerly flow will warm temps into the low 40’s ahead of a quick disturbance that works out of the Rockies late this afternoon and evening.  There will be a chance for a bit of light snow or flurries this evening as lows fall into the upper teens.  Saturday and Sunday’s temps again reach into the upper   40’s and 50’s with northwest flow from high-pressure building to the west and trough over the Great Lakes.  Monday ridge flattens and cold front in the evening and overnight pulls colder air south out of Canada and brings some light snow chances and colder temps for Tuesday  

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Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby:
Third Thursday Art gallery walk
This month's Third Thursday art gallery walk is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 20 at five Colby locations. Student art and pieces by college instructor Rebel Mahieu will be displayed at the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center. Additional works by various artists will be in the Jonas Gallery, Pioneer Memorial Library, Prairie Museum of Art & History, and Orange. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served at each location. For more information, contact Mahieu at (785) 460-5459.

Come support your favorite team and enjoy some great basketball as both boys and girls teams from across the region travel to Colby to compete!
Thurs., Jan. 20 - Sat., Jan. 23 at the Colby Event Center. For bracket information and volunteer opportunities, contact Colby High School Athletics Director Travis Betz: tbetz@colbyeagles.org or 785-460-5300



WPAA Upcoming Show

R.P. Smith, Humorist and Cowboy Poetis a fourth generation rancher from Broken Bow, Neb.  In the ranching game it never hurts to have a little side-gig and for over 30 years humor and cowboy poetry have been a creative outlet for Smith. He produces and records his weekly radio show from the Pine Crest Ranch, his home place.

The Western Plains Arts Association resumes their second half of the group’s 52ndseason by showcasing R.P. Smith at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Rawlins County High School Auditorium in Atwood. Admission is by WPAA season ticket or adults $10 and students $5 at the door. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kansas, has provided WPAA special grants this season.


Events Around the Atwood Area

In Atwood:
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
2nd Sunday each month at the Atwood Masonic Lodge. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with take out available! Call Dave: 785-626-6107.


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.


Barbershop Brings Harmony to Bird City

Wanted. Cheyenne and Rawlins County area families to travel to Bird City Thursday, Nov. 18, to enjoy a night of barbershop singing. The Immanuel United Methodist Church, 116 E. Fourth Street, Bird City is the location of the free event from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST.
Guest means guest and there is no obligation to join either group. Sponsored by the Tumbleweed men’s Barbershop Chorus and the women’s Prairie Rose Harmony Chorus, members of both groups will be on hand to lead guests in the joys of signing harmony. Thomas Annis, Oakley, is the music director for both groups. This is a special weekly rehearsal, not a show.
Over 80 years ago, the founders of The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) stumbled onto something quite profound: The joy and transformation that comes with four voices singing together. The BHS wants more people to have the opportunity to experience the joy of singing.
“Our mission is to bring people together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through