Chance of Precipitation

Decision Weather: August 4th:
Photo Source: Chelsea Schmitt
A pattern changes with the ridge out west de-amplifying briefly for the rest of this week, over the weekend and early next week.  This bodes well for moisture in the northern Plains and along the Canadian border, but locally the high-pressure ridge axis moves over the Rocky Mountain High Plains region with more westerly down sloping warming daytime temperature into the upper 90’s with some excessive 100-degree heat potential and elevated fire concerns.  Today will be our best shot for some scattered afternoon and evening rain with a weak trough and front moving through the northwesterly flow.  We will also need to enjoy the cooler 80-degree temperature, because tomorrow we will be in the 90’s heading for 100 on Friday. Over the weekend dryness prevails prolonging our dry summer and the moderate drought returning to the area last week will likely worsen. 
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Northwest Kansas District Free Fair Schedule

2021 NWKS District Free Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 31st

 8:00 am

Fairgrounds - Open for Set-up

 4:00 pm

Parade Line-up

 5:00 pmNWKS Fair Parade (Main St.)
  Sponsored by: Sherman County 4-H Ambassadors
 7:00 pmCarnival - Open [Tickets, Wristband]
 7:30 pmModified Tractor Pull (Grandstands)
  Adult - $15.00
  Children (12 & Under) - $10.00
 10:00 pmCarnival - Closed [Kiddie Rides]
 11:00 pmCarnival - Closed [All Rides & Games]

Sunday, August 1st

 12:00 pm

Fairgrounds - Open for Set-up

 5:00 pm

Fairgrounds - Closed


Monday, August 2nd

 8:00 am

4-H Foods, Arts & Crafts, Clothing & Fiber Arts, Cloverbud Judging


4-H Foods Sale


4-H Life Skills Judging

 10:00 am4-H Crops & Garden, Floriculture, Forestry, Space Tech Judging
 12:00 pm4-H Photography, Woodworking, Energy Management Judging
 2:00 pm4-H Booths, Project Poster, Shooting Sports, Geology, Entomology, Wildlife Judging
 4:00 pmOpen Class Entry Check-in - Open

Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby: 
CCC Endowment Foundation Scholarship Benefit Auction
This year's Endowment Foundation Scholarship Benefit Auction will be held at City Limits Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13th. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.

Backpack Giveaway
College Drive Assembly of God is hosting a backpack giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., while supplies last for students in grades pre-k to 5th grade.

CCC Campus Block Party
The Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce and the Colby Convention & Visitors Bureau will be partnering with Colby Community College to host the annual CCC Campus Block Party on Wednesday, August 18th. Local businesses, churches and organizations are invited to set up a display booth at the block party that they can use to introduce students to their merchandise, services, volunteer opportunities and job openings. The college will be serving a lunch.

Sunflower Festival, Saturday, August 28


Events Around the Atwood Area

In Atwood:
Book Sale at Atwood Public Library
August 2nd through August 7th during normal business hours. There's a ton of adult fiction and non-fiction, DVDs/audiobooks and kids books for all ages!

We Have Openings! God's Little Saints Preschool
We are accepting applications for 2021-2022 in both age groups. Must be 3 years old before September 1st and fully potty trained. Scholarships available! Contact Val at 785-626-3178.

Museum Hours
Starting May 1st, the Rawlins County Museum will begin summer hours. Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Call to schedule family tours or to book the Historical Church for weddings.

Fried Chicken Dinner


Free Matinees in Atwood

Free Movies at the Jayhawk!  
Starting July 8th at 2 p.m. 
Sponsored by Atwood Summer Recreation
Admission begins at 1:30 p.m. 
First-come, first-served.


Behind the Mic: Becca Vyzourek

You tune in to hear her 'All 80's Lunch Hour' and listen to the Superhits between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. Chelsea K went behind the mic and find out a little more about:

Becca Vyzourek!

While she puts you in a time machine during the day, Becca grew up on Musicals. As a child and on, she sang in theater and choir, finally resulting in a trip to Broadway in 1999, her senior year of high school. While in New York, Becca had the pleasure of seeing 5 different shows, including one of her