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Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby:
Chicken Fried Steak Night
The American Legion Post #363 will have a drive-through Chicken Fried Steak Night from 
6:00 to 7:30 P.M. on Sat, July 16 at 1850 W 4th St. Use Experiment Station Road and enter the Legion from the South. Meals are $12.00.

Political Forum
The public is invited to learn more about 4 candidates seeking 4 different Kansas
state elected positions:
Kris Kobach: Attorney General
Caryn Tyson: State Senator & Treasurer
Mike Brown: Secretary of State
Rep. Tatum Lee: House District 118
6 p.m. Tues. July 5
City Limits Convention Center
2227 S Range Ave
(785) 460-0131

Farmers Market
The Thomas County Farmers Market is every Saturday through the end of September in Fike Park in Colby! Local goods from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact Market Director Cheryl Detamore for more information.

Picnic in the Park

Heat Advisory Today

Decision Weather: July 5th:
Photo: Chelsea Schmitt
Over the next few days and upper-level ridge over Central and Southeastern U.S. and trough in the Pacific Northwest will result in monsoonal moisture to plume out of the southwest and over the Rockies and into the area elevating humidity and dewpoints.   Today will again see 100-degree heat with a Heat Advisory in place along and east Highway 25 where heat index readings could reach 105. With no real disturbances coming over the Rockies diurnal driven late afternoon and evening storms likely remain west and struggle to organize into northwest Kansas.  Tomorrow and Thursday a weak cool front will increase chances some for late day and evening storms and drop highs some. Friday and over the weekend high-pressure returns
Visit for more information.


Golf Tournaments: NWKS Foundation For Hope

Goodland * Atwood * Colby
Golf Tournaments
Northwest Kansas Foundation For Hope

All Tournaments are 4 person scrambles

Atwood: Saturday, July 9th
Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Tee off at 9:00 a.m., Registration Fee: $300 per team. Includes lunch and hole prizes. Contact Allie at 785-626-0409

Colby Night Golf: Saturday, August 13th


Events Around the Atwood Area

In Atwood:
Free Sports Physicals!
Tuesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rawlins Clinic.
Prior to arrival, fill out paperwork at:


Nurture your Mental Health

Surviving to Thriving: Nurturing your Mental Health

Join the Rawlins County Health Department & High Plains Mental Health Center for a FREE 1-hour Presentation and Discussion

Farm Stress & Rural Mental Health

Wednesday, June 22nd

9:00 a.m.- Coffee and Rolls OR 12:00 p.m. Lunch


Northwest Shrine Club

18th Annual Northwest Shrine Golf Tournament
Saturday June 25th
Sugar Hills Golf Course - Goodland, KS

18 Hole "Par 3" Tournament
Come and enjoy this unique, exciting format!

3 person scramble: $75 per golfer- $225 per team
Men, Women and Mixed Teams Welcome
Paying all three flights- Mulligans $5 each side


The Cardinal Initiative

 Rawlins County:

The Cardinal Initiative of Rawlins County is seeking donations to help fund their operations and programs in order to help bring more mental health options to our area. Information about how to donate can be found on their Facebook page, or on their website at For mailing information, or for questions regarding The Cardinal Initiative, feel free to call Director Peyton Beims at (785)813-1438. The Cardinal Initiative: Making a difference one mind at a time. 


40th Early Rod Run!

Atwood Early Rod Run - The Third Weekend in May
Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY - May 20, 2022
4:00—7:00 P.M. Registration (Midwest Energy Building)
4:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Poker Run Signup (Midwest Energy Building)
6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Social with Food & Beverages at Knights of Columbus Hall (Outside, Rodders and Ambassadors Only)
Approx: 10:00 P.M. or Dark - Fireworks at Lake Atwood (provided by the Atwood Masons)
SATURDAY - May 21, 2022


WPAA Upcoming Shows

WPAA receives public grants for Cubanism program

Area live music lovers have an opportunity to experience the upbeat fusion of one of our neighboring countries at 3 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 24 at Hoxie High School Auditorium. Cubanisms traces the evolution of Cuban music from its African origins to all of its modern forms.

Admission is by Western Plains Arts Association season ticket or adults $10 and students $5 at the door.


Saturday, April 23rd

Sophomore Day: Games on Saturday

Cheer on the Lady Trojan Softball team and celebrate the Sophomores Saturday, April 23rd at Carl Adams Field on the campus of CCC!

The double header starts at 2:00 p.m. as they take on Northwest Tech of Goodland.


CCC Home Events

Colby Community College Schedule:
April Home Athletic Events:
25 Community Musical, CAC, 2 p.m.
30 Baseball vs. Seward, 1 p.m.
30 Softball vs. Seward County, 2 p.m.


Lenten Lunch- Different Locations

Brown Bags & Bibles 2022
Based on "Forgiveness: A Lenten Study"
written by Marjorie J. Thompson
Open to all!
12pm Doors open (bring your own lunch)
12:10pm Opening Prayer, Welcome & Introductions followed by message
12:50pm Concluding Prayer & Dismissal
March 9:
Location: Colby Wesleyan Church, 320 W. Pine St.


National FFA Week

Clues for the Hide-A-Pig contest can
be found on our homepage!
Monday: Community Breakfast - 7:15
                Theme - Blue and Gold

Tuesday: Ice Cream Social - AP
                 Theme - Western

Wednesday: Cookie Delivery - AP
                      Theme- FFA Pocket Tees

Thursday: FFA Games - AP
                   Theme- Animal Print or Flannel

Friday: No School


Options Community Input Meeting

Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. of Colby is looking for community input to design and direct the local program needs for area residents.
Options provides services directly to victims and survivors of gender-based violence. Options also provides support to friends and family member who are affected by this violence, or who need help to comfort their loved ones.

There are two opportunities for community members to provide input:
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. February 24 Pioneer Memorial Library.


Rawlins County School Reminder

Atwood Police Department would like to remind parents to either park and drop off their children or use the crosswalk. Do not let them off down the street while in line. It is not safe for the children to be going in between vehicles.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction this morning, 6 more weeks of winter! 

For Northwest Kansas, winter is in full swing. Closings and cancellations are piling in from around the listening area, please click here to stay updated. You can also give us a call at 785-626-9523 to report yours.

Please be safe if you're out and about and visit for information on road conditions.

Remember these winter weather driving tips:
Slow down for wet, snowy, icy conditions.


Options Press Release

 April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Beginning today, Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services is opening submissions for a poster contest to go along with an interactive art installation for community members during the Spring Art Walk. The purpose of the contest and the art installation is to bring awareness of sexual assault to Northwest Kansas.
The poster contest will focus on the importance of consent and healthy boundaries. Consent is giving permission or agreeing to do something and being comfortable with that decision. Healthy boundaries are reasonable, safe, and permissible ways for other people to behave around them and how they will respond when someone steps outside those limits.
The interactive art installation will allow participants to express their trauma by drawing, tearing, writing, or painting on a wedding dress or tuxedo during the Spring Art Walk. The finished product of this interactive project will be featured during the Summer Art Walk with the Wonder Women League.