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Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby:
Story Walk at Fike Park
"Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon is posted in Fike Park in Colby through October 23rd. Begin North of the playground.
The Goal of StoryWalk is to help buid children's interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. StoryWalk aligns perfectly with the No Child Left Inside philosophy that stresses the vital importance of reconnecting children with the natural world.

Farmers Market

Tuesday Weather

Decision Weather: September 27th:
Photo: Chelsea Schmitt

High-pressure and upper-level ridge will begin the week over the Rockies and then get pushed east over the Great Plains late in the week as a trough moves into the Northwest and Hurricane Ian moves inland and through the southeast.  This will block up the weather pattern and any precipitation chances and result in warmer than normal daytime highs in the upper 70’s and low 80’s during the first half of the week and reach into the mid and upper 80’s late in the week.  Overnight lows will be in the upper 40’s and low 50’s with generally northwest and south winds 10-15 mph.  Saturday upper-level trough moves in with cooler temps and evening rain chances over the weekend.    
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WPAA Upcoming Shows

Copper Street Brass presenting “That 70s Show” in Colby!
The Copper Street Brass is the premier brass chamber ensemble in Minnesota and one of only a handful of self-sustaining brass groups in the country. They were founded in 2008 as a professionally trained classical chamber music ensemble with two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. They perform exclusively their own music, which is an original blend of musical styles from Mozart to Madonna, and perform dozens of concerts and outreach programs each season. In Colby, they will present “That 70s Show”, which includes music from 1770s, 1870s, and 1970s!


Options October Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
Purple Light Nights
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services is bringing awareness to our communities through several awareness and educational events. We invite community members to take action, prevent domestic violence, and support survivors. Options is excited to be hosting three tree lighting ceremonies this year to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These tree lightings will be held across Options’ 18-county service area:
 Monday, October 3rd in Hill City at East City Park at 7 pm
 Tuesday, October 4th in Hays at Union Pacific Park at 7 pm
 Wednesday, October 5th in Colby at Fike Park at 7 pm
Options invites the community to show their support for survivors at these ceremonies.

Turn the Lights SalON!
Returning this year to Options’ Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Turn the Lights SalON! This is a competition between area salons to decorate their windows for the month of October.


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. 

*Do you have a non-profit event coming up? E-mail: to be added to our list.*


CCC Events and Notices

Colby Community College NIRA Rodeo
September 16th through 18th- Evening performances Friday and Saturday starting at 7:00 p.m.
Afternoon performance Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m.
Over 450 contestants from 26 colleges in Kansas and Oklahoma are competing in 9 major college rodeo events.
Tickets at the Gate: Adults $10.00, Child under 12 $5.00, Children 5 and under are free with parent.


Notice for Rawlins County

Rawlins County Building Blocks to Child Care.
Tuesday, July 26th
Shirley Opera House
503 Main St. Atwood, KS
Dinner will be served between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m.
Program, discussion and strategic doing will start at 6:00 p.m.

Program Includes:
-Presentation: Results of Rawlins County childcare survey (community and employer)


Annual Book Sale at PML

The Pioneer Memorial Library is having their annual Blow Out Book Sale.
It is July 25th to July 30th.  We have a lot of great items - -some looking brand new. Many types of items besides books. CD’s music and audio books, DVD’s & VHS movies, kids books, paperbacks, biographies, fiction, other nonfiction, Christian etc.
The prices do go down every second day, but the best items go first.  The early bird gets the worm! Hours and prices:


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


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


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.