Hospital demo complete

Old structure totally down

The building that housed Root Memorial and Mitchell County Hospital has been demolished. Plans are to plant grass on the lot once it has been leveled to give it a park-like atmosphere.

Hutchinson big final farewell

Educators gather for last goodbye

About 30 educators gathere on Saturday to wish the Hutchinson Elementary campus a final farewell. There was lots of reminiscing, visiting and a tour of the new school.

Lowe's Market is here!

Transitioning from Fuller Foods...

The transition from Fuller Foods to Lowe's Market is ongoing this week, as Colorado City's only grocery store officially changed owners on Monday. 

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  • The Mitchell County Public Library, home of the Summer Reading Program, is the place to be on Wednesdays. Kids from ages 3 to 18 have been enjoying various activities through the program and Teen Reading Program.On Wednesday, July 6th, librarians have a very special story time planned. A free magic show will be held at the Colorado City Civic Center at 10 a.m. All reading program participants are ...
  • Mission C-City is underway, and the whole thing culminates on Thursday with a block party and Friday with a swimming party. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out for some family fun and entertainment.At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, everyone will gather on Walnut Street in front of the 3M Palace Theater for free food and games. Joyful Noise will provide live music at 7:30, and a free movie, The ...
  • July 4th is almost here, and Colorado City always celebrates Independence Day in style! There will be something for the entire family on Monday, as the activities start early and last until after dark.The day gets kicked off early as the 54th Annual J.O. Dockrey Fly-in begins at 7 a.m. at the Colorado City Airport. Eggs, bacon, toast and fresh cantaloupe will be served for free to pilots flying in...

July 4th fun!

fly-in awards picJuly 4th is almost here, and Colorado City always celebrates Independence Day in style! There will be something for the entire family on Monday, as the activities start early and last until after dark.
The day gets kicked off early as the 54th Annual J.O. Dockrey Fly-in begins at 7 a.m. at the Colorado City Airport. Eggs, bacon, toast and fresh cantaloupe will be served for free to pilots flying in for the event. Everyone else is welcome to eat breakfast for $5 per plate.
Last year, breakfast eaters consumed approximately 120 dozen eggs, 130 pounds of bacon, 17 gallons of orange juice, 40 loaves of Texas toast and five bushels of cantaloupes. There are usually about 40 various types of aircraft for spectators to get a closer look on the runway of the airport.
An awards program, led by Nancy Masters, will begin around 9 a.m. Awards, sponsored by Lowe’s Market, will be awarded for the Furthest Distance Traveled, Most Unique Plane, Oldest Plane, Youngest Pilot and Oldest Pilot.
The fun doesn’t end there, it just moves to Ruddick Park. The City Pool will be open and swimming will be free from noon until 5 p.m. on July 4th. After cooling off at the pool, head over to the east pavilion in the park and participate or watch the washer pitching and horseshoe tournaments.
Entry fee for washers and horseshoes is $10 per two-person team, and registration for these events will be held 15 minutes before each tourney starts. Washer pitching is set to begin at 5:30 and horseshoes at 6:30 p.m.
Kids will have plenty of entertainment, as huge inflatables will rise out of the park for jumping, climbing and sliding. The Chamber Choo Choo will also be giving rides around the park on Monday.
The 4th Annual Hot Dog Eating contest will begin under the east pavilion at 7:30 p.m., with registration being held from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Cost to enter is $1. Contestants will have 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs and buns as possible, and the winner will be deemed the 2016 Mitchell County Hot Dog Eating Champion.
Kelly Phillips was the first-ever hot dog eating champion, finishing off 11 in 2013, while Mike McKinna was the winner in 2014 with 10 dogs and buns down. Last year, Juan Rodriquez earned the bragging rights by consuming nine dogs and buns and a bite of another in the allotted time.
Can you beat that? If so, you should bring your dollar and enter the contest.
As the sun sets and darkness approaches, the preparation booms will be heard throughout town, as pyro technicians get ready to light up the night sky with a fireworks display. The awesome display will round out a great day of July 4th activities.

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