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Community celebrates Phillips County’s 125th

Community celebrates Phillips County’s 125th

Marking a community milestone, citizens of Phillips County celebrated the county’s 125th year Sunday, Oct. 12. Chilly windy weather moved the festivities inside the Phillips County Event Center, but nearly all planned activities were still able to occur. County Commissioner Harlan Stern made a d...

Ballots mailed this week

Phillips County registered voters should receive their ballots for the Nov. 4 election this week, according to County Clerk/Recorder Beth Zilla. Ballots could be mailed out starting Tuesday, Oct. 14. They must be returned to the county clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, i...

New book a road map for pastors

New book a road map for pastors

A striking bright green cover. A compass. A map. And nearly 300 pages packed with information. “Re:VISION” hit the market this week — a road map leading pastors and church leaders in a new direction and vision for ministry. This is the culmination of seven years of work for local Pastor Gord...

Student count increases

With preliminary numbers from the Oct. 1 student count in Holyoke School District Re-1J, the 2014-15 enrollment looks to be 624, reported Superintendent Bret Miles at the Oct. 7 Board of Education meeting. That number includes Colorado Preschool Project students, as well as preschool special educa...

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New police officer hired

After a long stretch working short-handed and receiving part-time assistance from Haxtun officers, the Holyoke Police Department has added a new officer to its ranks. Daniel Coontz began work at the...

Varela earns citizenship

Varela earns citizenship

Family Ed offers classes for voters this month  Maria Socorro Varela is excited to now call herself a United States citizen after she was recently awarded her citizenship certificate. Varela applied...

Council approves Liberty Tree fungicide treatment

Councilmembers had a light load on the agenda for the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7, but the Liberty Tree fungicide topic grabbed their attention. At the Sept. 16 meeting, councilmembers...

Amendments outlined for upcoming election ballot

There will be four statewide ballot measures on the 2014 Colorado ballot. Two measures are amendments to the Colorado Constitution. They are Amendment 67 for the definition of person and child and Amendment...

Medicare enrollment open

The Colorado Division of Insurance, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, reminds Coloradans that the Medicare open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. During open enrollment,...

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New math teacher settles in at HHS

Cristine Mallari, new math teacher at Holyoke JR/SR High, is getting settled in to her new home in Holyoke and her new classroom at HHS. Because she only arrived in Colorado last week, staff member Sandra...

School Bd. meets Tues.

Holyoke School District Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include a quarterly financial report. Action items on the agenda...

Ellis earns degree

Marissa Jean Ellis graduated from Colorado State University — Pueblo in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. The evening prior to graduation a Pinning Ceremony was held at Massari...

Student count increases

With preliminary numbers from the Oct. 1 student count in Holyoke School District Re-1J, the 2014-15 enrollment looks to be 624, reported Superintendent Bret Miles at the Oct. 7 Board of Education meeting....

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MMHF promotes fitness in 8-week challenge, mini triathlon

MMHF promotes fitness in 8-week challenge, mini triathlon

Fitness was the target as Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation sponsored an eight-week challenge Aug. 2-Sept. 26, and a mini amateur triathlon competition event Saturday, Oct. 11. Seventeen participants...

Dragons driven to defeat in Wray

Dragons driven to defeat in Wray

Hoping to extend its two-game winning streak, the Dragon football team traveled to Wray to take on the Eagles Friday, Oct. 10. Holyoke lost the game 12-42, dropping its league record to 2-1. The Eagles...

V-ball soars above Eagles

Improving its league record, the Holyoke volleyball team took control on the court in Wray Friday, Oct. 10. The varsity Lady Dragons beat the Eagles 25-15, 25-19, 25-18. This win gave them a 3-3 record...

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Holyoke busy with beets

Holyoke busy with beets

Holyoke is seeing heavier, bustling truck traffic and the beets are piling up at the dumpsites outside of town. Beet harvest’s regular season opened Thursday, Oct. 9, and though early hauls have shown...

McCormick retirement marks end of business

Retirement has called Eldon McCormick after 40 years of operating McCormick Appliance Service in Holyoke and a total of 55 years in the local business community. “It’s time to quit,” said McCormick...

First dollar given to Abts Express

Mike Bemis, pictured at left, accepts a First Dollar of Profit plaque as the new owner of Abts Express Pharmacy located at 118 S. Interocean Ave. Presenting the certificate is Mary Tomky, executive director...

Restaurant Juarez receives first dollar

Restaurant y Panaderia Juarez was recently presented a First Dollar of Profit certificate by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. Accepting the certificate is Ernesto Quezada, pictured...

Hayneses recognized by Angus Association

Gale L. and Cynthia Haynes of Holyoke ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Colorado with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30,...

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