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  • Prom royalty to hit the red carpet

    Holyoke High School juniors and seniors and their dates will have a “Night on the Red Carpet” Saturday, May 2, at the 2015 HHS prom. Friends and family are invited to the grand march Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium, where the prom kin...
  • Chromebooks coming to grades 5-12 in Jan.

    Board accepts tech committee proposal for 1:1 devices; teachers to begin training next semesterAfter conducting three years of research on one-to-one technology for Holyoke School District, the technology committee’s recommendation for 1:1 Chromebooks i...
  • School district honored for closing achievement gap

    Holyoke School District Re-1J was recognized for closing its achievement gap with a special presentation at the Emerald Awards ceremony Thursday, April 23, at the Peerless Center. This award was presented by Tina Goar, rural field support manager with the...
  • Kids support Mother Nature on Earth Day

    Showing some environmental stewardship as part of Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, third-grade students planted flowers along the sides of the entryway to Holyoke Elementary School and picked up trash around the school grounds and city park. Above, Bryson ...
  • Viaero partners with 7News for live coverage of plains weather

    A new and exciting service that Denver’s 7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson is calling “one of the biggest advances in weather technology since Doppler Radar” was introduced April 21. Viaero Wireless has partnered with the news station to provi...
  • Aurora theater shooting trial has begun­­

    The world will be watching Colorado over the next few months as the Aurora Theater Shooting trial began Monday, April 27, in Arapahoe County, nearly three years after the July 20, 2012, shooting. In the first minutes of that July morning, during a midnig...
  • Dragons claim 2 nice defensive wins

    Playing good, solid defense, the Dragon baseball team earned a 4-1 win over Merino Wednesday, April 22, and a 5-3 victory at Highland Friday, April 24. “The fact that we’re starting to come together now is encouraging to me,” said coach Sherman Kag...
  • Pitch, Hit, Run local contest this Sunday

    Local youth ages 7-14 are invited to put on their sneakers and head to the Holyoke City Ball Park Sunday, May 3, for Pitch, Hit and Run competition. Registration will begin at 1 p.m., with competition at 2 p.m. Participants are required to bring birth ce...
  • Golfers compete at Ft. Morgan tourney

    Three varsity and four junior varsity golfers from the Holyoke High School girls’ team competed in the Ft. Morgan tournament Tuesday, April 21. The varsity team finished eighth out of nine. “It was a lovely day for golf on a challenging course,” sa...
  • HS track competes twice at Wray

    Mid-week competition sent Holyoke’s track and field teams to Wray Tuesday afternoon, April 21. This meet was rescheduled from April 16 when weather concerns postponed the event. Over the weekend, the HHS track team returned to Wray Saturday, April 25, ...
  • Mike Kelly is new Abts pharmacist

    Community members may have already seen or met the newest face at Holyoke’s Abts Express Pharmacy. Mike Kelly has taken over the pharmacist position at Abts and is currently in his second week on the job. Kelly has been doing pharmacy work for 13 years...
  • FBLA qualifies 7 for nationals

    Members of the Holyoke High School FBLA chapter were aiming at following the FBLA theme of “Taking the Extra Step,” as they attended the 2015 Colorado State Leadership Conference in Vail April 22-25. Seven students will be moving on to compete at the...
  • Leo Brekel re-elected secretary of Tri-State board of directors

    Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the not-for-profit wholesale power supplier to 44 member electric distribution cooperatives and public power districts in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming, held its 63rd annual meeting in Broomf...
  • CSU crops testing program hires new area agronomist

    Ed Asfeld recently joined Colorado State University’s crops testing program as a new agronomist. He is replacing Jim Hain who spent over 30 years working with the crops testing program and retired in February. Asfeld is based at the United States Depar...
  • Elementary art showcased at ‘Under the Sea’ exhibit

    The Prairie Winds Art Center in Holyoke is proud to present the art exhibit “Under the Sea.” This exhibit is the culmination of a year of artistic study for the students of Holyoke Elementary School under the guidance of art instructor Christina Mart...
  • Transportation revenue legislation in the forefront

    Colorado lawmakers have more than 150 bills to work on before their May 6 adjournmentLawmakers at the state Capitol are heading into the last days of the 2015 legislative session, with more than 150 bills to work on before they adjourn May 6. That’s no...
  • Holyoke claims top Sumdog spots

    Holyoke Elementary School earned 10 of the top 15 individual awards in this year’s Sumdog math contest, claiming all of the top eight positions in the competition. Thirty-five classes entered the contest, and 530 students participated to answer a total...
  • Local history is topic at Wray Museum

    Does anyone enjoy local history and socializing with others? If so, they are invited to come to the Wray Museum for some R & R — Reminiscing and Refreshments. The Wray Museum will be hosting this new program the first and third Wednesdays and Thurs...
  • Wray Museum exhibit to recount Rep. River flood

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1935 Republican River Flood, the Wray Museum has created an exhibit that features the local headlines, personal accounts and photographs of the flood. Joy Hayden, author of the newly released “The 1935 Republi...
  • Zentangle artwork to be displayed in St. Francis

    The art of talented Zentangle® artist Penny Raile will be on display in the Quincy Gallery at 109 N. Quincy St. in St. Francis, Kan., during May and June. The exhibit will begin with a “Greet the Artist” reception and book signing Sunday, May 3, fro...