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  • It's the Pitts

    The Rule of Threes I am not a superstitious person. I don’t possess a lucky penny, four leaf clover or blessed horseshoe and I don’t go out of my way to avoid ladders, broken mirrors or cracks in the concrete. I don’t believe a black cat can do me...
  • Thinking About Health

    Medicare’s three-day rule can make nursing home stays expensive Judy Norblade, a retired marketing director, and her husband, Paul, a retired teacher, thought they had all their financial bases covered. They had Medicare, good supplemental coverage fro...
  • Extension Corner

    Parents and the 4-H program With spring well on its way, 4-H families are getting increasingly busy with various 4-H projects. While 4-H members need to take responsibility for their projects, many times they need the help of family and friends to comple...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 7, 2011 Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Phillips County’s grant application for the enha...
  • Dragons post 2 wins at Wiggins

    “Whenever you can get two victories, it’s a good day,” said HHS baseball coach Sam Distefano after Holyoke’s 15-12 and 14-9 wins at Wiggins Saturday, April 2. A few too many errors let the Tigers get into the first game and gave them the momentum...
  • Jr. high track up and running

    It’s ready, set, go for the Holyoke Junior High track team as the young athletes prep for their opening track meet, the Holyoke Invitational, Friday, April 8. The 2016 team is 46 members strong, with 21 boys and 25 girls out for the season. “I know c...
  • State funding proposal looks to have huge impact on rural schools

    There are roughly two dozen students left in the Agate School District on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. All but eight are in middle school or high school, and those students travel daily to the nearest school district that has room for them, in Byers, abo...
  • Next webinar covers diabetes medication

    The next webinar session in the four-part diabetes education series is set for Tuesday, April 12, with “Medication Management for Diabetes,” presented by Judy Weimer. The webinar will be broadcast live to one or more sites in Logan, Kit Carson, Phill...
  • The ride of a lifetime

    Med Evac helicopter featured at Saturday’s MMH Health FairOn an ordinary day, most would want to avoid coming so close to a flight-for-life vehicle. However, at the Saturday, April 2, Melissa Memorial Hospital Health Fair, this lifeline helicopter was a...
  • The ride of a lifetime

    Med Evac helicopter featured at Saturday’s MMH Health FairOn an ordinary day, most would want to avoid coming so close to a flight-for-life vehicle. However, at the Saturday, April 2, Melissa Memorial Hospital Health Fair, this lifeline helicopter was a...
  • New driver’s license design introduced

    Phillips County will be installing new equipment for an updated Colorado driver’s license, instruction permit and identification card format Friday, April 15, and will be issuing the new design after that, according to Phillips County Clerk Beth Zilla. ...
  • New driver’s license design introduced

    Phillips County will be installing new equipment for an updated Colorado driver’s license, instruction permit and identification card format Friday, April 15, and will be issuing the new design after that, according to Phillips County Clerk Beth Zilla. ...
  • Fishing pond face-lift coming

    Holyoke’s fishing pond will soon be receiving some much-needed improvements, thanks to a recently approved Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Holyoke Lions Club. Since the tornado-like storm in April 2013 that wreaked havoc on the east side of town...
  • Fishing pond face-lift coming

    Holyoke’s fishing pond will soon be receiving some much-needed improvements, thanks to a recently approved Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Holyoke Lions Club. Since the tornado-like storm in April 2013 that wreaked havoc on the east side of town...
  • Around Town

    Brief power outages planned Two brief power outages have been scheduled for the City of Holyoke as well as Highline Electric Association customers who are connected to the Holyoke substation. Power will be off for approximately 5-15 minutes Tuesday, Apri...
  • Nonprofits, funders to come together at Rural Philanthropy Days in Phillips County this June

    Phillips County has been selected as the 2016 host site for Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days. The purpose of the three-day event — June 8-10 in both Holyoke and Haxtun — is to introduce local nonprofits, businesses and government entities to Front R...
  • Fulton weaves a way to the heart

    Some knit, others crochet and still more quilt. Pat Fulton of Holyoke, however, takes a lesser-known route for her crafty outlet: Swedish weaving. “It’s addictive,” said Fulton. “I can’t leave it alone. It’s very different and very beautiful....
  • Huang, Fu carry on Chinese food tradition at First Dragon

    A long-desired Chinese food restaurant became a reality in Holyoke Jan. 22, 2005, when First Dragon Chinese Restaurant opened for business at 126 N. Interocean Ave. While they weren’t the initial owners, Emily Huang and her husband Yusheng Fu have carr...
  • Dragon baseball opens with 2 wins at home

    A nice two-RBI hit by Jesus Trejo in the bottom of the seventh inning against Wray Tuesday, March 22, gave the Dragons a come-from-behind first-game win, 6-5. Holyoke went on to grab a 2-0 record on the season with a 15-5 win in four and a half innings i...
  • Taylor Mayden slams 2 home runs

    Taylor Mayden slammed a solo home run over the left field fence to tie the first game with Sedgwick County 1-1 in the third inning Monday, March 28, in Holyoke. And in game No. 2 Monday, he hit another home run for the Dragons’ only score in the game. ...