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  • ‘High School Election’ takes stage

    It’s election time at Stargell High, and the candidates are ready! “High School Election,” a production of the HHS drama department, will be taking the stage in the HHS auditorium this weekend — Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, ...
  • FCCLA qualifies 15 of 19 for Nationals

    March 31-April 2 was an inspiring weekend of competition and recognition as 15 of the 19 Holyoke Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members attending the 2016 Colorado State Conference qualified to advance to national competition July 3-7 in ...
  • Yost is Navy grad

    Intelligence Specialist Seamen Apprentice Dillon Yost recently completed training at the Navy’s Intelligence Specialist School. Located in Dam Neck, Va., Yost graduated from the three-month A school Feb. 12 and from the six-week C school March 25. Yos...
  • Colo. budget debate focuses on prisons and air quality

    Colorado’s $27.1 billion budget, which includes $8.7 billion in general funds, ambled through the state House in the past week. The budget, which faced three dozen amendments, was changed little from the original version introduced a week ago. Rep. Jo...
  • Holyoke tracksters debut on home field

    “We made great strides from the Monday meet,” said coach Dusty Sprague of Saturday’s Holyoke Invitational. “Most everyone improved their times — they just needed to get a meet under their belt.” The girls team finished ninth overall out of 14...
  • Holyoke HS track starts strong

    Both the boys and girls track teams got off to a great start at the Yuma Early Qualifier Monday, March 28 (rescheduled from March 26 due to weather). “We had a great starting meet for our young team and have found out what we’re good at and what we n...
  • Austin Vieselmeyer named Stock Show premier exhibitor

    Out of 26 youth competitors, Austin Vieselmeyer was recently notified that he took top honors in the National Western Stock Show’s premier exhibitor contest. He qualified for the contest after placing second in his market steer class and selling his st...
  • Specialty crop grants available

    Colorado produces a wide variety of specialty crops, from peaches and apples to chiles and hops. To help develop and promote the state’s specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Pro...
  • Farm commodity certificates offered

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, that producers who have crops pledged as collateral for a marketing assistance loan can now purchase a commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan collateral. The au...
  • RRWCD to meet April 14

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting Thursday, April 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Yuma’s Quintech banquet room, 529 Albany St. The meeting agenda includes quarterly finan...
  • Struckmeyer, Michael named Daniels Scholars

    Holyoke residents Sid Struckmeyer and Kaylee Michael were recently notified that they have been awarded the Daniels Scholarship. They are two of approximately 230 new Daniels Scholars to be selected from the rigorous application, interview and selection ...
  • Xander Nelson awarded Evans Caddie Scholarship

    The Western Golf Association Scholarship Committee recently awarded HHS senior Xander Nelson the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to the University of Colorado-Boulder beginning in the fall of 2016. The Evans Scholarship provides full college tuition and h...
  • 4 Holyoke students bring back 5 medals from NJC

    Holyoke JR/SR High brought home one first-place medal and four second-place medals from the annual Math and Science Competition at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Junior high students competed Tuesday, March 29, and high school students competed ...
  • Club report

    Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club met Sunday, April 3, in the Haxtun Community Center. President Emily Atkins called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. The club picked up Cow Patty Bingo tickets and discussed when tickets are due. Announcements...
  • College news

    Jordan Zeiler is attending University of Nebraska Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb., earning her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She recently became president of the Scottsbluff Nebraska Student Nurses’ Association, which promotes leadership, manageme...
  • Loya makes 2A all-state 1st team

    HHS senior Jesus Loya was recently acknowledged for his successful season when he was named to the all-state first team in 2A boys basketball. Sanford’s Miles Caldon was named player of the year and coach Rhett Larsen coach of the year for the 2A 2015-...
  • Mike Neill named 2A girls coach of the year

    Mike Neill, head coach of the Yuma High School girls basketball team, was named the 2A coach of the year for the 2015-16 season. Neill is a State Farm agent with offices in both Yuma and Holyoke. Finishing this year with a 26-1 record and a state champi...
  • 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...