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  • Kindness clashes with vanity as HHS Drama performs ‘The Curious Savage’

    Conventional definitions of sanity are questioned, and celebrity culture is parodied as John Patrick’s play “The Curious Savage” is set to take the stage at Holyoke High School this weekend. HHS Drama Department has the comedy set for performances F...
  • Lack of prep time evident as HHS opens baseball season

    Coming off a successful post-season basketball venture, the HHS baseball game suffered from lack of prep time as the season opened on the home field Saturday, March 21, with two losses to Haxtun. The Dragons lasted seven full innings in both games before...
  • HHS baseball marks 25 years on the diamond

    Often referred to as America’s favorite pastime, the first recorded baseball game was held in 1846. However, Holyoke High School’s baseball history books are much slimmer. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the HHS baseball program. Occasionally...
  • Holyoke track team races into season at Yuma qualifier meet

    Holyoke High School track and field students opened their season with the Yuma Early Qualifier Saturday, March 21. Dragon girls scored 36 points to finish the day in seventh out of 12 teams. The boys only managed five points to place 12th out of 14 team...
  • HHS girls’ golf opens at Brush

    Lady Dragon golfers opened at the Brush Invitational Monday, March 23. In varsity action, the Dragons carded a 426 to place sixth out of seven teams. Alex McCallum turned in a 137, Kaylee Ham 142 and Megan Brown 147 in the day’s outing. Anna Jelden an...
  • PC Raceway looks at new schedule

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt Action at Phillips County Raceway at the Phillips County Fairgrounds will take on a little different look for the 2015 season. Five two-day events will be scheduled, one each month from April through August. Joe Bellm with BST ...
  • Colorado Ag Day brings smiles at the Capitol

    If one wanted to see a day when everyone smiles at the state Capitol, look no further than the first floor on March 18, when the General Assembly and Governor John Hickenlooper celebrated Colorado Agriculture Day. The annual celebration of the state’s ...
  • Jolly Dozen hosts tea

    Jolly Dozen Club of Holyoke hosted an afternoon tea Tuesday, March 10, with guest speaker Marie Tamasy of Haxtun. Tamasy, an England native, explained the art of tea, stating that there are not only health benefits but also benefits for the soul. The who...
  • Think safety first at all railroad crossings

    Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are reminded to always think safety first when approaching any highway-rail crossing in Colorado. Accidents at freight rail and light rail crossings have increased significantly since 2010, according to statistics pr...
  • Shark dissection among SCORE highlights for kids in grades 3-4

    Third- and fourth-graders attending this summer’s Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences — also known as SCORE — will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week, June 10-12, starts at Chase County Schools in Imperi...
  • Chicks, ducklings, other live poultry can carry Salmonella

    With spring comes increased interest in baby birds, but the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warns that Salmonella infection can result from handling live poultry, poultry cages and bedding. Parents and caregivers should keep children ...
  • Quartet in concert in Akron

    Legacy Five Quartet will be performing in Akron Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at the Akron Foursquare Church. Tickets are not required, but an offering will be received.  The doors will open at 3 p.m.To view the full article, consider an e-Subscription...
  • Frenchman Valley Co-op buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

    Frenchman Valley Co-op announced Tuesday, March 17, its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally knowledgeable employee group to its team, a...
  • Bencomos taking ownership at local Mexican grocery store

    Uriel and Miriam Bencomo are looking to take the reins of ownership at AA Sarita Tienda Hispana, located at 136 N. Interocean Ave in Holyoke. Ownership change is planned to officially take place Saturday, March 28. They will be changing the name to Carni...
  • Department of Agriculture finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research and Information...
  • Another Perspective

    Familiar ring of cherished children’s book sticks Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday in March? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw, yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seu...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” It was around middle school that I stopped watching the new Disney animated movies. I was growing out of cartoons (yeah, look at me now) and frankly, wasn’t a huge fan of the animation style of the late ’90s...
  • Extension Corner

    Pollinators and lawns — the truth I am sharing with my readers information from High Country Gardens’ blog from the article titled “Bringing Nature Home: Interview with Doug Tallamy.” One of the interview questions posed to Tallamy was, “Why a...
  • Home Connection

    Question: What is mortgage insurance, and why would I need it? Most people need to borrow money in order to purchase a home, and so they take what is called a mortgage. The borrower then repays the loan over a period of years, typically on a monthly basi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 25, 2010 Gloria Heinitz of Holyoke recently attended the 25th annual Centennial Nursing and Centennial Region Nightingale Awards dinner as one of 32 regional finalists for the award. This is the second time she has been nominated for ...