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  • Pump station being built for Pony Express Pipeline

    Holyoke has seen an increase in oil and gas service vehicles around the area, overnight at the local motels and particularly south of town. Construction is being conducted just south of the Phillips/Yuma county line, where crews are building a new pump s...
  • Pump station being built for Pony Express Pipeline

    Holyoke has seen an increase in oil and gas service vehicles around the area, overnight at the local motels and particularly south of town. Construction is being conducted just south of the Phillips/Yuma county line, where crews are building a new pump s...
  • Around Town

    Holly Daze set for Saturday Holly Daze, one of the area’s largest craft and gift shows, sponsored by Jolly Dozen FCE Club, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Booths will be set up at HHS in the old gym and commons areas.   No...
  • 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 were involved in the one-day competition, braving c...
  • 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 HPD Monday, Oct. 13. He graduated from the police acade...
  • 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 put the first points on the scoreboard midway throug...
  • 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 in league play and positioned them in fourth place in...
  • 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 for citizenship in February of this year. She studi...
  • 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 agreed they did not have enough information to make ...
  • 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 good sugar content so far, higher temperatures this ...
  • 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 last week. He and his wife Bette Lou have closed t...
  • 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 of Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.  —Enterpri...
  • 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 at right, owner of the restaurant and bakery loc...
  • 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 68 regarding horse racetrack casino gambling. ...
  • 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, according to Bryce Schumann, association chief executi...
  • 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, counselors from the Colorado State Health Insur...
  • Community invited to Harvest Banquet

    It’s time to celebrate the harvest at the Harvest Banquet Saturday, Oct. 25. A meal prepared by Allyn Robinson of R & B Catering will kick off the night beginning at 6 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center. Food and fellowship will be followed b...
  • 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 Rahe has been filling in the math duties. Mallari...
  • 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 include approval of second reading on revised board...
  • Thermostat savings can be easy fix

    Colorado State University Extension has a reminder about using thermostats to save energy. Any thermostat can be used to lower the temperature when people are sleeping or away, but programmable thermostats can make that job easier. New “smart” thermo...