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  • House passes rural water bill

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the passage of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill — passed unanimously by the Senate in June — will help small and rural communities ...
  • Re-1J board meeting to start early Tuesday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. There will be no work session prior to the regular meeting. The start-time is earlier due to the school band concert sc...
  • Use LEAP tips to save on home heating costs

    The holidays can be tough on a family’s budget. Gifts and festivities cost a lot, and higher monthly heating bills pile on. This winter, Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program encourages all of the state’s residents to make small changes in...
  • Parade of Lights draws Country Christmas crowd

    Nice weather and a larger-than-normal parade helped ensure the success of this year’s Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 7. “Bright Lights, Christmas Delights” was the theme this year, with activities sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. With...
  • Parade of Lights draws Country Christmas crowd

    Nice weather and a larger-than-normal parade helped ensure the success of this year’s Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 7. “Bright Lights, Christmas Delights” was the theme this year, with activities sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. With...
  • Public invited to meet 3 MMH CEO finalists

    Three final candidates for the Melissa Memorial Hospital CEO position have been named and will be meeting the public over a series of three lunches, free of charge, at the Vets Hall in the coming weeks. The public lunches are part of each candidate’s in...
  • Public invited to meet 3 MMH CEO finalists

    Three final candidates for the Melissa Memorial Hospital CEO position have been named and will be meeting the public over a series of three lunches, free of charge, at the Vets Hall in the coming weeks. The public lunches are part of each candidate’s in...
  • January Chromebook rollout on schedule

    Chromebook usage in grades 5-12 is on target to roll out in January in Holyoke School District Re-1J. At the Dec. 1 school board meeting, approval was given for second reading of the protocol for student use of Chromebooks. Additionally, Superintendent ...
  • January Chromebook rollout on schedule

    Chromebook usage in grades 5-12 is on target to roll out in January in Holyoke School District Re-1J. At the Dec. 1 school board meeting, approval was given for second reading of the protocol for student use of Chromebooks. Additionally, Superintendent ...
  • Around Town

    Turn on lights for judging Thurs., Dec. 17 The City of Holyoke and Holyoke Enterprise are sponsoring the community’s 24th annual holiday lighting contest, which will be judged Thursday, Dec. 17. To be included for judging, residents should simply have...
  • 5 reasons to shop locally this season

    Local Economy 1 When men and women shop locally, they are putting money back into their local communities. Local small businesses may be owned by your neighbors, and it can be comforting to know that your holiday shopping dollars are going to support a n...
  • 2016 budget holds promise for MMH

    Discussion and approval of the 2016 budget for Melissa Memorial Hospital was extremely positive at the Tuesday, Nov. 24, meeting of the East Phillips County Hospital District board. Mill levy proceeds are projected to be up 20 percent from last year, bri...
  • Returning letterwinners bring experience to team

    An experienced team holds for a promising season this year for the 2015-16 HHS boys’ basketball team. “We’ll be a totally different team,” said coach Scott Dille. “We lost three seniors that contributed a lot, but we also have a lot of experien...
  • 6 seniors lead experienced Dragon swimming team

    Led by six seniors, the HHS Lady Dragon swim team is made up entirely of returning letterwinners from the 2014-15 season. The girls will open their season Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Valley Invite in Gilcrest at 9 a.m. Thirteen swimmers make up the experie...
  • Wrestling numbers are down; quality, attitude are strong

    While the HHS wrestling team is down in numbers as the season begins, coach Brady Walter said they have some quality kids on the team. And their attitudes in the room have been positive as practices progressed the past couple of weeks. This year’s Drag...
  • Defense is focus of Lady Dragon basketball team

    “Defense, Deny the Hoop” is the motto for the HHS Lady Dragon basketball team as they begin their 2015-16 season. With a strong emphasis on defense, the team of 22 girls will kick off the season this Friday, Dec. 4, in Fleming, beginning at 4 p.m. ...
  • Fall athletics celebrated

    After the conclusion of the fall sports season, Holyoke High School athletes were recognized for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 24. HHS athletic director Sandra Rahe and team coaches praised students for their hard work in soft...
  • JH boys win big

    HJHS boys’ basketball action found the Dragon A team grabbing a huge 61-15 win over Haxtun, Monday, Nov. 23, then defeating Wray 38-19 Tuesday, Nov. 24. Both games were played in Holyoke. With a lot of inexperience on their team, Haxtun had to depend o...
  • 2016 PC Raceway contract approved

    A contract and schedule have been approved for the 2016 Phillips County Raceway racing season, reported Phillips County commissioners at their Nov. 25 monthly meeting. Approval was given to Joe Bellm, who does business as Colorado Dirt Track Alliance. S...
  • 1930s tree featured

    The Wray Museum is hosting a holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon-4 p.m. Fun for the whole family includes free admission to the museum’s exhibits, decorating a 1930s Christmas tree with popcorn strings and crepe paper garlands, making a holid...