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  • JV girls 1-1 in final week

    Holyoke junior varsity basketball girls rounded out their season with a loss at Yuma Tuesday, Feb. 16, and a win over Haxtun at home Friday, Feb. 19.   Holyoke 17, Yuma 50 Yuma dominated the scoreboard last Tuesday, pushing up their score with dou...
  • Conservation easement program/tax credits fight is costly

    A fight over tax credits and a conservation easement program has cost many Coloradans their homes, farms and ranches. Some property owners have died from the stress of fighting the Department of Revenue, said a group of witnesses to lawmakers last week, p...
  • The Pantry seeks donations

    The Holyoke High School 21st Century Skills class with the assistance of FCCLA members are coordinating with area businesses and organizations to provide an anonymous pop-up closet at the high school. The Pantry, which is the name of the project, will be...
  • Mill begins as Chamber director

    Holyoke gained a new Chamber of Commerce director as of Tuesday, Feb. 16, as Carissa Mill officially took on the new position. “I’m super excited,” said Mill, who is mother of two and also attending Northeastern Junior College for pre-veterinary me...
  • Credit Union reports successful year of people helping people

    With a strong emphasis on its motto, “People Helping People,” Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union/Imperial Credit Union hosted its annual meeting Monday, Feb. 22, at the Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke. Board chairperson Steve Starkebaum c...
  • 3 compete at FFA speaking contest

    Three Holyoke FFA members competed in the district speaking contest in Sterling Feb. 17. Pictured at left, Austin Vieselmeyer won first place and gold in extemporaneous speaking and will be representing the district at the state FFA conference in June. In...
  • Member-owners share in CHS cash distribution in 2016

    About 1,500 eligible member-owners of CHS Grainland will share in the distribution of $2.9 million in cash patronage and equity during 2016 based on business they’ve conducted with the company. “We’re extremely proud that once again we can deliver ...
  • Groshans, Woicik to wed in May

    Kaylee Groshans of Holyoke and Jacob Woicik of Centennial became engaged Christmay Day 2015, and a May 21, 2016, wedding in Laramie, Wyo., is being planned. Following the wedding, Woicik will be reporting to the Army’s officer training program in Misso...
  • Engagement announced

    Alyssa Paige Roll, daughter of Jeff and Laura Roll of Amherst, and Beau Jameson Stieb, son of Richard and Charlotte Stieb of Sterling, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Holyoke High School. She earned ...
  • Samantha’s Salt

    Forgiveness: A necessary command “Rebekah, stop saying mean words to your sister Hannah! She loves you,” I corrected my 5-year-old daughter a few days ago. We have had quite the battles with the tongue lately. “Nooo! She does not love me!” ...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2014) “How to Train Your Dragon” is still my favorite 3-D movie experience to date. Not knowing anything about it going into the theater, I was very pleasantly surprised. I loved it! Shortly thereafter, an animated ...
  • Another Perspective

    Choose happiness over worry Don’t worry. Be happy! Bobby McFerrin’s happiness song dates back to 1988, and it still brings me a refreshing reminder. Where does worry get us over being happy? “In every life we have some trouble. When you worry, you...
  • Extension Corner

    Wheat dormancy The recent bout of warm weather has got me thinking about wheat and what conditions need to be like for winter wheat to break dormancy and initiate growth. According to a publication by Kansas State University, wheat will break dormancy o...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 24, 2011 Mark Edmonds takes the 125-lb. 2A state wrestling champ honors for 2011. This is the second straight state title for the HHS junior, as he was on top of the 112-lb. winners’ stand in 2010. Holyoke Ballpark will receive a sl...
  • College news

    University of Wyoming has announced the selection of Tanner Smith to the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2016’s spring semester. Sigma Alpha Pi is the largest collegiate leadership honor society in the U.S., with nearly 500 chapters and mo...
  • Re-1J board to meet Tuesday, March 1

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 1, in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. A work session will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. Work session topics include the superintendent ...
  • Islam is topic of March 5 conference in Wray

    The annual Northeast Colorado Free Conference will be held Saturday, March 5, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 518 Dexter in Wray. This year’s presenter is Dr. Adam S. Francisco of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., where he is assistant professor of his...
  • We can grow industrial hemp. Now what?

    Farmers explore how to grow, give roots to hemp industryDreams of a booming hemp industry in Colorado seem promising. But is it just out of reach? “Once we grow the crop, what do we do with it?” That’s the question a handful of farmers were asking ...
  • We can grow industrial hemp. Now what?

    Farmers explore how to grow, give roots to hemp industryDreams of a booming hemp industry in Colorado seem promising. But is it just out of reach? “Once we grow the crop, what do we do with it?” That’s the question a handful of farmers were asking ...
  • Signs of the season

    A new calf hunkers down, attempting to hide in the cornstalks at Haynes Ranch south of Holyoke, a family operation run by Dale Haynes and sons Randy Haynes and Rudy Haynes. It’s calving season for many in the area like the Hayneses, who began their firs...