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  • Re-1J school board to meet Feb. 18

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include a Red Cross presentation to FBLA students and the 2014-15 school calendar. ...
  • The Senior Snippet

    A question that I often get challenged with as an Ombudsman deals with a resident’s right vs. safety. Many long-term care facilities are ingrained with keeping residents safe, as it should be. However, when residents make a decision regarding their care...
  • Extension Corner

    Family and consumer sciences in Phillips County summary report for 2013   Nutrition and health Disease prevention and increasing awareness of nutrition and fitness benchmarks for Phillips County residents of all ages continues to be a primary area...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 12, 2009 An “Explore 4-H” event was held at the Peerless Theatre on Friday afternoon, Feb. 6 to encourage kids to find out what 4-H is about and to sign up for a local club. Lending a helping hand, Holyoke City Council agreed to d...
  • Tuesday fire claims Holyoke home; luckily no one hurt

    Flames stretched into the cold winter night sky as a fire engulfed a Holyoke home at 601 W. Gordon St. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Luckily, the home was empty and no one was hurt in the incident that caused extensive smoke and fire damage to the property. Holyoke ...
  • Tuesday fire claims Holyoke home; luckily no one hurt

    Flames stretched into the cold winter night sky as a fire engulfed a Holyoke home at 601 W. Gordon St. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Luckily, the home was empty and no one was hurt in the incident that caused extensive smoke and fire damage to the property. Holyoke ...
  • Rural county officials meet with governor

    When challenged by commissioners from five eastern Colorado counties, Gov. John Hickenlooper conceded that the process for passing Senate Bill 252 on rural renewable energy in last year’s Colorado Legislature was flawed. He said he has told current leg...
  • Rural county officials meet with governor

    When challenged by commissioners from five eastern Colorado counties, Gov. John Hickenlooper conceded that the process for passing Senate Bill 252 on rural renewable energy in last year’s Colorado Legislature was flawed. He said he has told current leg...
  • City Council examines costs to develop in south Holyoke

    After a brisk Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting, Holyoke City Council members held a short work session to discuss the estimated costs of expanding city utilities south of Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Holyoke. Tom Bennett joined the conversation, stating that he ...
  • City Council examines costs to develop in south Holyoke

    After a brisk Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting, Holyoke City Council members held a short work session to discuss the estimated costs of expanding city utilities south of Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Holyoke. Tom Bennett joined the conversation, stating that he ...
  • Around Town

    3 City Council seats open for election Holyoke City Council will hold an election Tuesday, April 8 for three board seats to serve four-year terms. The seats of current board members Brian Akey, Steve Moore and J.C. Peckham are up for election. Akey and ...
  • Super Bowl show lives up to hype, despite disappointing outcome

    Among the masses of football fanatics, Gentry Lock was one of the roughly 80,000 people that were lucky enough to be in attendance for Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2. Lock, a 2001 HHS grad, made her way to the big game in New Jersey from her home in Lo...
  • Contract approved for 2014 racing season

    Phillips County commissioners approved a contract with BST Promotions for the 2014 racing season at Phillips County Raceway. The races, held at Phillips County Fairgrounds, will primarily run on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from April th...
  • Circle of Friends women’s retreat set for Feb. 22

    Continuing this year’s theme of “Stand Firm when Life Changes,” Circle of Friends is hosting its big women’s retreat Saturday, Feb. 22 at Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke. All women and high school girls are invited to this free interdenom...
  • Holyoke Elementary defends Brain Bowl championship

    Holyoke once again brought home champion honors from the annual Optimist Club Brain Bowl, defending their title from last year’s third- and fourth-grade competition. Three teams from Holyoke Elementary School traveled to Fort Morgan Saturday, Feb. 1 fo...
  • Pan Jumbies ensemble to bring Caribbean sound to Holyoke

    Phillips County Arts Council presents the Pan Jumbies—Colorado’s professional source for Caribbean steel band music. The band will take the stage Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Holyoke High School auditorium. The Pan Jumbies is one of North America...
  • Girls bested by undefeated Caliche

    With a snowstorm hitting much of the state last week, Holyoke basketball girls had their schedule cut in half. After Friday’s away game with Akron was rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 10, the Lady Dragons traveled to Caliche Saturday, Feb. 1, where they fel...
  • Dragons slayed in the final minutes of basketball action at Caliche

    HHS boys’ basketball nearly upset Caliche, the top-ranked team in 1A, but an offensive slump and Caliche’s ability to get to the free-throw line at the end of the match had the Dragons at the losing end of the 57-66 game Saturday, Feb. 1. Holyoke now...
  • Wrestling team takes 4th at Stratton

    Dragon wrestlers garnered 100.5 points at the Stratton Invitational Saturday, Feb. 1 to finish in fourth place, just two points behind Burlington. Eric Rojo was Holyoke’s solo champion at 106 lbs., while Issac Brandt took second at 126 lbs., and Nick O...
  • Dragons fall 30-46 in SedgCo dual

    HHS wrestlers suffered a 30-46 loss in dual action at Sedgwick County Thursday, Jan. 30. Holyoke won four of the 10 matches wrestled. Eric Rojo, Fernando Lopez, Javy Rojo and Sid Struckmeyer all earned wins with pins. Sedgwick County took match wins in ...