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  • ‘See’ how you can help others

    Donate unused eyeglasses at health fair this coming weekendRecycling is an important duty these days, and when unused items can be donated to a helpful and purposeful cause, it makes it even better. Community members are encouraged to take their unneeded...
  • ‘See’ how you can help others

    Donate unused eyeglasses at health fair this coming weekendRecycling is an important duty these days, and when unused items can be donated to a helpful and purposeful cause, it makes it even better. Community members are encouraged to take their unneeded...
  • Balance, falls awareness added to Saturday’s health fair lineup

    Simple tests to assess a person’s fall risk will be added to the educational stations at Melissa Memorial Hospital’s health fair Saturday, March 21. Scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon at the Phillips County Event Center, the health fair will include booths a...
  • Balance, falls awareness added to Saturday’s health fair lineup

    Simple tests to assess a person’s fall risk will be added to the educational stations at Melissa Memorial Hospital’s health fair Saturday, March 21. Scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon at the Phillips County Event Center, the health fair will include booths a...
  • Around Town

    Fly kites with FBLA Sunday Everyone is invited to a kite-flying afternoon Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the HHS football field for FBLA’s Family’s First community service project. Families should bring kites with them if possible.   5 sirens ...
  • HHS rolls Rams in 2OT to win regional final

    A thrilling one-point victory in double overtime powered the Dragon basketball boys into the state championships this upcoming weekend. Second-seeded Holyoke triumphantly pushed past No. 6 Merino Saturday, March 7, with a 76-75 victory in an extremely ti...
  • Dragons to state

    Returning to the big show for a second year in a row, Holyoke again earned the seventh seed in the class 2A boys’ state basketball tournament to be held March 12-14 at Colorado State University-Pueblo. In the Region 2 tournament last weekend, second-se...
  • PeeWee wrestlers fill the gym for terrific tournament

    More than 300 wrestlers filled the HHS gym Saturday, March 7, for an extremely successful PeeWee wrestling tourney. Run on Track Wrestling, the computerized system handled bracketing, scoring, bouting and team scoring. Organizers added a personal to...
  • Ugandan orphans are given hope, a future

    “They trust us ...” said Sheryl Farnsworth, “that we’re there because we care about them as people.” A Feb. 15-24 trip was the fifth time Farnsworth has been to Wera, Uganda, and she can see big changes in this small African village. Since her...
  • Jon Becker’s very busy, mostly good week reported

    The past week marked the halfway point of the 2015 legislative session, and it meant a jam-packed calendar for Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, who hopped from committee to committee on tax and water bills. The House Transportation and Energy Committee he...
  • Preschoolers visit Enterprise for Read Across America week

    Staff members at the Holyoke Enterprise were delighted to host some surprise guests Thursday, March 5, when a group of 31 preschoolers stopped in at the newspaper office. As part of Read Across America week, the Dragon’s Wagon Preschool group was heade...
  • Rebecca and Kuba mesmerize audience

    The audience attending the Phillips County Arts Council performance of Rebecca Lowe, an acclaimed Broadway Theater vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Jakub “Kuba” Kawnik was treated to a performance of songs from the American songbook to European cla...
  • CHS Grainland encouraged to educate consumers

    Speaking to the hearts of CHS Grainland members, guest speaker Trent Loos emphasized the significance of educating consumers because they don’t know where their food comes from. At the March 5 annual meeting at the Phillips County Event Center, Loos po...
  • Paoli Coop, Scoular partner

    Paoli Farmers Cooperative and the Scoular Company jointly announce that the two companies have formed an agreement to partner on grain marketing and handling activities at the cooperative’s facility in Paoli. “We’ve always been committed to serving...
  • USDA reminds producers of March 15 sales closing date

    Leland Swenson, state executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or NAP, to do so before the sales closing date of March 15. Due to March ...
  • Robinsons buy building for catering business

    The commercial building at 130 E. Denver St. in Holyoke (formerly D. Scott Realty) was purchased by Allyn and Sheila Robinson March 4. They will be using the building for R & B Catering, a catering service focused on barbecue. Because the building ha...
  • March 26 workshop helps farm families leave a lasting legacy

    For farm and ranch families struggling with questions surrounding the transfer of their property to the next generation, CSU Extension is offering a Lasting Legacy workshop Thursday, March 26, in Yuma. The program will run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and will ...
  • Green and Growing: Tune up techniques and increase profits with Certified Crop Advisers

    Area crop producers are now in an economic bind as they near this year’s growing season. Prices for corn, wheat, alfalfa and other area crops are very low at a time when input costs from fertilizer, pesticides, farm machinery maintenance and operation a...
  • Ag handbook available from CSU Extension

    The 2014 edition of the Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook is currently in production, and orders are being taken now for copies of the handbook from CSU Extension. This publication is a permanent and often-used item in many farm, ranch and agribus...
  • Voice of Ag

    Last week, I had the opportunity to take the sixth-grade math test most states require called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (better known as PARCC). Now, I consider myself higher than average when it comes to math. A...