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  • Sewer lagoon making a splash

    City’s original sludge removal budget goes down the drainBudgeting for sludge removal from the sewer lagoon has proved to be sticky business, as discussed at the Tuesday, March 1, Holyoke City Council meeting and again at a special council meeting Frida...
  • Graduate assistant proposed for band program

    Band instructor Greg Wakeman has done his homework. He made a proposal at the March 1 school board meeting for adding a part-time graduate assistant to enhance the long-term plan for the concert, marching and jazz band programs in Holyoke School District....
  • Graduate assistant proposed for band program

    Band instructor Greg Wakeman has done his homework. He made a proposal at the March 1 school board meeting for adding a part-time graduate assistant to enhance the long-term plan for the concert, marching and jazz band programs in Holyoke School District....
  • Around Town

    Daylight saving begins Sunday Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. Residents are reminded to turn clocks forward one hour Saturday evening, March 12.   Train to be weather spotter The National Weather Service is offering four f...
  • REGIONALS: Dragons face Limon Friday afternoon at NJC

    After beating undefeated Sedgwick County in Saturday’s district basketball championship, the Dragon boys have gained some confidence as they hit the road this weekend for the 2A regional tournament. Colorado’s four regions will each be split into two...
  • 1 win, 2 wins, 3 wins — CHAMPS!

    Holyoke boys defeat Wiggins, Haxtun and SedgCo to take district championshipAn exciting week of basketball culminated in an intense battle for the district championship between the Dragons and the No. 1-seeded Sedgwick County Cougars Saturday, Feb. 27 at ...
  • Paul Tamasy making waves in screenwriting industry

    Son of Haxtun couple co-writes heroic action-thriller ‘The Finest Hours’Picture this: A massive nor’easter storm attacks New England in the 1950s, bringing with it frigid temperatures, hurricane-force winds and 60-foot-high waves. The bravery of fou...
  • 5th-grade artwork to be on display in Denver, Chicago

    Holyoke fifth-grade girls Jimena Nuñez and Tamara Penzing are honored to have their artwork displayed in Denver and Chicago, Ill., as part of the National Youth Art Month. Because local elementary art teacher Christina Martinez is a member of the Colora...
  • Pirate crew brings plenty of laughtARRR!!!

    A theater full of landlubbers accidentally became witnesses to a band of rum-drinking, treasure-chest-stealing, bad-cooking, murderous, French-accent-talking and even romantic pirates at the Phillips County Players’ performance of “Murd-Arrr!!! Pirate...
  • Smorgasbord helps fund active music program

    There’s no doubt students, family and friends were inspired at the “Music Inspires” annual smorgasbord concert and meal. Band students in grades 5-12 and choral students in junior high and high school performed at the HHS auditorium Thursday, Feb. ...
  • Krogmeier earns 1st chair alto sax in state honor band

    HHS junior Emily Krogmeier auditioned and was selected for the All-Colorado Honor Band held at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison Feb. 25-27. When the alto sax player first auditioned, she was placed in the second chair position, but after arr...
  • Camp Rocky set for July 10-16 near Divide

    In its 53rd year, 2016 Camp Rocky is scheduled for July 10-16 at the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp facility, just outside Divide. The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts brings this educational youth camp together each year for students ages 1...
  • Haxtun knocks out Holyoke girls in first-round districts

    Lady Dragon varsity basketball team finished its season Tuesday, Feb. 23, with a 43-59 loss at Haxtun in the first round of the district tournament. Holyoke’s overall season record was seven wins and 13 losses. “We play in a very difficult league, a...
  • JH wrestlers 2nd in LPAA tourney

    Holyoke Junior High wrestlers finished their season Monday, Feb. 29, at Ovid, where the team placed second in a field of seven teams in the Lower Platte Activities Association tournament. Coach John Zilla said he was very happy with the performance of th...
  • PeeWees take to local mats Sat.

    Holyoke Wrestling Club will host its annual PeeWee tournament Saturday, March 5, starting promptly at 9 a.m. at HHS. Organizers are hoping for close to 300 wrestlers from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The Holyoke team includes approximately 40, counting...
  • 1 million grains of rice donated to needy, thanks to elementary kids

    Students at Holyoke Elementary School donated 1 million grains of rice to needy people by practicing academic skills using the freerice.com website. In just two weeks, from Feb. 16-29, Holyoke Elementary students correctly answered 100,000 questions to m...
  • County approves several purchases

    Several purchase approvals were included on the agenda of a short press time meeting with Phillips County commissioners Monday, Feb. 29. The county will be proceeding with the purchase of new computers for county offices. The purchase will come from Holy...
  • Fort Morgan to host housing expo

    Progressive 15 is bringing a Housing Expo to the northeast Colorado region to explore the needs, challenges and solutions in all aspects of housing. The expo will be held Wednesday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Fort Morgan at The Country Steak Out. ...
  • Avery is CSU’s new wheat

    Colorado State University announces the release of Avery, a new hard red winter wheat variety. Consisting of a cross between TAM 112 and Byrd, the original cross occurred in 2009, and doubled haploid breeding technology, rapid progression and testing enab...
  • Ag Day set for March 16 at Capitol

    A celebration of Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 40 agricultural organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council will once again host Ag Day at the Capitol, starting a...