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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snuffy II to debut in fall

    A successor to Snuffy the leaf vacuum has been named, as approved at the Tuesday, Feb. 16, Holyoke City Council meeting. Snuffy II will be a 2015 Tarco Windy 100, purchased from MacQueen Equipment through Nebraska Environmental Products in Lincoln, Neb., ...
  • Snuffy II to debut in fall

    A successor to Snuffy the leaf vacuum has been named, as approved at the Tuesday, Feb. 16, Holyoke City Council meeting. Snuffy II will be a 2015 Tarco Windy 100, purchased from MacQueen Equipment through Nebraska Environmental Products in Lincoln, Neb., ...
  • Around Town

    County caucuses are Tuesday Precinct caucuses in Phillips County will be Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. All precincts for the Democratic caucus will meet at the Paoli Town Hall. Republican caucus precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 will meet at SunSet View Community...
  • 19 new NHS members inducted at HHS

    Holyoke has quite the crop of upperclassmen exhibiting leadership, service, academics and character this year, as 19 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society Wednesday, Feb. 10. They are pictured from left, front row, Logan Osborne, Kaitl...
  • ‘Murd-Arrr’ mystery sails in to Peerless next week

    “Murd-Arrr!!! Pirates of the Salty Dog,” a tale of Captain Bigbeard and his misfit crew of scallywags, is sailing into Holyoke next week for three performances on the Peerless Theatre stage. Thursday, Feb. 25, features a 7 p.m. performance, and matin...
  • Romance in Venice raises $78,171

    A record number of auction items as well as table buyers, supporters and volunteers contributed to the $78,171 raised by Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation at its sixth annual Legacy Event. Twenty-six tables filled Heginbotham Hall at Phillips County E...
  • Big Show, ‘here we come’

    It will be a new experience for the Terrific Trio of Dragon wrestlers who have qualified for the 2A State Wrestling Championships for the first time. Representing Holyoke at the Big Show at the Pepsi Center in Denver Feb. 18-20 are seniors Cody Lamm and ...
  • 5 Dragons place in regional wrestling tourney

    HHS will be taking three to the 2A State Wrestling Championships this week, but all five of the Dragons who competed in regionals placed in the top six. All five HHS wrestlers earned first-round byes in regional action held at NJC in Sterling Friday and ...
  • Lady Dragons represent well at state

    Lori McWilliams, Regan Van Overbeke, Dani Brandt and Emily Krogmeier swam extremely well, maintaining another strong time in the 200-yard medley relay preliminaries at the 4A State Swim Meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton Friday, Feb....
  • Dragon boys roll Eagles, Longhorns

    Two more W’s are in the books for Dragon boys basketball after a huge 87-47 win over Wray Thursday, Feb. 11, and a 57-35 win against Chase County Friday, Feb. 12. Holyoke 87, Wray 47 The Dragons rolled Wray in Thursday’s game, holding a 60-24 lead a...
  • Proposed bill would assist in luring teachers to rural schools

    There’s an old rural joke about how to keep teachers in local schools: find them a rancher or farmer to marry. It isn’t always easy to attract educators to the area, and when they arrive, they don’t always stick around. The pay gap between rural an...
  • Chocolatey goodness offered in the name of love

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, “A Chocolate Affair” was hosted at the Phillips County Museum Sunday, Feb. 14. Brownies, cupcakes, cakes and cookies were offered on antique china for a donation as part of the annual museum fundraiser. The event was a g...
  • Summer residential program for HS students plans inaugural season

    Colorado Student Leaders Institute, a summer residential program for the best and brightest high school students in the state, has released the application for its inaugural session. COSLI, an affiliate of the National Conference of Governor’s Schools,...
  • Girls pull ahead for win at Chase County, fall to Wray

    In back-to-back games last week, the Lady Dragon varsity basketball team took a tough 30-68 loss to Wray Thursday, Feb. 11, but bounced back for a 51-41 win Friday, Feb. 12, against Chase County in Imperial, Neb. “I feel good about the progress that ou...
  • Dragons go pink

    Awareness was brought to the fight against breast cancer at the annual Pink Out night in Dragon gym last Thursday, Feb. 11. The school was filled with pink for the basketball games against Wray, and HHS cheerleaders performed a special routine at halftime...
  • JV falls to Wray, Chase Co.

    Holyoke junior varsity girls basketball suffered two losses last week to Wray Thursday, Feb. 11, and to Chase County, Neb., Friday, Feb. 12.   Holyoke 26, Wray 27 The Lady Dragons pushed to keep scores close when hosting Wray last Thursday. Wray l...