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  • HHS winter cheer season now open

    With the completion of the Colorado High School Activities Association state spirit championships Saturday, Dec. 6, the fall cheer season officially ended. CHSAA only has a fall season, but Holyoke High School also sports a winter season for cheerleading...
  • Five place at St. Francis Invite

    Five Dragons brought home medals from the St. Francis, Kan., Invitational Saturday, Dec. 6. Eric Rojo at 106 lbs. and Dylon Lousberg at 132 both finished as runners-up, while Nick Ortner at 138, T.J. Gertner at 170 and Fernando Rojo at 220 claimed fourth...
  • HHS 2-2 in Burlington dual tourney

    Holyoke wrestlers competed in a dual tournament in Burlington Thursday, Dec. 4, to open the 2014-15 wrestling season. Going 2-2 for the day, the Dragons defeated McClave and Ellicott and lost to Burlington and La Junta. Dragon senior Luke Stewart, Holyo...
  • Dragons place in 8 events at Viking Invite Saturday

    Eleven Dragon swimmers accumulated 60 points, placing in eight events at the tough Viking Invitational at Valley Saturday, Dec. 6. Leading the placings was senior co-captain Jayden Durbin, who took fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2...
  • JV girls win first 2 games of season

    HHS junior varsity basketball girls picked up wins in their first two games of the winter sports season. They beat Fleming 22-14 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and then they toppled Colorado Springs Christian 50-17 Friday, Dec. 5.   Holyoke JV 22, Fleming 14 Th...
  • Holyoke B-boys open with 2 losses

    Holyoke High School boys’ basketball team was dealt two losses in the opening week of the winter sports season. The Dragons fell to Fleming in the final seconds 56-58 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and lost to Colorado Springs Christian 55-70 Friday, Dec. 5. Both gam...
  • JV/C boys go 1-2 in first week action

    Holyoke High School’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team went 1-1 at home to kick off the winter sports season. They defeated Fleming 50-47 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and lost to Colorado Springs Christian 24-51 Friday, Dec. 5. C team boys lost to CSC on Frid...
  • Newman photography featured at Art Center

    Prairie Winds Art Center in Holyoke is currently displaying the photography of Robert Newman of Stray Images, located in Denver. After spending 28 years in the classroom teaching digital film production, Newman is now focusing on photography. His work is...
  • Utility fee increases approved by Council

    In addition to the new electrical rates recently adopted for 2015, new refuse and sewer fee resolutions were approved at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2. These new fees will become effective Dec. 19 and reflect a 2 percent increase over ...
  • FCA in Brule, Neb., approves merger with CHS Inc. in Feb.

    Voting members of Farmers Cooperative Association, a full-service ag cooperative based out of Brule, Neb., have approved a merger with CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. The proposal passed with an 85 percent approval and will bec...
  • Tri-state symposium Jan. 7

    Strategies for Success will be the focus of the 2015 Tri-state Cow/Calf Symposium, held in Yuma Wednesday, Jan. 7. This meeting is a collaboration between Colorado State University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Natural ...
  • School choirs celebrate Christmas season

    Holyoke choir members spread a little holiday cheer this week at their Christmas choral concert Monday, Dec. 8, in the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of Marcia Dalton, junior high and high school vocalists as well as solos and duets gave polished pe...
  • Energy assistance offered for homes with low income

    Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program has begun accepting applications for its 2014-15 season. LEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services that provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a...
  • Start 2015 off right with A Healthier Weigh challenge

    Preparations are under way for the CSU Extension’s 2015 “A Healthier Weigh” challenge, set to begin Jan. 11. The 12-week challenge encourages increasing activity, making wise food choices and living a healthier lifestyle in 2015. This is the ninth ...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

    Warm up with hot cocoa cookies this ChristmasI’m all about the tried and true family recipes, but sometimes it’s also fun to try something new. So when I was asked to bring cookies to a Christmas decorating event at my church, I knew it was the perfec...
  • Diet changes may boost winter health

    Illnesses seem to peak during the winter months. A tapped-out immune system as well as dry, cold air may encourage the spread of common viruses and bacterial infections more easily. Dietary changes can make a world of difference, and more and more people...
  • Extension Corner

    Happy holidays? Winter holidays receive a huge build-up. Stores are advertising sales, setting up displays and playing seasonal music even before the candle in the jack-o-lantern is blown out. It’s no secret — people love the holidays. They talk abou...
  • It's the Pitts

    Get the picture? Boy, we sure have come a long way since George Eastman came out with his boxed camera. Initially, to get your pictures developed, you had to send the camera to the company. They would then return it and your photos. Now, cameras are ev...
  • Investor Guide

    Secret Advanced Tax Strategies Part 2 The previous article, “Secret Advanced Tax Strategies,” can be found at www.DrWongIn vestorGuide.com. It covered two little known strategies: the family or solo 401k and the Roth/Multi-Generational IRA. This art...
  • Extension Corner

    “Raise Friends, Raise Funds” This is the philosophy from Granny’s Garden School; when you make friends it helps raise funds. The executive director of Granny’s Garden School is Roberta Paolo. She also believes, and I agree, spend money on staff, ...