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  • Softball girls enjoy summer season

    Jimena Nuñez has her eyes on the ball as she takes a cut at a pitch Thursday, June 12, in the 9-12-year-old match with Ogallala, Neb.  —Enterprise photoCatcher Mackenzie Thompson gets her glove on a pitch in the dirt during the 13-15-year-old game ...
  • Holyoke to host Babe Ruth State baseball

    Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old state baseball action is set to hit Holyoke next week as three teams will battle for a chance to compete at the regional level. The Border League All-Stars, made up of players who competed in Colorado and Nebraska as the Bombers,...
  • PeeWees, Little League are tournament champs

    Five Holyoke summer baseball teams traveled to Chappell, Neb., for the Border League Baseball Tournament Wednesday, June 25, with two returning to town crowned as champions Saturday, June 28. Holyoke-2 PeeWee team posted a perfect 3-0 record to edge out ...
  • Holyoke swim team breaks 14-year-old pool relay record

    On July 1, 2000, Holyoke 11-12 swimmers Jake O’Neal, Kristin Williamson, Justin Hicks and Kurt Rumold swam the 200 yd. mixed medley relay at the Oakley, Kan., swim meet in record time. Clocking in at 2:41.78, the record has remained untouched for 14 ye...
  • Summer softball ends at league tournament

    Holyoke softball girls saw their summer season come to an end this week at the Border League Softball Tournament in Haxtun. Action began Monday, June 30, wrapping up Wednesday, July 2. Both the 9-12 and the 13-16 age divisions completed the first round o...
  • School board set to meet Tuesday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 8, at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include activities/athletic handbook changes, public conduct on district property policy regulation, Amendment ...
  • Ortner sharpens leadership skills at Washington Focus

    It’s been a whirlwind past couple of weeks for Nicholas Ortner. Having just returned to town from the week-long Citizenship Washington Focus at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center near the Washington, D.C. border, he has barely had any free time in...
  • Statewide water plan effort wraps up first year of work

    Efforts to develop the first statewide water plan have just wrapped up the first year of work, with the December 2014 deadline for a draft to the governor looming. The Colorado Water Plan draws upon a decade of work by the state’s eight basin roundtabl...
  • Langley says ‘It’s time’ as she closes beauty shop

    With more than four decades in the hair styling business, Holyoke’s Betty Langley is opting for retirement and has closed Betty’s Beauty Barr. Langley admits that retirement is sooner than she had planned, but some health issues led to her decision t...
  • Hwy 23 might get bumped up on improvement schedule

    “We’re getting closer” to much-needed updates on Highway 23, reported Phillips County Commissioner Don Lock at the month-end county meeting Monday, June 30. Commissioners have received complaints for the Colorado Department of Transportation from l...
  • Kids get taste of business at Entrepreneurship Camp

    What does it take to launch, manage and grow a small business? Students in grades 5-7 learned all about that and more at the Youth Entrepreneurship Camp June 23-26. Economic development corporations in Phillips and Sedgwick counties partnered for the fo...
  • Nigerian wheat trade team visits Grainland in Holyoke

    A trade team of wheat importers from Nigeria arrived in Colorado Saturday, June 21, to examine the 2014 hard red winter wheat crop. While in Colorado, they toured Anderson Farms near Haxtun, Ardent Mills in Commerce City and the Grainland Cooperative uni...
  • Ortner named 4-H state president

    Nicholas Ortner was named the 2014-15 Colorado 4-H president at the state 4-H conference June 17-19 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Ortner was voted on at a senate meeting, with two people from each county eligible to vote. Three candidates...
  • RRWCD to meet

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Holyoke Thursday, July 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center Biesemeier Room. Agenda items include approve m...
  • Rodeo Bible Camp a good experience

    June 18-21, six local kids saddled up for a unique blend of biblical teaching and rodeo instruction at the Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp at the Sedgwick County Fairgrounds in Julesburg. Each camper focused on one skill during the week, which they got to ...
  • West Nile virus circulating in state

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported June 19 that mosquitoes collected in Adams, Boulder, Delta, Mesa and Weld counties are carrying West Nile virus. The department expects more counties to find infected mosquitoes as the summer p...
  • Community Service Award applications now being accepted

    For the 17th year in a row, Group Publishing is giving away cash awards to a variety of northern Colorado charities. Every year, Group gives a portion of its profits back to the community. Since 1997, Group has donated over $1 million to charitable organ...
  • CDOT promotes motorcycle safety with Ride Wise campaign

    Motorcycle crashes killed 86 riders and passengers on Colorado roadways last year, and 69 percent of the motorcyclists were at fault. As motorcyclists across the state gear up for riding season, the Colorado Department of Transportation announces a motor...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 2, 2009 Five Holyoke High School students, led by teacher Tracy Trumper, went on a nine-day Education First tour of some of Italy and Greece’s most famous tourist attractions last month. HHS graduate Josi Kramer designed and created...
  • It's the Pitts

    RonRon When I was growing up, most kids had nicknames. I think the reason for this is because our parents gave us names that were last popular in the Millard Fillmore administration. Who wants to go through life being called Millard, Rudyard, Melvin, Pe...