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  • FCE announces 4th-grade essay contest winners

    Holyoke fourth-grader Kristin Vieselmeyer took top honors as the winner of the Family Community Education “Character Counts!” essay and artwork contest. FCE members Beverly Townsend and Wilma Halbert made a trip to Holyoke Elementary School last week...
  • Swimmers compete with Eaton, Windsor

    Girls’ swimming season for the HHS Lady Dragons is nearing the end. In dual-meet action at Eaton Tuesday, Jan. 21, Holyoke competed with both the Eaton and Windsor squads. Windsor defeated Holyoke 126-47, Eaton took the Dragons 129-43 and Windsor defea...
  • Holyoke girls’ basketball posts 1-1 record

    HHS girls’ basketball remains at .500 after splitting a pair of games with Yuma and Wiggins last week. After falling to Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 21 on the road by a large margin, the Lady Dragons took it to the Wiggins girls, beating them by more than 30 poin...
  • JV bball girls go 1-1

    HHS junior varsity girls rebounded from a lopsided loss Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Yuma by dominating Wiggins Friday, Jan. 24.   Holyoke JV 40, Yuma 60 Holyoke got off to a slow start Tuesday night, falling behind 7-18 after the first quarter. The Lady D...
  • HHS C girls come up short in Yuma

    C team girls from HHS faced Yuma on the road for a shortened game Tuesday, Jan. 21. After the first of three periods, the two teams were deadlocked at 8 apiece. Yuma pulled away in the final two periods for the 27-18 victory. To read the full article, c...
  • Sonnenberg in pursuit of HB 13-1064

    Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) won’t give up. Sonnenberg tried to persuade the House Local Government Committee last week to support a bill that would partially redistribute oil and gas severance taxes to communities that support oil and gas produc...
  • Safe2Tell program aims to reduce school violence in Colorado

    Colorado has suffered through horrific school shootings, with 13 killed at Columbine High School in April 1999, one killed at Platte Canyon High School in Sept. 2006 and one killed at Arapahoe High School Dec. 13, 2013. After the Columbine massacre, a pr...
  • Participants sought for CSP Youth Academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2014 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The academy will be held in Golden from June 15-21. The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future...
  • Tharp, Knight recognized at Serenity Salon & Spa opening

    Serenity Salon & Spa owner Vanessa Tharp, pictured in center, and massage therapist Kayla Knight, at left, receive a first dollar of profit from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky at the new business’s grand opening Saturday, ...
  • Phillips County Event Center to host farming workshop Feb. 13

    If anyone has read any farming news articles, surely they have seen terms such as cover crops, no-till and soil health. What is all this fuss about anyway? Plans are set for “The Farming Evolution: Where Do You Fit?” scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13. ...
  • AgrAbility to host workshop in Holyoke Tuesday, Feb. 11

    The Colorado AgrAbility Project, which helps ag workers with disabilities, will host seven free workshops across Colorado this winter. The workshop, “AgrAbility Farm/Ranch Adaptations & Financial Resources,” will take place in Holyoke Tuesday, Feb...
  • Premier Farm Credit announces it will pay patronage dividends

    Premier Farm Credit has announced it will be paying $3 million in patronage dividends this year to nearly 900 members, all who live in, operate or own farms in northeast Colorado. Paid entirely in cash, this patronage payment means that, on average, the ...
  • Phillips is one of 15 Colorado counties named primary natural disaster areas due to drought

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. Those counties are Baca, Crowley, Kit Carson, Otero, Pueblo, Bent, El Paso, Las Animas, Phillips, Sedgwick, Cheyenne, Kio...
  • School board agenda full of strategic reports

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, HJHS Room #218. Numerous reports will be presented to begin Tuesday’s meeting. These include Red Cross presentation to FBLA students, DARE p...
  • College news

    Kaylee Groshans has been named to the fall semester President’s Honor Roll at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester while taking a min...
  • JV boys break even in 2 road games

    Junior varsity Dragons returned to Holyoke with a 1-1 record after last week’s boys’ basketball road series with Yuma and Wiggins. After losing a close game with Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Dragons returned to the court Friday, Jan. 24 for a big win ov...
  • Holyoke C boys take down Yuma, Wiggins

    HHS C team boys’ basketball players had a successful week on the court, beating Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wiggins Friday, Jan. 24.   Holyoke C 32, Yuma 31 Holyoke won the first two quarters 7-5 and 8-7 to control the lead early Tuesday. After a ...
  • Social media no longer just child’s play

    The Internet and related technologies have been a game-changer for people of all ages. The instant connectivity made possible by these advancements has been valued by young adults and children for years. But now social media is attracting an entirely diff...
  • LEAP helps Colorado stay safe this winter with heating tips

    Home heating is a saving grace this time of year. One of the best feelings during the dead of winter is coming home to a warm house after spending time in the biting cold. But for as much comfort as home heating provides, it also exposes people to certain...
  • Pet owners urged to vaccinate for rabies

    One of our greatest fears is that we will see a human case of rabies in northeast Colorado. We have had too many instances where people have been exposed, not understood the consequences and just happened to mention something to the right person in time t...