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  • Amid drought, local ranch is optimistic

    It’s calving season for many cattle operations in northeast Colorado, and the severe drought conditions have ranchers sitting on the edge of their seats. “We’re still optimistic that this drought will lessen,” said Gale Haynes. “A lot depends o...
  • Amid drought, local ranch is optimistic

    It’s calving season for many cattle operations in northeast Colorado, and the severe drought conditions have ranchers sitting on the edge of their seats. “We’re still optimistic that this drought will lessen,” said Gale Haynes. “A lot depends o...
  • New pope chosen as locals plan for World Youth Day in Rio

    After a puff of white smoke came from the Sistine Chapel chimney in the Vatican City, it was official. The world had a new pope. Wednesday, March 13, a gathering of Catholic cardinals chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the cardinal from Argentina, to be the ne...
  • New pope chosen as locals plan for World Youth Day in Rio

    After a puff of white smoke came from the Sistine Chapel chimney in the Vatican City, it was official. The world had a new pope. Wednesday, March 13, a gathering of Catholic cardinals chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the cardinal from Argentina, to be the ne...
  • Republican camaraderie endorsed at Lincoln Day Dinner

    Bad weather and a non-election year minimized the attendance at this year’s Phillips County Lincoln Day dinner, but those attending enjoyed the Republican camaraderie. Secretary of State Scott Gessler, State Senator Greg Brophy, State Representative Je...
  • Holyoke city workers staying busy this spring

    City workers have been busy the past few weeks dealing with snow and preparing for the spring and summer, reported City Superintendent Mark Brown at the March 5 City Council meeting. Snow caused the most work as city workers removed it from the streets b...
  • Holyoke PeeWee wrestlers take the mat

    Despite the snowy conditions, dozens of young wrestlers flocked to HHS Saturday, March 9 to compete. Payton Ferguson, pictured, goes on the attack during one of many matches of the day.  Eduardo Solis looks up for some advice from his coaches while try...
  • Timm, UNC Bears set sights on NCAA tournament berth

    It will take two wins to get Victoria Timm, a 2008 graduate of HHS, and the University of Northern Colorado women’s basketball team back to the Big Sky Conference Championship. Last year the Bears fell to Idaho State by just three points in the champio...
  • HHS spring sports begin this weekend

    With the conclusion of basketball last weekend, Holyoke High School spring sports are busy gearing up for their 2013 season. High school baseball, track and girls’ golf all have practices in full swing now, and team members are looking forward to their...
  • Gerk to play at Central Christian

    Chandler Gerk will be a Tiger next year as she recently signed to play softball for Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan. Gerk, seated at left, was joined by softball coach Ashley Clayton, seated at right, and parents Brad and Chris Gerk. Gerk was...
  • Races set for every other Saturday starting April 20

    Phillips County Fair Board and BST Promotions are revving up for a full throttle 2013 race season at Phillips County Raceway. On a new night this year, PCR will now be running every other Saturday night, allowing for more Denver cars to compete, with I-7...
  • Lady Dragons go 1-1 in regional tournament action

    A 41-36 win over Rye Friday, March 8 started off the Lady Dragons’ regional basketball tournament on a good note at Fountain Middle School, south of Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, they ended their season the next day with a 41-51 loss to Vanguard Cha...
  • Dragons bow out at regionals

    Holyoke’s hopes for moving on to the state tournament were dashed on Friday, March 8 as the boys’ basketball team fell to Sierra Grande 33-56 in the first round of the regional tournament at Frederick High School. The Dragons got off to a decent star...
  • School Board to meet Tuesday, March 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a parent-teacher conference report, BOCES curriculum project update, 2013-14 school calendar and gift ack...
  • 9Health Fair March 16

    Haxtun Lions Club will host the 9Health Fair at the Haxtun Community Center Saturday, March 16 from 7-11 a.m. With health care costs being so high, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to afford routine screenings that could expose problems ...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Best friends foreverCaramel + apple = happiness. It’s a timeless combination that never gets old. We dip it, plop it, coat it and mix it, and no matter how we do it, caramel and apples will always hold a sweet spot in our hearts. I was thinking about a...
  • Phillips County Art Show to be held March 21-24

    The 2013 Phillips County Art Show is sponsored by Phillips County Arts Council. The art show will be held Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24 at Holyoke High School, 545 E. Hale St. Artists of Colorado and Nebraska will display their work. Area a...
  • Senior Senior Prom offers fun evening out

    Local community members should mark their calendars for the Senior Senior Prom set for Saturday, April 6. The idea is that people age 50 and over can enjoy a fun evening out—dancing, socializing and reminiscing about the good ol’ times. Since many HH...
  • Julesburg soccer league meeting Thurs.

    An informational meeting about joining the Julesburg Recreational Youth Soccer League is set for Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at Holyoke Elementary School. Divisions for both boys and girls include little tikes, preschool-kindergarten (age 4 and older) c...
  • School menu

    March 18-22 Elementary Breakfast Monday, March 18: Sausage and cheese muffin, breakfast burrito or bagel with toppings, fruit, milk. Tuesday, March 19: Ham and egg bagel, breakfast on a stick or cereal with cheese stick, fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday,...