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  • Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc. accepts first dollar of profit

    Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc., who recently opened a Holyoke branch of their Ogallala, Neb., business, receive a first dollar of profit from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. The business office is located on the second floor of ...
  • Retread Threads secondhand store now open in Haxtun

    A new nonprofit venture joined Haxtun’s main street last week. Retread Threads opened at 122 S. Colorado Avenue on Thursday, March 7. Retread Threads is a nonprofit secondhand store affiliated with Haxtun United Methodist Church. Business organizer Bar...
  • Eastern Plains to receive funds for food and shelter

    The Eastern Plains region has been chosen to receive $17,784 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties. The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Homeland Security Federal Emergen...
  • New rules set for shipping cattle

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its new Animal Disease Traceability rule earlier this year. Its main purpose is to ensure a rapid response when livestock disease events take place. The new rule took effect March 11. “There are a tremendous ...
  • Skin care advice offered on how to avoid winter’s damaging effects

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful … brutal winter weather, and the cold temperatures and icy winds that accompany it, doesn’t just impact immune systems or emotional well-being, it often devastates skin, causing roughness, redness, tightening, crac...
  • Colorado aims to increase youth dental health

    Nearly half as many Colorado kindergartners and third-graders have untreated tooth decay than in 2003, according to a recent survey. While the greatest gains in reducing tooth decay came from children in low-income households, these children still are tw...
  • Times They Are A-Changin’

    For the last two weeks, I have shared some of the impacts on schools as we change standards in our state. Basically, standards tell schools what is to be expected as the end product. Then, schools go out and write curriculum to set a course toward that en...
  • Extension Corner

    The value of 4-H record books As spring approaches, 4-H members are planning and preparing their 4-H projects for county fair season. Undisputedly, the least favorite part of any 4-H member’s project is completing the record book that accompanies the p...
  • ASSET and cattle tail docking bills dominate discussions at Capitol Hill

    Colorado is only a governor’s signature away from becoming the 14th state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain in-state college tuition rates. The Colorado House of Representatives voted 40 to 21 last Friday, March 8, to pass Senate Bill 13-033, also ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 13, 2008 After months of waiting, Holyoke residents were finally able to explore the new Melissa Memorial Hospital building during its open house Friday, March 7. Holyoke High School senior Andy Bencomo and Fleming High School senior...
  • Imperial to host Ladies Retreat

    The Imperial Bible Church Ladies Retreat will be held at the church at 800 W. 11th, Imperial, Neb. Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Featured speaker is Nebraska author Stephanie Grace Whitson. With the release of “The Key on the Quilt” last spri...
  • Did you know?

    A new study in the journal “Neurology” suggests that working out is the most effective way to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers studied roughly 700 study participants from Scotland, all of whom were born in 1936. Each particip...
  • Snow still falling as spring draws near

    High winds accompanied 2.1 inches of snow, causing low visibility in parts of Holyoke Saturday, March 9. Rain began Friday night, eventually turning into a snowstorm that lasted until late Saturday evening. A total of .39 inches of moisture was recorded. ...
  • Snow still falling as spring draws near

    High winds accompanied 2.1 inches of snow, causing low visibility in parts of Holyoke Saturday, March 9. Rain began Friday night, eventually turning into a snowstorm that lasted until late Saturday evening. A total of .39 inches of moisture was recorded. ...
  • Holyoke in forefront of educator effectiveness

    Colorado Senate Bill 191, passed in May of 2010, addresses educator effectiveness and establishes new requirements for evaluating teachers and principals. The new system was piloted in 2012-2013, will be implemented statewide in 2013-2014 and finalized i...
  • Holyoke in forefront of educator effectiveness

    Colorado Senate Bill 191, passed in May of 2010, addresses educator effectiveness and establishes new requirements for evaluating teachers and principals. The new system was piloted in 2012-2013, will be implemented statewide in 2013-2014 and finalized i...
  • Julie Worley takes over as executive director for economic development

    Julie Worley is still getting her feet wet as she just finished up her first month as the new Phillips County Economic Development executive director. Worley is replacing Jeff Weaver, who occupied the position from September to November. “I really do ...
  • Julie Worley takes over as executive director for economic development

    Julie Worley is still getting her feet wet as she just finished up her first month as the new Phillips County Economic Development executive director. Worley is replacing Jeff Weaver, who occupied the position from September to November. “I really do ...
  • Athlete’s life motto inspires students

    “It’s a choice. I wear this bracelet because it is my choice” to finish strong, Sharon Jones explained to her students last week. The Holyoke Elementary School counselor took the opportunity to share a powerful story with kids in grades 4-6—a moti...
  • Athlete’s life motto inspires students

    “It’s a choice. I wear this bracelet because it is my choice” to finish strong, Sharon Jones explained to her students last week. The Holyoke Elementary School counselor took the opportunity to share a powerful story with kids in grades 4-6—a moti...