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  • Colo. state finance reviewed; budget parameters set

    Per pupil revenue for Holyoke School District looks to be cut by $360 per pupil for 2011-12. This was reported by Supt. Bret Miles at the May 3 board meeting. He told the board last week it looks as if the School Finance Act will cut K-12 education spend...
  • Holyoke ESL dept. outlines program

    English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Holyoke School District Re-1J are making great strides. An outline of the district’s program was given by teachers Desiree Mosenteen and Yesenia Bencomo at the May 3 school board meeting. At the JR/SR High...
  • JH/HS students recognized for achievements

    Students in Holyoke Junior High and High School were recognized Monday, May 9 for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. National Honor Society members hosted and conducted the ceremony in the auditorium at HHS. Citizenship awards were earned b...
  • Program touts wise eating along with increased activity

    Colorado State University Extension has a new program available for families. It focuses on helping children learn to make wise food choices and increase activity. The program was developed to address the issue of childhood obesity, but it is not a weigh...
  • Board of Health, NE CO Health recognize shining stars

    During their Wednesday, April 27 meeting, board of health members helped staff from the Northeast Colorado Health Department recognize the 2011 Public Health Shining Stars. This is the agency’s fourth annual recognition of individuals throughout northe...
  • Smith graduates from Univ. of Wyoming

    Landon Allen Smith graduated from University of Wyoming at their 121st commencement ceremony Saturday, May 7 in Laramie, Wyo. With a GPA of 3.70, Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in rangeland ecology/watershed management with a minor in restorat...
  • Ed Jobs Fund money designated for staff bonuses

    Staff bonuses is where Holyoke School District’s Education Job Program Funding will be targeted. The school board adopted a resolution for this designation at its May 3 meeting. Ed Jobs Fund provides $121,462, and an additional $63,306 will come from t...
  • School board to meet next Tuesday, May 17

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room 218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be reports from standard of excellence committee, leadership team, 2011 third-grade CSAP results, board ...
  • HHS track ready for League meet Saturday

    Although track season is winding down, HHS athletes are gearing up for League Track this weekend and State Track the following week. One of the last regular meets was held Tuesday, May 3 in Yuma, and Holyoke tracksters were looking good as they head into...
  • Season comes to end at district tournament

    It just wasn’t their day. After receiving a bye in the first round, Holyoke entered district play in Yuma Saturday, May 7 as the No. 1 seed and faced No. 4 seed Akron. The Dragons were looking to defend their 2010 district championship. The boys in gre...
  • Zach Krueger named player of the week for third time

    Metro State baseball player Zach Krueger was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season on Tuesday, May 10. He also earned the award on March 15 and March 29. It’s also the second consecutive week a Roadru...
  • Addition

    There were some mistakes in the junior high track story in the May 5 issue of the Enterprise. Holyoke seventh grader Dani Brandt placed second in the triple jump at the Chase County junior high track meet Thursday, April 28 in Imperial, Neb. Her distance...
  • Congressional redistricting still an issue at Capitol

    The two sides warring over congressional redistricting at the state Capitol both unveiled another round of maps in the past week that showed an effort to continue working, but also showed just how far apart they continue to be. And time was running out fo...
  • College news

    Colby Community College has announced the selection of the 2011-12 student ambassadors. Nora Roth of Holyoke was one of the 12 students chosen. Candidates are nominated by faculty and admissions department members. Student ambassadors are chosen for thei...
  • FFA members compete in state career development contests

    Holyoke FFA members traveled to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins for the state career development events Monday, May 2. Holyoke’s horse team consisting of Coleton Spitz, Emma Adams and Makayla Spitz finished as a bronze team in the top 30 perce...
  • Workshop to offer tips on how gardens can increase tourism

    On Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Community Center in Idalia, CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens Brian Vogt will be speaking on how gardens can increase tourism. Vogt understands tourism and economic development because he served in three Ca...
  • CSU Extension hosts AgFest

    Approximately 1,200 youth from eastern Colorado have participated in AgFest, an annual traveling agricultural educational event hosted by Colorado State University Extension. Holyoke and Julesburg students participated in the event Monday, May 2 in Sterli...
  • Another Perspective

    Royal bride shows similar genuineness as Lady Di Commoner Kate Middleton definitely gave up any privacy in her life by falling in love with Prince William. Despite the fame and having millions of people around the world taking notice of every step she t...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Easter treats Going to an Easter egg hunt as an adult is a whole new experience. What once was wildly fun and full of sweet rewards has become an event fraught with anxiety. This is the second year in a row that I’ve found myself running out the door ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Oh Deere Lee’s Institute of Equine Studies (LIES) has concluded the initial phase of an exhaustive report in which we compared the efficiency of tractors and ATVs versus horses. In view of the rising cost of fuel, a least-cost analysis was performed t...