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  • HHS cheerleaders compete at state

    Holyoke High School cheerleaders competed in the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) 2A state competition Saturday, Dec. 10 in Denver. Cheer coach Jane Zink said the girls did very well with their routine. They are a young team and gained...
  • Junior high boys find success over Haxtun and Caliche

    Holyoke’s junior high boys’ basketball played host to Haxtun Monday, Nov. 28 and won two out of the three games. The A team won 38-31. Jesus Loya led the way with 17 points followed by Bradley Cumming with six, Alex Yanez five, Taylor Mayden four, Ed...
  • JH ball season comes to a close

    Holyoke’s junior high A basketball team picked up one win and one loss at the A tournament to bring the 2011 season to a close Saturday, Dec. 10 in Haxtun. The boys beat St. Anthony’s and fell to Haxtun. The Dragons ran into a tough Haxtun team in t...
  • JV boys beat Yuma

    Holyoke’s boys’ JV team came away with an impressive 51-36 win over Yuma Friday, Dec. 9 on the home court. The Dragons outscored the Indians in every quarter to come up with the win. Ryan Parker led the team with 12 points followed by Logan Zeiler n...
  • Boys C team wins

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with a victory Friday, Dec. 9 against Yuma on the home court. The Dragons beat the Indians 35-30. Matt Golden led the scoring for Holyoke with nine points. Wyatt Powell scored eight, Zach Roll and Chris Bieber...
  • Girls' C team lands victory over Yuma

    It was like they had just won the state championship, the excitement was so high after the HHS girls’ C team win over Yuma Friday, Dec. 9. “I was pleased with the C team win. These young girls were determined to win, and that determination paid off a...
  • Choirs spread Christmas cheer at annual concert

    From Santa Claus to holiday hymns, the sounds of Christmas were in the air at the annual winter choir concert in the HHS auditorium Monday, Dec. 12. Junior high and high school choirs performed under the direction of Marcia Dalton, in addition to the HHS...
  • Kids take stage for annual Christmas program

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the annual Elementary Christmas Program, and parents, grandparents and friends sure got a treat Thursday night, Dec. 8 when kindergarten, second-grade and fourth-grade students performed in the HHS auditorium. Mus...
  • New computer lab showcased at annual Library Extravaganza

    A fully functional laptop computer lab was unveiled last Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Heginbotham Library Extravaganza. The lab, located in the library basement, was set up last week and will soon be the site of a variety of computer classes for the community, ...
  • School assessed valuation up $3 million; mill levy set

    Holyoke School District is looking at a $3.25 million increase in assessed valuation from a year ago. With that in mind, the Re-1J Board of Education certified the district’s 2011 mill levy at 38.771 mills at the Dec. 6 board meeting. This includes 27...
  • Food/toy drive to benefit numerous local families this holiday season

    Upwards of 60 families will benefit from the generosity of others this holiday season. A toy/food drive dubbed “Santa’s Day Off” was recently held to collect items for needy families.Friday, Dec. 9 served as the final day of the drive sponsored by ...
  • Phillips County looking into new paging system

    Phillips County is close to making a decision on a new paging system for emergency personnel in the county. Current pagers used by emergency personnel, law enforcement and others will need to be re-banded to a narrower width by Jan. 1, 2013. County admi...
  • Winners recognized in PIE reading contest

    Twenty-eight Holyoke elementary students grabbed books for Partners in Education (PIE’s) second reading contest during the month of November. Students spent the month keeping track of their minutes on special calendars. The 28 students read for a total...
  • Thompson joins P.D.

    A new face will be seen cruising the streets of Holyoke in a police vehicle. After having visited his girlfriend in Haxtun a couple times, officer Dwight Thompson sort of fell in love with northeastern Colorado. When he saw Holyoke was searching for a co...
  • 175 attend Pro Farmer Profit Briefing

    Despite the slick roads and cooler temperatures, 175 farmers attended the Professional Farmers of America profit-briefing conference Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Phillips County Event Center. Organizers said nearly 200 had registered and icy roads probably kept so...
  • RRWCD pipeline begins early construction

    Construction of the Republican River Water Conservation District-Water Activity Enterprise Compact Compliance Pipeline began in September with the building of access roads and excavation. The pipeline is located east of Wray along the Colorado/Nebraska st...
  • First dollar of profit presented

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Tomky, at left, presents Ramón Dominguez with his first dollar of profit Thursday, Dec. 8. Dominguez is the owner of Amanda’s Market which opened Saturday, Dec. 3 at its 430 E. Denver location.  ...
  • NRCS announces funding opportunity for '08 programs

    Phyllis Philipps, Colorado state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced funding opportunities for its conservation programs. Authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, these federal progra...
  • Morales donates to Locks of Love

    Six-year-old Miranda Morales chopped off 10 inches of her hair and proudly donated it to Locks of Love. Veronica Marroquin at Veronica’s Full Service Hair Salon cut Morales’ hair Nov. 29. Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides...
  • Community Christmas Dinner Sun.

    Those who would like to enjoy an early Christmas meal may do so Sunday, Dec. 18. The traditional Christmas meal will be held at First United Methodist Church from 4-8 p.m. The free meal will be accompanied by live entertainment and fun. A taxi service ...