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  • An ongoing task

    Recently letters have been submitted to the editor of this newspaper questioning decisions made by the Republican River Water Conservation District. Like political attack ads, these letters do not tell the whole story. This is nothing new to the district...
  • It's the Pitts

    Shoot and release I’m always thinking up great ways to make money, but I’m too busy making a living to get rich. But my latest idea is so good I simply must share it with you. I admit that a lot of my friends are hunters, and if that makes my light ...
  • The Senior Snippet

    Residents have the right to receive notice before the room or roommate of the resident is changed. The facility should be sensitive to the trauma a move or change of roommate causes some residents, and should attempt to be as accommodating as possible. T...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 15, 2007 The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation recently announced a grant of $50,000 to support the construction of the Phillips County Event Center. The HHS drama department will be performing two melodramas this weekend, Tied to the Tracks...
  • Bill Spindler sells last board; Spindler Lumber becomes Holyoke Building Center

    Bill Spindler has sold his last board as owner of Spindler Lumber in Holyoke. The longtime owner sold the business Nov. 1 to Tom Wirges of Holyoke. Wirges has taken over and Spindler has agreed to stay on to the end of the year as a consultant. “It’...
  • School Board to meet next Tuesday, Nov. 20

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include final pupil count and demographic report and fall sports report from the athletic director. Action items ...
  • Four attend National FFA Convention and Expo

    The 2012 National FFA Convention and Expo was held Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. Holyoke FFA members Kody Timm, Stefani Razo, Josilyn Lutze and Austin Vieselmeyer, along with chapter advisor Guy Kuntz, took the opportunity to go to the prestigious eve...
  • Playas landowner workshop Nov. 27 at local Event Center

    Low lying areas in fields that periodically fill with water after rainstorms and create farming challenges are often locally referred to as lagoons or buffalo wallows. These shallow water areas can be difficult to farm, are never dry when the rest of the ...
  • Drought workshop in Wray

    Yuma County Conservation District and the NRCS is sponsoring a drought workshop Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11-12 in Wray. Whether one owns rangeland and cattle, or are a landlord who leases range, or are the one with the cows leasing the range, this wor...
  • School menu

    Nov. 19-23 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Nov. 19: Breakfast burrito or bagel with toppings, chilled fruit, milk. Tuesday, Nov. 20: Ham and cheese muffin or cereal with yogurt, chilled fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday, Nov. 21-Friday, Nov. 23: No school. ...
  • CDOT maintenance crews are prepared for the winter ahead

    Governor Hickenlooper and the National Weather Service designated last week “Winter as Weather Awareness Week” in Colorado. Appropriately, maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in portions of Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick...
  • Organic claims not always accurate

    In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand behind the idea that organic products are not only better for them but also better for the planet. But the claims that org...
  • People with Medicare save $4.8 billion on drugs

    As a result of the Affordable Care Act, 5.6 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved $4.8 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday, Oct. 25. Thi...
  • America’s favorite hamburger has centuries-old history

    Trivia database KGB Answers states that 13 billion hamburgers are consumed worldwide every year. That’s 35,616,438 burgers eaten each day. As people around the globe munch on savory ground beef and their preferred toppings and condiments, many people ha...
  • Social media an essential tool for small businesses

    Small business owners know how important it is to reach their existing customers and attract new ones. The Internet has made it easier than ever before for small businesses to do just that, but the days of relying on a Web site alone have largely fallen b...
  • Pertussis tops 1,000 in Colorado

    With 1,026 cases and counting, Colorado’s pertussis epidemic has topped the 1,000 case mark, state health officials confirmed Monday, Oct. 22. Pertussis is commonly referred to as whooping cough. “Whooping cough cases continue to mount in Colorado, a...
  • WWII veterans highlight annual program

    World War II veterans highlighted the Veterans Day program held at Holyoke High School Monday afternoon, Nov. 12. Emcee Steve Millage found it appropriate to include WWII veterans because Holyoke recently lost two of them in Deane Anderson and Bob Owens....
  • WWII veterans highlight annual program

    World War II veterans highlighted the Veterans Day program held at Holyoke High School Monday afternoon, Nov. 12. Emcee Steve Millage found it appropriate to include WWII veterans because Holyoke recently lost two of them in Deane Anderson and Bob Owens....
  • Roaring ’20s announced as 2013 Legacy Event theme

    Enthusiasm begins anew as the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) Legacy Event committee announces “Roaring ’20s” as the theme for the Feb. 23, 2013 third annual event. Building on the success of the 2011 Mardi Gras theme and last February...
  • Roaring ’20s announced as 2013 Legacy Event theme

    Enthusiasm begins anew as the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) Legacy Event committee announces “Roaring ’20s” as the theme for the Feb. 23, 2013 third annual event. Building on the success of the 2011 Mardi Gras theme and last February...