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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle

    Recycling isn’t something that just one person can do; everyone can do it, even here in Holyoke, Colorado. Tammie Timm says she started helping with the Holyoke recycling in 1998. She says she thinks recycling helps the earth by keeping trash out of la...
  • Delbert Haynes: World War II veteran

    Many people may call Delbert Haynes a lucky man while surviving World War II. He later had four children and numerous amounts of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He said he joined the Air Force at age 21 when he was drafted. Some people might think...
  • First dollar of profit presented

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky presented Darcy Greenwald of Stillpoint Acupuncture and Wellness with her first dollar of profit Tuesday, May 3. Greenwald, who lives in Julesburg, began offering her acupuncture services in Holyok...
  • History of judging

    I chose to do my interview on Tim Becker about his life and his career of livestock judging. Tim recently moved to Holyoke in July from Elbert County. When he was younger he participated in 4-H for 11 years and he enjoyed showing livestock. The projects ...
  • USDA announces extended deadline

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Trudy Kareus, announced that the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1. Producers who participate in the ACRE program receive reven...
  • Workshops offered for area ranchers

    Area ranchers are being offered a rare opportunity to participate in a series of financial planning and range management workshops in Yuma and Kit Carson counties this summer. The workshops are possible due to a grant from the UDSA Risk Management Agency...
  • 15 Dragons on the road to State Track

    After a long wait this season, State Track is finally here and 15 excited Dragon tracksters are representing Holyoke at the final meet of the year. Because of the new system in place, state qualifiers were not officially announced until after the league ...
  • Congrats & Good Luck at the State Track Meet

    Dragon tracksters qualifying for the 2011 State Track Meet are pictured from left, bottom row, Matt Golden (alternate), Ryan Parker, Joel Rodriguez, Seth Baker, Cody Fricke, Alex Quintana, Patricia Adams, Shobi Burris (alternate) and Lindsay Helgoth (al...
  • Students in grades 4-6 excell at field day

    Tara KruegerSixth GradeJerrid Reitz, Jakob Knutson, Mauro MoralesFourth GradeSavannah BurrisFourth GradeDrew StewartFifth GradeTheresa Tharp’s Fifth GradeJaydy DominguezFourth GradeBrandon NevarazFifth GradeClick here for K-3 Field Day photos!...
  • Field day provides lots of fun for K-3 grades

    Riann Worley and Dylan HielscherKindergartenKristin VieselmeyerFirst GradeLoren Jo Oberle, Ethan Andersen, Alondra Bencomo Marquez, Ashley Rahe and Yeidy Mendoza GonzalezSecond GradeEthan JohnsonFirst GradeJohn Baumgartner’s Third GradeJosé Astorga, Mi...
  • Ovid native/former CU fullback/opera baritone to perform at NJC

    Monday, May 23, Met baritone, Ovid native and former CU fullback Keith Miller will perform at the Northeastern Junior College Corsberg Theatre at 7 p.m. He will be joined by soprano Sarah Davis in the duet “Quanto Amore!” from Donizetti’s Elixir of...
  • JH track wraps up season

    Holyoke junior high track teams wrapped up the 2011 season at the league track meet in Sterling Thursday, May 5. The seventh grade boys brought home the championship trophy while the eighth grade boys captured second place. Girls team scores were not ava...
  • Girls' golf season wraps up

    HHS freshman Makayla Spitz was the lone participant for the Dragons at the regional golf tournament held Monday, May 9 at Marianna Butte Golf Course in Loveland. Spitz carded a 138 to round out her freshman career. Coach Garrett Gordon said he was very ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The birthday balloons Melise and her daddy have birthdays just two days apart. The day before Daddy’s birthday, I took Melise to our local florist and bought a mylar balloon for him. As soon as Melise saw the colorful metallic thing floating above her...
  • It's the Pitts

    Name brands (Best of) Did you know cowboys in North America wore a brand before cattle did? As repulsive as it is to contemplate, Cortes branded Indians that he captured on the cheek with the letter “G.” Many of these branded Indians were sold to the...
  • General Assembly wraps up 2011 session

    The 100 members of the Colorado General Assembly are now home, back full-time with their families, jobs and communities. The 68th General Assembly wrapped up its 2011 session May 11, sending more than 300 bills to Gov. John Hickenlooper for signing, incl...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 18, 2006 After 36 years of teaching first grade at Holyoke Elementary School, Barbara Brown announces her plan to retire at the end of the current school year. Kurtis Huss came within four inches of winning a $10,000 hole-in-one prize ...
  • Citywide cleanup gets rid of trash

    City of Holyoke employees braved cooler weather and some rain as they picked up pile after pile of stuff during Holyoke’s Citywide Cleanup Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12. Pictured from left are Jessica Neeley, Kurtis Brown, Zeke Finch and Mike Simms. Mi...
  • Third-grade reading scores climb again

    Third-grade reading scores on the 2011 CSAP (Colorado Student Assessment Program) have been released, with high marks recorded for Holyoke. Holyoke Elementary third-grade students posted the second highest score in the history of the assessment with 87 p...
  • Scholarships, future plans announced for Class of 2011

    Emma Adams plans to attend Northeastern Junior College and major in Agriculture. She received the Ag Power Equipment Co-Case IH Scholarship and the Jack Geist Memorial Scholarship. Patricia Adams plans to attend Northeastern Junior College and major in V...