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  • Pheasants Forever project recognized for excellence

    Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold received first place in the Interpretive Curriculum category in the 2010 National Association for Interpretation Media Competition. The Interpretive Media Competition promotes excellence in the delivery of natural,...
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners wanted for workshops

    Rural Young Americans Center for Financial Education is searching northeastern Colorado for youth ages 10 and older with initiative, imagination and inspiration. They are looking for youth who want to become an entrepreneur or perhaps desire to take their...
  • Horse rater training to be held in January

    The Colorado 4-H horse program needs knowledgeable horse owners, riders, trainers and 4-H leaders to step up and become approved raters. The riding levels program is meant to be a testing ground and not all youth will pass on the first try. By becoming t...
  • Berges elected Progressive 15 secretary

    On Dec. 6 Progressive 15 met in Fort Morgan for their annual board planning retreat. Election of officers for 2011-2012 was held and a review of potential legislation the group will be monitoring in 2011. Nancy Berges of Holyoke was elected as secretary f...
  • Readers offer word of praise

    Dear Editor, We commend Darci Tomky on getting to the heart of the first year of Randy’s lung transplant with her careful attention to what we shared with her in our interview. We are grateful to be part of a community where ordinary days become extra...
  • See it like C Lee

    Nice catch Once a year, thousands of cowboys and cowgirls travel to the city of sin to watch 10 exciting rounds of the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). I wouldn’t call myself a cowboy by any means, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t pack a pair of boots, ...
  • Another Perspective

    Santa creates interesting emotions Ho! Ho! Ho! Such is the language of one jolly bearded guy who wears a red suit with white fur around the cuffs and collar. You find him here, there and everywhere this time of year. Years ago . . . decades ago, my mom...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    No buttons for the snowman Roy and I are rather stressed out this year—him with work and me with preparations for our second baby. With that in mind, we decided to let Melise, our 2-year-old, create all the ornaments for our tree. That would save us t...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 22, 2005 In anticipation of a three-to-six-month leave from her administration position at MMH, Arlene Harms, along with East Phillips County Hospital District board members, has secured an agreement with Haxtun Hospital and their admi...
  • Kafkas lose garage in fire

    The suburban that was parked inside Dan and Shonna Kafka’s garage that burned down early Thursday morning, Dec. 16 was a total loss. A Ford Ranger pickup parked just outside the garage was also a complete loss. The barn pictured in the background was pa...
  • Kafkas lose garage in fire

    The suburban that was parked inside Dan and Shonna Kafka’s garage that burned down early Thursday morning, Dec. 16 was a total loss. A Ford Ranger pickup parked just outside the garage was also a complete loss. The barn pictured in the background was pa...
  • Promethean board demo rates 'wow' reaction

    “Wow” was the response of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education members after a demonstration of Promethean board instruction from JR/SR high math teacher Lynette Hudiburgh. Having worked with the new technology since August, Hudiburgh showed sample lesso...
  • Promethean board demo rates 'wow' reaction

    “Wow” was the response of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education members after a demonstration of Promethean board instruction from JR/SR high math teacher Lynette Hudiburgh. Having worked with the new technology since August, Hudiburgh showed sample lesso...
  • Peñas' lighting display shocks judges for first

    Lights at Sergio and Socorro Peña’s home shined just bright enough to grab the attention of this year’s judges and capture the first-place prize in the annual lighting contest. Lighting displays were judged three separate nights during December in an...
  • Peñas' lighting display shocks judges for first

    Lights at Sergio and Socorro Peña’s home shined just bright enough to grab the attention of this year’s judges and capture the first-place prize in the annual lighting contest. Lighting displays were judged three separate nights during December in an...
  • Local volunteer gives back

    After having grown up in Holyoke and investing so many years in this community, Nelda O’Neal and her husband Dale are finding ways to give back. Volunteer jobs are keeping this retired couple busy, whether it’s Meals on Wheels, the Melissa Memorial H...
  • Local volunteer gives back

    After having grown up in Holyoke and investing so many years in this community, Nelda O’Neal and her husband Dale are finding ways to give back. Volunteer jobs are keeping this retired couple busy, whether it’s Meals on Wheels, the Melissa Memorial H...
  • Elves, snowmen and a little rock-n-roll

    Amid all the holiday festivities taking place this month, elementary students, family and friends got all wrapped up in the annual Christmas program Tuesday night, Dec. 7 at the HHS auditorium. Kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade students, under ...
  • Choirs spread Christmas cheer at annual concert

    Just like Buddy said in the movie Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Holyoke junior high, high school and select choirs certainly did that at their Christmas choral concert Thursday, Dec. 9. Under the dire...
  • A somewhat smelly Christmas for the Swedes

    Not many people enjoy spending an entire day getting a holiday meal ready in the kitchen only to have the house smell like stinky fish. But for Swedish families, a fishy house is just part of the Christmas holiday. The culprit, Lutefisk, a traditional di...