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  • Hospital board reviews survey results

    Results were positive after East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) board members sat through a presentation at their Tuesday, Oct. 26 regular meeting. Board members held a conference call with Dr. John Combes of the American Hospital Association ...
  • HHS cheerleaders win first place, grand champ awards Saturday

    Holyoke High School cheerleaders are pictured with their first-place Advanced Varsity Cheer trophy and their Grand Champion cheer plaque which they won at the Mile High Championship competition at Grandview High School in Aurora Saturday, Oct. 23. Cheerle...
  • Lady Dragons slaughter Haxtun and Highland

    Lady Dragon volleyball teams had a clean sweep last week when the varsity, JV and C teams all finished their regular seasons with big wins against both Haxtun and Highland. “It was really nice for the girls to end their seasons with two wins,” said c...
  • Dragons win final home game, face Wray next

    Those in the stands Friday night, Oct. 22 saw a similar sight as the Holyoke Dragons took the field to face off against the Highland Huskies. Highland took the ball on the first drive of the game and moved it down the field for an early score. The scene ...
  • Lady Dragons fall to eventual state champs

    Holyoke came out fighting, and played that way the whole game in first round of the 3A State Softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex, said a proud coach Ashley Clayton. The Dragons lost that first-round contest 1-11 in six innings to the Valley ...
  • Pink-Out raises $1,500

    The Holyoke High School volleyball team’s Pink-Out promotion on Oct. 15 netted more than $1,500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Project coordinator Mallory Bennett, a senior member of the volleyball team, said the money was raised from the a...
  • 29 on JH basketball roster

    Holyoke junior high basketball players entered their third week of practice this week in preparation for their first game Monday, Nov. 1 against Sedgwick County. Twenty-nine players turned up for practice. There are 19 seventh graders and 10 eighth grade...
  • Sandy Fetzer to be inducted into CSU Hall of Fame Friday

    Sandy (Ham) Fetzer, former Haxtun standout athlete, will be one of five people inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 29 at the Fort Collins Marriott at 5:30 p.m. Fetzer was one of the most versatile distance runners...
  • Evaluations, policy revisions head school board discussion

    Evaluation of Supt. Bret Miles, a self-assessment of the board and Section J policies on students highlighted the Oct. 19 discussion of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Following a 35-minute executive session with Supt. Miles, the board ...
  • New HVFD sign hangs in memory of Blaine Scott

    There’s no mistaking where Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department is located after the recent addition of a new sign on their facility at 110 N. Campbell. The new sign, bought with memorial funds in memory of Blaine Scott, reminds firefighters and community...
  • Residents urged to be aware of phony calls

    Holyoke Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer urges everyone to be aware of phony calls from the phone number 303-578-5558. Biersdorfer said he saw a report from Channel 7 where Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is warning Coloradans to be cautious of calls...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Oh baby doll For a long time, all my toddler daughter’s toys received equal attention and equal lack of concern. But one day, Melise picked up her baby doll and decided it was special. She carried it into the bathroom where I was running her a bath. Me...
  • It's the Pitts

    Seen but not herded (Best of) Sonny had lived his whole life under a cowboy hat, learning everything he needed to know from a cow. Like most cowboys, he was proud of the fact that he’d never been trapped into being settled or prosperous. His résumé w...
  • Reader fears election results

    I have decided that I can run for mayor, governor, Congress or the Senate, and I can win. I have figured out the plan. Here is how it goes: I can tell you, the American people, that I will cut your taxes and it won’t cost you a dime (even though that i...
  • Amendment 62 opposed by reader

    Dear Editor, Local and regional health organizations and providers have spoken out against Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101, any of which could jeopardize future funding levels from the state of Colorado. Meanwhile, I haven’t seen any comments ab...
  • Reasons for mill levy outlined

    Dear Editor, Holyoke School District Re-1J residents have an opportunity to maintain the standard of schools the community expects and address critical needs in the district. As members of the Board of Education, it is our responsibility to communicate ...
  • Administrative costs questioned

    Dear Editor, It’s time to revisit the Re-1J, 2009-10 $5,177,120 budget. Two line item amounts account for 13.5 percent of the total budget. The cost of Building Administration and District Administration is $699,278. Our enrollment is declining, less t...
  • Keep Halloween spooky, safe

    Many hallmarks of Halloween—lit jack-o-lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes—all pose fire safety hazards. As kids and families select costumes and decorate their homes for the season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) enco...
  • SourceGas Distribution files annual gas cost adjustment

    SourceGas Distribution, LLC announced the company has filed its annual Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for its North Eastern service area. The filing reflects a decrease of 19.10 percent in a residential cust...
  • USDA provides disaster assistance to producers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting Friday, Oct. 22, up to $550 million in disaster assistance will be issued to producers of rice, upland cotton, soybeans and sweet potatoes that suffered losses because of excessive moisture or rela...