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  • 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...
  • CO State Extension hosts risk management workshops

    Colorado State University Extension will be hosting a series of three educational workshops where agricultural producers can learn about practices their families can use to reduce financial, production and human risks during tough economic times. Colorad...
  • Electric fence grounding techniques are offered

    I have begun to notice one of the true signs of the changing seasons this week. Producers are beginning to turn cows out on cornstalks. Considering the fact that many crop fields in the area don’t have a suitable fence for maintaining livestock, tempor...
  • Sedgwick Computer Center and book fair to be showcased at Nov. 4 Open House

    As a result of the combined efforts, careful planning and dedicated implementation of Platte Valley School District and PC Telcom, in conjunction with a grant award from The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Service (RUS), Sedgwick community me...
  • Gobbler Gallop to be held in Fort Morgan

    Runners and walkers are encouraged to attend the seventh annual Gobbler Gallop in Fort Morgan, Saturday, Nov. 20. The 5k race/walk around Riverside Park is open to anyone. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 19...
  • Fact or Fiction? Car Thieves Caught After Long Chase By The Sheriff

    These stories from local history are sometimes so extraordinary it’s hard to believe they actually happened. Check out ‘fact or fiction’ stories: they’re actual Enterprise news clips reprinted from the past.  A Chrysler and two young men g...
  • Fact or Fiction? Three Armed Bandits are Captured Here by Sheriff Berger

    These stories from local history are sometimes so extraordinary it’s hard to believe they actually happened. Check out ‘fact or fiction’ stories: they’re actual Enterprise news clips reprinted from the past. Three armed bandits were captured in...
  • Common misconceptions regarding hospice explained

    There are many misconceptions about hospice, and Hospice of the Plains would like to clear some things up. Here are a few common misconceptions followed by clarification: —Hospice is where you go when there is nothing more a doctor can do. Hospice is ...
  • SPF Colo. urges CU to incorporate basics with J-School transition

    As officials at the University of Colorado Boulder determine the scope of its new academic program of information, communication and technology, the Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Pro Chapter is urging a continued emphasis on high standards...