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  • Phillips County Event Center toured Tuesday

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  • Atkins provides link to massive earthquake in Haiti

    Many if not most people have heard about the massive earthquake that leveled much of Haiti Jan. 12. People and organizations from all over have come together to give what they can to help the people of Haiti. In Holyoke, there is a different twist. Leon ...
  • School studies attendance policy change

      Current policy of reducing student grades due to attendance to be eliminated Seeking to avoid reducing students’ grades due to attendance, a JR/SR high attendance committee has drafted a new policy for consideration. Teacher Kyle Bules reporte...
  • Feedback received in response to daily whistles

    The idea of letting the public decide whether or not to shut off the daily whistles around town was generated at the Jan. 19 city council meeting. Feedback from the community concerning the council’s Jan. 5 decision to shut off the daily whistles on th...
  • Alternative School reports on move

    “Advocacy with accountability,” said Holyoke school board president Dan Kafka. He was describing Holyoke Alternative High School after director Clark Ginapp reported on the school’s progress during the Jan. 19 school board meeting. Supt. Bret Miles...
  • 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion shocks the nation

    While it has been 24 years since the Challenger space shuttle explosion shocked the nation, many locals remember the event like it was yesterday. It was a Tuesday morning, 9:38 a.m. in Holyoke’s time zone. Liftoff of the United States shuttle had alrea...
  • 400 hear Kiessling's pro-life message at Holyoke banquet

    Proclaiming the message “God created you—on purpose for his purpose,” 400 people attended the annual fund raising banquet for A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center at the Phillips County Event Center Saturday, Jan. 23. Guest speaker Rebecca Kiessling ...
  • Citizen appreciates quieter downtown

    Dear council members, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the courage you have shown in turning off the downtown siren. It is our opinion this antiquated system of public address is no longer needed or wanted. We agree whole-heartedl...
  • Visitor has hunting concerns

    Dear Editor, My brother and I came to Holyoke over the weekend of Jan. 17-19 on a cheap hunting trip. Everyone we talked to was friendly and courteous. I have hunted pheasants around Holyoke, Yuma and Wray off and on since 1968 when I was 14. This pas...
  • In a New York minute

    If you were around in the winter of 2002 and majority of 2003, you may recall I worked at the old D&J Hardware as my after school job. In college, the knowledge I gleaned working there paid off in my technical theater classes­—being able to tell a...
  • It's the Pitts

    Address labels I get a lot of fan mail, most of it addressed to Current Resident or Occupant. I bet I get more incoherent and childish mail than Santa Claus. And that’s just the junk mail I get from insurance and credit card companies. But once in a g...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    An odd couple I remember quite clearly the day we brought my baby home from the hospital. She was bundled so quietly in my arms as I sat down on the sofa. Through half-closed eyes I watched my beloved, spoiled cat jump onto the sofa and confidently appro...
  • Do kids know about agriculture?

    Do our kids know about agriculture? That may sound like an odd question to you. Unfortunately, to many it is a sad statement on the times. And I am not talking about only inner city youth. Many of the children in rural communities have not learned about ...
  • First water bill of 2010 is heard

    The 2010 General Assembly is now in the second week of its 120-day session. During the next four months, legislators will tackle issues such as ground water boundaries, vehicle registration and illegal diversion of surface water. The first water bill of ...
  • Legislators announce funding for wind project

    U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Colorado 4th Congressional Representative Betsy Markey announced a wind-energy project in Phillips County will receive $2.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a Department of Ene...
  • McCallum catches calf at National Stock Show

    It’s not every day one sees 11 kids trying to wrestle calves to the ground. But at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, that is exactly what happened. Trae McCallum a freshman at HHS, filled out an application and wrote an essay back in September...
  • Mailander appointed to Farm Service committee

    Paul Mailander was recently appointed to the Farm Service Agency Executive Committee for Colorado. U.S. Senator Mark Udall announced the appointment of five new members on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The committee helps oversee FSA programs in the state. Senator...
  • Co Building Farmers applications are due

    The Northeast Colorado Building Farmers steering committee is excited to announce the request for applications for the inaugural 2010 program for this region. The broader Colorado Building Farmers program is now in its third year, and is extending the pr...
  • Young farmers to meet in Sterling Feb. 5-6

    The 41st Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association Institute will be held Feb. 5-6 at the Ramada Inn in Sterling. Over 150 members, spouses, advisors and guests are expected to attend. The members of the Arickaree Young Farmer Chapter are hosts for ...
  • Dragon wrestlers claim 3 championships at Lexington

    Mark Edmonds, Skyler Dittmer and Chad Stroh claimed champion honors in their respective wrestling weight divisions to lead the Dragons to a third-place finish at the John Higgins Invitational in Lexington, Neb. Saturday, Jan. 23. Add Stroh’s honor of O...