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  • Prairie chicken does not get support from commissioners

    A change in the status of the lesser prairie chicken did not get support from the Phillips County commissioners. When asked for their input on whether or not the species should be put on the endangered list, commissioners replied with a letter to the U.S....
  • Popular hypnotist to perform Sunday in Hoopster fundraiser

    Students, faculty and community members at large will be asked to be participants in hypnotist Frederick Winters’ show in Holyoke Sunday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. Dragon Hoopsters are bringing Winters to town for a fun fundraiser. Ti...
  • Dragon baseball splits first series of season at Haxtun

    Dragon baseball players were put to the test early in the season as they split a pair of games at Haxtun in the first competition of the year for Holyoke Tuesday, March 25. After falling 9-10 in extra innings, HHS responded with a 9-2 victory in the seco...
  • Alyssa Cordova awarded Evans Caddie Scholarship

    The Western Golf Association Scholarship Committee recently awarded Alyssa Cordova the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to the University of Colorado-Boulder beginning fall 2014. The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing scholarship for up to fou...
  • Highline utility plant growth highlighted

    An aggressive construction work plan is in place for Highline Electric Association for the next five years. Details were shared with members by HEA manager Mark Farnsworth at the 76th anniversary annual meeting held March 25 at the Phillips County Event C...
  • Negative factor at issue in Colorado education funding

    Bret Miles, Dennis Herman represent school districts in March 3 hearingRural school superintendents took a strong stand this month to oppose a bill at the State Capitol that weights education funding in favor of special programs rather than restoring doll...
  • ‘Sweetie & Jackson’ watercolor is Best of Show

    Best of Show honors in Phillips County Arts Council’s recent art show went to Lance Wurst of Grant, Neb., for his watercolor piece entitled “Sweetie & Jackson.” The display of art from area residents was entered in the March 27-30 show held at ...
  • Holyoke steals 2 wins at Wiggins

    Holyoke baseball improved to 3-1 over the weekend with a pair of road wins over Wiggins Saturday, March 29. Dragon pitchers combined to hold the Tigers to just 12 hits in 12 innings. Meanwhile, Holyoke knocked in 20 runs on 19 hits in the doubleheader to...
  • Holyoke track team jumps into a new season at Yuma

    Holyoke High School opened the track and field season with the Yuma Early Qualifier Monday, March 24. Relay teams shined for Holyoke in the first meet of the season. Five relay squads scored points for the Dragons as Holyoke boys scored 52 points to fini...
  • HHS track and field gains experience at University

    Holyoke tracksters faced stiff competition at the University Bulldog Invitational Saturday, March 29 in Greeley. Facing teams from larger classifications, Dragon team members were able to compete with top track and field athletes from schools of all sizes...
  • NCHD open house is April 10 in Sterling

    During their March 26 meeting, members of the Board of Health were invited to an open house hosted by the Northeast Colorado Health Department, to be held during National Public Health Week on Thursday, April 10. The event, which kicks off at 3 p.m. with...
  • Holyoke athletes recognized for winter season accomplishments

    Basketball players, wrestlers, swimmers and cheerleaders alike gathered at Holyoke High School Thursday, March 27 as all winter sports athletes were recognized with the annual HHS winter athletic awards presentation. Athletic dierector Sandra Rahe initia...
  • Rural Agility Project open house to precede school board meeting

    An open house for showcasing and explaining the Rural Agility Project is scheduled Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the board of education room, which is Holyoke JH Room No. 218. The open house will precede the Re-1J school board’s first regular meetin...
  • Colver, Killin & Sprague, LLP relocates to Interocean Ave.

    Colver, Killin & Sprague, LLP, a Holyoke attorney office, moved to 216 S. Interocean Ave., the former O’Neal office building, on March 24. The half-block move from 131 W. Emerson St. allows more divided space to accommodate attorneys David Colver, ...
  • Setting Captives Free event is Saturday

    Women are invited to “Setting the Captives Free: Step Into Your Destiny” this Saturday, April 5. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at SunSet View, 330 W. Kellogg in Holyoke, and will conclude around 2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Ladies should RSVP to Kala...
  • PC Telcom sets meeting

    PC Telcom will host its annual meeting Tuesday, April 8 at Holyoke High School. A catered meal will be served in the HHS old gym at 5:30 p.m. followed by the annual meeting at 6:45 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. During the meeting, PC Telcom members will e...
  • Meier promoted to BOC regional pres.

    Bank of Colorado has announced the promotion of Steve Meier to regional president of Bank of Colorado for its northeastern Colorado branches. Meier joined Bank of Colorado in 1995 and has served as vice president of lending and branch president, with ove...
  • RRWCD to meet

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Yuma Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Quintech LLC banquet room, 529 Albany St. Agenda items include report on Compac...
  • Extension Corner

    Why prepare for financial literacy month April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy is so important to our health and well-being that there is a special time that information is shared and encouraged. Just as we all have made our New Year’s ...
  • Planning for Droughts

    In the last article, I said grazers need to walk each of their pastures to determine how good the range might be this year. Since acres do not feed cows—only grass feeds cows—we need to determine how much grass is out there. Take a yardstick or a rul...