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  • Paonia wins second straight 1A FB title

    Top-ranked Paonia earned the Colorado 1A football championship for the 2014 season with its 21-7 victory over No. 2 Buena Vista Saturday, Nov. 22, in Paonia. This is Paonia’s second straight football championship, having nudged out Centauri last season...
  • Corn growers weigh in on EPA’s controversial WOTUS proposal

    Leaders with the Colorado Corn Growers Association recently submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, voicing concerns about the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. CCGA leaders stressed that th...
  • USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting Oct. 29, announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5 to enroll in the voluntary program establishe...
  • School Board plans retreat for Monday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has scheduled a retreat for Monday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-10 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting on Dec. 2 has been canceled.To read the full art...
  • 21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

    21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected to be complete in early 2015. Frank Implement Comp...
  • Colorado’s suicide rate 6th highest in nation

    Colorado continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, but a new state commission has begun to tackle the problem. The state Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission to identify statewide priorities and partnerships in su...
  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council Phillips County 4-H Council met Nov. 23 at the east exhibit building at the fairgrounds. President Sidney Struckmeyer called the meeting to order. Brooklyn Plumb led the American and 4-H pledges. An icebreaker game was played....
  • Thinking About Health

    PBMs horn in on doctors’ decisions about your medicines A few weeks ago Jean, a 64-year-old retiree from Littleton, sent along an email in response to a column I had written. I had told of my friend’s ordeal trying to refill a particular cholesterol-...
  • Extension Corner

    Care of poinsettias Once the mums of fall start to fade, we start thinking about Christmas and the plants of the season: Poinsettias. Once we purchase these plants, how do we keep them at their best? Think of that tomato plant that you babied all summer...
  • Investor Guide

    Secret advanced tax strategies This article will cover a number of tax strategies that are little known to most taxpayers who do not have access to very expensive tax CPAs and tax attorneys who serve the wealthy. I will give case studies where a particul...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 26, 2009 HHS freshman Rachel Schneider got to fly as Harrison Ford’s copilot in his DeHavilland Beaver airplane on Nov. 14 in Denver. An unusually wet spring and summer throughout much of Colorado’s core pheasant range improved ne...
  • Impress friends with holiday facts

    The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. The following are some interesting tidbits to share with loved ones this holiday season. —Each year, more than 3 bill...
  • 23rd Noel set for Dec. 7 in Sterling

    The Master Chorale, under the direction of Don Johnson with accompanists Mary Smith and Elsie Fetzer, will be presenting its Christmas Concert, the 23rd Noel, Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Sterling Middle School. The first half of the program will fea...
  • Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

    Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer, Brad Gerk chiseled off pieces of wall 25 years agoWith chips of the Berlin Wall in their possession and a scrapbook of memories from when they obtained those chips 25 years ago, Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer and Brad Gerk vi...
  • Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

    Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer, Brad Gerk chiseled off pieces of wall 25 years agoWith chips of the Berlin Wall in their possession and a scrapbook of memories from when they obtained those chips 25 years ago, Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer and Brad Gerk vi...
  • Country Christmas activities set for Mon.

    “An All-American Christmas” is this year’s theme for the Holyoke Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 1, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. “Frozen” is the free kids’ movie that will be shown at the Peerless Theatre at 4 p.m. Immediately...
  • Country Christmas activities set for Mon.

    “An All-American Christmas” is this year’s theme for the Holyoke Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 1, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. “Frozen” is the free kids’ movie that will be shown at the Peerless Theatre at 4 p.m. Immediately...
  • School looks to have more revenue than expected

    Preliminary information shows that Holyoke School District Re-1J has a little more revenue than planned when the preliminary budget was prepared in June. At the Nov. 18 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles noted the school board has a few budget choi...
  • School looks to have more revenue than expected

    Preliminary information shows that Holyoke School District Re-1J has a little more revenue than planned when the preliminary budget was prepared in June. At the Nov. 18 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles noted the school board has a few budget choi...
  • Council reviews budget

    A budget of $8,442,409 for 2015 was accepted by the Holyoke City Council at the Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting. A final reading and passage will take place at the Tuesday, Dec. 2, council meeting. Annual appropriations were also approved. The majority of the...