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  • 2009 HHS Marching Band

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  • WIC program expands, healthier foods added

    On June, 1 the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program expanded its food packages to include healthier foods. Until the change, the program provided cereal, milk, eggs, cheese, 100 percent juice, dried beans, peanut butter and infant formula to low-inc...
  • HHS grad returns to student teach

    2006 Holyoke High School graduate Kurtis Huss returned to Holyoke for a semester of student teaching. Huss is teaching 10th grade American History and said his class has already done some projects and seems to enjoy the change of pace from other classes....
  • Community survey results positive

    East Phillips County Hospital board members received and reviewed results from the community satisfaction survey conducted May 7-13 by Aspen Media. Administrator John Ayoub ran through a power point showing the results at the Aug. 25 board meeting. Board...
  • County commissioners give updates on recent construction projects

    With a short agenda at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 31, Phillips County Commissioners gave updates on Event Center and Courthouse heating system construction projects. Work on the Event Center is making progress with current ventures including floo...
  • Swiss foreign exchange student explores new culture in Holyoke

    With a love of travel and experiencing new cultures, Severine Barras was recently welcomed to HHS as this year’s only foreign exchange student. A native of Switzerland, she will be spending the school year with her host family Thom, Julie and Camille El...
  • Family history wanted for new Phillips County book

    Do you know your family history? If so, the Phillips County Historical Society would like to know it too. Progress for a third volume of “Those Were the Days” history book is in the works. Phillips County Historical Society board members decided to p...
  • Relay for Life: a celebration of life, a fight for the cure

    Numbers were down, but enthusiasm and fund raising remained high in Phillips County’s eighth Relay for Life. Getting into the theme ‘Back to the Future,’ a total of 13 teams gathered Friday, Aug. 21 to kick off the 18-hour event. In the months lead...
  • First-day student count up in Holyoke School District

    School officials are cautiously optimistic about the increased enrollment numbers for the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Enrollment increased by 32, according to first-week attendance in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Total school enrollment was 592...
  • Data-driven dialogue enhances CSAP response

    Data-driven dialogue amongst Holyoke School District staff kicked off the 2009-2010 school year in a progressive mode. Supt. Bret Miles gave a thorough evaluation report of Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) test results for 2009 at the Aug. 18 m...
  • Subdivision exemption request, fire truck assessed

    A subdivision exemption request from Phillips County Commissioners, discussion of putting a fire truck up for sale and a report from Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments (NECALG) took up much of the Aug. 18 Holyoke City Council meeting. Un...
  • Jean Clayton on Antique Roadshow

    Jean Clayton of Holyoke is a longtime fan of PBS television show Antique Roadshow. For years, she shared, her husband Mark has taken care of Monday night dinner so she could watch her 7 p.m. program. Since a young age, Clayton has been interested in antiq...
  • Rod Ellis to receive kidney from former HHS classmate Clay Warren

    For over seven years Rod Ellis, formerly of Holyoke, has known he would eventually need a new liver. Knowing in advance, however, didn’t make it any easier when he received the news from his nephrologist that he needed to begin looking for a living dono...
  • Holyoke native is Coast Guard commanding officer in Astoria

    Douglas Kaup, son of Marian Kaup of Holyoke, recently assumed the esteemed position of commanding officer of United States Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria in Astoria, Ore. Kaup is formerly of Holyoke, where he spent many days in his youth farming w...
  • Dragon's Wagon plans 29th year

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool, located in Holyoke Elementary School, will kick off its 29th year Tuesday, Sept. 8. A move is in store for the preschool, as staff and students anticipate relocating to the new Phillips County Event Center by the end of 2009. ...
  • Another Perspective

    People turn silence into a buzz of excitement I’ve trekked through the fairgrounds on my bike in the early mornings this summer on my way to the track. Quiet. No one else around. Lots of wide-open space. And then it happens. Fair week approaches. The ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Power Outage There’s nothing like an animal escape for a rush of pure adrenaline. Whether it’s an alligator leaving the Florida Everglades and moving downtown, a cow running from a Texas slaughterhouse, a pet snake slithering away during a kindergart...
  • Simple remedies can prevent, lessen severity of common cold

    While the common cold may be incurable, inconvenient and at times incapacitating, simple home remedies may offer relief to those stuck with the sniffles this winter. A simple approach to combating a cold is to stimulate the immune system. According to Pa...
  • Packing healthy lunches for children

    Packing nutritious school lunches that kids will eat can be tricky. You want to make sure that all those healthy foods you carefully selected are not traded away for junk food or tossed into the trash. With childhood obesity a growing problem, many paren...
  • Ruiz opens vehicle detailing business

    Car detailing at its finest, staying loyal to customers and keeping business in Holyoke. These are all thoughts behind Joe Ruiz’s new car detailing business, Classic Details. Starting slow and building clientele is essential for Ruiz. He will be workin...