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  • Repub. opposition fails to derail reversal of property tax surplus ruling

        A three-hour Republican filibuster in the Colorado Senate Monday night failed to derail a Democrat plan to withhold state education funding from any school district that reverses a previous vote on spending surplus property tax revenue on schools....
  • Three Supt. finalists selected

        Three finalists for the Holyoke School District Re-1J Supt. of Schools position were named Friday, April 24, and will be interviewed Saturday, May 2.    Board president Kendon Olofson announced the finalists include Bret Miles, current superinte...
  • Police Chief Biersdorfer re-appointed by 4-3 vote

        Another fairly large group was present at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, April 21, to see whether Phil Biersdorfer would remain Holyoke’s Police Chief for the next two years.    Two-year re-appointments of several city officials, in...
  • New doctor awarded tuition reimbursement

        Last week, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub was pleased to announce he received notification that future Family Practice physician Dr. Danielle McClellan has been selected as a recipient for The Colorado Health Foundation Physicia...
  • School mill levy election prospects to be discussed at April 30 meeting

        Prospects of a mill levy override election in Holyoke School District Re-1J will be discussed at a public meeting Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the HHS library.    Steady decline in enrollment over the last nine years has had a huge impact ...
  • Car show here Saturday

        Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corporation will sponsor its second annual car show and historical presentation Saturday, April 25. A Model T and Model A Car Show will take place across the street from the Peerless Center on Interocean Ave. from 1-4...
  • To Russia with love: Pastor Gordon Penfold spreads reconciliation message overseas

        It took 18 months of bureaucratic red tape, but Pastor Gordon Penfold of First Baptist Church in Holyoke finally received a religious visa to visit a far eastern section of Russia for two weeks in March.    On Sunday, April 19, Penfold shared hi...
  • Prom candidates chosen

      A little rain doesn’t stop these prom candidates from celebrating the fact they’ve been chosen as 2009’s prom royalty. King and Queen candidates are pictured from left, Megan Colglazier, Duncan Brandt, Chasity Pelle, Chad Stroh, Elise Nelson a...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Tales from the road    The past two weeks I have been traveling in South America, mostly in Argentina. One large difference that stands out between South America and my day-to-day life in the States is the different approach to hygiene. This tweaks a c...
  • It's the Pitts

    Papered People    I have to admit I have a terrible habit that is addictive, encourages behavior that produces absolutely nothing of lasting value and is as politically correct as a carnivorous logger wearing a mink coat. Yes, I watch the occasional do...
  • Academic volunteer Sonia Hubbard recognized

      Seventh grade students in Nancy Dee’s Junior Achievement (JA) class are focusing on economics this year, and receiving outside help from a local business volunteer.  Over the last few weeks Sonia Hubbard, owner of New York Life Insurance, has ...
  • Free preschool screening scheduled

        Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Holyoke School District RE-1J, will be offering free developmental screenings to children ages 3-5—children who will not attend Kindergarten next year.     The screen will briefly evaluate the area...
  • Law enforcement training in Holyoke

        A POST certified training for law enforcement officers in the 13th Judicial District will be held at the Phillips County Resource Center, 127 E. Denver, in Holyoke, Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.     Do...
  • Local FFA chapter competes at districts

        Eighteen Holyoke High School students participated in FFA District Career Development Events (CDEs) on the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling on Tuesday, April 14.    Students from four districts and 33 different schools competed in ...
  • 4-H, FFA attend food safety workshop

        Local 4-H and FFA members attended a highly interactive, hand-on workshop in Holyoke on April 2. There, youth discovered a wealth of scientific information through multiple activities, including identifying livestock by retinal scan, ear notching a...
  • Phillips County to host CRJA rodeos

        Phillips County Amateur Rodeo Association is planning to host the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 in Holyoke, with 9 a.m. start times for rodeos each day.    Contestants may enter online at www.coloradojrr...
  • Dragons unable to halt Caliche Buffs in doubleheader

        After a final, dramatic push in the seventh inning, the Holyoke Dragon baseball team fell just short of upsetting the Caliche Buffaloes’ perfect record, when the teams met in Holyoke for doubleheader action on Wednesday, April 15.    With weat...
  • Tracksters compete at Wray meet despite rainy weather

     Even though wet spring weather has disrupted athletics this year, HHS tracksters still competed at the Wray track meet Thursday, April 16. Despite the rain, track and field events went on as scheduled.  “It was raining all day, and I was proud of h...
  • Girls' golfers compete

        While rainy weather has certainly affected the girls’ golf team schedule this spring, seven local girls did compete in Fort Morgan last week, and two golfed in Wray Monday, April 20.    Although he didn’t have full team results from Fort Mor...
  • NHS nets $300 for Brittney Ferguson family

      Holyoke High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society hosted the 3rd Annual Dodge Ball Tournament Friday, April 17, attracting 16 teams. Clark’s Leftovers defeated the HHS Football Coaches for the championship, and Team Savage (Holyoke FCA...