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  • Holyoke Junior High honor roll announced

     Holyoke Junior High School has announced the students recognized on the Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2008-09 school year. Those who earned 4.0 GPAs include eighth graders Molly Brandt, Brett Cumming,...
  • Crossroads teen choir to perform in Holyoke

        Monday, June 8 the Crossroads Teen Choir will be performing the musical David’s Journey at the Holyoke high school auditorium. The event is set to begin at 7 p.m.    David’s Journey is a musical written by Kris Wolf, director of the Crossroa...
  • Increase of rabid skunks has health officials concerned

        Members of the Northeast Colorado Board of Health were brought up-to-date on the current skunk rabies situation in parts of northeast Colorado during their May 27 meeting.    Julie McCaleb, the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s environmen...
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Youth Group serves at the Children's Hospital

     Service was the focus of the day as nine youth from Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church participated in a mission outreach project at Children’s Hospital in Denver Sunday, May 31. “Batter Up—Strike Up Some Fun with Us!” was the theme ...
  • Memory of fallen soldiers honored at Memorial Park

        As the rain began to fall on a wet, yet beautiful, Memorial Day morning, a small crowd gathered at the gazebo near Holyoke Memorial Park to pay tribute to the service of the nation’s veterans and to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice ...
  • Random drug testing summarized as first year ends

        After a year of random drug testing for Holyoke students in grades 7-12, no positive tests were reported.    Principal Susan Ortner presented the year’s summary to the Re-1J School Board at its May 19 meeting.    With the testing pool inclu...
  • Police reports, code enforcement position reviewed

        Questions about Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s reports to the council and a request to review the code enforcement officer’s wages led to much of the conversation that took place at the meeting of Holyoke City Council members on Tuesday, May 1...
  • Teachers accumulate memories and 'stuff' at Holyoke High

        Clark ‘G’ Ginapp and Jerry ‘Willy’ Williamson have collected more than just their unusual nicknames after teaching at Holyoke High School for a combined 55 years. These two teachers have enough stories, inside jokes and memories, they could...
  • Resident upset by code enforcement officer activities

        (Letter submitted to Holyoke City Council and for publication in The Holyoke Enterprise.)    I have never felt the need or the desire to write to you before, but feel now is the right time. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is “Moe...
  • Holyoke track committee has not given up on track project

     A big “Congrats” to the Holyoke High School Track team and coaches on a very successful track season and on your accomplishments at State Track 2009—what a way to end the season! As many of you are aware, in the last few years, a Track Committe...
  • Holyoke's stray dog rule should be changed says visitor

    To the townspeople of Holyoke:    I was given the chance to visit your town a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Everyone that I got to meet was just wonderful. Everything that you would expect in a small town.    There was one thing that made ...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Lightning - The Wrath of Zeus    With the thunderstorm season upon us again, this week’s article discusses the potentially fatal lightening that often accompanies these storms.      The first descriptions we have of lightning strikes were by the ...
  • Poetry in Motion is recital theme

        Ballet, tap, jazz and pointe steps graced the stage of the HHS auditorium Friday evening, May 22, as Holyoke Dance Academy presented its “Poetry in Motion” dance recital.    Colorful costumes and bright smiles added to the program, under the...
  • Admin. contracts approved, elementary teacher hired

        Contracts for three administrators were approved, and a new elementary teacher hired at the May 19 meeting of Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education.    A 35-minute executive session relative to new personnel and classified staff renewals...
  • 'Foundations' is theme of June 6 Circle of Friends women's retreat

        A new time of year and a new location surround the fifth consecutive Circle of Friends Women’s Retreat in Holyoke. It is scheduled Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Peerless Center.    With “Foundations” as the theme...
  • Janna Smith plans gymkhana

        Janna Smith, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Holyoke High School and is a member of Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club, is planning her second annual gymkhana to raise money for both Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and young diabetics in Nor...
  • John Thayer lands job with College Fanz Sports Network

        A huge door of opportunity has opened for KSTH Star 92.3’s John Thayer, and he has chosen to walk through it while he still can.     Unfortunately for Holyoke and Haxtun fans, who have relied on his voice to bring them instant news and local h...
  • Leaders take concerns to D.C.

     Concerned about what energy legislation before Congress might do to electric rates, nearly 100 Colorado electric co-op leaders recently visited with the state’s senators and representatives in Washington, D.C. Mark Farnsworth, general manager of Hi...
  • RRWCD directors approve closing on groundwater rights

        On Monday, May 18, the Republican River Water Conservation District Board of Directors voted to authorize closing on the purchase and sale of the groundwater rights for the Republican River Compact Compliance Pipeline, even though the Republican Ri...
  • Girl Scouts—more than just cookie sales

        Perhaps best known for their famous cookies, the new Holyoke Girl Scout Troop is out to prove that the organization is so much more than just cookie sales.    Under the leadership of Ravon Krueger, the Holyoke Girl Scouts have completed a number...