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  • It's the Pitts

    How To Be Cheap    Now that we’re officially in a recession economists say we all have to live more cheaply. It just so happens that being cheap is something I’m very good at.     When you don’t have any money you learn how to live on less. Wh...
  • FCCLA project draws life-saving blood donors

      Proving he’s a good sport off the court as well as on, John Baumgartner is pictured at left with Jeremy Loutensock as he prepares to donate blood at the Holyoke Community Blood Drive held at the Lion’s Den Wednesday, March 25. This month’s blo...
  • Colorado transparency bills cause contention

        Among the almost 600 bills that have been introduced in the Colorado Legislature this year, a handful are so-called transparency bills to make government records from school boards to state agencies more accessible to the public.    Most are bei...
  • HEA meeting April 6

        Highline Electric Association will host its annual meeting Monday, April 6 at Holyoke High School.    The evening will begin with a complimentary meal at 5 p.m., in the old gym, followed by a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.   ...
  • CDA applicator exam goes high-tech

        Colorado Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that two new online services are now available to those needing a Private Pesticide Applicator (PPA) license.PPA Exam    Those wishing to receive a PPA license may choose between a mail-in ...
  • Baseball team falls to Wiggins in March 24 doubleheader

        The visiting Holyoke Dragon baseball team faced two defeats in varsity double-header action at Wiggins on Tuesday, March 24. The losses were Holyoke’s first of the season, bringing the team record to 2-2.    Having already been postponed from ...
  • HHS Dragon winter sports athletes recognized

        Athletes in HHS cheerleading, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball and wrestling programs, as well as Holyoke swimmers on the Sterling girls’ swim team were recognized Sunday, March 29 for their participation in the 2008-09 winter sports seaso...
  • 'Judy's Petunias' is Best of Show

        For the second straight year, local Nancy Dee of Haxtun won Best of Show honors in the Phillips County Arts Council’s recent show with her watercolor entitled “Judy’s Petunias.”    A nice display of art from area residents was entered in...
  • Final Health Fair for Caring and Sharing

      Ever since Melissa Memorial Hospital started hosting the annual Holyoke Health Fair, members of the Caring and Sharing organization have volunteered their time, preparing meals, snacks and beverages and distributing them to workers at the event. How...
  • Thrivent members honored for community service

        The Rocky Mountain Regional Financial Office of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced the Phillips County Chapter has earned a “Chapter of Excellence” award for its contributions to the local community in 2009. The award honors the chapter...
  • Sagehorn awarded Dordt College scholarships

        Elisa Sagehorn, daughter of Keith and Diane Sagehorn of Holyoke, has been awarded a Dordt College Presidential Scholarship and a Vermeer Foundation Agriculture Scholarship at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa for the 2009-10 academic year.    ...
  • Holyoke High School musical cast amazes audience with 'My Fair Lady'

     By George, they’ve done it! Once again the HHS drama department dazzled the stage in an impressive production of My Fair Lady. Audiences witnessed everything from cheering at horse races and waltzing at a ball to endless speech lessons and even a moc...
  • Harvey adds two more self-published novels

        Sitting in the audience, listening to Holocaust survivor Benny Hochman’s story at the HHS auditorium Thursday, March 19, Caryl Harvey of Holyoke found herself listening to the story of someone she had known intimately for four years, though she h...
  • Harvey adds two more self-published novels

        Sitting in the audience, listening to Holocaust survivor Benny Hochman’s story at the HHS auditorium Thursday, March 19, Caryl Harvey of Holyoke found herself listening to the story of someone she had known intimately for four years, though she h...
  • PCEDC recognizes strengths in working together

        “Become Stronger by Working Together” was the theme of the annual Phillips County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) meeting held Monday, March 30, and many community members were honored for their collaborations.    Two organizations ...
  • PCEDC recognizes strengths in working together

        “Become Stronger by Working Together” was the theme of the annual Phillips County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) meeting held Monday, March 30, and many community members were honored for their collaborations.    Two organizations ...
  • Supt. search begins

        Holyoke School District Re-1J’s superintendent vacancy was posted this week by Colorado Association of School Baords (CASB), who is assisting with the superintendent search.    CASB representative Bob Cito was in Holyoke last week, gathering i...
  • 'My Fair Lady' on HHS stage March 27-28

        My Fair Lady will be on stage at the HHS auditorium Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are available at the door.    A hit film in 1964, My Fair Lady is the musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 ...
  • Holocaust survivor shares inspirational story

        “On April 14, 1945 a starving emaciated Polish lad lay in the gutter near the electrically charged perimeter fence of Buchenwald Concentration Camp with the guns of war sounding in the distance. His name was Benny Hochman, and this is his story....
  • Holocaust survivor shares inspirational story

        “On April 14, 1945 a starving emaciated Polish lad lay in the gutter near the electrically charged perimeter fence of Buchenwald Concentration Camp with the guns of war sounding in the distance. His name was Benny Hochman, and this is his story....