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  • Service sale is success

        Holyoke High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and FFA held their annual service sale and Rocky Mountain Osyter Fry Tuesday, March 31.    The service of 56 members was sold, including three who are members of both...
  • Holyoke JH music students attend Ogallala, Neb. contest

        On Saturday, March 28, 42 students representing Holyoke vocal and instrumental music departments, grades 6-8, attended the Ogallala, Neb. Invitational Solo and Ensemble Contest.     Students prepared solos and/or ensembles, and then presented th...
  • School finance bill hits roadblock

        A school finance bill that was rammed through the Colorado Senate at lightning speed last week has hit a roadblock in a key House committee.    “We’re not going to fast track something that’s so important,” said Rep. Judy Solano, D-Brigh...
  • AWANA grand prix car race to be held April 18

     Holyoke AWANA Club is hosting a grand prix car race Saturday, April 18. Races will take place at Camp Machasay, located 14 miles east of Holyoke toward Amherst, 1.2 miles on County Road 40. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with races kicking off at 1...
  • Sunday sun leads to fun time in the snow

      Mason Powell, 2, is very proud of his first snowman, which he and his dad Aaron made in his back yard Sunday afternoon, April 5. High winds accompanied Saturday’s snow, causing unusual drifting in places and no snow at all in others. Road and stre...
  • Kotch brothers wrestle at Reg'l, State Middle School tourneys

        Competing in the Colorado Middle School State Regional Tournament March 27-28 in Fort Lupton and the Colorado Middle School State Championships in Denver April 3-4 were Holyoke junior high students Spencer and Dylan Kotch.    At both tournaments...
  • Snow cancels, postpones events

        A number of school events were canceled, postponed or delayed as a result of the April 4 snowstorm.    The HHS track team was scheduled to travel to Burlington Saturday. That event was rescheduled for April 23. Since Holyoke already has meets on...
  • Summer rec registration set

     Summer baseball and softball seasons are just around the corner. Those interested in participating in the city’s summer rec program should register April 13-24. Registration forms can be picked up at the city office, located at 407 E. Denver, and s...
  • HEA encouraged to spread 'affordable electricity' message

        Affordable electricity was the clear message of the 71st annual meeting of Highline Electric Association (HEA) Monday evening, April 6 in the Holyoke HS auditorium.    Members were encouraged to contact legislators, not about where they stand on...
  • 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 mo...
  • Supt. qualifications identified

        Qualifications for the Holyoke School District Superintendent search were identified by school board, staff and community in March 17-18 meetings with Colorado Association of School Boards representative Bob Cito.    CASB posted the superintende...
  • Grandma's New to You now open at Deavers

        Grandma’s “New to You” has captured the front portion of Deaver Hardware’s north side at 110 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke.    Attractive displays of antiques and collectibles are now in place in the new store section, where housewares u...
  • Assembly of God church welcomes new pastor

     Having arrived in Holyoke only a couple weeks ago, Max and Karen Hines have found it easy to adjust to the new community and church. As the Assembly of God’s new pastor, Max notes, “The people, not just the congregation, they’ve all been very fri...
  • Live kidney donor sought

        An article published in the Holyoke Enterprise in February titled “Increase in organ donors,” caught my attention. This article talked about the increase of lives saved through the Donor Alliance program. The people who donated their organs/tis...
  • Another Perspective

    Cough etiquette requires new learning curve for adults    Aaaaahhhhchooo!! Sneezing and coughing aren’t uncommon gestures these days. I’ve done my share as I caught one of those doozer of a colds when I was trying to function on too little sleep. ...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Exercise your right… to exercise.      When was the last time you felt great? Think about this for a moment. When you felt like you were on top of your game, when you felt quick mentally and strong physically, when you were in such a good mood it ri...
  • 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.   ...