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  • Junglemobile uses fun and interaction to teach safety lessons to elementary students

        The Colorado Children’s Hospital Junglemobile visited Holyoke Elementary School on Monday, May 11 as part of the activities being sponsored by Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Triathlon event.    Each child received a free bike helmet,...
  • Changes to city personnel policy proposed at council workshop

        Several alterations to the City of Holyoke’s personnel policy were proposed by councilman Barry Winckler in a workshop held after the regular meeting of Holyoke City Council on Tuesday, May 5.    At the end of the workshop, it was decided all ...
  • Psychobabble

        God is obviously male. How else do you explain menopause? —Anonymous    Womanhood is filled with unforgettable moments (note difference between unforgettable versus enjoyable): first bra, first period, first pap smear, first pregnancy, first n...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Hay Fever    The weather has warmed, the fields are green, the plants are flowering and the pollen that comes along with all of this is wrecking havoc for many people.      Hay fever, also known as allergies or as the medical term “allergic rhini...
  • It's the Pitts

    Odds And Ends (Best Of)    I knew something was wrong from the beginning. It was a very difficult birth and the calf was real slow getting up. She kept falling down all rubbery legged, even more than usual.     It seemed the cow was losing hope. She...
  • Band entertains with 'Sounds of Spring' in end-of-year concert

     Holyoke band students entertained in a Sounds of Spring end-of-year concert Tuesday, May 5 in the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of Pat Wiebers, musicians performed in the fifth, sixth, junior high, high school and jazz band groups. Senior Kri...
  • FCCLA chapter members soar to new heights for a successful year

        With the state FCCLA theme “Heroes Happen Here,” Holyoke chapter members have soared to new heights this year, said 2008-09 chapter president Phawn Carper as she opened the Thursday, May 7 member recognition program.    In addition to praisi...
  • Kim Salazar joins local Bank of the West staff

        Relocating from Bank of the West in Grand Junction, Kim Salazar began her position as financial services consultant at the Holyoke Bank of the West branch May 4.    She brings a total of six years banking experience to her new position.    Sa...
  • Citizenship honored

      Graduates Austin Tharp and Kelsey Scott were honored at Sunday’s commencement ceremony when they were awarded the American Legion Post #90 and Auxiliary Unit #90 Citizenship Awards. Announcing the honors and presenting the awards were Shirley Kadl...
  • Scholarships, future plans announced for Class of 2009

        Diana Baeza plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and major in Pediatric Nursing. She received the Mary Ann and Joel S. Biddle Scholarship Fund and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship.     Brianna Bennett pla...
  • Annual MMHF Triathlon Saturday

        Local athletes are invited to compete in the 120 Club 2009 Amateur Triathlon sponsored by Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation on Saturday, May 16. The event is the finale of the six-week fitness challenge which began in April.    A total of 15 ...
  • Seven qualify for State; girls claim 2nd at Regionals

     With regional competition on Saturday, May 9, the HHS track team delivered strong performances, and seven Dragon athletes are now headed to the State Track Meet this weekend. With the best regional finish in years, the girls team finished in second pla...
  • Dragons 1-1 at Regionals; end season with 11-9 record

        An impressive showing was made by Holyoke High’s varsity baseball team at the regional tournament in Sterling on Friday, May 8, as the Dragons fought for a chance at the 2A state tournament championships.    After battling hard for the 11-10 v...
  • Alternative School research detailed by local students

        Holyoke Alternative School students provided research information at the May 5 meeting of the Holyoke School Board. The project focused on “Bridging the Gap” between the alternative high school, HHS and the community.    Board member Jeff Th...
  • Legislative session final results

        Area lawmakers met with varying degrees of success in the recently concluded session of the Colorado Legislature.     Following is a final list of the bills they introduced and their final disposition (PI=Postponed Indefinitely):District 1 Sen. ...
  • Rabies in Yuma Co.

        Due to the recent confirmation of two rabid skunks in Yuma County, as well as a suspected rabid raccoon in Washington County, the Northeast Colorado Health Department would like to remind residents that local regulations require every owner or keep...
  • H1N1 flu case diagnosed in Brush

        John Crosthwait, district public health administrator for the Northeast Colorado Health Department, announced today that a case of H1N1 flu has been reported in northeast Colorado involving a 13-year-old Brush Middle School student. The student is ...
  • Reports of domestic violence in N.E. Colo. up 42%

        Domestic violence programs serving victims in northeast Colorado announced recently that nationally there has been a 42 percent increase in domestic violence reports and a 25 percent increase in the reported incidence of rape and sexual assault in ...
  • HHS Select Choir performs at state competition

      Complete with choreography and costumes, the HHS Select Choir performed at the State Show Choir competition April 30-May 1 at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. The vocalists received a “good” rating, finishing just one point awa...
  • Bennett is one of six CU grads with 4.0 GPA

        Holyoke’s Amanda Bennett was one of six recognized at the May 8 commencement ceremony at the University of Colorado in Boulder, for having straight As throughout her college years.    For Bennett, the accomplishment marked 17 years of straight...