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  • Enterprise wins Advertising Sweepstakes

    Fifteen awards in the advertising division of the Colorado Press Association newspaper contest earned The Holyoke Enterprise the 2014 Advertising Sweepstakes Award at the CPA convention last weekend in Denver.Brenda Brandt, Darci Tomky and Ashley Sullivan...
  • Nick Ortner 5th, Eric Rojo 6th in state wrestling

    Two Dragon wrestlers made it to the placing stands in a fine showing at the Colorado 2A State Wrestling Championships Feb. 19-21 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Nick Ortner and Eric Rojo claimed the hardware. For senior Ortner, it was a long trek through...
  • Picnic shelters, splash pad part of proposed grant for Homesteaders Park

    In regard to new picnic shelters and a splash pad at Homesteaders Park, Phillips County Commissioners held a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, at Phillips County Event Center to get public feedback on the county’s proposed Great Outdoors Colorado grant ...
  • HHS seniors get taste of local career opportunities

    From Seaboard Foods and CHS Grainland to Star 92.3 and Storybrooke, Ink, seniors at Holyoke High School got a taste of career opportunities in Holyoke and Phillips County during the Speed Business Mentoring Event Wednesday, Feb. 18. Located in the HHS ol...
  • Tanks of Thanks® rewards Holyoke residents’ service

    Three local residents have received a special thank you for their contributions to the community. Jim and Joe Krogmeier and Doug Bergstrom of Holyoke were selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that rewards people who do good deed...
  • Classics, jazz and Broadway highlight March 4 concert

    Two wonderful performers — an acclaimed Broadway theater vocalist, Rebecca Lowe, and a spectacular vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Jakub “Kuba” Kawnik — will appear in Holyoke next Wednesday, March 4, at the Holyoke High School audi...
  • Dist. B-ball semis, finals set for NJC Thurs., Sat.

    Class 2A District 2 basketball tournament action began Tuesday, Feb. 24, with the Holyoke boys’ and girls’ teams hoping to secure spots in the upcoming regional brackets. Tuesday’s winners will advance to the district semifinals Thursday, Feb. 26, ...
  • Girls battle Bulldogs to win 5th seed

    Capping off their regular season with a close and important victory, the Lady Dragon varsity basketball girls beat the Haxtun Bulldogs 46-43 on the road Friday, Feb. 20. This win followed the girls’ loss to Yuma 25-65 at home Tuesday, Feb. 17. “I was...
  • JV/C girls go 2-2 to finish season

    Lady Dragon junior varsity and C teams each picked up one win and suffered one loss in the final week of the their season. JV girls fell to Yuma at home Tuesday, Feb. 17, and the C team won. In Haxtun Friday, Feb. 20, the JV team beat the Bulldogs, but th...
  • Dragon boys beat Bulldogs, earn 2nd seed in district tournament

    Capturing a win in their final regular-season game, Holyoke varsity basketball boys beat county rival Haxtun 63-49 on the road Friday, Feb. 20, after battling a tight matchup Tuesday, Feb. 17, in which they fell to Yuma 57-67 on the home court. Holyoke b...
  • JV/C boys go 1-2 to wrap up final week

    Holyoke junior varsity and C team basketball boys wrapped up their season last week. The JV team beat Yuma at home Tuesday, Feb. 17, but the C team boys lost to the Indians. JV boys fell on the road to Haxtun Friday, Feb. 20.   Holyoke vs. Yuma JV...
  • Credit union looks at returning to real estate loans in 2015

    It was another transitional year for the Holyoke and Imperial, Neb., Community Federal Credit Unions and more changes are set to take place in 2015. Along with changes to management, there were some important changes made to the way business will be condu...
  • Ortner qualifies for FFA state

    Holyoke’s FFA chapter had five students compete at the District 16 speech contest at Sterling High School Thursday, Feb. 19. Senior Nicholas Ortner will continue on to the state competition as he was top qualifier in the gold category for prepared publ...
  • State conservationist announced

    The highly anticipated selection of United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state conservationist in Colorado was recently announced. Clint Evans, former assistant state conservationist for operations in Idaho, r...
  • Pesticide pickup to be provided

    Colorado State University Extension will be hosting a pesticide pickup program at various locations within the Golden Plains Area. “We’ll accept any pesticide delivered to us and properly dispose them through a hazardous waste contractor,” said Ron...
  • College news

    Makayla Spitz was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester of 2014 at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be full-time and achieve a GPA of at least a 3.5. Spitz is a 2014 HHS gr...
  • 2 of Sonnenberg’s bills receive final Senate approval

    Don Brown of Yuma is now the commissioner of agriculture after the Senate voted unanimously to approve his nomination Feb. 18. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, lauded Brown’s nomination and skills before the full Senate. He’s “truly a face of agr...
  • Koch recognized for career and tech ed work

    Gary Koch was presented an award for 15 years of service in the career and technical education field at the annual Colorado Association for Career and Technical Administrators Conference in Colorado Springs Feb. 5. Koch was employed with NE Colorado BOCE...
  • Fix memorial funds available for grads

    The trustees of the Leland Trust have announced that the Don Fix Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of Haxtun and Holyoke high schools. Priority will be given to college students in the second year and beyond. Technical and short-term vocatio...
  • School board to meet next Tues., March 3

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2015-16 school calendar and gift acknowledgement. To view the full article...