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  • Elementary students perform Christmas program

    Community members were filled with Christmas spirit in the HHS auditorium Thursday, Dec. 4, when Holyoke elementary students in kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade hit the stage for their annual Christmas program. Elementary music teacher Marcia ...
  • McCallum named to Spirit All-Elite

    Senior cheerleader Alexandria McCallum was named to the CHSAA Spirit All-Elite Team at the Colorado State Spirit Championships Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Denver Coliseum. Holyoke’s fall cheer team took seventh place in the 2A Pom division. This was a one...
  • 7 lifetime best swim times clocked at opening dual

    “Seven lifetime best times at the first swimming dual of the HHS season is a clear indication that this team is ready for a terrific season,” said coach Aly Brinkema after the Dec. 4 dual at Valley. There’s always great competition with Valley, not...
  • Heginbotham Library all decked out for the holidays

    Friends of the Library take great pride in decorating the Heginbotham Library for the holidays each year. Sunday, Dec. 7, Friends hosted an Extravaganza to showcase the beautiful library and to invite community members to enjoy refreshments and purchase h...
  • ’30s gospel music takes center stage in weekend performance

    Phillips County Players are taking audiences back to 1938 for a good old-fashioned Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. Directed by Maury Kramer, the musical “Smoke on the Mountain” hits the stage this ...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

    Favorite cookie recipe hard to beatThis is my absolute favorite cookie! The applesauce cookie recipe came from the Colorado Association for Family and Community Education cookbook, which was published in 2011. This is from District 1 of the Colorado Home ...
  • Lady Dragons lose in double OT, win vs. CSC

    HHS Lady Dragons split their two home games during the opening week of the season, losing to Fleming 38-46 in double overtime and winning against Colorado Springs Christian 50-32. Coach Arlan Scholl said the girls started aggressively and played hard thr...
  • HHS winter cheer season now open

    With the completion of the Colorado High School Activities Association state spirit championships Saturday, Dec. 6, the fall cheer season officially ended. CHSAA only has a fall season, but Holyoke High School also sports a winter season for cheerleading...
  • Five place at St. Francis Invite

    Five Dragons brought home medals from the St. Francis, Kan., Invitational Saturday, Dec. 6. Eric Rojo at 106 lbs. and Dylon Lousberg at 132 both finished as runners-up, while Nick Ortner at 138, T.J. Gertner at 170 and Fernando Rojo at 220 claimed fourth...
  • HHS 2-2 in Burlington dual tourney

    Holyoke wrestlers competed in a dual tournament in Burlington Thursday, Dec. 4, to open the 2014-15 wrestling season. Going 2-2 for the day, the Dragons defeated McClave and Ellicott and lost to Burlington and La Junta. Dragon senior Luke Stewart, Holyo...
  • Dragons place in 8 events at Viking Invite Saturday

    Eleven Dragon swimmers accumulated 60 points, placing in eight events at the tough Viking Invitational at Valley Saturday, Dec. 6. Leading the placings was senior co-captain Jayden Durbin, who took fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2...
  • JV girls win first 2 games of season

    HHS junior varsity basketball girls picked up wins in their first two games of the winter sports season. They beat Fleming 22-14 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and then they toppled Colorado Springs Christian 50-17 Friday, Dec. 5.   Holyoke JV 22, Fleming 14 Th...
  • Holyoke B-boys open with 2 losses

    Holyoke High School boys’ basketball team was dealt two losses in the opening week of the winter sports season. The Dragons fell to Fleming in the final seconds 56-58 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and lost to Colorado Springs Christian 55-70 Friday, Dec. 5. Both gam...
  • JV/C boys go 1-2 in first week action

    Holyoke High School’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team went 1-1 at home to kick off the winter sports season. They defeated Fleming 50-47 Tuesday, Dec. 2, and lost to Colorado Springs Christian 24-51 Friday, Dec. 5. C team boys lost to CSC on Frid...
  • Newman photography featured at Art Center

    Prairie Winds Art Center in Holyoke is currently displaying the photography of Robert Newman of Stray Images, located in Denver. After spending 28 years in the classroom teaching digital film production, Newman is now focusing on photography. His work is...
  • Utility fee increases approved by Council

    In addition to the new electrical rates recently adopted for 2015, new refuse and sewer fee resolutions were approved at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2. These new fees will become effective Dec. 19 and reflect a 2 percent increase over ...
  • FCA in Brule, Neb., approves merger with CHS Inc. in Feb.

    Voting members of Farmers Cooperative Association, a full-service ag cooperative based out of Brule, Neb., have approved a merger with CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. The proposal passed with an 85 percent approval and will bec...
  • Tri-state symposium Jan. 7

    Strategies for Success will be the focus of the 2015 Tri-state Cow/Calf Symposium, held in Yuma Wednesday, Jan. 7. This meeting is a collaboration between Colorado State University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Natural ...
  • School choirs celebrate Christmas season

    Holyoke choir members spread a little holiday cheer this week at their Christmas choral concert Monday, Dec. 8, in the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of Marcia Dalton, junior high and high school vocalists as well as solos and duets gave polished pe...
  • Energy assistance offered for homes with low income

    Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program has begun accepting applications for its 2014-15 season. LEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services that provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a...