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  • PeeWee wrestling parents meeting set

    Holyoke’s PeeWee Wrestling program is set to kick off with a mandatory parents’ registration/information meeting Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the HHS wrestling room. Youth ages 4-15 (including junior high students) are welcome and encouraged to parti...
  • It's a small world after all

    I’ve heard it said, if you put 10 people in a room together, at least two of those people would have something or someone in common. For me, there was only one other person in the room, and it only took one conversation to find out we had some place in ...
  • Allie Billings hired as second-grade teacher in Holyoke

    “I’m excited. It’s real. It’s so rewarding. The kids are great. I can’t imagine anything I could be more blessed with.” These were just a few of the things a very excited second-grade teacher said minutes after completing her second full day ...
  • School board retreat set for Monday night

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will hold a retreat Monday, Jan. 16 from 5-10 p.m. in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center. There will be no regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. ...
  • Ballyneal foreclosure procedure initiated; rebuilding anticipated

    Foreclosure proceedings have been initiated by the sole secured lender/investor at Ballyneal Golf Course, located southeast of Holyoke in Yuma County. The foreclosure was recorded Nov. 3, 2011, according to the Yuma County Treasurer/Public Trustee office...
  • Elisa Sagehorn wins national speaking award

    Elisa Sagehorn was recently named the winner of the National Spokesperson for Agriculture Contest. She competed against other state winners as part of the National Ag Communications Contest. The spokesperson program was part of the 45th National Young F...
  • 2011 area agricultural orders are being taken now

    The 2011 edition of the Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook is currently in production and orders are now being taken. This publication is a permanent and often-used item in many farm, ranch and agribusiness offices in northeastern Colorado. This re...
  • Workshops empower farmers to work despite challenges

    Getting out of bed can be difficult for a person with rheumatoid arthritis or muscular sclerosis. For ranchers and farmers, these types of diagnoses can make running their agricultural operations nearly impossible. Colorado AgrAbility Project, a NIFA-fun...
  • JV girls beat Wiggins

    Holyoke girls’ jayvee basketball team finished last weekend with a loss to Chase County, Neb. and a win over Wiggins.  Holyoke JV 18, Chase County 42 In Imperial, Neb. Friday, Jan. 6 the JV team struggled against their Chase County opponent, losi...
  • JV boys split games

    Holyoke’s boys’ JV basketball team came away with one win and one loss this past weekend. They traveled to Chase County, Neb. and fell 33-52 Friday, Jan. 6. The following night, the Dragons played host to Wiggins and captured a 56-46 victory. Holyok...
  • Bernard wins free throw contest

    Larry Bernard, father of HHS Dragon Jordan Bernard, made three for three shots from the free throw line to win the fathers’ free throw contest Saturday, Jan. 7. The contest was held during halftime of the girls’ game against Wiggins and featured fath...
  • Boys C team wins

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with a convincing victory over Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 7 on the home court. The Dragons downed the Tigers 43-11. Christopher Bieber led the team with 18 points followed by Daniel Bencomo and Matt Golden each wi...
  • Elliott among 45 in honor choir

    HHS junior Camille Elliott was among 45 area students performing in the Northeast Colorado Honor Choir in Haxtun Monday, Jan. 9 at the Haxtun Community Center. Elliott, who sang soprano, was joined by students from Brush, Chase County, Neb., Haxtun, Jule...
  • Wray Museum to reopen Jan. 15

    Board of the East Yuma County Historical Society and staff of the Wray Museum invite area residents to the reopening of the Wray Museum and a special program Sunday, Jan. 15 from 1-4 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments for everyone’s enjoy...
  • College news

    Northeastern Junior College in Sterling has released its honor roll list for the 2011 fall semester and reports that 253 students were given high academic achievement recognition, including seven from the Holyoke and Amherst areas. Those earning 4.0 grad...
  • Hawking club to present falconry demonstration

    Those wishing to take a peek into the world of falconry are encouraged to do so Saturday, Jan. 14. Falconers from the Colorado Hawking Club will be in Holyoke for another mini meet. The group was in Holyoke last February for a meet and held a short prese...
  • January is radon action month

    Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a proclamation declaring January as Colorado Radon Action Month, a perfect time for Coloradans to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas responsible for hundreds of Colorado cancer deaths each year. The colorle...
  • Get organized this January

    When colder weather arrives, many people stay indoors and fight the harsh weather with hot chocolate and heating systems. It’s no surprise, then, that most homes accumulate quite the amount of clutter over the course of a typical winter. The more time s...
  • Five ways to save on energy bill offered

    Energy—and the cost of it—is one thing that is always causing the question—“How can it cost so much?” and “How can I spend less?” CSU Extension has two community energy coordinators that are here to help people answer these questions. Here a...
  • Extension Corner

    Citizenship Washington Focus program teaches leadership and civic process As the new year begins, plans for numerous local, state and national 4-H events are well under way. One event in particular takes many months to prepare for, but 4-H members who pa...