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  • April is child abuse prevention month

    In 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and its partners will reach more families with proven strategies to help reduce and prevent child abuse statewide. Twenty programs serving populations of 22 counties, both large and small, ...
  • Colorado state legislators continue to deal with 2011-12 budget issues

    If you ever wanted to know why it’s important to have a legislator from eastern Colorado on the Joint Budget Committee, look no further than the deals made on the 2011-12 budget. Among the package of bills designed to help balance the 2011-12 budget: r...
  • Staff announced for science camps

    S.C.O.R.E. registration is continuing on the website as well as from mailed-in applications for this summer’s science camps in Imperial, Neb. Brochures have been mailed to area schools and are also available at business sponsors. Those interested may a...
  • School budget priorities examined

    Budget priorities from the school district’s budget and facilities committee will lead the Holyoke School Board into their work with budget parameters for the 2011-12 school year. Troy Mayfield reported for the budget and facilities committee at the Ap...
  • PC Telcom strategic planning goals discussed at annual meeting

    Despite a year where PC Telcom experienced an operating loss, board members and staff are excited for what the future has to offer. Members of PC Telcom met Thursday, April 7 for their annual meeting at HHS to see what progress has been made over the las...
  • FFA groups capture first at districts

    Holyoke FFA members brought home two first-place finishes from the Northeast FFA District competition Wednesday, April 6. The dairy judging team comprised of Jacinda Krueger, Logan Tharp, Kelsey Kramer, Caity Kramer, Tanner Smith and Elissa Baker took fi...
  • Rangeland meeting is Saturday, April 16

    The Savory Institute in cooperation with Burlington Conservation District (BCD), Three Rivers Alliance (TRA) and the Yuma Conservation District (YCD) are hosting a series of rangeland workshops to assist producers with rangeland and herd management. Wit...
  • 21 qualify for FCCLA nationals

    FCCLA members from HHS who attended the State Leadership Conference in Denver last week are pictured from left, front row, Becca Brandt, Briar Bergner, Catrina Krueger, Tia Huffman and Jordan Zeiler; second row, Ella Stewart, Marci Vasa, Cody Fricke, Mall...
  • Re-1J board meeting, work session Aril 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in Holyoke JH Room #218. A 7 p.m. work session to discuss the Education Jobs Fund Program will precede the regular meeting. In Supt. Bret Miles’ report, items will i...
  • Drumroll Please

    A different type of technology trend Last week I logged on to view the e-edition of the Enterprise and I was instantly drawn to an iPhone graphic paired with the headline “From luxury to necessity: cell phones dominate everyday life.” Boy, did that h...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dead giveaway There has been a marked increase in trust funds for pets after the “Queen of Mean,” Leona Helmsley, died and left a $12 million trust fund for her Maltese Poodle and Florida heiress Gail Posner left her $8.3 million Miami mansion, plus ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    My secret identity Dear readers, I sit quietly at my computer to write these columns, tucked in the corner of a room near a window where I can see the chickens wandering in and out of the lilac bushes. I always write while my 2-year-old daughter, Melise,...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 13, 2006 Holyoke Elementary School could temporarily house the preschool, as construction of the new facility at the Phillips County Fairgrounds necessitates Dragon’s Wagon Preschool seek temporary headquarters for at least the 2006...
  • Ballpark seating to receive facelift

    City employees have been busy assembling new sets of bleachers for the Holyoke ballpark. The old bleachers will remain in use until the new sets are completely assembled and ready to be placed. City crews had already finished two sets and placed them near...
  • 'Sound of Music' to hit the big screen April 13

    The plains are alive with the Sound of Music! Phillips County Arts Council in conjunction with the Peerless Theatre are bringing locals the unique opportunity to watch one of the most beloved musicals of all time on the big screen. Sound of Music will be...
  • Track competes at Burlington

    Warm, spring weather greeted Holyoke tracksters at the April 2 track meet in Burlington. Senior Heather Duester came away with two individual first-place honors in the 200 and 400 meter races. In triple jump action, senior Marci Vasa also claimed first p...
  • Holyoke girls' golf team opens season at Burlington Invite

    Holyoke girls’ golf team traveled to Burlington Friday, April 1 to begin their 2011 spring season. Out of the six girls, four stepped onto the course for their first-ever tournament action, according to coach Garrett Gordon. Kelsey Kramer, Caity Kramer...
  • Dragons split with Merino

    Holyoke suffered its first loss of the baseball season in a low scoring game in Merino Saturday, April 2. The team didn’t let it get to them as they came right back and smacked the Rams 28-4 in game two. “We crawled off the bus very lethargic and did...
  • JV baseball team begins season

    Holyoke junior varsity baseball team began their 2011 season with a pair of losses against Haxtun Monday, March 21. The Dragons fell 3-4 and 2-9 to county rival Haxtun. Trevor Dalton and Tanner Smith shared pitching duties in the first game with Dalton ...
  • Zach Krueger named RMAC player of the week

    Senior Metro State outfielder Zach Krueger earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week honors for his efforts on the baseball diamond March 25-26. Krueger hit safely in all four games as Metro State swept Colorado Christian on the road. ...