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  • Council reviews budget

    A budget of $8,442,409 for 2015 was accepted by the Holyoke City Council at the Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting. A final reading and passage will take place at the Tuesday, Dec. 2, council meeting. Annual appropriations were also approved. The majority of the...
  • Around Town

    Flu clinic is next week Family Practice of Holyoke will offer its seasonal flu shot clinic Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at SunSet View, 330 W. Kellogg St. A reduced cost is offered only at the clinic. For questions, call 970-85...
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ on HHS stage this weekend

    Dedicated to the memory of Velma Biddle, the HHS drama department performance of “The Wizard of Oz” is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Heginbotham Auditorium at HHS. During the Friday night performance, director Eri...
  • Highway 23 repairs pushed back to 2016

    Laden with bumps, holes and expansion cracks, the 18-mile stretch of Highway 23 from north of Holyoke to the Colorado-Nebraska state line continues to be more and more troublesome. “Plans are being engineered,” said State Commissioner Steve Hofmeiste...
  • County sees through to end of window restoration project

    A final set of windows was put back in the Phillips County Courthouse last week, a welcome sight to county employees who worked with boarded up windows in shifts the past few months. A grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund provided Philli...
  • Crowd goes bananas for NHS dodgeball tourney

    After a long night of double elimination action Friday, Nov. 14, Go Bananas was named the 2014 dodgeball champions at the annual tournament sponsored by HHS National Honor Society. Twenty-two teams and a large crowd of spectators raised $1,200 for Holyok...
  • VOD winners speak about relevance of veterans

    Local winners in the Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition are freshman Luke Krogmeier, first; senior Anastasia Conklin, second; junior Tyler Loutensock, third; and junior Dominic Krogmeier, fourth. The 2014 VOD theme is “Why veterans are importan...
  • 4-H members attend conference

    4-H members in grades 6-9 represented Phillips County at the Colorado Leadership Conference Nov. 7-9 in Glenwood Springs. Students are pictured from left, front row, Brandon Durbin; second row, Taylor Trumper, Lauren Bergner, Janessa Lutze, Kassidy Porter...
  • James Bond 007 announced as MMHF Legacy Event theme

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt James Bond 007, a spy theme, has been announced for the 2015 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. This fifth annual event returns to the February schedule this year, as it is planned for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Phill...
  • 6 Dragons earn football conference recognition

    Six Holyoke High School football players earned North Central Conference recognition for their performances during the 2014 football season. Seniors Dylan Kotch and Wyatt Powell were named to the All-Conference team. HHS players named to the honorable m...
  • HHS athletes bounce back into action for winter sports season

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, marked the official start to the 2014-15 winter sports season. Holyoke High School student-athletes filled the basketball gyms, wrestling room and swimming pool for practice on Wednesday. With their first competitions scheduled for the...
  • Top 2 teams headed to 1A championship

    There were no surprises in the Colorado 1A football semifinals Saturday, Nov. 15, as the top seeded teams in the state earned victories to send them to the championship game. No. 1 Paonia topped fourth-seeded Resurrection Christian 35-15. Paonia had shut...
  • Tony DeSare Trio to perform wide range of soulful tunes

    The Tony DeSare Trio will light up the stage at the Holyoke High School auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. This entertaining concert is sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council as part of its current concert series. The trio will be perform...
  • Air ambulance can save lives

    Memberships give residents peace of mindTime can be crucial in a life-threatening medical emergency, and an air ambulance service can be especially crucial for residents living in rural northeast Colorado. Patients with life- or limb-threatening emergenc...
  • Ovid native, opera baritone to perform in Sterling Saturday

    Saturday, Nov. 22, Met bass-baritone, Ovid native and former University of Colorado fullback Keith Miller will perform at First Presbyterian Church, South 4th and Ash streets in Sterling, at 2 p.m. He will be joined by soprano Melissa Zapin and pianist Ko...
  • Fruit trees are loving the cold

    Apple, peach and pear trees are loving this cold weather. Chilling requirement for fruit trees is the number of hours with temperatures between 32 F and 45 F during their dormant period. However, if there are days during the winter months with temperature...
  • Did you know?

    Organ and tissue donation affords men and women a unique opportunity to help others. Although the laws vary depending on where a person lives, many persons age 18 or older can indicate their desire to be organ donors. Younger people must have a parent or ...
  • Avoid illness during holidays by safely handling, cooking food

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reminding Coloradans to keep their families safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by using proper food handling and preparation tips. “The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spe...
  • Kotch offers service for heating and air

    With the recent cold snap setting the stage for an early winter, Holyoke residents have a new ally in the heating and air industry. Spencer Kotch has opened Kotch’s Heating and Air in Holyoke, offering his services in the HVAC/R industry — heating, v...
  • Corn harvest coming to a close this week

    Another corn harvest is coming to a close as this year’s season is nearing completion. Many farmers have been done for a while, but there are a few who are stilling finishing up this week. “We’re down to one or two producers,” said Steve Bahn-se...