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  • Jesse Quinby announces candidacy for State BOE

    Jesse Quinby, former vice president of the Greeley/Evans Board of Education (2003-09), announced his candidacy for the Colorado State Board of Education, 4th Congressional District. Quinby says he’s running for the state board because, “Education mus...
  • Child care providers' conference scheduled for April 21 in Yuma

    The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral Annual Child Care Providers’ conference, “Working Together for Child Care Success,” will be held Saturday, April 21 in Yuma at the First Southern Baptist Church from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendance o...
  • Drumroll Please

    Easter Adventure They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but since moving here, I still don’t often encounter families that rival the size of my own. With the count at eight, we’ve officially outgrown the minivan and usually cause a moment’s hesi...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Eeny meeny miny moe One evening, after a supper completely lacking in tantrums and arguments, I said, “Well, Melise, what will we have for dessert?” Melise, my clever and creative 3-year-old, jumped up enthusiastically and said, “Let me go see!”...
  • It's the Pitts

    Or so I hear I am one of the 10 percent of adult Americans who don’t own a cell phone. It’s not that I think cell phones are the work of the devil, or that they aren’t handy, it’s just that I am far too busy listening to other people’s conversa...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoApril 12, 2007 Cost estimates and more for a running track facility in Holyoke will be provided by Donald Smith of Open Window Concepts, LLC of Lakewood. HHS Honor Society is planning to host Holyoke’s first dodgeball tournament April 27...
  • Sprague joins Colver, Killin

    A 1999 HHS graduate has returned to his hometown to join a local law firm. Russell Sprague is the newest partner at newly renamed Colver, Killin & Sprague, LLP. “It gets in your blood and you don’t ever get it out,” Sprague said of agriculture...
  • Energy expo to be held

    People have probably heard a lot about solar energy and are now truly wondering—is solar energy viable? How much does it cost? Does it really work? Two dates and locations have been scheduled for Energy Expo 2012 where information will be sha...
  • Garden workshop to be held April 23

    A cutting garden workshop will be held Monday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Phillips County Event Center in the Ortner room. Those attending the workshop will learn how a cutting garden would benefit the vegetable garden and learn the best practices for cutting...
  • New CDL regulations will require compliance by 2014

    Colorado statute 42-2-235 and rule 8 CCR 1507-1 require all Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders be medically qualified to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) by the means of a valid DOT medical, medical waiver or Skills Performance Eva...
  • Dragon baseball sweeps Yuma

    Holyoke Dragon baseball team bounced back after its first two losses of the season to sweep Yuma 5-1 and 9-2 in Holyoke Monday, April 9. Holyoke’s strong pitching staff deserves credit for keeping the Indians at bay throughout the day. “It was great...
  • Burlington hands Dragons first losses of the season

    Holyoke fell to 10-2 on the season after two tough losses Thursday, April 5 in Burlington. The Dragons lost a close 2-3 first game and then fell 1-5 in the second game of the doubleheader. The two losses come as Holyoke heads into the home stretch of its...
  • Edmonds wins first nat'l championship

    HHS senior Mark Edmonds won his first national wrestling tournament championship when he was named champion in the April 7 Midwest Classic Nationals in Kearney, Neb. Held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, the Midwest Classic featured 16 mats ...
  • Egg hunt brings on the smiles

    Brightly-wrapped candy and the thrill of the Easter egg hunt brought smiles to area youth as they participated in the annual event Saturday afternoon in Holyoke. Local children are pictured at the preschool and kindergarten hunt on the Courthouse lawn. P...
  • Egg hunt brings on the smiles

    Brightly-wrapped candy and the thrill of the Easter egg hunt brought smiles to area youth as they participated in the annual event Saturday afternoon in Holyoke. Local children are pictured at the preschool and kindergarten hunt on the Courthouse lawn. P...
  • Grading pilot moves toward school policy

    School policy regarding grading/assessment systems is on its way as the one-year grading pilot moves toward actual policy in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed a draft policy at the April 3 school board meeting. Targeting the polic...
  • Grading pilot moves toward school policy

    School policy regarding grading/assessment systems is on its way as the one-year grading pilot moves toward actual policy in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed a draft policy at the April 3 school board meeting. Targeting the polic...
  • City looking into dog pound

    Holyoke City Council will begin to look into constructing a dog pound to help house stray dogs found in town. Discussion during the Monday, April 2 meeting got the ball rolling on a possible pound, which the City has discussed in the past. Police chief D...
  • City looking into dog pound

    Holyoke City Council will begin to look into constructing a dog pound to help house stray dogs found in town. Discussion during the Monday, April 2 meeting got the ball rolling on a possible pound, which the City has discussed in the past. Police chief D...
  • Teachers approved for 2012-2013 school year

    Forty teachers in Holyoke School District Re-1J were approved for the 2012-13 school year at the April 3 meeting of the Board of Education. Earlier in the board meeting, resignations were accepted from JR/SR high language arts/drama teacher Carla Mayfiel...