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Explore travel guide in paper

Explore, a complete guide to travel and tourism fun throughout the High Plains, is inserted in this week’s edition. The Holyoke Enterprise is one of the six newspapers contributing to the publication.


Calendar events needed

Anyone who has dates or events they would like on the 33rd annual community calendar should contact the Chamber office by calling 854-3517 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, May 25.


Fair Queen applications due soon

All girls ages 12-20 who enjoy riding horses and would like to try out for Phillips County Fair Queen or Princess should go to to see the handbook and fill out an application.

Applications are also available at the CSU Extension office. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 1. Contest will be held Monday, July 23. For any questions, please call the Phillips County Queen coordinator Pam Haynes at 854-5700.


Blood drive is Wednesday

A community blood drive is set for Wednesday, May 23 from noon-5:30 p.m. at Holyoke Lions Club. For more info or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006 opt. 2 or visit


College grad info sought

The Holyoke Enterprise encourages readers to submit info and photos from recent college graduations by emailing enterprise This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 970-854-2811.


HVFD called

Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was called Wednesday, May 9 at 1:12 a.m. A driver hit a gas meter in the 200 block of North Phelan Avenue and then left. HVFD shut the gas off and called SourceGas.

Wednesday, May 9, HVFD was called to Holyoke Elementary School to an alarm at 11:30 a.m. They were called back before arriving. The alarm went off due to some work being done on it.

At 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the department responded to a controlled burn that had gotten out of control four miles south on Highway 385. The fire did some damage to a tree line.


Holyoke Enterprise May 17, 2012