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Smiles fly high at Eagle Lake Camp

Smiles fly high at Eagle Lake Camp

Ethan Schneller is all smiles on the trampoline, one of the many activities that Eagle Lake Camp brought to First Baptist Church of Holyoke this week. Eagle Lake Camp “on location,” based out of Colorado Springs, returned to Holyoke for the second year. Over 100 campers from ages 7-12 are spen...

Fireworks light up the 4th

Know the difference between legal, illegal fireworks Holyoke is celebrating Independence Day with its annual fireworks show, coordinated by Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, July 4, southeast of Holyoke City Park at approximately 9:30 p.m. Along with the fireworks show, Holyoke Church...

Patient satisfaction is MMH goal

Patient satisfaction is the primary goal for Family Practice of Holyoke Medical Clinic. Steps being taken toward that goal were summarized at the June 23 meeting of East Phillips County Hospital District Board. A Lean Six Sigma team within Melissa Memorial Hospital and the clinic have been working...

County adopts Right to Farm and Ranch policy

Phillips County Board of Commissioners adopted a Right to Farm and Ranch policy and a conflict resolution process following a June public hearing regarding a resolution that was recommended by the Phillips County Planning Commission. The policy said that ranching, farming and other agricultural op...


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Authentic community a passion for new Baptist Church pastor

Authentic community a passion for new Baptist Church pastor

First Baptist Church of Holyoke has welcomed a new pastor, Jeremiah Krieger, who is settling into Holyoke and is set to begin preaching at the church this month. Krieger is excited to be in full-time...

Reading gets IN TENTS this summer

Reading gets IN TENTS this summer

Leaping over logs and weaving through trees, participants race through a camping-themed obstacle course Wednesday, June 24, for this year’s Heginbotham Library Summer Reading Program. Gavin Skinner...

Stein honored by Lions

Longtime Lions Club member Larry Stein, pictured at right, is presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by Holyoke Lions Club president Gene Bittner last Thursday, June 25. As decided upon by the local...

Haruf authors 1 last book

Turns out Kent Haruf had one more novel in him. The celebrated author with a strong connection to Yuma and surrounding communities died of cancer last November. However, he spent a portion of his remaining...

2 grants awarded to hospital

Two grants were awarded to East Phillips County Hospital District by the State of Colorado, as announced by Melissa Memorial Hospital Administrator John Ayoub at the June 23 board meeting. An Emergency...

State putting together comprehensive water plan

This July 4, USDA wants to see cooks ‘#GrillingLikeaPRO’

BOBstock concert in Fort Morgan July 10-11

Local quilters win viewers’ choice award

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Smiles fly high at Eagle Lake Camp

Fireworks light up the 4th

Patient satisfaction is MMH goal

County adopts Right to Farm and Ranch policy

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Dani Brandt returns to New Way Singers for best year yet

Dani Brandt returns to New Way Singers for best year yet

A seasoned pro at the tour life, HHS senior Dani Brandt joined the New Way Singers on a two-week experience for the third consecutive year. A love for singing and for New Ways runs in the family as Brandt...

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Biking to feed the hungry

Biking to feed the hungry

Cyclists pass through Holyoke In its 20th year, Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger rode into the State of Colorado this week to expand the horizon for the campaign to fundraise to combat...

Bombers win Sidney tournament

Bombers win Sidney tournament

Buckley Bombers took top honors at the Sidney, Neb., tournament Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28. Winning all four of their games, the Bombers started the tournament off right, beating Sidney 8-6. As tournament...

Extreme distance runner to pass through on coast-to-coast run

Community members are invited to run with extreme distance runner Aprylle Gilbert for a portion of her coast-to-coast trek across the country. She is expected to be in Holyoke Sunday evening, July 5,...

Holyoke takes 10 records at Colby meet

Northwest Kansas League to end season in Goodland July 2-3 Holyoke swimmers were at it again in what can only be described as the summer of speed, posting 10 new records at the Colby, Kan., meet Saturday,...

2 teams advance to tourney finals

PeeWee Gold takes the gold Holyoke PeeWee Gold and Little League Green dominated the diamond to advance to the championships in the June 24-27 Border League baseball tournament in Haxtun. PeeWee Gold...

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Drew Stewart elected to state 4-H officer team

Drew Stewart elected to state 4-H officer team

Drew Stewart, Phillips County 4-H member, was installed as the incoming District 5 president on the 2015-16 Colorado state 4-H officer team during the state 4-H conference awards ceremony Thursday evening,...

Enrollment begins for dairy margin protection program

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary...

RRWCD meeting set for July 9

Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting Thursday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. Items on the...

Quality of water important to area livestock operations

One of the most important resources, water, is making headlines across the U.S., in government agencies and even here in Colorado. People do not always think about its importance, but water quality and...