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HHS on fire

HHS on fire

Students at Holyoke High School caught the Dragon spirit during their “Fuel the Fire” Homecoming festivities last week. Pictured above, sophomores Brook Prottsman and Norman Mendoza head to the Homecoming Dance, one of the silly class competitions during Olympic Day Thursday, Sept. 25. A...

Appointment of Tharp rescinded; Bishop to fill school board vacancy

After a four-hour executive session of the Holyoke School Board Wednesday, Sept. 24, board president Kris Camblin rescinded his appointment of Jeff Tharp to fill the board vacancy created with the resignation of Kim Killin in June. Camblin then appointed Nici Bishop, who will be administered the o...

Local 4-H mentors share joys of making lasting impact on youth

Local 4-H mentors share joys of making lasting impact on youth

Pledging head, heart, hands and health may seem like a heavy load to handle. But without empowering the whole self, a person cannot expect to reach one’s full potential. These are the four leaflets of the 4-H clover, and local mentors and project leaders are, in essence, the stem that supports t...

Hospital emphasizes focus on benefits to local community

Community support and engagement were held to high importance at the East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. Hospital administrator John Ayoub discussed the price transparency efforts the hospital is making to be as open and clear as possible with the community. ...

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Rouses renew vows amidst cancer

Dale Rouse has no idea when he’ll die. He just knows he’s sick, and he knows he’s still madly in love. Doctors discovered a cancerous tumor near the back of his throat in 2010 and told him he wouldn’t...

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Hale chosen for D.C. medical conference

Cassidy Hale, a freshman at Holyoke High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Oct. 1, 2009 Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club in Holyoke has been ranked the 48th best golf course in the United States and 83rd best in the world by Golf Magazine in its biannual ranking...

Local 4-H mentors share joys of making lasting impact on youth

Pledging head, heart, hands and health may seem like a heavy load to handle. But without empowering the whole self, a person cannot expect to reach one’s full potential. These are the four leaflets...

Hospital emphasizes focus on benefits to local community

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Dragon spirit fueled at 2014 Homecoming

Dragon spirit fueled at 2014 Homecoming

Homecoming King Javier Rojo and Homecoming Queen Rosa Ochoa are crowned at halftime of Friday night’s football game. Other candidates were Kaylee Ham, Rubi Canales, Wyatt Powell and Dylan Kotch. Along...

School board to meet Oct. 7

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. Newly-appointed board member Nici Bishop will be administered her...

HHS on fire

Students at Holyoke High School caught the Dragon spirit during their “Fuel the Fire” Homecoming festivities last week. Pictured above, sophomores Brook Prottsman and Norman Mendoza head to the...

Appointment of Tharp rescinded; Bishop to fill school board vacancy

After a four-hour executive session of the Holyoke School Board Wednesday, Sept. 24, board president Kris Camblin rescinded his appointment of Jeff Tharp to fill the board vacancy created with the resignation...

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HHS hammers Highland in Homecoming game

HHS hammers Highland in Homecoming game

Playing for a packed grandstands, the Dragons put on quite a scoring show for the Homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 26. Holyoke defeated the Highland Huskies 40-0, giving the Dragons a 1-0 record...

V-ball captures close Homecoming victory

V-ball captures close Homecoming victory

Fired up for Homecoming week, the HHS varsity volleyball team captured a big win against Highland Friday, Sept. 26. The Lady Dragons beat the Huskies in three tight sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23. “The...

Home field softball finale sees 2 huge wins over Yuma

HHS left the home softball field finale with two huge wins Saturday, Sept. 27, defeating Yuma 14-4 and 21-16. The regular season ends on the road Friday, Oct. 3, at Limon. “In the first game, we...

Good attitude spurs HHS to two wins over Akron

“Attitudes were right and we had mojo on our side after our Wray win,” said HHS softball coach Sherman Kage after Holyoke’s 11-9 and 17-16 wins at Akron Tuesday, Sept. 23. He noted that the girls...

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Cheap wind energy a no-brainer

Cheap wind energy a no-brainer

A crowd was on hand Tuesday, Sept. 23, for the monthly Holyoke Chamber of Commerce meeting featuring guest speaker Jim Michael, representing Colorado Highland Wind. Like in most industries, people are...

RRWCD quarterly bd. meeting set for Oct. 9

The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will hold its regular quarterly meeting at Cobblestone Inn & Suites meeting room in Wray Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.-4...

Grainland patrons recipients of $2.9 million in equity redemptions

Eligible patrons of Holyoke-based Grainland Cooperative are among the recipients of some $2.9 million in equity redemptions as part of a recent distribution by CHS Inc., a leading U.S. farmer-owned cooperative....