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New faces greet students Thursday

New faces greet students Thursday

Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into their new JR/SR high classrooms are Ian Blake...

Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

Representatives from the Burge Hotel and Golden Plains Motel met with Holyoke City Councilmembers Tuesday, Aug. 5, as the groups once again exchanged their thoughts on implementing a lodging tax in Holyoke. Councilmembers were unable to fully convince lodging facility owners that the tax would ben...

When it rains, it pours

When it rains, it pours

Large puddles and overflowing gutters were a common sight last week when torrential rains hit Holyoke both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8. The storms didn’t last long, but some unlucky people found themselves outside when approximately a half an inch came down hard and fast each day. The drains...

Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At the Aug. 5 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles addressed both questions. Bonds from the 1998...

School board appointment is postponed

After three motions failed to appoint a new member of the Holyoke Re-1J School Board, the board voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to postpone the appointment until the next board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Three applicants—Nici Bishop, Jeff Tharp and Dusty Sprague—were interviewed by the board at a wo...

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2014 Sweetest Baby/Toddler contest winners announced

2014 Sweetest Baby/Toddler contest winners announced

Baby Bear Hugs is excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Sweetest Baby/Toddler contest. There were 29 entries with 34 children included in the competition. Taking first place was Kenia K. Marquez,...

Brett Cumming fundraiser Sunday

Brett Cumming, 20, is recuperating very nicely since his July 23 whipple procedure that removed parts of his stomach, pancreas and small intestine, as well as bile ducts, and rerouted his digestive tract....

Police wages highlight meeting

Holyoke Police Department wages was a prominent topic at the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Holyoke City Council meeting as the currently understaffed Holyoke Police Department looks to add an officer to its ranks....

BOCES exec director Sanger honored for long-term leadership

Northeast Colorado BOCES Executive Director Tim Sanger of Haxtun was selected by the Colorado BOCES Association as this year’s Roy G. Brubacher Award winner. Sanger received the award at the Colorado...

Caregiving program scheduled

AARP Colorado is delighted to announce an important caregiving educational event Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 26-27, throughout local communities. Working in collaboration with Hospice of the Plains and local...

Canning classes offered for bountiful garden harvests

Registration open for grief support group

Quilt in a Day promoter coming to Yuma Aug. 21

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Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

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New office format improves security at Holyoke schools

New office format improves security at Holyoke schools

Through the Building Excellent Schools Today security grant, Holyoke School District was able to complete front office renovations in both the JR/SR high school and elementary school in an attempt to increase...

Kotch graduates magna cum laude

Kotch graduates magna cum laude

Spencer Kotch recently graduated magna cum laude (GPA 3.75-3.99), from Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora in their air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology program. His graduation...

School board meets Tuesday, Aug. 19

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education meetings return to the 7 p.m. start time with the start of the school year. The board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room,...

New faces greet students Thursday

Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school...

Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At...

School board appointment is postponed

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First season of coed softball a success

First season of coed softball a success

After years of no adult softball options in Holyoke, the sport was reintroduced to the public with positive results earlier this summer. Seven teams made up the coed league this first season. “I...

Golfers open season

HHS golfers are off to a quick start to the season before classes even begin in the 2014-15 school year. Varsity golfers placed second at Burlington Friday, Aug. 8, and also competed at Brush Monday,...

Raceway action escapes rain

With half-inch deluges of rain falling both Thursday and Friday evenings, Aug. 7-8, Phillips County Raceway fans and participants were fortunate that the Saturday, Aug. 9, races could be completed before...

PP&K returns to Holyoke Aug. 23

Dragon Fan Club, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J, is bringing back the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition. The free competition is open to boys and girls age 6-15 and will...

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Berges celebrates 50 years at HEA

Nancy Berges reaches a 50-year employment milestone with Highline Electric Association this month. In her honor, HEA will be hosting an open house at the Holyoke office Friday, Aug. 15, from 9-11 a.m....

Wheat planting meetings noted

Wheat farmers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat varieties this fall for top yields next summer. The annual Wheat Planting Decision Meetings Wednesday-Friday,...

Applicants sought for Colo. ag program

Applications are now being accepted for Class 12 of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. Individuals interested in enhancing their understanding of public affairs and developing their expertise...

Deadline Sept. 30 for farm ownership loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive Director Leland Swenson announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low-interest 2014 loans available through...