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Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, and Holyoke is no exception. Millions have accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The challenge...

Tharp appointed to school board

Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board meeting after three motions for appointing candidates all failed on 3-3 votes. Tharp will serve u...

Officer pay increase may help enforcement

Multiple guests were in attendance to present their support for the proposed police officer wage increase as well as to make a call to action at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Dottie Drake led the visitors with an in-depth account of how her family has been affected by the curr...

School looks to refinance bonds, go for mill levy override election

With mill levy relief of about two mills in a potential bond refinance, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education prepares for a mill levy override question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two representatives from the banking firm George K. Baum explained details of the refinancing opportunity at a w...

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Free concert shines light on human trafficking

Free concert shines light on human trafficking

“The dream is to record a collection of melodies that will cut through the darkness like lasers to remind our souls of freedom,” said Remedy Drive frontman David Zach. “We are releasing these songs...

Colorado’s plains explored on ‘Ride Around the Rockies’ trip

Colorado’s plains explored on ‘Ride Around the Rockies’ trip

Colorado is known for its beautiful Rocky Mountains, but what else can be found in this state? Brothers Bob and Jim Devereux are on a quest to find out. From Aug. 20-29, the two embarked on a trip...

Holyoke on safest cities list

Holyoke was ranked No. 7 in the SafeWise “30 Safest Cities in Colorado” list that was released this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze...

Subscription renewal scams reported

Bogus subscription renewal notices for various publications are being sent out, and residents are cautioned to beware. Holyoke resident Robert Jacobs received four such notices for various magazine and...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Aug. 27, 2009 The Colorado Bombers placed second in the Aug. 14-16 Nebraska Baseball Association State Town Team Baseball Tournament held in Wakefield, Neb. Joe Ruiz opens a new vehicle...

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Test scores, accreditation released

Holyoke School District’s 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program results for reading, writing and math have been released. The subjects of science and social studies are part of the Colorado Measures...

School board to meet Tues., Sept. 2, at 8 p.m.

For the Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting of the Holyoke School District Board of Education, the start time has been changed to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at HJHS, Room No. 218. The superintendent’s...

Dragon’s Wagon Preschool to start 34th year Sept. 2

Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 34th year Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are currently no open spaces, but those interested...

Tharp appointed to school board

Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board...

School looks to refinance bonds, go for mill levy override election

With mill levy relief of about two mills in a potential bond refinance, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education prepares for a mill levy override question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two representatives...

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Nelson leads Dragon golfers at Kurtis Huss Memorial Inv.

Nelson leads Dragon golfers at Kurtis Huss Memorial Inv.

HHS junior Xander Nelson once again led the Dragon golfers by turning in the varsity team’s low score of 96 in the Kurtis Huss Memorial Holyoke Invitational Thursday, Aug. 21. Brush won the varsity...

HHS FB aims for strong year with experience

HHS FB aims for strong year with experience

Looking forward to everyone on the roster having a big season, the Holyoke High School football team also has some big challenges ahead. A few weeks of hard work in practice and a team scrimmage last...

V-ball girls hit the court with young team, focused seniors

Returning letterwinners for the 2014 HHS volleyball season are pictured from left, Peyton Dittmer, Kaylee Ham, Adi Bencomo, Megan Vieselmeyer, Jentry Andersen and Megan Parker. —Enterprise photo ...

Softball team 12 strong as season opens

Twelve Dragons are on the HHS softball team roster, and new head coach Sherman Kage is thrilled with the turnout. Anticipating that the numbers would be lower, Kage said he is ecstatic about the 12-member...

Dragon Fan Club revives local PP&K

First-place winners in Holyoke’s Punt, Pass & Kick contest are pictured from left, front row, Brandon Bustillos, Hannah Keith, Wyatt Sprague and Adi Goldenstein; and back row, Miles Sprague, Lauren...

Rainout recorded at Phillips Co. Raceway

Hospice hosts golf benefit

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Schlachter earns real estate license

After passing the national and state exams, Shannon Schlachter received her real estate license last week. Beginning last February, Schlachter completed 168 credit hours through VanEd, an online real...

Seed treatments strongly recommended

Common bunt (stinking smut) became an issue in some wheat growing areas in eastern Colorado last season. The fungal disease infects seed at germination, and the infection becomes systemic, resulting in...

Vieselmeyer elected alternate delegate

Brent Vieselmeyer of Amherst has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131st Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., reports...