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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

A roller coaster of emotions played out on the HHS auditorium stage Sunday evening, April 12, as an audience watched a group of community members surrender their imaginations to the power of hypnosis. The Dragon Hoopsters fundraising event featured hypnotist Frederick Winters, picture...

City Council continues First Pioneer replat discussion

Attorney Russell Sprague of Colver, Killin and Sprague, LLP addressed the Holyoke City Council at the Tuesday, April 7, meeting with hopes of expediting the approval process for the First Pioneer replat proposal south of Cobblestone Inn on the south edge of Holyoke. The council agreed to postpone ...

Airport receives grant for taxiway

Airport receives grant for taxiway

To help with the construction of a partial parallel taxiway, the Holyoke Airport has received a $665,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. “The Holyoke Airport provides an important connection to the Eastern Plains and drives local economic developme...

Spring break March 21-25 in new school calendar

Spring Break 2016 was set for March 21-25 as the final piece of the 2015-16 school calendar that was adopted by the Re-1J Board of Education at its April 7 meeting. Superintendent Bret Miles explained that the week prior to that was also considered, but the week selected aligns with the schedules ...

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39 million steps lead to a healthier lifestyle

39 million steps lead to a healthier lifestyle

Fifty-eight participants in Phillip County Extension’s Healthier Weigh program are well on their way to a healthier lifestyle after walking an impressive 39,062,232 steps during the 12-week program....

Traveling Vietnam Wall in Imperial, Neb., next week

People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial, Neb., next week, April 22-26. The effort is being spearheaded by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and...

Deadlines set for objections to property classifications

Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery would like Phillips County citizens to know that Colorado law requires the county assessor to hear objections to real property classifications and valuations beginning...

April 16 is Health Care Decision Day

Hospice of the Plains encourages families to make their decisions known With Thursday, April 16, designated as National Health Care Decision Day, Hospice of the Plains encourages people to have the “what...

Health care system focus is on wellness and prevention

For the 20th consecutive year, the American Public Health Association recognized the first week of April as National Public Health Week. In proclaiming April 6-12 as public health week, President Barack...

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State budget passes 2nd test

Car enthusiasts invited to Flagler auto display

Hantavirus cautions given by state health department

April 12-18 is Week of the Young Child

Eastern plains to receive FEMA funds

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City Council continues First Pioneer replat discussion

Airport receives grant for taxiway

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Holyoke students eager for Earth Day

Holyoke students eager for Earth Day

Local action looks to aid awareness as worldwide movement hits 45-year mark Every April 22 for the last 45 years, hundreds of millions of people worldwide have taken part in speaking out on environmental...

17 qualify for national FCCLA

17 qualify for national FCCLA

Holyoke Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference participants were shooting for the stars in their Students Taking Action with Recognition events at the State Leadership Conference...

Students in grades 1-2 have much in store at SCORE

Students finishing first and second grades this school year will have their first opportunity to experience SCORE June 8, 9 and 10. SCORE, headquartered in Imperial, Neb., stands for Science Camps Offer...

Committee reports head school agenda

Several committee reports will open the next meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. The meeting is set for Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No....

Free preschool screening Friday

Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5 years...

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Spring break March 21-25 in new school calendar

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Dragon baseball 1-3 in doubleheaders last week

Dragon baseball 1-3 in doubleheaders last week

“We’ve got to start playing team baseball — it’s not an individual sport,” said HHS baseball coach Sherman Kage last week after the Dragons went 1-3 in doubleheaders with Akron and Wiggins. Hosting...

Registration opens for local youth baseball and softball

Schlachter takes on summer rec. director position As the end of the school year quickly approaches, new summer recreation director Kendra Schlachter is asking youth and the parents of those wishing to...

Large Yuma meet gives HS track extra challenge

Facing a much larger field of competitors last week, the HHS track squad hit the oval with 27 other teams, including a few from the 3A division, at Yuma’s Bill Kalb Invitational track meet Tuesday, April...

Grace Dille 7th at Cheyenne Wells

Dragon golfer Grace Dille finished seventh overall at the Cheyenne Wells Tournament Thursday, April 9. It was windy and cold, and only nine holes were played in the tourney, which was called due to adverse...

Fans enjoy new P.A. system at PC Raceway opener

Windy Sunday weather conditions hurt attendance; no takers for the one-on-one grudge competition A new P.A. system for the grandstands, arena and pits passed the test Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12,...

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PC Telcom invests in fiber network

Annual meeting highlights the cooperative’s evolution with ever-changing technology industry “The telecom industry continues to evolve at a very rapid pace,” said PC Telcom CEO and general manager...

Red’s presented first dollar by Chamber

Red’s presented first dollar by Chamber

Owners Ozzy and Misty Torres, pictured at left, accept their first dollar of profit certificate for Red’s Liquors, LLC from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. The couple...

Foreigners must report U.S. ag land holdings

Leland Swenson, state executive director of Colorado Farm Service Agency, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings...

USDA issuing assistance to producers for 2014 losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday, April 6, that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock,...

NCHD honors public health excellence

Holyoke School Dist., El Buen Sazón, Daily Grind win food safety awards In conjunction with National Public Health Week the first full week in April, the Northeast Colorado Health Department recently...

Course offered to help landowners conduct safer prescribed burns