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Sun, smiles and soccer!

Sun, smiles and soccer!

Warm weather helps kids kick off inaugural season As warmer spring weather is starting to show sure signs of sticking around, this week seemed like a fitting time to get the Holyoke Youth Soccer program kick-started. More than 150 local kids, ages 4-14, are signed up to participate this season,...

Child care dialogue to continue Tuesday

Survey confirms desire for more child care options After survey results from February showed a clear majority of survey responders would use child care services now and in the future if they were available, the next step in Holyoke’s child care needs assessment is to hold another public dialogue...

Oils can be an essential part of a healthy livestyle

Oils can be an essential part of a healthy livestyle

“Essential” is a word that is often thought to mean necessary — such as essential vitamins and minerals. However, the word’s use in “essential oils” refers to the powerful essence of a particular plant or its basic nature and all the intrinsic bodily and household benefits that it can pr...

New city regulations set for shipping containers, carports

Members of the Holyoke Planning Commission have agreed on new regulations relating to storage containers and carports within the city. Holyoke City Council and Planning Commission member Kevin Scott informed the council of the finalized new bylaws at the Tuesday, March 17, regular meeting. Shippin...

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Health fair offers education, info

Health fair offers education, info

Educational information and individual testing services provided valuable information for the 200-plus people who attended the Melissa Memorial Hospital health fair Saturday, March 21, at Phillips County...

Colorado Ag Day brings smiles at the Capitol

Colorado Ag Day brings smiles at the Capitol

If one wanted to see a day when everyone smiles at the state Capitol, look no further than the first floor on March 18, when the General Assembly and Governor John Hickenlooper celebrated Colorado Agriculture...

Jolly Dozen hosts tea

Jolly Dozen Club of Holyoke hosted an afternoon tea Tuesday, March 10, with guest speaker Marie Tamasy of Haxtun. Tamasy, an England native, explained the art of tea, stating that there are not only...

Think safety first at all railroad crossings

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are reminded to always think safety first when approaching any highway-rail crossing in Colorado. Accidents at freight rail and light rail crossings have increased...

Chicks, ducklings, other live poultry can carry Salmonella

With spring comes increased interest in baby birds, but the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warns that Salmonella infection can result from handling live poultry, poultry cages and...

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Kindness clashes with vanity as HHS Drama performs ‘The Curious Savage’

Kindness clashes with vanity as HHS Drama performs ‘The Curious Savage’

Conventional definitions of sanity are questioned, and celebrity culture is parodied as John Patrick’s play “The Curious Savage” is set to take the stage at Holyoke High School this weekend. HHS...

Shark dissection among SCORE highlights for kids in grades 3-4

Third- and fourth-graders attending this summer’s Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences — also known as SCORE — will have a variety of activities, including shark dissection. Their camp week,...

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Lack of prep time evident as HHS opens baseball season

Lack of prep time evident as HHS opens baseball season

Coming off a successful post-season basketball venture, the HHS baseball game suffered from lack of prep time as the season opened on the home field Saturday, March 21, with two losses to Haxtun. The...

HHS baseball marks 25 years on the diamond

Often referred to as America’s favorite pastime, the first recorded baseball game was held in 1846. However, Holyoke High School’s baseball history books are much slimmer. This year marks the 25th...

Holyoke track team races into season at Yuma qualifier meet

Holyoke High School track and field students opened their season with the Yuma Early Qualifier Saturday, March 21. Dragon girls scored 36 points to finish the day in seventh out of 12 teams. The boys...

HHS girls’ golf opens at Brush

Lady Dragon golfers opened at the Brush Invitational Monday, March 23. In varsity action, the Dragons carded a 426 to place sixth out of seven teams. Alex McCallum turned in a 137, Kaylee Ham 142 and...

PC Raceway looks at new schedule

By Brenda Johnson Brandt Action at Phillips County Raceway at the Phillips County Fairgrounds will take on a little different look for the 2015 season. Five two-day events will be scheduled, one each...

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Frenchman Valley Co-op buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

Frenchman Valley Co-op announced Tuesday, March 17, its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally...

Bencomos taking ownership at local Mexican grocery store

Bencomos taking ownership  at local Mexican grocery store

Uriel and Miriam Bencomo are looking to take the reins of ownership at AA Sarita Tienda Hispana, located at 136 N. Interocean Ave in Holyoke. Ownership change is planned to officially take place Saturday,...

Department of Agriculture finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum....

Colorado wheat growers to award scholarships

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG,...

Scholarship to be offered to Colorado ag woman

Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship this year to a Colorado woman with an agriculture background. Known by the guild as the “Second Chance Scholarship,” it will be...

Over 4,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals collected for disposal