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Governor visits Holyoke

Governor visits Holyoke

Brittany Daniel, pictured at left, has Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s full attention during his stop at Storybrooke, Ink Friday afternoon, Sept. 19. Also pictured is Brianna Farnes, who told the governor about Enchanted Moments Art & Photography, her new business that is also located in O...

Young farmers give perspectives on returning to Holyoke to farm

Sayings such as “Farming is in my blood” and “It’s just what we do” are commonplace in an area like Holyoke. They are certainly true for many, and they have reared a perspective that often binds younger generations to the land they were raised on. It is also a connection that draws them ...

School policies on table for revision

Annual policy review for revisions proposed by Colorado Association of School Boards is on the Holyoke School District board agenda for the next few meetings. Five policies merit board discussion, noted Superintendent Bret Miles at the Sept. 16 board meeting. They will return to the Oct. 7 meeting...

Officer in line to hire

Holyoke citizens will soon be seeing a new face around town in a police uniform, as the Holyoke Police Department once again held the key discussion point at the Sept. 16 City Council meeting. After recent resignations from two police officers, the department has been short-staffed and diligently ...

Re-1J board calls special meeting

Following through on the appointment of a term-limited school board member to fill a board vacancy, Holyoke School District Board of Education called a special meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the board room at HJHS Room No. 218. The issue of term limits is in the forefront in the com...

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Phillips County Arts Council to kick off concert season Sept. 28

Phillips County Arts Council to kick off concert season Sept. 28

Opening the 2014-15 concert season, the Phillips County Arts Council will be presenting The Aspen County Band of Sidney, Neb., Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Holyoke High School auditorium. Tickets...

Family dynamics the topic of next Circle of Friends event

Beth Sturges is the featured speaker Sunday, Sept. 28, for the Circle of Friends women’s ministry “Stand Firm When Life Changes” series of events. Women of all ages are invited to learn more about...

Judd Hoos to perform at Corn Fest street dance

Those with energy to spare after a fun-filled day of activity at Haxtun’s 93rd annual Corn Festival Saturday, Sept. 27, can rock out to the sounds of a live concert by Judd Hoos, a rock band based in...

Gail Prentice plans local book signing in Holyoke Saturday

Evangelist and Christian author Gail Prentice will be in Holyoke Saturday, Sept. 27. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., he will be signing copies of his book, “Wolves: The Destroyer of the Church” at Storybrooke,...

Yuma Art Show to start this weekend

Sponsored by the Yuma Arts Association, the annual Yuma Art Show is set for Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at the Yuma Presbyterian Church. Items may be entered Friday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A grand opening...

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HHS fuels the fire

HHS fuels the fire

Holyoke High School kicked off its Homecoming festivities in style this week. There was no missing five bright yellow bananas roaming the halls of HHS on Tuesday, Sept. 23. This crazy bunch of friends...

Candidates shine bright at ‘Fuel the Fire’ Homecoming

Candidates shine bright at ‘Fuel the Fire’ Homecoming

Three girls and three boys have been chosen for Holyoke High School’s 2014 Homecoming royalty. Queen candidates are pictured from left, in front, Kaylee Ham, Rubi Canales and Rosa Ochoa, with king...

School policies on table for revision

Annual policy review for revisions proposed by Colorado Association of School Boards is on the Holyoke School District board agenda for the next few meetings. Five policies merit board discussion, noted...

Re-1J board calls special meeting

Following through on the appointment of a term-limited school board member to fill a board vacancy, Holyoke School District Board of Education called a special meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m....

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Dragons defeat Burlington in Pink Out game

Dragons defeat Burlington in Pink Out game

Lady Dragon varsity volleyball captured a big win at home Friday, Sept. 19, for the Pink Out game against Burlington. They beat the Cougars in three solid sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15. “It was good to...

Lady Dragons go 1-1 with Wray

Lady Dragons go 1-1 with Wray

Just starting to make adjustments at the end of game No. 1 against Wray Saturday, Sept. 20, the Lady Dragons fell 2-4. But their bats came alive in the second game, and HHS took the 15-5 win in five...

Nelson named to golf All Conference list; Wilber is hon. mention

HHS junior Xander Nelson was named to the boys’ golf All Conference list for the Lower Platte Activities Association for the 2014 season. He finished third in the league. Julesburg senior Devin Wilber,...

Golfers end season at regionals and league

HHS golfers ended the 2014 season with the Sept. 17 regionals at Boomerang Links in Greeley and the Sept. 22 league tournament in Brush. The regional tourney team turned in a 279 for the day. Senior...

Deyten Klein golfing for EWC in Wyoming

Deyten Klein, a sophomore at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo., is playing well for the EWC golf team this season. The team began the fall season with a second place in a two-day tournament...

V-ball finishes 1-2 in Akron tourney

Football team handed lopsided loss by Meeker

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Longtime passions realized at new Mexican restaurant

Longtime passions realized at new Mexican restaurant

Bringing their authentic cuisine stylings up from Mexico, Ernesto Quezada and Silvia Cano are the newest restaurant proprietors in Holyoke. Restaurant y Panaderia Juarez is open for business at 430 E....

Centennial Ag recognized for national environmental respect

Centennial Ag Supply Co.’s Yuma location has been named the 2014 National Environmental Respect Award winner. This recognition follows the company’s 2013 win for their Kersey location, making Centennial...

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U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers....

Young farmers give perspectives on returning to Holyoke to farm

Sayings such as “Farming is in my blood” and “It’s just what we do” are commonplace in an area like Holyoke. They are certainly true for many, and they have reared a perspective that often binds...