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Plans for new Mini Park begin

Plans for new Mini Park begin

As many have probably noticed, the Lions Club Mini Park at the stoplight in Holyoke has been largely deconstructed. Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, city workers began the removal of the long-standing structure that had been declining in appearance as well as safety. Structurally, the old wood constructi...

Worley resigns as PCED director

Phillips County Economic Development board president Nici Akey addressed the Holyoke City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, announcing that PCED executive director Julie Worley has resigned from her position. According to Akey, Worley will remain working with PCED through its new d...

Holyoke joins BOCES districts for louder voice

Emphasizing its belief in the value of coming together with area school boards to take a formal position on statewide graduation requirements and state assessments, the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education finalized some position points at its Jan. 20 meeting. Noting that both these is...

Conklin 5th in state VOD speech contest

At a special presentation last weekend, Anastasia Conklin was awarded fifth place in the state competition for her Voice of Democracy speech. As a top-five finalist in the state, Conklin participated in a fun weekend in the Denver area Jan. 23-25, which was covered by the Colorado Veterans of Fore...

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FB group to be a haven for ‘Holyokean’ ideas

FB group to be a haven for ‘Holyokean’ ideas

A community is made great through interaction, openness and support among its members as they work to grow and thrive. This is certainly true, and much more so, in small communities. “It’s about...

Pregnancy center shares stories of life

Pregnancy center shares stories of life

“It’s amazing to see how God puts all the pieces of the puzzle together,” said Don Smith, board president of A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center. Community members saw a glimpse of how stories of...

Mark calendar for Quilts of Valor sewing day Feb. 7

Saturday, Feb. 7, has been designated a national sewing day for Quilts of Valor, and local residents will have the opportunity to volunteer a bit of time and service at Creative Traditions, 115 S. Interocean...

6-year-old donates 9” of her hair

Sujey Bustillos, 6-year-old daughter of Salvador and Yazmin Bustillos of Holyoke, donated 9 inches of her hair to Locks of Love after Misti Redman gave her a haircut Saturday, Jan. 24. To view the full...

Colorado legislative week reviewed

Supt. Miles among those testifying for HB 1058 concerning negative factor Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health benefits exchange, could go under the microscope under a bill approved last week...

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Holyoke hosts honor band festival for area schools

Holyoke hosts honor band festival for area schools

A wonderful concert was presented to family, friends and the community Monday evening, Jan. 26, at the HHS auditorium at the conclusion of Monday’s honor band festival. Eight instrumentalists from...

School board meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 3

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include the 2015-16 school calendar, PARCC assessment waiver...

Holyoke joins BOCES districts for louder voice

Emphasizing its belief in the value of coming together with area school boards to take a formal position on statewide graduation requirements and state assessments, the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board...

Conklin 5th in state VOD speech contest

At a special presentation last weekend, Anastasia Conklin was awarded fifth place in the state competition for her Voice of Democracy speech. As a top-five finalist in the state, Conklin participated...

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Powell to play FB at Hastings

Powell to play FB at Hastings

HHS senior Wyatt Powell recently signed to play football next fall with the Hastings College Broncos in Hastings, Neb. Pictured at the signing session this past weekend are Powell and his parents, pictured...

Swim season in final stretch

With a couple of weeks off official competition, the Holyoke girls’ swim team is training hard for the Tri-Valley Conference meet scheduled Feb. 6-7 in Greeley. Last week, the girls competed well at...

Lady Dragons roll over Rams

Last weekend turned out to be a big morale booster on the basketball court for the Lady Dragons as they marched over the Merino Rams 47-17 while on the road Friday, Jan. 23. Holyoke came out shooting,...

Dragons hold off Rams on road

Dragon varsity basketball boys grabbed the Rams by the horns Friday night, Jan. 23, in Merino and took home a 54-39 victory. Holyoke’s small first-half lead was created by a strong first quarter followed...

Stewart, Struckmeyer place at Invitational in Lexington

In an extremely tough wrestling tournament with many state placers and several state champs, Holyoke competed at the John Higgins Invite in Lexington, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 24. Luke Stewart at 160 lbs....

HHS duals Cougars

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Camblin, Vieselmeyer sell steers at Stock Show

Several Holyoke youth competed at the National Western Stock Show held Jan. 10-25 in Denver. A record-setting attendance on opening day led to a fantastic show all around. In addition to the results...

New year, new business possibility in county with Haxtun sewing center

The new year brings possibilities for a new main street business in downtown Haxtun. Several dozen community members attended a Jan. 5 meeting hosted by the Phillips County Economic Development Corporation...

The Farming Evolution 2015 to be in Holyoke Feb. 12-13

Mark the calendar and plan to be at Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke Feb. 12-13, for The Farming Evolution 2015 — an exciting, informative and motivational day with Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta....

No-till conference is Feb. 3-4

Balancing the needs of a large membership is the goal of the 27th annual High Plains No-Till Conference Feb. 3-4 in Burlington. With members who are considering no-till and members who have been implementing...

FFA members set for district competition

Holyoke High School’s FFA chapter recently conducted its local speaking events in preparation for district competition. Four students presented the FFA creed from memorization. Freshmen Taylor Hendrix...

USDA reminds livestock producers of deadline for disaster assistance