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  • CO prepares for possible Ebola

    “It is not possible to predict whether there will be an Ebola case in Colorado. It is necessary to be prepared,” said Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The depart...
  • Progressive 15 takes a ‘no’ position on 3 ballot issues

    During their 2014 fall conference, Progressive 15 took a no position on Amendment 68, Proposition 104 and Proposition 105 and are encouraging the citizens of northeast Colorado to also vote no. Amendment 68 is the horse track limited gaming ballot questi...
  • Oct. 20-26 is Radon Action Week 

    National Radon Action Week is Oct. 20-26, occurring the third week of October every year. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States. In the U.S., one in 15 homes is affected by elevated radon levels. Radon cannot be seen, ha...
  • FBLA steps up at fall conference

    Holyoke FBLA students enjoyed another great day of “Stepping Up to the Challenge” Tuesday, Oct. 14, when they traveled to Greeley for the annual Fall Leadership Conference. The theme of the conference was “Taking the Extra Step.” During this exci...
  • CPW landowner preference replaces voucher program

    Colorado Senate Bill 13-188 changed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Priority Landowner Preference Program to the Landowner Preference Program effective July 1, 2014. The LPP replaces all previous landowner preference systems. The LPP was created to give ...
  • Credit access expanded for beginner and family farms

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising...
  • Rabies cases fall, but risk to humans and pets remains

    Although 2014 numbers won’t be complete until year-end, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data show the number of confirmed animal rabies cases has declined from an average of 187 cases in 2012 and 2013 to 107 cases thus far in 2014. ...
  • All-Conf. softball announced

    Three HHS softball players were named to the 2014 All-Conference team, and two others earned honorable mention honors for the recently completed fall sports season. All-Conference selections were made from the 3A District 4 teams. Holyoke team members w...
  • Did you know?

    The tradition of jack-o’-lanterns began in Ireland and Scotland, and pumpkins were not the first gourd of choice to use as lanterns. Turnips and rutabagas were often used because of their availability. When Irish immigrants migrated to America, they br...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 22, 2009 The Harchelroad Motors dealership in Imperial, Neb., was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. The building and everything in it was a complete loss. With flu in headlines throughout the United States, it...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H clover garden What is a 4-H clover garden? This garden represents a vision of 4-H philosophy come to life. What everyone will see by first-hand experience is a garden designed in the shape of a four-leafed clover to represent the 4-H pledge. As all ...
  • Another Perspective

    Harriette welcomed for vacuum duty My husband and I have rather reversed roles compared to most couples when it comes to shopping. I’d say he’s addicted. I once challenged him to go a month without ordering anything, and he just plain refused my chal...
  • Thinking About Health

    Generic drug field is full of pricing traps A friend of mine, a diabetic, stumbled on to another booby trap in the pricing of generic drugs. In my last column, I described the new two-tiered arrangements insurers are pushing on patients. You can choose a...
  • Vampire tales survive through the centuries

    Vampires have infiltrated various aspects of popular culture, serving as the central component of a popular literary series and the central characters in various television shows and films. Once seen as inhumane bloodsuckers, vampires have grown more pop...
  • High corn stocks make for low market prices

    Tall corn fields are starting to disappear, clearing rural road visibility and decreasing the chances of accidents along country roads, particularly at intersections. Something else that is decreasing is the price of corn. After a record high of $7.63 pe...
  • High corn stocks make for low market prices

    Tall corn fields are starting to disappear, clearing rural road visibility and decreasing the chances of accidents along country roads, particularly at intersections. Something else that is decreasing is the price of corn. After a record high of $7.63 pe...
  • Schmidt dedicates her 100 years to faith, family, independence

    With a smile that continues to sparkle and a mind that is sharp as ever, Twila Schmidt will celebrate her 100th birthday next Tuesday, Oct. 28. Quick to acknowledge that in many ways it’s a different world today than it was 100 years ago, Schmidt is mo...
  • Schmidt dedicates her 100 years to faith, family, independence

    With a smile that continues to sparkle and a mind that is sharp as ever, Twila Schmidt will celebrate her 100th birthday next Tuesday, Oct. 28. Quick to acknowledge that in many ways it’s a different world today than it was 100 years ago, Schmidt is mo...
  • Pump station being built for Pony Express Pipeline

    Holyoke has seen an increase in oil and gas service vehicles around the area, overnight at the local motels and particularly south of town. Construction is being conducted just south of the Phillips/Yuma county line, where crews are building a new pump s...
  • Pump station being built for Pony Express Pipeline

    Holyoke has seen an increase in oil and gas service vehicles around the area, overnight at the local motels and particularly south of town. Construction is being conducted just south of the Phillips/Yuma county line, where crews are building a new pump s...