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  • Wait... I did what?

    Even though participants were still conscious of what they were doing, they let their imaginations run wild at the Dragon Hoopsters fundraiser with hypnotist Frederick Winters. HHS auditorium was filled with laughter Sunday, April 6 as students, faculty a...
  • Run for the Roses brings on fun community evening

    Community members felt like they were at the horse races—perhaps even the Kentucky Derby—as they played the part and had fun at the Saturday, April 5 fundraiser for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation. With a “Run for the Roses” theme, organizers...
  • 15 qualify for national FCCLA

    Holyoke FCCLA state conference participants shined in their Students Taking Action with Recognition events at the April 3-5 convention, with 15 students qualifying to take their STAR projects to nationals in San Antonio, Texas, in July. Four teams earned...
  • Meg Strauss awarded Daniels Scholarship

    Holyoke High School senior Meg Strauss was recently awarded the Daniels Scholarship. She is one of approximately 250 new Daniels Scholars this year to be selected from the rigorous application, interview and selection process. The Daniels Scholarship Pr...
  • PIE Carnival set for Fri., April 11 at Event Center

    For the first time in five years, the Partners in Education Carnival for Classrooms will be held at the Phillips County Event Center Friday, April 11. Lasting from 5-9 p.m., the carnival will encompass many new fun activities for those in attendance. Acc...
  • City Council eyes ordinances for open burns, ATV/golf cart use

    Ordinances to restrict open burns in city limits and all-terrain vehicles and golf carts on public streets may soon be adopted as Holyoke City Council members viewed stances taken by other towns at their Tuesday, April 1 meeting. A trash burning ordinanc...
  • Colorado You Got Talent to come to Holyoke in May

    Colorado You Got Talent will hit 64 counties in 64 days from March to June. They are in search for the most talented people across the state, stopping in Phillips County Tuesday, May 6. The talent competition will take place at Phillips County Event Cent...
  • Lousberg, Stewart earn All-American wrestling honors

    Two Holyoke wrestlers earned All-American honors over the weekend by placing eighth at the Midwest Classic Nationals at Kearney, Neb., Sunday, April 6. HHS freshman Dylon Lousberg and junior Luke Stewart were the only wrestlers from the Holyoke Wrestling...
  • HHS basketball still earning recognition

    More than three weeks after the last basketball game played by Holyoke High School, Dragon players are still receiving accolades for the 2013-14 season. As reported in The Denver Post Sunday, April 6, seniors Maddie King and Logan Tharp and junior Tito F...
  • Kelsey Kramer signs with Northeastern Junior College

    HHS senior Kelsey Kramer has committed to golf at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Kramer, seated in the middle, was joined by her parents Teresa, seated at left, and Craig Kramer as she signed her letter of intent in the commons area of HHS Monda...
  • Dragons battle Merino Rams in pair of 1-run games

    After three away trips to start the season, the Dragon baseball team hosted Merino Monday, April 7 for the Holyoke home opener. The two teams were neck-and-neck in each match as just one run decided the outcome in both games. For the second time this sea...
  • Pitching shines as Dragons go 1-1 at Burlington

    Dragon baseball players loaded on to the activities bus for the third straight road doubleheader to open the early season Tuesday, April 1. While Holyoke has worked to reduce the number of errors they commit, fielding blunders once again proved to be the...
  • USDA encourages early registration

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia recently recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and busines...
  • USDA prepares to accept MAL and LDP requests, sets loan rates

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting requests for marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for eligible 2014 commodities. MALs and LDPs for the 2014 crop year become available to eligible producer...
  • April 15 is sign-up date for livestock assistance programs

    Leland Swenson, state executive director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency, announced that farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15. The offici...
  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    This month and throughout the year, Baby Bear Hugs encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Phillips County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need...
  • Eminent domain bill killed; ethics complaint on lobbyist considered

    The Colorado House last week voted to kill Senate Bill 14-093, which would have granted eminent domain rights to oil pipeline companies. The House’s action came at the request of the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jenise May (D-Aurora), who asked that the bill ...
  • Let the racing begin at PC Raceway

    Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke is the place to be for the season opener this Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. The frost-buster season opener will feature BST Tour races including mods, stocks, sport mods and late models, as well as hobbies and dwarfs. L...
  • Fort Sedgwick program gives new perspective

    Members and the general public are invited to attend the Fort Sedgwick Historical Society’s annual program Sunday, April 27 at the Fort Sedgwick Museum in Julesburg. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Historians Vance and Karen Nelson’s program “Frontier Fort...
  • BOCES nurse wins Nightingale Award

    Centennial Area Health Education Center, along with the Nightingale committee, hosted the 29th Annual Nightingale Luminary Award event Friday, March 7, at the American Legion Building in Fort Morgan. This year, 15 nominees were recognized for their disti...