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  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The birthday balloons Melise and her daddy have birthdays just two days apart. The day before Daddy’s birthday, I took Melise to our local florist and bought a mylar balloon for him. As soon as Melise saw the colorful metallic thing floating above her...
  • It's the Pitts

    Name brands (Best of) Did you know cowboys in North America wore a brand before cattle did? As repulsive as it is to contemplate, Cortes branded Indians that he captured on the cheek with the letter “G.” Many of these branded Indians were sold to the...
  • General Assembly wraps up 2011 session

    The 100 members of the Colorado General Assembly are now home, back full-time with their families, jobs and communities. The 68th General Assembly wrapped up its 2011 session May 11, sending more than 300 bills to Gov. John Hickenlooper for signing, incl...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 18, 2006 After 36 years of teaching first grade at Holyoke Elementary School, Barbara Brown announces her plan to retire at the end of the current school year. Kurtis Huss came within four inches of winning a $10,000 hole-in-one prize ...
  • Citywide cleanup gets rid of trash

    City of Holyoke employees braved cooler weather and some rain as they picked up pile after pile of stuff during Holyoke’s Citywide Cleanup Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12. Pictured from left are Jessica Neeley, Kurtis Brown, Zeke Finch and Mike Simms. Mi...
  • Third-grade reading scores climb again

    Third-grade reading scores on the 2011 CSAP (Colorado Student Assessment Program) have been released, with high marks recorded for Holyoke. Holyoke Elementary third-grade students posted the second highest score in the history of the assessment with 87 p...
  • Scholarships, future plans announced for Class of 2011

    Emma Adams plans to attend Northeastern Junior College and major in Agriculture. She received the Ag Power Equipment Co-Case IH Scholarship and the Jack Geist Memorial Scholarship. Patricia Adams plans to attend Northeastern Junior College and major in V...
  • 50 cross stage as newest HHS graduates

    It was a day for celebration, reflection and remembrance as 50 HHS seniors walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas Sunday, May 15 at HHS. “Today marks a milestone in the lives of these young men and women, which would not be compl...
  • 50 cross stage as newest HHS graduates

    It was a day for celebration, reflection and remembrance as 50 HHS seniors walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas Sunday, May 15 at HHS. “Today marks a milestone in the lives of these young men and women, which would not be compl...
  • Science teacher says goodbye to Holyoke JH

    “I’ve been here such a long time, and then I look back and think, ‘I just got here!’” Completing his 21st year of teaching, there must have been some sort of chemistry between science teacher Martin Roth and Holyoke Junior High School when he ca...
  • Science teacher says goodbye to Holyoke JH

    “I’ve been here such a long time, and then I look back and think, ‘I just got here!’” Completing his 21st year of teaching, there must have been some sort of chemistry between science teacher Martin Roth and Holyoke Junior High School when he ca...
  • New projector, equipment installed at Peerless

    The new digital projector and equipment has been installed at the Peerless Theatre, and excitement is quickly building. Manager Bob Brandt is pictured above working on the computer system in the control room. The new projector will allow the Peerless to s...
  • New projector, equipment installed at Peerless

    The new digital projector and equipment has been installed at the Peerless Theatre, and excitement is quickly building. Manager Bob Brandt is pictured above working on the computer system in the control room. The new projector will allow the Peerless to s...
  • Paquimé Dancers present steps from various regions of Mexico

    In a colorful and energetic demonstration of dances from various regions of Mexico, Paquimé Folkloric Dancers presented a lively program Saturday evening, May 7 in the HHS auditorium. Additionally, they entertained at school assemblies at Holyoke Elemen...
  • Older Dragons teach younger Dragons bullying dangers

    “This is a very competitive group,” Holyoke Elementary principal Kyle Stumpf said. He was referring to a group of third through sixth grade students gathered in the gym at the school Tuesday, May 3. The students weren’t there to play games or atte...
  • Preschoolers sail through the seasons at Dragon's Wagon program

    Summer, winter, spring and fall­—Dragon’s Wagon Preschoolers sang about them all. “Sailing through the Seasons” was the theme for the annual preschool program held in the HHS auditorium Friday, May 6. Preschool students entertained with songs a...
  • National Day of Prayer held last Thursday

    Roughly 30 people turned out for the National Day of Prayer service held on the Phillips County Courthouse lawn Thursday, May 5. Five churches in Holyoke worked together to host the prayer ceremony and also provided a sack lunch to those attending. After...
  • Hayes to be in 'Law and Order' episode

    Lincoln Hayes, a 2003 graduate of Holyoke High School, will be on TV Sunday, May 15. It will be a Law and Order episode featuring City Winery in New York City, where Hayes is employed. It will air at 9 p.m. Eastern time or 7 p.m. MDST Sunday. Hayes sai...
  • Letter carriers to collect food May 14

    Eighty-two million postcards are in the mail for the 19th annual letter carriers’ food drive to be held Saturday, May 14. Even as the thoughts and charitable giving for many Americans are focused on the residents of Japan following the historic earthqua...
  • Colo. state finance reviewed; budget parameters set

    Per pupil revenue for Holyoke School District looks to be cut by $360 per pupil for 2011-12. This was reported by Supt. Bret Miles at the May 3 board meeting. He told the board last week it looks as if the School Finance Act will cut K-12 education spend...