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  • Phillips County looking at raceway changes in 2012

    Stock car races at Phillips County Raceway might include alcohol in 2012, reported Phillips County commissioners at their Dec. 30 meeting. They have recently been working with the county fair board on the idea of serving alcohol at the races. The commiss...
  • Dirt-filled winds invade Colorado

    Winds gusting up to 66 mph Thursday, Dec. 29 and up to 63 mph Saturday, Dec. 31 filled the Northeast Colorado skies with dirt and more to close out the 2011 year. Dirt clouds are pictured north of Holyoke Thursday afternoon. Throughout the state, high wi...
  • Dirt-filled winds invade Colorado

    Winds gusting up to 66 mph Thursday, Dec. 29 and up to 63 mph Saturday, Dec. 31 filled the Northeast Colorado skies with dirt and more to close out the 2011 year. Dirt clouds are pictured north of Holyoke Thursday afternoon. Throughout the state, high wi...
  • Brandt donates 13 inches to Locks of Love

    Becca Brandt recently had 13 inches of hair chopped off in order to donate to Locks of Love. Brandt sat while Corey Humphreys gave the freshman at Hastings College her first real hair cut since sixth grade. Brandt said she has had small trims since then b...
  • City Council has short agenda

    Holyoke City Council members met for a short meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20. Council members held a brief discussion about dog pounds when they reached the old business portion of their agenda, but no action was taken. Council member David Churchwell questione...
  • School board to meet

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be a grading pilot update, junior high unified improvement plan for accreditation and introduction of S...
  • Identification sought for photo

    The photo above was recently sent to the Holyoke Enterprise by Gwen Lindberg of West Point, Neb. The photo shows Holyoke Enterprise staff members in the old newspaper office building that was located at 138 S. Interocean. Gwen’s husband, Dick, believes ...
  • Northeast CO taking big funding cut in child health

    Northeast Colorado Board of Health members learned at their Nov. 16 meeting the region will receive a 51 percent funding cut over the next four years for maternal and child health programs. According to Trish McClain, NCHD’s interim public health admin...
  • Make child care a career in 2012

    Licensed family child care is the care of choice for most working parents in northeast Colorado. It offers parents care that is personalized and convenient. It allows children to play and learn in a natural setting with flexible hours that support the fam...
  • Cumming named to Class 1A All-State list

    Holyoke junior running back Brett Cumming earned honorable mention All-State football honors in the Sunday, Dec. 25 Denver Post. Cumming was the sole Dragon to make the list. Burlington running back Coley David earned player of the year while Wiggins co...
  • CDOT's region 4 wins Executive Director's Award of Excellence

    Each year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) awards one of its six regions the Executive Director’s “Award of Excellence” trophy. This year’s award went to Region 4, which encompasses the northeast corner of the state, including Bou...
  • FSA announces important dates

    By June 1, 2012, producers need to notify the Farm Service Agency Office of changes in their operations effective for the current crop year. If these changes require the farm to be reconstituted, those reconstitutions must be requested by Aug. 1, 2012. C...
  • Wildflower gardening workshop to be held

    A wildflower workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Social Services building. Those attending will find out how simple, easy and fun it can be to have long-lasting beauty with wildflowers. An ounce of wildflowers ...
  • Tips for choosing an ag consultant offered

    The science of farming is becoming more complex each year. Farmers increasingly deal with unforgiving agricultural pests while using new and improved farming methods. Methods that sometimes change rather quickly based on scientific research findings. In ...
  • Keep your resolution!

    “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to quit smoking.” “I’m going to be nicer to my family and friends.” Numerous people make them. Lots of people break them. A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to one...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoDec. 28, 2006 Effective Jan. 1, Melissa Memorial Hospital will be contracting with North Colorado Medical Center Pharmacy Department to provide pharmaceutical support to the local hospital. Approximately 17 inches of snow was recorded in H...
  • Extension Corner

    Gardening: begin with the end in mind The title of this article may sound familiar to most of you who have read Stephen Covey’s book titled Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Now what does this have to do with gardening? Habit number two, which ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Squeaky torture The squeak of a latex balloon is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Actually, it is closer to a tooth being drilled without novocain. Considering that, I’m often tempted to ban balloons from our house. But what kind of terrible parent ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Plumber’s night-mare (Best of) My grandpa always said, “horses don’t improve with age ... especially right after you just bought one.” As verification of grandpa’s wisdom I offer the following account of actual events as told to me by my frien...
  • Top 2011 news stories recapped

    Jan. 6 History of the Baldwin building is outlined two weeks after it was torn down. Landon Timothy Jaron Scott Robb is born Jan. 1 and recognized as the first baby born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 2011. Melissa Memorial Hospital announces new doct...