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  • Lady Dragons drop two against top-ranked Limon softball team

    While HHS softball took the lead early in both games at Limon Saturday, Oct. 2, the Dragons fell 6-13 and 8-13 in the varsity doubleheader. “Overall, the Dragons showed a lot of promise against a top-ranked team,” said coach Ashley Clayton. “They t...
  • JH VB girls keep busy

    JH volleyball teams had a busy week of action last week as they traveled to Sedgwick County Monday, Sept. 27, hosted Imperial, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 30 and hosted a B tournament Saturday, Oct. 2. Monday at Sedgwick County, all three teams came up short. ...
  • Holyoke students spend homecoming week 'Defending the Den'

    HHS seniors Seth Baker and Sydney Nelson were chosen as homecoming royalty at halftime of Friday’s football game against Wiggins.HHS cheerleaders pump up the crowd gathered on the lawn at Phillips County Courthouse Friday, Oct. 1. Along with the cheerle...
  • 24-year-old Regan Murray stays strong in fight against cancer

    Life has changed drastically for 24-year-old Regan Murray in the last four months, but if anyone has enough faith, perseverance and strength combined with a good attitude, it’s Murray. There’s always a reason for people getting cancer, said Murray, w...
  • Phillips County 4-Hers have a blast with shooting sports

    Shotguns, bows and arrows, air pistols and rifles. No, this isn’t a video game. This is real, hands-on experience. Phillips County 4-H offers a wide range of projects, and shooting sports is at the top of the list for a dedicated group of 4-Hers. Whet...
  • Forgiven and Set Free Bible Study offered

    Forgiven and Set Free Bible Study will be offered for women who have been burdened down with guilt and shame as a result of having an abortion. The 10-week Bible study, offered by A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center, will begin Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 p.m....
  • 4-H celebrates 100 years

    Colorado 4-H is excited to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, and is even more excited as members prepare for another 100 great years of 4-H. The organization began a century ago as a means to transfer new technology from the land-grant universit...
  • Newspapers alive and well

    Community newspapers are alive and well. This was the message of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) when members kicked off the organization’s second 125 years in Omaha, Neb. last week. “Community newspapers are the heart and soul of America. W...
  • Electronic Medical Records moving forward at MMH

    Board members of East Phillips County Hospital District received an update of the newly implemented Electronic Medical Records (EMR) at their Tuesday, Sept. 28 regular meeting. Staff members are still getting acquainted with the program and are looking a...
  • First dollar of profit presented to El Dairy King

    El Dairy King was presented with its first dollar of profit from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Friday, Oct. 1. Pictured from left are chamber executive director Mary Tomky, David Hernandez, Leticia Hernandez and chamber member Casey Blake.  —Enterpris...
  • RRWCD to hold regular meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Wray Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Agenda items scheduled include: approve minutes of previo...
  • Colorado FSA announces emergency loan availability

    On Sept. 15 Governor Bill Ritter Jr. requested a disaster designation for Yuma County, Colorado due to losses caused by a severe storm with hail and a tornado that occurred June 21. USDA has determined that there were sufficient production losses to warr...
  • World tradition continues

    In 1969, Colorado House Joint Resolution 1025, with the Senate and the House of Representatives concurring, declared the first rodeo held in the world was in Deer Trail, Colorado on July 4, 1869. As these ranchers and ranch hands gathered to compete, the...
  • New national plan launched

    On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Viaero Wireless launched new Nationwide Plans with carry over minutes. Viaero also introduced new affordable messaging and data plans, and reduced prices on its Nationwide Unlimited plans. “Our customers want minutes that last,”...
  • USDA to issue major annual program payments to farmers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday, Oct. 4 that during the month, USDA will distribute approximately $1.6 billion in annual Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments and $3.8 billion in final 2010 direct payments to America’s fa...
  • Citizens urge public to consider a 'no' vote on 60, 61 and 101

    You have no doubt heard about three measures, Amendment 60, 61 and Proposition 101, that will appear on the November 2010 statewide ballot. Do you know how these amendments and proposition, if passed, would directly affect YOU? —The following servi...
  • Concern for technology cited for reason to pass mill levy

    As educators, we would like to take this opportunity to express our support for 3B. It is probably no surprise that teachers would support this measure and such support might be interpreted by cynics as being “self-serving.” Others might see it as an...
  • What does mill levy override promise?

    Dear Editor, As I listen to residents talk and to school members quote figures, it becomes apparent to me that one very important aspect of the entire mill levy debate seems to be missing. If we all agree to vote for the mill levy, what exactly has the s...
  • More support for question 3B

    I have never written a letter to the editor, but I feel each of us need to understand the urgency and importance of passing 3B. I grew up in Holyoke, and my husband and I graduated from the Holyoke school system. After college, we returned to the area to...
  • Drumroll Please

    Notes from the classroom I know as well as anyone that the first few days of a new school year are all about smoothing things out, getting the hang of a new routine. Personally, I’m often found searching for a new classroom at the last minute or printi...