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  • It's the Pitts

    Out The In Gate    I would’ve thought that as animals became domesticated their brains would have become larger, figuring that some of the intelligence of the supposedly smarter people would have worn off on the animals. But scientists say it’s the...
  • Academic honors awarded to Holyoke High School students

        Holyoke High School faculty honored students for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual academic awards night Monday, May 4 in the HHS auditorium.    Holyoke chapter of National Honor Society conducted the program, with members re...
  • FBLA members 'Get the Edge' at annual recognition program

     Holyoke High School FBLA’s chapter members were challenged to “Get the Edge” during fund raising, community service programs and leadership conferences this year and were commended for those achievements at the annual recognition night Tuesday, A...
  • Postal rates increase May 11

        New U.S. and International postage prices will go into effect Monday, May 11.    The cost to mail a U.S. first-class one-ounce letter will increase two cents, from 42 to 44 cents. The cost to mail a one-ounce flat and one-ounce parcel will each ...
  • July 1 is last day for correcting RRWCD-imposed water use fees

        Water use fees imposed by the Republican River Water Conservation District Water Activity Enterprise on the diversion of ground water for irrigation use are collected by the county treasurers. If the assessed irrigated acres on which the fee is bas...
  • Compact Compliance Pipeline rejected but meeting continued

        Kansas and Nebraska formally rejected Colorado’s plans for a compact compliance pipeline, Tuesday morning, but it appears there is hope the states are getting closer to resolving their various issues.    That is due to the fact that, instead o...
  • AWANA celebrated at year-end program at First Baptist Church

        Preschool through 6th grade youth who participated in Holyoke’s AWANA meetings in 2008-09 were recognized at a year-end celebration Wednesday, April 29 at First Baptist Church in Holyoke.    Darrell Tomky led Wednesday’s program for Commande...
  • HHS to Regionals following huge Wiggins upset

        Upsetting the #1 ranked Wiggins team, 11-2, on the home field Friday, May 1 allowed the Holyoke Dragon baseball team the opportunity to play in the District 7 championship game and will move them on to the Regional tournament in Sterling on May 9....
  • Carper smashes longstanding long jump record

     With a jump of 22’ 3”, HHS trackster Kyle Carper smashed a 33-year-old long jump record at Saturday’s league track meet in Sterling. Clearing the previous record by over a foot, the longstanding meet record of 21’ 2.5” was shattered by Carper...
  • HHS tracksters bring home five golds

     Facing strong winds and chilly temperatures, the HHS track team traveled to Yuma to compete at the pre-qualifier meet on Tuesday, April 28. “Of course it was bitterly cold all day, but the kids did well despite the conditions,” said coach Sandra ...
  • Golf season ends at Ballyneal tourney

        HHS golfers on the inaugural Holyoke girls’ golf team completed their season Tuesday, April 28 in the first annual high school girls’ golf invitational hosted at Ballyneal Golf Club.    Fifteen teams competed in the 18-hole tourney, and thre...
  • Legislators reflect on 2009 session as it draws to a close

        The Republican lawmakers who represent northeastern Colorado in the General Assembly are finding little to cheer about from the 2009 version of the 120-day session that adjourns Wednesday.    The Republicans, who make up only one-third of the Le...
  • Holyoke third grade reading CSAP scores increase significantly in 2009

        For the first time since 2006, Holyoke third grade reading scores have increased dramatically to pass the 73 percent proficiency mark in Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP).    A significant increase to 76 percent passing from last year...
  • N.E. Colorado Health Dept. sends on new policy for state board approval

        A public hearing regarding proposed changes to onsite wastewater regulations was held during the Northeast Colorado Board of Health’s Wednesday, April 29 meeting. The proposed changes include an exception provision regarding the stipulation that ...
  • Bret Miles named Re-1J Superintendent

        Bret Miles was named superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J on an official vote of the Board of Education at its Tuesday, May 5 meeting.    Finalists for the position were interviewed Saturday, May 2 in three settings: one with the boar...
  • Health, school officials prepared for possible swine flu outbreak

        On Thursday, April 30, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed two cases of swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, in Colorado. Since then, several more cases have been reported, all in the Front Range area.    Local...
  • HHS to graduate 36 on Sunday

        Thirty-six students in Holyoke High School’s Class of 2009 will be recognized at Commencement exercises this Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym.    A Baccalaureate service will begin at 1 p.m. in the HHS auditorium, sponsored by the Holyo...
  • Three Supt. finalists selected

        Three finalists for the Holyoke School District Re-1J Supt. of Schools position were named Friday, April 24, and will be interviewed Saturday, May 2.    Board president Kendon Olofson announced the finalists include Bret Miles, current superinte...
  • Police Chief Biersdorfer re-appointed by 4-3 vote

        Another fairly large group was present at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, April 21, to see whether Phil Biersdorfer would remain Holyoke’s Police Chief for the next two years.    Two-year re-appointments of several city officials, in...
  • New doctor awarded tuition reimbursement

        Last week, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub was pleased to announce he received notification that future Family Practice physician Dr. Danielle McClellan has been selected as a recipient for The Colorado Health Foundation Physicia...