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  • Phillips County hog wins Tri-State Royal

    County Fair success continued for sixth grader Austin Vieselmeyer when he entered his Grand Champion Market Hog from the Phillips County Fair in the Tri-State Royal in Goodland, Kan. Saturday, Aug. 8. About 25 county fair champion pigs from Kansas, Color...
  • Is your child getting enough sleep at night?

    Children may not be able to tell you when they aren’t getting enough sleep—but their actions will certainly let you know. If you are noticing that your child has a short attention span, is irritable, restless, impatient, lethargic, anxious or tearful,...
  • Class of 2010 ACT scores beat state avg.

    Results of the Colorado American College Test (ACT) taken by HHS juniors last spring show the Class of 2010 composite score at 20.4, compared to the state average of 19.6. The ACT is administered to all 11th grade students. There are four sub-tests, incl...
  • Motivational assembly, concert Thursday at HHS

    Thursday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. students at Holyoke High School will attend a motivational presentation by the Todd Becker Foundation. “Where is your life headed?” is the theme of the assembly that addresses positive decision making. Keith Becker will be...
  • Smurf Surprise

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  • 126 N. Interocean - Mystery of downtown building partially solved, intrigue remains

    Nestled in the middle of the 100 block of North Interocean, the building currently occupied by First Dragon Chinese Restaurant has a mysterious history. Having changed several times, it’s difficult to express just how much variety there has been in the ...
  • Football drills begin in earnest

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  • Softball practice in full swing

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  • HHS athletes gear up for volleyball season

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  • Golfers take 4th in 2 tournaments

    The Holyoke boys’ golf team grabbed a pair of fourth place finishes last week as they traveled to Brush and Burlington. Eight golfers traveled to Brush on Aug. 13 to represent the Dragons for the first tournament of the season. Out of the 11-team field...
  • Celebrating August as Child Support Enforcement Month

    Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement (CSE), proclaim that August is Child Support Enforcement Month. The month will be celebrated throughout the state in many of the 55 county CSE o...
  • Families who eat together are healthier

    Across cultures, over centuries, eating has been a social occasion for families as well as among friends. But in many homes today, life is shoving the family meal aside. Americans are more likely to eat alone than people in other countries, and American ...
  • Packing a powerful kid-friendly lunch

    Parents know that one of the biggest challenges in raising kids is getting them to eat right. With busier-than-ever schedules and hurried mornings, many parents choose the convenience of school lunches, but do you really know what your kids are eating? A...
  • Ten food items to always keep in your kitchen

    After a long day at work or running errands, the last thing you want to do is head to the kitchen to cook a meal. Often we resort to the convenience of boxed foods or restaurants, which can be unhealthy —and expensive—options. How can you make sure yo...
  • How to turn any child into a better reader

    Reading is the most important tool that children need to achieve academic success and advance in the workplace later in life. But when kids struggle with this skill they can fall behind and develop a permanent antipathy toward reading and books. What man...
  • Get the most out of a first massage

    The lights are dim, soft music is playing, and you’re about to experience your first massage. But how do you know the massage therapist is right for you? According to Beth Burgan, MFA, NCTMB, an assistant professor at Northwestern Health Sciences Unive...
  • Health screenings: take charge of your health

    The age-old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” emphasizes that practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors like eating fruits and vegetables is important to your overall health. But do you really want to keep the doctor away? Keeping the doctor...
  • Tips for better rest

    Sleep is crucial to human health and particularly a healthy nervous system. Sleep favors muscular and nervous relaxation, while lack of sleep promotes muscular and nervous tension. Sleep deprivation studies on medical students show even one poor night’s...
  • Skatepark receives facelift from volunteers

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  • Cancer survivor Amy Kropp takes life day by day

    “Take life day by day,” is what cancer survivor Amy Kropp has told herself the past eight months, determined not to let her fight against cancer get the best of her. Of course she had her moments, but Kropp kept her spirits up focusing on the fact tha...