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  • Colo. consumers getting energy bill breaks

    Colorado utilities are working to cut back on energy consumption and some Colorado consumers are reaping the benefits through lower monthly energy bills. Electric and gas providers, including Xcel Energy and SourceGas, have set goals to help reduce energy...
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  • City Code Chatter (CCC) — The 'flower' in the yard may not be a flower at all

    Take a look out the front window, back window or any other window in your home. Is there a viny looking plant growing in the grass, on the fence or even up the house? If so, take a closer look. It could be a noxious weed known as bindweed. Bindweed, acco...
  • PC Historical Society is Walmart grant recipient

    Phillips County Historical Society was one of four service organizations recently selected to receive a Community Support Grant from the Walmart Foundation. The $1,000 grant was presented to Phillips County Historical Society during the Sterling Walmart ...
  • Maelzer starts as new Star 92.3 broadcaster

    Anyone who has recently listened to Star 92.3 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. has already heard the new voice of Holyoke’s radio station. Marc Maelzer began work at KSTH June 1, and is already enjoying his time in Holyoke and at the stat...
  • HSC claims eight trophies, sixth place at league meet

    Holyoke swimmers finished their season with the league swim meet in Wray, July 10-11. Coaches Brenda Krueger, Adria Colver, Aly Brinkema and LeAnne McWilliams had a busy, but rewarding weekend, as they watched their swimmers taking medals in race, after r...
  • Scottsbluff hands Bombers major loss

    The Senior Buckley Bombers of Chappell, Neb. were throttled by Scottsbluff, Neb., 12-0, on Monday night, July 6. The game, played on the Scottsbluff diamond, went to only five innings. According to coach Marcus Kammer, the Bombers struggled in all parts ...
  • Girls' basketball ends summer season

    HHS Lady Dragon basketball players have completed their summer season. Up to 26 girls competed in a total of 68 games this summer. Girls participated in the NJC Team Camp, NJC Monday Night Summer League in Sterling, as well as the University of Northern ...
  • Barlean files for CU Board of Regents

    Sterling city attorney Kelly Barlean filed Monday, July 6, with the Secretary of State as a Republican candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents for the 4th Congressional District. “My background and experience will make me an effective...
  • CCCS leads effort to increase gender balance in state workforce

    Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has launched a federally funded five-year effort intended to ultimately increase the gender balance of occupations in Colorado that are currently dominated by one sex or the other.The initiative is being 100 percen...
  • Return to Phillips County's early school years at Pleasant Prairie

    Those looking to get a good feel for the one-room school house setting in Phillips County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries would benefit from visiting the Pleasant Prairie School building at Phillips County Museum, located south of the museum...
  • McCallums focus on life's blessings

    From preschool teachers to grocery store clerks, people all around Holyoke have fallen in love with the infectious smile of Blye McCallum. He’s ornery, said his mom Andrea McCallum, but he’s a delight. Blye is being honored this year by the Living to...
  • Supt. Entry Plan defines goals and action

    Providing assurance of his intent to become familiar with Holyoke School District Re-1J, new Supt. Bret Miles outlined his Superintendent’s Entry Plan at a work session following the board’s regular meeting July 7. Miles explained his plan for establ...
  • Random drug test audit considered

    Focusing on integrity of the selection process for the past year’s random student drug testing, JR/SR High Principal Susan Ortner presented information on an audit process at the July 7 meeting of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education. Because this has been...
  • City Airport planning begins

    Although it wasn’t part of the agenda for the July 7 city council meeting, council members spent the following day working on airport planning. Council members were asked by City Supt. Mark Brown to attend two meetings with Armstrong Consultants Inc. o...
  • Miles returns as Re-1J supt.

    Returning to his home town, Bret Miles is excited to have started as Holyoke School District’s new superintendent and looks forward to summer planning and a great 2009-10 school year. Miles began working in the office Wednesday, July 1, and is already ...
  • Unrein begins CEO duties at Grainland

    With 27 years of experience in area cooperatives under his belt, Rick Unrein began his President/CEO duties on Monday, July 1 at Grainland Cooperative. Unrein got his start at the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Fleming in 1982 and in 1985 took over as general...
  • 4th of July Steak Grill-off winner awarded

    Upsetting the Denbo family’s winning streak, Matt Winterrowd, pictured at left, takes the traveling trophy award from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce member Casey Blake after being announced the winner of the July 4 Steak Grill-off at Homesteaders Park on S...
  • Courthouse heating system planned

    After much deliberation, Phillips County Commissioners accepted a plan to replace the courthouse heating system. At their meeting Tuesday, June 30, they reported an approved $40,000 energy impact grant for the project. An energy audit was taken on severa...
  • Hinck’s ‘Nicole Marie’ embarked on maiden voyage on July 4th

    Setting off on a slightly chilly and cloudy 4th of July morning at approximately 10 a.m., the “Nicole Marie” made its maiden voyage across the Holyoke Lions’ Fish Pond, much to the delight (and relief) of builder Rick Hinck and his friends and famil...