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  • Scoopin' the News — Dragon boys' basketball team makes community proud

        Holyoke High School’s boys’ basketball team achieved runner-up honors in the entire state of Colorado in 2A basketball last weekend, and the size of the Dragon cheering section was phenomenal.    Holyoke turned out in full force to cheer on ...
  • Dragons are 2A State Runners-up

        Coming up only three points short of taking the state title, Holyoke’s Dragon basketball team claimed runner-up honors at the Colorado State Basketball Tournament at Pueblo on Saturday, March 14. In Saturday’s championship game, the Colorado Sp...
  • Dragons are 2A State Runners-up

        Coming up only three points short of taking the state title, Holyoke’s Dragon basketball team claimed runner-up honors at the Colorado State Basketball Tournament at Pueblo on Saturday, March 14. In Saturday’s championship game, the Colorado Sp...
  • Dragons top Ignacio Bobcats in state b-ball semifinals

        Earning their way to the state championship game for the first time since 1996, the Holyoke Dragons held their ground against the Ignacio Bobcats in semifinal action to win the game 45-33 on Friday, March 13.    Physically, Ignacio had a huge te...
  • Dragons conquer Farmers in 2A state first-round action

        Taking on the Sargent Farmers in the first round of state tournament competition, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team earned the opportunity to keep moving forward in the tourney by defeating Sargent, 44-35, on Thursday, March 12.    “It felt g...
  • Dragons set state record

        Colorado High School Activities Association Record #76 (Team Defensive Average Per Game) is now held by the Holyoke Dragons.    The record on the books, as of last December was 35.5 points per game that Cheraw allowed its opponents for the 2001-...
  • Two HHS Dragon losses to 2009 state champs

        Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team finished a fantastic 25-2 season, with the only two losses being to 1A State Champ Caliche and 2A State Champ Colorado Springs School in the state championship ball game.    The Dragons lost a 55-50 game to Ca...
  • Tracksters open season Saturday at Akron Invite

        Making the short leap from the winter to spring athletic seasons, Holyoke Dragon tracksters already face their first meet in Akron on Saturday, March 21.    Twenty-nine names have been added to the roster so far and are expected to be in the sta...
  • HHS baseball gears up for opener

        There will be no break for Dragon athletes who play both basketball and baseball this school year. Holyoke’s baseball season is already beginning this weekend with a junior varsity doubleheader at Yuma on Friday, March 20 at 1 p.m., followed by t...
  • 250 wrestlers attend PeeWee Tourney

        Approximately 250 little wrestlers turned out for the big PeeWee Tournament in Holyoke on Saturday, March 14 at Holyoke High School.    Of the 250, 38 wrestlers, ages 5-15, were from Holyoke. Participants, along with placings and weight brackets...
  • Community newspapers continue to outperform industry nationwide

        Community newspapers were impacted by the challenging economy but in a much smaller way than the industry in general, according to fourth quarter 2008 financial data collected by the trade associations Suburban Newspapers of America (SNA) and Natio...
  • Study committee to look at mill levy override

        Pros and cons of a mill levy override were pondered at a March 3 work session of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education, following the regular board meeting.    In a mill levy override, a ballot question allows voters to approve or disapprove addition...
  • Study committee to look at mill levy override

        Pros and cons of a mill levy override were pondered at a March 3 work session of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education, following the regular board meeting. In a mill levy override, a ballot question allows voters to approve or disapprove additional pro...
  • CASB to assist with school supt. search

        Holyoke Re-1J School District will contract with Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), at an approximate cost of $8,500, for assistance with a superintendent search for the district.    The decision was made on a 4-3 vote of the board at...
  • CASB to assist with school supt. search

        Holyoke Re-1J School District will contract with Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), at an approximate cost of $8,500, for assistance with a superintendent search for the district. The decision was made on a 4-3 vote of the board at its T...
  • Mike Smith Construction to build new city garage

        Mike Smith Construction has landed the job of constructing the new storage garage that will be built just east of the City of Holyoke offices to replace the old garage damaged during high winds on Nov. 6, 2008.    Smith was chosen after Holyoke ...
  • Mike Smith Construction to build new city garage

        Mike Smith Construction has landed the job of constructing the new storage garage that will be built just east of the City of Holyoke offices to replace the old garage damaged during high winds on Nov. 6, 2008. Smith was chosen after Holyoke City C...
  • Hometown Heroes ceremonies set

        Hometown Heroes is the theme of the FCCLA Chapter Service ceremony and program that are being planned in two stages next week.    FCCLA members Duncan Brandt, Nicole Brandt and Geoffrey Mattson are including the community and students in a cerem...
  • Aquarium donation turns family's tragedy into community gift

        As 4-year-old Stephen Murray stared at the fish tank in his dad Brett’s office in Brighton for Sundance Energy, his mother, Josie Murray, had an epiphany.     It had only been a few days since Brett and Josie and their sons Stephen, Mathew, 2,...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Blood clots and DVT’s    You have probably heard of some one who has had blood clots in their legs or some one who has had blood clots in their lungs. Clots in the lungs, also called a pulmonary embolism, or PE for short, are the result of blood clot...