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  • State Board of Ed gives go-ahead to Holyoke innovation

    Waivers granted for kindergarten testing and teacher evaluation format in Re-1J School DistrictTS GOLD assessments have been waived for Holyoke kindergartners. And a teacher evaluation process that does not include test scores as a measurable component wi...
  • State Board of Ed gives go-ahead to Holyoke innovation

    Waivers granted for kindergarten testing and teacher evaluation format in Re-1J School DistrictTS GOLD assessments have been waived for Holyoke kindergartners. And a teacher evaluation process that does not include test scores as a measurable component wi...
  • Around Town

    Siren blows twice for power line issues Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was summoned twice recently when weather caused power line issues. City crews were called in both instances. Wednesday, June 10, at 10 p.m., a power line was down in the 200 block...
  • Taking Flight

    From birds to aircraft, talent soars for Julesburg metal artistThe grandeur of a $524 million construction project, a billion-dollar investment and nearly 1 million square feet of space deserves an emblem with equal splendor, glory and stateliness. Terry...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont, Triple Crown

    It’s not often that someone can say they witnessed history in the making, but Sam Distefano can now say he has. The Holyoke sixth-grade teacher was one of 90,000 cheering on American Pharoah as he claimed Triple Crown honors at the Belmont Stakes Satur...
  • Country Strong

    Red, white & blue flies at the rodeoColorado Junior Rodeo Association contestants from Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Kansas numbered 156 as they competed in Holyoke’s CJRA rodeo at the Phillips County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7. Op...
  • Take me out to the ballgame . . .

    Coach Gunnar Kroeger runs the bases with last-batter Juan Albino Nuñez III in fun T-ball times at the ball park.Savannah Emmerich is ready for her machine-pitched ball in Friday afternoon gametime fun.PeeWee gold team member Dylan Hielscher shares a smil...
  • Swimmers fall 4 points shy of 1st place

    Holyoke Swim Club put up a good fight at the second summer meet for the Northwest Kansas Swim League in Burlington Saturday, June 6. Ending the meet with a combined team score of 297, Holyoke trailed the first-place Goodland, Kan., team by only four poin...
  • Fan Appreciation set for this Friday

    Midgets join the action SaturdayAction returns to Phillips County Raceway this weekend with two nights of races scheduled Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The BST Promotions has had a slow start to the season with rainouts i...
  • Class of 1975 enjoys 40-year reunion

    Members of the HHS Class of 1975 gathered in Denver Saturday, May 30, for their 40-year reunion. Those attending are pictured from left, front row, Jim DeCastro, Alan Krueger, Art Angeli and Forest McWilliams; second row, Myron Meinte, Rick Zetterquist, J...
  • Good eats are in great supply

    Holyoke boasts 10 popular restaurants while others towns have fewFood — it’s one of the basic human needs. But the variety of food options in America is anything but basic. Such is the situation in Holyoke as well. There is no shortage of edible deli...
  • Vasa is Biola grad

    Marci Vasa graduated from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., May 22. She earned a degree in Christian ministries and a minor in biblical studies. A 2011 graduate of Holyoke High School, she is the daughter of Phil and Susie Vasa and the granddaughter...
  • Deyten Klein awarded Assoc. of Bus. degree

    Deyten Klein was awarded an Associate of Business degree from Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo., May 8. He was a member of the golf team for two years at EWC, and his team qualified for nationals both years. This was a first for EWC. Klein’s ...
  • PC Human Serv. recognized

    Colorado Department of Human Services has recognized the Phillips County Department of Human Services for “C-Stat Distinguished Performance” in 2014. C-Stat is the department’s performance management strategy that tracks more than 100 measures in r...
  • Becker has a quiet, effective return to the state Capitol

    Quietly effective. That describes Rep. Jon Becker (R-Fort Morgan)’s 2015 session, his return to the state Capitol after a two-year absence. Becker left the General Assembly after his first two-year term, the result of House and Senate districts being r...
  • Ortner receives bronze at State FFA

    Recent HHS graduate Nicholas Ortner received a bronze medal in the prepared public speaking event at the 87th Colorado State FFA Convention held at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo June 2-4. HHS FFA chapter sent eight students to the convention last week ...
  • Schlachter joins Shay Realty firm

    Shay Realty, Inc., auction and real estate company based in Wray, announced this week that Shannon Schlachter of Holyoke has joined the firm as a licensed Colorado associate broker. Schlachter has held her real estate license for almost a year after comp...
  • Ogallala Aquifer Initiative sign-up deadline is June 19

    The Republican River Water Conservation District is encouraging producers in the Republican River Basin in Colorado to enroll in a voluntary Ogallala Aquifer Initiative. The RRWCD is acting through its Water Activity Enterprise and partnering with the Uni...
  • Alfalfa weevil infestation and management explained

    Economic infestations of alfalfa fields with grayish appearance have been detected in the Front Range area recently. Heavily infested stands have a grayish or frost-like appearance due to the dried defoliated leaves. At high weevil densities, foliage can...
  • Low grasshopper populations expected, higher elsewhere

    According to 2014 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service survey results, there will be low populations of grasshoppers in Colorado this summer with the exception of a limited number of counties. Those counties ...