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  • Thompson wins fathers’ free-throw contest

    Jeremy Thompson, father of freshman girls’ basketball player Mackenzie Thompson, outlasted the competition to win the fathers’ free-throw contest Thursday, Feb. 20 at halftime of the HHS girls’ basketball game with Akron.To read the full article, su...
  • Eminent domain authority for oil pipeline loses chief sponsors

    The 2014 version of granting eminent domain authority to oil pipeline companies went through a strange couple of days in the past week and by week’s end had lost its chief Senate and House sponsors. Senate Bill 14-093 is an attempt to overturn a 2012 C...
  • Free preschool screening scheduled

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5 years, children who will NOT attend kindergarten next y...
  • Rules governing oil and gas activity see changes in Colorado

    Sunday, Feb. 23, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission approved comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state, including the nation’s first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions. The rulin...
  • Wray children’s author to be at Inklings Sat.

    Local area children’s author Ruth Wicks is set to be at a book signing hosted by Inklings Book Store at 221 N. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke Saturday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. She recently announced the nationwide release of “Our World as Told by Baggy Pan...
  • School board to meet

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the board room, HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a food service report, current funding proposals introduced in the legislature and Emerald...
  • Small acreage info day planned for March 1

    Touching on a variety of topics, a small acreage informational day is planned for Saturday, March 1 in Wray at the Buchannan Middle School gym, located at 620 W. 7th St. Beginning at 10 a.m. and wrapping up at 2 p.m., the free event will offer informatio...
  • Thinking About Health

    Obamacare makes a difference to individuals and to all of us as well At a recent panel discussion in New York City about Obamacare, a woman in the audience, a professor of public health, asked an important question: Why was there so much emphasis from th...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cowboy texting Although I think email is the greatest invention since the Barcalounger or Lazy Boy, I just can’t develop a fondness for texting. I am baffled by all these symbols and shortcuts the thumb-typers use to save valuable time they wouldn’t ...
  • Extension Corner

    Proposed changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard The Environmental Protection Agency announced Feb. 20 their proposed changes to the current Worker Protection Standard and is seeking input for the final version. The following list of propo...
  • Extension Corner

    Tips for proper tree pruning ‘Tis the season to begin lining up those pruning projects while the trees are still dormant. March is almost upon us. Pay attention to bud swelling on your trees. It is best to start pruning right before the buds begin swe...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 26, 2009 Mayor David Nygaard announced at the Feb. 17 Holyoke City Council meeting that Pamida will not be coming to Holyoke, although Pamida Pharmacy will remain open and operational. HHS junior Chad Stroh became the first Dragon wre...
  • Past and current Girls State delegates to meet

    All former Girls State delegates and Unit #90 Auxiliary members are invited for tea at the Vets Hall in Holyoke, Saturday, March 1 at 3 p.m. To read the full article, subscribe to our e-Edition. Call 970-854-2811.Holyoke Enterprise February 27, 2014...
  • Sleds and snow—it just doesn’t get much better!

    Cody Maloney shows no fear as he sails down the slope at Holyoke Golf Course Monday morning, Feb. 24. With no school scheduled anyway that day, kids throughout town enjoyed some snowtime fun. Local weather observer Dan Kafka reported a total of 7.2 inches...
  • Sleds and snow—it just doesn’t get much better!

    Cody Maloney shows no fear as he sails down the slope at Holyoke Golf Course Monday morning, Feb. 24. With no school scheduled anyway that day, kids throughout town enjoyed some snowtime fun. Local weather observer Dan Kafka reported a total of 7.2 inches...
  • Propane crisis felt across the country as prices soar

    Anyone who has had to purchase propane in the past few months probably noticed a considerable hike in the price. The historical rise in propane costs can be attributed to a number of factors in the last few months. “We’re finally on the back end of i...
  • Propane crisis felt across the country as prices soar

    Anyone who has had to purchase propane in the past few months probably noticed a considerable hike in the price. The historical rise in propane costs can be attributed to a number of factors in the last few months. “We’re finally on the back end of i...
  • Class rank changes recommended

    A recommendation for changing the way HHS determines class rank for graduating seniors was presented by Principal Susan Ortner at the Tuesday, Feb. 18 school board meeting. The recommendation rewards students who have challenged themselves by taking at l...
  • Class rank changes recommended

    A recommendation for changing the way HHS determines class rank for graduating seniors was presented by Principal Susan Ortner at the Tuesday, Feb. 18 school board meeting. The recommendation rewards students who have challenged themselves by taking at l...
  • Holyoke City Council plans to update utility tap fees

    Holyoke City Council members tackled a short agenda at the Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting, reviewing utility tap fees and addressing possible donation opportunities. Standard residential utility fees have not been adjusted since 2008, and in that time, City Su...