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  • PP&K returns to Holyoke Aug. 23

    Dragon Fan Club, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J, is bringing back the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition. The free competition is open to boys and girls age 6-15 and will be held at the HHS practice football field Saturday, Au...
  • Police wages highlight meeting

    Holyoke Police Department wages was a prominent topic at the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Holyoke City Council meeting as the currently understaffed Holyoke Police Department looks to add an officer to its ranks. Due to the recent resignation of officer Dwight Thomp...
  • BOCES exec director Sanger honored for long-term leadership

    Northeast Colorado BOCES Executive Director Tim Sanger of Haxtun was selected by the Colorado BOCES Association as this year’s Roy G. Brubacher Award winner. Sanger received the award at the Colorado BOCES Association Awards Banquet July 7 in Glenwood ...
  • Berges celebrates 50 years at HEA

    Nancy Berges reaches a 50-year employment milestone with Highline Electric Association this month. In her honor, HEA will be hosting an open house at the Holyoke office Friday, Aug. 15, from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Berges started her career with Highline ...
  • Wheat planting meetings noted

    Wheat farmers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat varieties this fall for top yields next summer. The annual Wheat Planting Decision Meetings Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 20-22, will offer growers insight into...
  • Applicants sought for Colo. ag program

    Applications are now being accepted for Class 12 of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. Individuals interested in enhancing their understanding of public affairs and developing their expertise to play a leading role in guiding the matters affec...
  • Deadline Sept. 30 for farm ownership loans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive Director Leland Swenson announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low-interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadlin...
  • New office format improves security at Holyoke schools

    Through the Building Excellent Schools Today security grant, Holyoke School District was able to complete front office renovations in both the JR/SR high school and elementary school in an attempt to increase security measures. At the high school, the wi...
  • Caregiving program scheduled

    AARP Colorado is delighted to announce an important caregiving educational event Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 26-27, throughout local communities. Working in collaboration with Hospice of the Plains and local hosting organizations, AARP Colorado is sponsoring...
  • Canning classes offered for bountiful garden harvests

    Are tomatoes, corn and zucchini taking over the counter and the refrigerator? All the fruits of one’s labor are now bountiful and wonderful, but what to do with it all? Water bath canning and pressure canning are two ways to preserve the delicious food ...
  • Kotch graduates magna cum laude

    Spencer Kotch recently graduated magna cum laude (GPA 3.75-3.99), from Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora in their air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology program. His graduation was Aug. 2. He started full-time employment days after ...
  • Registration open for grief support group

    Hospice of the Plains is planning to host a six-week grief support group at Encore Life Inc. in Wray in the near future. The support group is free to the public and is facilitated by Pastor Terry Covert and Deb Neal, who are certified in death and grief ...
  • Quilt in a Day promoter coming to Yuma Aug. 21

    The West Yuma County Quilt Guild is excited to be able to host an evening with the charming Patricia Knoechel, who is from California and travels the United States promoting Quilt in a Day. Knoechel is the sister of famous quilter Eleanor Burns and will ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 13, 2009 Two weeks before the first day of school for students, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education officially hired Kyle Stumpf as elementary school principal and Clark Ginapp as alternative high school director. Travis ...
  • Another Perspective

    Alternative venture creates pleasant memories A recent venture found us on an alternative schedule as we took part in the NCTC conference in Kansas City. What’s NCTC? I wondered the same thing when my hubby asked me to accompany him as he represented A...
  • Investor Guide

    When to switch from offense to defense with your investments Typically, Wall Street financial advisors concentrate on offense and are always talking about how much money you might make on the upside. They rarely stress the downside. In contrast, Warren ...
  • Extension Corner

    Boxelder This is a tree that is now widely spread in a continuous range over the Great Plains. Its best feature is its adaptability to a wide range of climatic conditions. The wide range makes this tree able to resist drought and cold—just what we nee...
  • Extension Corner

    Herbicide resistant weeds aren’t just a problem here in the U.S., they’re a global problem, and the Australians have been fighting them just as long as us. Australian farmer Ray Harrington developed a very interesting machine to combat resistant weed...
  • School board meets Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education meetings return to the 7 p.m. start time with the start of the school year. The board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, HJHS room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will...
  • New faces greet students Thursday

    Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into t...