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  • Thinking About Health

    Obamacare policyholders question rising deductibles Is health insurance really affordable? That’s the question thousands of Americans who signed up for policies under the Affordable Care Act are beginning to ask as third year open enrollment gets under...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 25, 2010 Jessica Cumming was appointed to fill the vacant Holyoke City Council seat Tuesday, Nov. 16. The seat became vacant after Ray Bailey’s death in October. The donor wall located just inside the south doors at Phillips County ...
  • 4-H attends CO Leadership Conference

    Sixteen Phillips County 4-H members attended Colorado Leadership Conference in Glenwood Springs Nov. 13-15 with CSU Extension 4-H associate Kindra Plumb and family consumer science agent Tracy Trumper. 4-H’ers are pictured from left, front row, Reagan E...
  • USDA cites food safety resources for Thanksgiving turkey troubles

    Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece — the turkey — is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from s...
  • Food fuels family, connects communities

    Not many would put the words “canning” and “relaxing” in the same sentence, but Nancy Berges certainly does. Berges, who has worked at Highline Electric Association for over 51 years, cans 1,500 cans of food in an average year. “My record is 2,...
  • Food fuels family, connects communities

    Not many would put the words “canning” and “relaxing” in the same sentence, but Nancy Berges certainly does. Berges, who has worked at Highline Electric Association for over 51 years, cans 1,500 cans of food in an average year. “My record is 2,...
  • Boiler at pool to be replaced; ‘Snuffy’ faces demise

    The need for a new boiler at the pool and a replacement for the fondly remembered leaf vacuum street cleaner “Snuffy” were among several matters discussed at the Tuesday, Nov. 17, Holyoke City Council meeting. City Superintendent Mark Brown stated th...
  • Boiler at pool to be replaced; ‘Snuffy’ faces demise

    The need for a new boiler at the pool and a replacement for the fondly remembered leaf vacuum street cleaner “Snuffy” were among several matters discussed at the Tuesday, Nov. 17, Holyoke City Council meeting. City Superintendent Mark Brown stated th...
  • Starkebaum named postmaster

    Steve Starkebaum has been named postmaster of the Holyoke Post Office, effective Saturday, Nov. 28. Starkebaum, who has been the officer in charge the last two months after Connie Troutman’s retirement, said this is a natural progression in his career ...
  • Starkebaum named postmaster

    Steve Starkebaum has been named postmaster of the Holyoke Post Office, effective Saturday, Nov. 28. Starkebaum, who has been the officer in charge the last two months after Connie Troutman’s retirement, said this is a natural progression in his career ...
  • Around Town

    Mark calendar for elementary Christmas program Holyoke Elementary School students will be entertaining on stage Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of Marcia Dalton, kindergartners and second-graders will be performing ...
  • Dodgeball tourney a smashing success

    Nearly $1,200 was raised at the Friday, Nov. 13, HHS National Honor Society dodgeball tournament, and after minimal event costs, all proceeds will go to the Cassidy Hale memorial. The annual tournament is a hit among local students, with the majority of ...
  • My Vision for America...

    These four Holyoke High School students presented their Voice of Democracy speeches at the Nov. 12 Veterans Day program. Local sponsor for the contest is Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6482.Logan Osborne First Place There is no doubt that America is ...
  • Deer love leads to danger

    Whitetail rutting season has been causing deer to swoon and motorists to swerve this month as deer-vehicle collisions peak in the month of November. According to the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, more wildlife versus car accidents occur during...
  • The Skillet in its 32nd year of service

    A loyal customer base, paired with a commitment to offer top service of homestyle food with quality ingredients, has kept The Skillet Restaurant open in Holyoke since March of 1984. Owner/operator Angie Hofmeister and manager/bookkeeper Chris Lehman feel...
  • HHS drama to present ‘Oklahoma!’

    “Oklahoma!” will be the HHS drama’s fall musical this year, with showings Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. both evenings in the Heginbotham Auditorium at HHS. The classic is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, and remain...
  • Let it snow, let it blow

    Tuesday, Nov. 17, marked the second snow day in a week’s time for Holyoke schools, ushering in an early morning blizzard after heavy rain, thunder and lightning the evening before. Although the time between snowstorms saw sunny skies and temperatures in...
  • Holyoke boasts 14 top Sumdog winners

    Holyoke Elementary School earned 14 of the top 15 individual awards in this year’s Sumdog math contest. Holyoke as a school placed second overall in the contest, with the third grade scoring the highest as a class. Student participants numbered 299, a...
  • Building a Better Colorado seeks public input via new website

    Building a Better Colorado recently unveiled BetterCO.org, a website designed to provide Coloradans with information on challenges posed to the state’s governance structures and to gather public feedback on potential solutions. Building a Better Colora...
  • Cheerleading no longer a sport

    High school cheerleading has returned to activity status, rather than a school sport at HHS, as announced by athletic director Sandra Rahe at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Holyoke Board of Education. As a school sport, participants were unable to compete in...