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  • School finance in better shape for 2014-15 for Colo.

    While specific numbers hadn’t been computed, Superintendent Bret Miles was pleased to report at the Tuesday, May 6, Holyoke School Board meeting that a school finance act was approved by the State Legislature that day. He anticipated getting a workshee...
  • Around Town

    Preschool program is this Thursday The Dragon’s Wagon Preschool spaghetti supper and program is set for this Thursday, May 15, at the Phillips County Event Center. The dinner is held from 5-6:30 p.m. with the program and auction following at 7 p.m. &n...
  • Local AWANA finale ends year with celebration program

    AWANA club members were recognized at a year-end program Wednesday, April 30, at First Baptist Church in Holyoke. AWANA is a non-denominational children’s ministry for preschool through sixth-grade youth. It meets weekly from October through April in H...
  • Engaging youth the key to revitalizing rural communities

    Youth engagement was the topic of the evening at Phillips County Economic Development Corporation’s 13th annual membership meeting Tuesday, April 29, at the Haxtun Community Center. The Youth Engagement Project is a continued effort with both Phillips ...
  • Community unites in prayer

    Community members came together as “One Voice, United in Prayer” for the National Day of Prayer event Thursday, May 1 at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. Randy Schafer, pictured above, addresses the crowd before praying for the government and its lead...
  • Academics rewarded for Holyoke JR/SR High students

    Students in Holyoke JR/SR High were recognized Monday, May 5, for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. National Honor Society members hosted and conducted the ceremony in the auditorium at HHS. Whitney Powell provided piano music as the audie...
  • Peerless to show No. 3 ‘Heaven is for Real’ this weekend

    The small-town story of a boy who visited heaven is coming to Holyoke this weekend when the Peerless Theatre shows “Heaven is for Real” to a local audience Friday-Tuesday, May 9-13. The movie begins at 7 p.m. each evening, with a special Mother’s D...
  • Butterflies released at elementary

    One year after Velma Biddle’s memorial service, the long-time teacher was remembered in a new way, as children in Holyoke third and fourth grades released nine butterflies at Holyoke City Park Friday, May 2. Teacher Nicole Churchwell, pictured above in...
  • Holyoke FCCLA members explore, amaze, inspire

    “Explore, Amaze, Inspire” was this year’s statewide theme for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and the Holyoke chapter members have worked together to accomplish their many goals. They celebrated their accomplishments at the annual ...
  • HHS ends regular season with an exclamation point

    Holyoke baseball ended the regular season in dramatic fashion. The Dragons topped Wray at home by just one run in each of the day’s games, including an eight-inning match to close the doubleheader. With the wins, the Dragons take control of the second ...
  • HHS leapers jump into action

    With a solid foundation of young athletes looking to improve each day out, Holyoke’s jumpers have been a vital asset to the track and field team. “The jumpers are probably the most athletic group with their natural jumping ability,” coach Sandra Ra...
  • HHS track looking strong as season winds down

    Holyoke’s track and field season is rapidly coming to a close. The Dragons hit the road for the Cheyenne Wells Invitational last Thursday, May 1. HHS boys placed 16th out of 24 teams by accumulating 14 points. The Lady Dragons finished the day in 17th ...
  • Dragons claim No. 2 seed for district tourney

    HHS enters the 2014 2A District 7 Baseball Tournament in Yuma as the second seed with a league record of 11-5. In the first round of action, the Dragons will face a rematch of its last regular season doubleheader as they take on No. 7 Wray Friday, May 9,...
  • HHS golf set for regionals

    HHS girls’ golf wrapped up the regular season with a tournament in Estes Park Wednesday, April 30, and Yuma Friday, May 2. Holyoke golfers Alex McCallum, Taylor Bernard and Federica Detomas competed in Estes Park, carding a team score of 353. Their sco...
  • JV baseball wins final game of year

    HHS junior varsity baseball wrapped up the season with three games last week, hosting Burlington Friday, May 2, and Wray Saturday, May 3. The Dragons fell in both games of Friday’s doubleheader. After losing a close 5-6 match, Holyoke fell 5-14. To re...
  • HHS to send 9 to FBLA nationals

    Holyoke High School once again shined at the April 26-29 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Vail. Nine of the 21 kids who made the trip qualified to represent HHS and Colorado at the National Leadership Conference in Nashvil...
  • Holyoke places 5 at State FFA event

    Nine Holyoke FFA members attended State FFA Career Development Events in Fort Collins Sunday and Monday, May 4-5, competing in livestock judging, ag mechanics and meat evaluation. Sidney Struckmeyer, Austin Vieselmeyer, Nick Ortner and Josilyn Lutze plac...
  • Potential Colo. grasshopper infestations identified for 2014

    The 2014 grasshopper hazard map based on the 2013 survey of adult grasshopper activity, conducted by USDA-APHIS-PPQ, shows that there will be low grasshopper populations in Colorado in general with the exception of localized moderate populations of grassh...
  • Eldon Heermann re-elected to Premier Farm Credit board

    Premier Farm Credit recently announced that its shareholders have elected Timothy Trim to fill the southern region seat vacated by retiring director Martin Brophy. Incumbent chairman Eldon Heermann of Holyoke and vice chairman Wayne Midcap were re-electe...
  • Disaster areas could get emergency loans

    President Barack Obama declared two Colorado counties—Arapahoe and Logan—as primary disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Sept. 11, 2013, and continuing. Twelve counties are contiguous,...