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  • Applicants sought for CSP Youth Academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The academy will be held in Golden June 21-27. The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future comm...
  • B-ball girls win big over Wiggins, fall hard to Akron

    Holyoke Lady Dragons had a lopsided pair of basketball games over the weekend. After winning big over Wiggins 50-24 Friday, Jan. 30, the girls fell to Akron 25-55 Saturday, Jan. 31. Both games were played at home. “I was very pleased with the energy an...
  • HHS girls’ JV/C 2-1 in weekend games

    Junior varsity girls went 1-1 last weekend, beating Wiggins Friday, Jan. 30, but falling to Akron Saturday, Jan. 31. The C team girls also were able to oust Akron Saturday. Holyoke played on its home court all weekend.   Holyoke JV 29, Wiggins 14 ...
  • Dragons earn two more league wins at home

    Picking up two weekend wins on the home court, Dragon varsity basketball boys are on another three game winning streak. Holyoke beat Wiggins 59-45 Friday, Jan. 30, and took down Akron 61-50 Saturday, Jan. 31. “Our guys did a good job of rebounding in b...
  • Boys JV/C pick up 3 wins on home court

    Holyoke junior varsity boys scored two more wins at home, beating Wiggins Friday, Jan. 30, and topping Akron Saturday, Jan. 31. The C team also beat Akron Saturday.   Holyoke JV 45, Wiggins 19 Friday against Wiggins, the Dragon JV team took a 15-1...
  • Registration begins for Race to Erase MS March 28 in Imperial

    Giving to others just feels right to Emily Vogt of Imperial, Neb. Last year, a multiple sclerosis foot race was held in Imperial to raise money for her MS medical treatments. This year, she’s coordinating a race to help others with the incurable diseas...
  • New ambulance arrives

    Melissa Memorial Hospital’s new ambulance was delivered Monday morning, Feb. 2. It was manufactured by and purchased from American Emergency Vehicles in Jefferson, N.C., and was shipped to Holyoke on a semi-trailer. The new ambulance will not be put in...
  • Ballyneal Golf Club moves up 24 slots in Golf Digest’s recent rankings

    Golf Digest has once again recognized Ballyneal Golf Club southeast of Holyoke as one of the best places to play golf in the country. The club first opened in 2006 and has been ranked since it became eligible. Moving up 24 slots this year from last year...
  • Obesity, mental health are top priorities in state health plan

    Obesity prevention and mental health/substance abuse are the flagship priorities in the state’s second public health improvement plan, released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Jan. 29. “Healthy Colorado: Shaping a State of...
  • Yuma County farmer named commissioner of agriculture

    On Jan. 29, Gov. John Hickenlooper named Don Brown of Yuma commissioner of agriculture, effective Feb. 17. Brown replaces John Salazar, who retired earlier this month. Brown, a third-generation farmer in Yuma County, manages his family’s extensive farm...
  • Drought provisions can be written in pasture lease

    If producers rent pasture and drought lowers pasture production below expectations, what can they do about it? It depends on how the lease is structured, said Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln forage specialist. Drought can play havoc on pas...
  • 10 child care providers close in last 6 months; training available

    Thursday-Friday, Feb. 5-6, Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral will be holding their two-day pre-licensing class “There’s No Place Like Home” for individuals who want to become licensed child care providers. This training will be he...
  • Pesticide recertification offered

    Colorado State University Extension is hosting Private Pesticide Applicator recertification sessions at various locations in Northeast Colorado. Anyone who purchases restricted-use pesticides must have a Private Pesticide Applicator license which is issu...
  • Bank of Colorado buys MontroseBank

    In an acquisition that was finalized Monday, Feb. 2, Bank of Colorado purchased MontroseBank, with branches in Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Paonia. Bank of Colorado has 40 locations statewide including the MontroseBank locations, as well as ...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    “Kid Tested, Uncle Approved” is a review series for adults whom either have children or spend a lot of time with children. More often than not, you’ll end up watching something with the kids, and a lot of times, the schlock you watch is utterly terr...
  • Thinking About Health

    Hospital mistakes still kill too many Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Eve...
  • Extension Corner

    Women manage stress for better health According to 2009 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, with 291,198 victims that year. That is 1 in 4 women who die of heart disease. Only 54 percent of women r...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 4, 2010 U.S. Department of Energy secretary Steven Chu recently notified the Phillips County commissioners that they are one of six recipients of the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Grant. The award is $2.5 million. Phillips Cou...
  • Community leaders awarded at Gala

    A record turnout enjoyed the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala Monday evening, Feb. 2, at the Phillips County Event Center. Family and friends shared in the acknowledgement of those nominated by local residents and selected for honors for their contri...
  • Community leaders awarded at Gala

    A record turnout enjoyed the 22nd annual Chamber of Commerce Gala Monday evening, Feb. 2, at the Phillips County Event Center. Family and friends shared in the acknowledgement of those nominated by local residents and selected for honors for their contri...