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  • FSA county committee 2015 elections to begin

    Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Thursday, Nov. 5, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2015 FSA county committee elections Monday, Nov. 9. Pr...
  • Pork Producers Council meeting Nov. 21 in Brush

    The annual meeting of the Colorado Pork Producers Council will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The meeting is open to any member of Colorado Pork Producers Council or any hog grower within the state...
  • $210 million to be invested in renewable energy infrastructure

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to nearly double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to...
  • Safety-net payments issued to farmers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that beginning Oct. 26, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 cr...
  • Harvest finishes strong

    A person doesn’t have to take the back roads to notice that the Holyoke area is in the thick of harvest. The abundance of trucks and machinery on the highways should be evidence enough as farmers move fields and make their hauls to grain elevators and b...
  • Harvest finishes strong

    A person doesn’t have to take the back roads to notice that the Holyoke area is in the thick of harvest. The abundance of trucks and machinery on the highways should be evidence enough as farmers move fields and make their hauls to grain elevators and b...
  • Scheunemann wall progress to be made after accepting concrete stabilization bid

    Progress on saving the north Scheunemann wall by the mini park can finally begin after a bid by Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc. was accepted at the Tuesday, Nov. 3, Holyoke City Council meeting. The services from accepting the $16,100 bid will s...
  • Scheunemann wall progress to be made after accepting concrete stabilization bid

    Progress on saving the north Scheunemann wall by the mini park can finally begin after a bid by Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc. was accepted at the Tuesday, Nov. 3, Holyoke City Council meeting. The services from accepting the $16,100 bid will s...
  • Student agreement tweaked for new laptops

    Protocol for student use of Chromebooks is being established as policy for when the 1:1 device program is implemented in grades 5-12 in Holyoke School District in January. At the work session preceding the Nov. 3 School Board meeting, discussion was held...
  • Student agreement tweaked for new laptops

    Protocol for student use of Chromebooks is being established as policy for when the 1:1 device program is implemented in grades 5-12 in Holyoke School District in January. At the work session preceding the Nov. 3 School Board meeting, discussion was held...
  • Around Town

    Gribben to talk on Amache Jim Gribben will present a program on Amache (Japanese internment camp) and the Holyoke connection Sunday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at Phillips County Museum. Having grown up in southern Colorado near Camp Amache, Gribben has done...
  • A tribute to those who serve ... from those who miss them the most

    The parentsDan and Susan Ortner of Holyoke know not to expect much of a report from their son Steven about what he’s up to until he feels they absolutely need to know. Steven, a 2005 HHS graduate, went to college on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and has...
  • Prepare for Romance in Venice for 2016 MMHF Legacy Event theme

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, Romance in Venice has been announced as the 2016 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event theme. The sixth annual event will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Phillips County Event Center, providing the perfect op...
  • Creative costumes showcased

    Eleven costume divisions provided a wide range of Halloween fun at the Holyoke Lions Club annual costume contest on Halloween night Saturday, Oct. 31. The event was held at the HHS old gym. Pictured are the third-grade winners, from left, Aria Brunick, Ma...
  • Star Wars crew makes guest appearance

    The Star Wars crew made a guest appearance at Saturday’s Lions Club Halloween costume contest in the old HHS gym. Pictured from left, front row, are Koby Way, Stormtrooper; Rorey Schneller, Luke Skywalker; Haley Van Overbeke, R2D2; and Carter Van Overb...
  • Holly Daze overflows with quality crafts, big crowds

    Holly Daze Craft and Gift Show in Holyoke was literally overflowing with booths Saturday, Oct. 31, with one vendor having to set up outdoors in addition to those filling the HHS commons, hallways, JH commons and, pictured above, the old gym.—Johnson Pub...
  • Put on a brave face

    4-year-old Ridley Brinkema’s big blue eyes got even bigger when he got a flu shot last Wednesday, Oct. 28, at a clinic hosted by Family Practice of Holyoke. The little trooper put on a brave face, pictured above in center, with the help of staff members...
  • Halloween pumpkins liven up Melissa Memorial Hospital

    Staff at Melissa Memorial Hospital continued their tradition of decorating pumpkins for Halloween, with a fun contest taking place last week. Pictured in costume and with their pumpkins are staff members, from left, front row, Melanie Montalbano and Jo Br...
  • Local VOD winners named

    Winners in the 2015 Holyoke Voice of Democracy contest are pictured from left, Logan Osborne, first; Kayla Marshall, second; Tyler Loutensock, third; and Dominic Krogmeier, fourth. The four HHS students will be giving their speeches as part of the Wednesd...
  • Growing book club hosts murder mystery party

    Clues and riddles abounded Oct. 31 as HHS Book Club members participated in the club’s fifth annual murder mystery dinner and party. Some of the many participants are pictured, from left, Tica Penzing, Anna Jelden, Anthony Beltran, Holden Redman, Bailey...