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  • Haxtun Wind Project future is up in the air

    As reported at the commissioners’ month-end meeting last Wednesday, April 30, Phillips County received notification on April 23 that National Wind has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota. National Wind is the company who owns NECO Wind, which is...
  • Haxtun Wind Project future is up in the air

    As reported at the commissioners’ month-end meeting last Wednesday, April 30, Phillips County received notification on April 23 that National Wind has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota. National Wind is the company who owns NECO Wind, which is...
  • Hospital board reviews 2013 audited financials

    There were several positive takeaways for the members of the East Phillips County Hospital District after Rick Steen of Eide Bailly presented the 2013 audited financials Tuesday, April 29. Steen noted that the hospital has 245 days worth of cash on hand,...
  • Hospital board reviews 2013 audited financials

    There were several positive takeaways for the members of the East Phillips County Hospital District after Rick Steen of Eide Bailly presented the 2013 audited financials Tuesday, April 29. Steen noted that the hospital has 245 days worth of cash on hand,...
  • Around Town

    Kids to bike to school on Thursday This Thursday, May 8, is Bike to School Day, encouraged by the Holyoke School District Health Advisory Committee to help students realize the benefits of being active throughout the day, instill safety awareness and fos...
  • Dragon Visionary Award: Bret Miles targets ‘what’s best for kids’

    “What’s best for kids” is the steady focus for Holyoke Schools Superintendent Bret Miles. And he has led the force, not only for Holyoke Re-1J, but for all of rural Colorado. “All of his work in this district and throughout Colorado leads directl...
  • Golf clubhouse has new look

    Holyoke Golf Club ushered in the 2014 season in newly-remodeled quarters at 415 E. Carnahan St. at the annual meeting Tuesday, April 22. On the north side of the clubhouse, the lounge has a brand new facelift. Paneling was removed, and one wall was torn ...
  • Saturday is Prom night at HHS

    “Running out of Moonlight” is the theme for this year’s Holyoke High School Junior/Senior Prom, set for this Saturday night, May 3 at the high school. Parents, family and friends are all invited to see students and their dates cross the stage in the...
  • Dragon baseball breaks even at home with Caliche

    Holyoke baseball once again matched their opponent over the weekend, winning one and losing one at home to the Caliche Buffs Saturday, April 26. After dominating the visiting team 14-3 in the first game, Holyoke had the second match slip away, losing 4-7...
  • Strong showing for HHS hurdlers

    Two seniors and two sophomores make up this year’s group of hurdlers for the HHS track and field team. Despite being a small team, the hurdlers have consistently been a source of points for the Dragon team at track meets. “They are one of the stronge...
  • Electronic data protection gains support

    A resolution to add “electronic data” to the Colorado constitution’s equivalent of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution got unanimous support in the past week from a Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee gave a 5-0 vote on April...
  • 4th-grade classes take on finances with piggy banks

    During the week of April 21-25, fourth-grade students at Holyoke Elementary School participated in a Piggy Bank Contest sponsored by CSU Extension in cooperation with First Pioneer National Bank of Holyoke. Anytime is a great time to talk to children abo...
  • Holyoke track, field team racing toward season’s end

    HHS track and field was limited to just 14 competing athletes over the weekend at the Dick Evans Invitational in Wray Saturday, April 26. Due to state FBLA and other obligations, many Dragons were unable to attend Saturday’s meet. Out of 16 teams, Holy...
  • Lady Dragons host scramble

    Holyoke girls’ golfers had their hands full last week with a home scramble Tuesday, April 22 and a tournament in Wray Friday, April 25. The Lady Dragons experienced a change of pace Tuesday as they were paired with golfers from Cheyenne Wells during th...
  • Holyoke baseball sweeps Akron

    With few games remaining before the postseason begins, Holyoke continued to solidify its position as a top-three baseball team in the Lower Platte league with a pair of wins over Akron on the road Tuesday, April 22. The wins helped the Dragons jump ahead...
  • JV baseball to end season with Wray

    Holyoke junior varsity baseball traveled for a game at Akron Tuesday, April 22 and a pair of games in Yuma Thursday, April 24. Tuesday’s game was greatly shortened due to the varsity games starting an hour late prior to the junior varsity match. In the...
  • Chris Young to headline Chase County Fair country concert

    Award winner Chris Young will headline this year’s Chase County Fair country concert Saturday, Aug. 16. Special guest Courtney Cole will open for Young as part of the fair’s concert series. Fair entertainment chair Alex McNair said Young comes well r...
  • Nebraska Brass to perform at Ogallala High School May 4

    The Ogallala Regional Arts Council is set to bring Nebraska Brass to Ogallala, Neb., Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Ogallala High School Performing Arts Center. Founded in 1987, the Nebraska Brass is one of the Midwest’s most popular brass quintets. Th...
  • Kids to sign up for Ag Safety Day

    Power take-off entanglement, grain suffocation, chemical burns and getting stepped on by farm animals—do parents want their children to understand the safe choices in a day on the farm? The coordinators of the Safety Day being held at the Chase County ...
  • Nitrates could be in drinking water

    Nitrogen is a naturally occurring nutrient found in most soils. It is essential for life in plants, and most plants require large amounts of nitrogen for best growth. Nitrate (nitrogen) formation also is an integral part of the natural nitrogen cycle in t...