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  • It's the Pitts

    Taking stock Both brothers had been on the dodge from prosperity and the law their entire adult lives. A snake would break its back following the windy trail left behind by these two. Now they were hooked up in a cow outfit where the calves didn’t suc...
  • Planning for Droughts

    Earlier I said grazers need to walk each of their pastures to determine how good the range might be this year. Since acres do not feed cows—only grass feeds cows—we need to determine how much grass is out there. When on the range, you need to look do...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 7, 2009 Bret Miles was named superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J on an official vote of the Board of Education at its May 5 meeting. With a jump of 22’ 3”, HHS trackster Kyle Carper smashed a 33-year-old long jump recor...
  • Donor recognition wall unveiled at Holyoke municipal cemetery

    A small crowd gathered at the Holyoke municipal cemetery Sunday, May 4, as the Holyoke Cemetery Board held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the donor recognition wall. Located at the northwest entrance of the cemetery, the do...
  • Donor recognition wall unveiled at Holyoke municipal cemetery

    A small crowd gathered at the Holyoke municipal cemetery Sunday, May 4, as the Holyoke Cemetery Board held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the donor recognition wall. Located at the northwest entrance of the cemetery, the do...
  • 34 Dragons ready for graduation this Sunday

    Another set of Dragons have completed their journey at Holyoke High School, with 34 excited seniors set to receive their diplomas at graduation this Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym. Holyoke School Superintendent Bret Miles will welcome students,...
  • 34 Dragons ready for graduation this Sunday

    Another set of Dragons have completed their journey at Holyoke High School, with 34 excited seniors set to receive their diplomas at graduation this Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym. Holyoke School Superintendent Bret Miles will welcome students,...
  • Killin, Mailander, Wall are judge finalists

    The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Phillips County court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable David O. Colver, effective May 30. Nominees Kimbra L. Killin, Leo F. Mailander and Alvin R. W...
  • Killin, Mailander, Wall are judge finalists

    The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Phillips County court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable David O. Colver, effective May 30. Nominees Kimbra L. Killin, Leo F. Mailander and Alvin R. W...
  • 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...