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  • Enhancement project moving forward this fall

    Enhancement project plans at Phillips County Fairgrounds have been approved and are moving forward, reported commissioners at their Sept. 29 meeting. Funds from a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) enhancement grant will provide a path and park...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Holyoke City Council has opportunity to reinforce its open approachHolyoke City Council is once again faced with filling a vacancy. The opening on the council came with Jessica Cumming’s resignation at last week’s meeting. How will that process look?...
  • A penny saved is a penny earned

    Consumers get the scoop on coupon money-saving trends and tips for National Coupon MonthSeptember is National Coupon Month, but that doesn’t mean consumers have missed their chance to save. Consumer spending habits are certainly influenced by money-savi...
  • Enterprise brings home three Nat'l Newspaper Assoc. awards

    “We Believe in Newspapers” was the theme which echoed throughout the 125th annual convention and trade show of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) Sept. 22-24 in Albuquerque, N.M. Holyoke Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt, who serves as the Col...
  • 4-H members share thoughts on organization

    4-H members all around the country will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. Five clubs in Phillips County are set to enjoy the 101st year of 4-H. 4-H members will gather Sunday, Oct. 2 at Phillips County Event Center for the annual achievement program ...
  • Dan Kafka honored with CASB McGuffey Award

    Holyoke School Board president Dan Kafka was recently honored by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) when he was presented the McGuffey Award for his service. At a regional CASB meeting at NJC in Sterling Wednesday, Sept. 14, Kafka was recog...
  • School Board contemplates visit, outreach guidelines

    School visits by board members, as well as the potential attributes of focus groups, were targeted discussion topics at the Sept. 20 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Discussion originated at a work session following the Sept. ...
  • Re-1J board to meet; budget info at 7 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Presentation of Budget 101 will be given at 7 p.m. that evening, with all candidates, board members and community members welcome. In the superintend...
  • Bonny fish salvage authorized

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists have begun salvaging sport fish from Bonny Reservoir in Yuma County in preparation for the draining of the lake over the next two months. The state engineer began releasing water from the reservoir on Sept. 21 to sa...
  • Depression-era memories happy because of colorful characters

    “Holyoke had a lot of colorful people, and they contributed a lot of happiness.” Dolores (Burchett) Sawyer, daughter of Grace Burchett, lived in Holyoke as a little girl in the 1930s and early 1940s, and to this day she is impacted by the people who ...
  • Volleyball gets boost with two weekend wins

    There’s nothing like the feeling of victory, and Holyoke High School volleyball players finally got that boost of confidence last weekend when they grabbed two wins in the Woodlin tournament. “It was nice to win,” said coach Scott Dille. “When yo...
  • Dragon softball adds two conference wins

    Holyoke Lady Dragons notched two much-needed conference softball wins at Wray Saturday, Sept. 24 when they defeated the Eagles 5-3 and 10-2. “Once again this season, the Dragons displayed a tremendous amount of fight and will to win,” said coach Ashl...
  • Dragons fall to Res. Christian

    Holding a 1-2 season record, the Holyoke Dragons traveled to Loveland Saturday, Sept. 24 to face Resurrection Christian (3-0). One of the Dragons’ two wins last season came against the Cougars in a 40-7 victory. It was a different story this year as R...
  • Holyoke golfers end season at regionals

    Holyoke varsity golfers wrapped up their 2011 season at the regional tournament in Greeley Tuesday, Sept. 20. The tournament, held at Boomerang Golf Course, was won by Alexander Dawson with a team score of 231. Holyoke finished sixth with a team score o...
  • 8th grade Dragons finish undefeated

    Holyoke’s eighth grade football team finished the 2011 season with an undefeated record (4-0) after two big wins last week. Holyoke’s seventh grade team also walked away last week with two victories. The Dragons played host to Wray Tuesday, Sept. 20....
  • JH volleyball has a busy week

    Holyoke junior high volleyball teams had a busy week as they traveled to St. Anthony’s Thursday, Sept. 22 and played host to Sedgwick County Monday, Sept. 26. Last Thursday, the B team came away with a win 25-21, 26-28 and 15-9. The A team lost in two,...
  • Officials needed for basketball

    High school basketball referees are needed throughout the region, from Limon to Julesburg, and all locations in between. Serving as a high school basketball official is a great way to make some extra money, stay in shape during the winter, meet new peopl...
  • Attendance at high school sporting events tops 500 mil.

    More fans attend high school basketball and football events than the same sports at the college and professional levels combined, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). During the 2009-10 scho...
  • Brenda Brandt to assume role as CPA president

    Having served as the Colorado Press Association (CPA) vice president since February, Holyoke Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt will step in as president Oct. 1. Brandt fills the position previously held by Bob Moore, former executive editor of the Fort ...
  • October is Residents' Rights Month

    Governor Hickenlooper has declared October as Residents’ Rights Month in Colorado. His proclamation states that “all residents should be aware of their rights so that they may be empowered to live with dignity and self-determination.” In Colorado t...