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  • CDOT's region 4 wins Executive Director's Award of Excellence

    Each year, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) awards one of its six regions the Executive Director’s “Award of Excellence” trophy. This year’s award went to Region 4, which encompasses the northeast corner of the state, including Bou...
  • FSA announces important dates

    By June 1, 2012, producers need to notify the Farm Service Agency Office of changes in their operations effective for the current crop year. If these changes require the farm to be reconstituted, those reconstitutions must be requested by Aug. 1, 2012. C...
  • Wildflower gardening workshop to be held

    A wildflower workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Social Services building. Those attending will find out how simple, easy and fun it can be to have long-lasting beauty with wildflowers. An ounce of wildflowers ...
  • Tips for choosing an ag consultant offered

    The science of farming is becoming more complex each year. Farmers increasingly deal with unforgiving agricultural pests while using new and improved farming methods. Methods that sometimes change rather quickly based on scientific research findings. In ...
  • Keep your resolution!

    “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to quit smoking.” “I’m going to be nicer to my family and friends.” Numerous people make them. Lots of people break them. A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to one...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoDec. 28, 2006 Effective Jan. 1, Melissa Memorial Hospital will be contracting with North Colorado Medical Center Pharmacy Department to provide pharmaceutical support to the local hospital. Approximately 17 inches of snow was recorded in H...
  • Extension Corner

    Gardening: begin with the end in mind The title of this article may sound familiar to most of you who have read Stephen Covey’s book titled Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Now what does this have to do with gardening? Habit number two, which ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Squeaky torture The squeak of a latex balloon is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Actually, it is closer to a tooth being drilled without novocain. Considering that, I’m often tempted to ban balloons from our house. But what kind of terrible parent ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Plumber’s night-mare (Best of) My grandpa always said, “horses don’t improve with age ... especially right after you just bought one.” As verification of grandpa’s wisdom I offer the following account of actual events as told to me by my frien...
  • Top 2011 news stories recapped

    Jan. 6 History of the Baldwin building is outlined two weeks after it was torn down. Landon Timothy Jaron Scott Robb is born Jan. 1 and recognized as the first baby born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 2011. Melissa Memorial Hospital announces new doct...
  • Top 2011 news stories recapped

    Jan. 6 History of the Baldwin building is outlined two weeks after it was torn down. Landon Timothy Jaron Scott Robb is born Jan. 1 and recognized as the first baby born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 2011. Melissa Memorial Hospital announces new doct...
  • Holyoke school district finalizes 2011-2012 budget

    With approximately $191,060 in changes from the July 1 preliminary budget, Holyoke School District Board of Education approved the final budget for 2011-12 at its Dec. 20 meeting. The $191,060 revenue increase was explained as follows by Supt. Bret Miles...
  • Holyoke school district finalizes 2011-2012 budget

    With approximately $191,060 in changes from the July 1 preliminary budget, Holyoke School District Board of Education approved the final budget for 2011-12 at its Dec. 20 meeting. The $191,060 revenue increase was explained as follows by Supt. Bret Miles...
  • After School Enrichment Program introduces students to world of robotics

    Students in third through fifth grades have been busy spending time after school learning the ins and outs of robotics. The After School Enrichment Program, sponsored by 4-H and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Math), gives students the opportunity...
  • After School Enrichment Program introduces students to world of robotics

    Students in third through fifth grades have been busy spending time after school learning the ins and outs of robotics. The After School Enrichment Program, sponsored by 4-H and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Math), gives students the opportunity...
  • Lighting contest winners announced

    Jeff and Olga Sullivan’s decorated home and yard, pictured above, earned them second place in this year’s annual Christmas lighting contest. The Terry Martin and John Schneider homes, pictured below, received third place. The annual contest is sponso...
  • First Baptist Church halfway completed

    Work on the new First Baptist Church located just south of Melissa Memorial Hospital is about 50 percent complete, according to Pastor Gordon Penfold. Master Builder Associates of Doniphan, Neb. have been busy enclosing the structure so work inside can be...
  • Holiday season continues through Day of the Epiphany

    Celebrants of the Christian faith and Eastern Orthodox Christian religion may want to wait a few days after Christmas to start packing away their decorations and cease celebrating the holiday season. That’s because it is customary to commemorate the Epi...
  • 55 families adopted during holiday season

    Fifty-five families will benefit from the kindness and generosity of others this holiday season. Above from left, Hank Hassler, Bryce Worley and Erik Vieselmeyer pack boxes with canned items Monday morning, Dec. 19. Adopted families will receive a box ful...
  • Billings graduates from UNC

    Alexandra Britt Billings was among those graduating from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Dec. 9-10. Billings, who student taught at Holyoke Elementary School this semester, received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. Bill...