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  • School district certifies increased student count

    Holyoke School District will be funded at 588.5 pupils for the 2011-12 budget year. The certified count for the Colorado Department of Education was approved at the Nov. 15 board meeting. The certified count is up 10.5 from last year and up 19 from what ...
  • School district certifies increased student count

    Holyoke School District will be funded at 588.5 pupils for the 2011-12 budget year. The certified count for the Colorado Department of Education was approved at the Nov. 15 board meeting. The certified count is up 10.5 from last year and up 19 from what ...
  • Council approves 2012 budget

    Holyoke City Council members approved a $6.25 million budget for 2012 at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Also approved was the first reading of the annual appropriations ordinance. The final reading and passage will be held during the council’s Dec. 6 me...
  • Council approves 2012 budget

    Holyoke City Council members approved a $6.25 million budget for 2012 at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Also approved was the first reading of the annual appropriations ordinance. The final reading and passage will be held during the council’s Dec. 6 me...
  • 'Murder Runs in the Family' hits HHS stage this weekend

    There’s no beating a good old-fashioned murder mystery, and if there’s a crazy cast of characters thrown in the mix, it’s sure to provide some good entertainment. “Murder Runs in the Family” is set to hit the HHS stage this Friday and Saturday, ...
  • Young Entrepreneur Marketplace to feature area youth

    The first annual Young Entrepreneur Marketplace will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at AmeriTowne in Wray from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fourteen young business owners will have displays featuring businesses they themselves have started up. Four local businesses will mak...
  • Voice of Democracy winners present speeches focused on pride in serving in the United States military

    A Selfless PrideBy Jeremy Loutensock As a child growing up in an age of media and entertainment, I became very familiar with heroic scenes of men dressed in uniforms, ranging from blue overcoats to lightweight camouflage, carrying everything from flintlo...
  • Peanut butter lovers go nuts, spread the love for creamy treat

    10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Americans eat enough peanut butter each year to make 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s no surprise fanatics of this ooey gooey treat are spreading the love this November for Peanut Butter ...
  • Edmonds signs with Bucknell; receives their top scholarship

    Wrestling coaches and fans, family and friends surrounded HHS senior Mark Edmonds Wednesday, Nov. 9 when he officially signed his national letter of intent to wrestle for Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. It was the first day such letters of intent c...
  • Athletes gear up for winter sports

    HHS athletes hit the mats and court last Friday, Nov. 11 for the first day of winter sports practice. Above, basketball players warm up before practice. Pictured from left are Zach Roll, Tito Fierro, Chris Bieber, Tanner Smith, Harry Paulin, Jeremy Louten...
  • JH boys pick up three wins

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball teams traveled to Yuma Thursday, Nov. 10 and came away with three victories. Wins came from the 8A, 8B and 7B teams. The 7A team fell in a very close game to Yuma. Holyoke’s 8A team won 35-31 with Jesus Loya lead...
  • Vermicompost the key to getting rid of kitchen waste

    For people wanting an environmentally-friendly way to get rid of their kitchen waste, vermicomposting may be just the ticket. This type of composting uses worms, usually brandling worms (Eisena foetida) or red wigglers (Lumbricus rubellus), to create nut...
  • CDOT to use new plow on Interstate 76

    This new snow plow/tow plow combination will be seen on Interstate 76 when the weather turns bad. The new plow can effectively clear both lanes of traffic with one pass.Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently unveiled its new snow plow that ...
  • Philadelphia the destination for FBLA national fall conference

    A group of HHS students recently represented the Holyoke chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the National Fall Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. Students Whitni Redman, Cierra Prelle, Lindsay Helgoth, Kaylee Ham, Margarita Fi...
  • Ag energy expo to be held in Yuma

    Fifteen percent of agricultural production costs are energy related, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and as energy prices rise, these costs claim an ever bigger portion of farm budgets. The quickest, cheapest and cleanest way to l...
  • Drumroll Please

    Tooth Fairy I am proud to say I have earned my wings. I finally joined the ranks of tooth fairies from around the world. I suppose I should have seen this coming, seeing as I live in a house full of elementary students, but honestly, it’s not something...
  • Extension Corner

    Bulb planting time Bulbs enhance your garden in a carefree way. Plant them at the proper time and they give you years of pleasure without much effort. What kind of bulbs do best in eastern Colorado? Daffodils, snowdrops, squill, lilies and tulips are th...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Princess Melise Toddlers form obsessions quite easily. I didn’t realize how easily until I bought some diapers with a picture on the front of Dora the Explorer and Boots, her monkey friend. Melise, my 2-year-old daughter, had never watched that cartoon...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 16, 2006 Valley Implement of Holyoke and Sterling has joined forces with McArthur Implement of Burlington, merging to form MV Equipment. An active shooter training program was held Nov. 11 at Holyoke schools. Bob Lundeen of Mid Ameri...
  • Successful harvest nearly finished

    With Thanksgiving approaching, the end to the annual corn harvest is also quickly coming to a close. Corn harvest was estimated to be about 90 percent or more complete as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 15 and should wrap up within the coming weeks, weather per...