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  • Nursing and medical scholarships available

    Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Esther Ahnstedt Memorial Nursing Scholarship and for the 2011 Walter A. Ahnstedt Medical Scholarship. Students must have been accepted into a nursing program or other medical career program and must reside in ...
  • Kramer, Spitz learn about rangeland at Neb. camp

    Range management became the main topic of interest for two HHS students June 13-17 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp. Caitlyn Kramer and Makayla Spitz learned about the camp through Holyoke’s FFA Chapter. The duo spent a week at the Society for Range Man...
  • Horse disease contained in CO

    Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) is considered contained within Colorado, as no new cases have been confirmed since May 20. “I’m proud of the coordinated effort by the horse industry, veterinarians, event coordinators and our office. Without the proactive ...
  • County to coordinate grasshopper spraying

    Colorado Department of Agriculture has predicted a high grasshopper hatch in Phillips County in 2011, and landowners in southeast Phillips County have already been calling the County Administration Office verifying a big hatch. Phillips County is asking ...
  • Green and Growing

    New wheat insect pest found in Colorado The wheat stem sawfly, long considered a severe pest of wheat in Montana and North Dakota, has now been found infesting wheat along Highway 14 in Weld County in 2010. In the last three decades, it has become more a...
  • FSA reminds producers to file acreage report

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Trudy Kareus reminds producers to submit their annual report of acreage by the July 15 deadline to their local FSA county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements. “Producers must file ...
  • Daniel named new general manager

    Debra Daniel, from Burlington, was recently hired from a field of 43 applicants to replace Stan Murphy as the General Manager for the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD). Daniel has an agricultural background which includes four years as...
  • Grading pilot preview

    Addressing late work in a positive way Holyoke Junior and Senior High School’s Grading Pilot Program should prove interesting, enlightening and most important of all, beneficial to the education of our students. Why do educators make so many changes, ...
  • Extension Corner

    Bicycle safety is so important The summer months have brought much activity around town. There are kids riding their bikes around in front of their houses or around town to get to baseball practice, to the pool or library. Even adults are riding their bi...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Timing is everything, but cookies don’t hurt A little change in a regular routine can destroy any hopes of a toddler settling down for her daily nap. I’ve learned with my 2-year-old Melise that if she misses her nap, then I’m in for a world of hurt...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 29, 2006 Ballyneal golf course officially opens June 22. Possibilities of restoration and renovation of Heginbotham Library are presented to the Holyoke City Council at its June 20 meeting. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus performer...
  • Local Girls State delegates tell about experience

    This year two Holyoke High School juniors attended Colorado Columbine Girls State in Gunnison. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored the girls’ week of fun and education. Broke Parker and Amy Krogmeier report on their week.   By Brooke Parker ...
  • Campers enjoy busy week

    While celebrating a Hawaiian theme, 72 camper rigs and about 175 people spent the week camped around Phillips County Event Center last week. The Red Dale Wagon Train RV Club arrived Sunday, June 19 and was welcomed by strong thunderstorms, small hail and...
  • Campers enjoy busy week

    While celebrating a Hawaiian theme, 72 camper rigs and about 175 people spent the week camped around Phillips County Event Center last week. The Red Dale Wagon Train RV Club arrived Sunday, June 19 and was welcomed by strong thunderstorms, small hail and...
  • School builds instruction model, wiki site

    Holyoke School District is home to its very own wiki site­—designed to connect teachers with resources and a network system. The new wiki site and instruction model were presented by Supt. Bret Miles at the June 21 school board meeting. Miles explain...
  • School builds instruction model, wiki site

    Holyoke School District is home to its very own wiki site­—designed to connect teachers with resources and a network system. The new wiki site and instruction model were presented by Supt. Bret Miles at the June 21 school board meeting. Miles explain...
  • City to hire part-time police officers

    During a special meeting Friday, June 24, Holyoke City Council members voted to hire part-time police officers while the search for a police chief continues. Interim chief Doug Bergstrom said one of the current officers is under restrictions following an...
  • City to hire part-time police officers

    During a special meeting Friday, June 24, Holyoke City Council members voted to hire part-time police officers while the search for a police chief continues. Interim chief Doug Bergstrom said one of the current officers is under restrictions following an...
  • Grading pilot preview

    In March, the Holyoke Board of Education released its five-year strategic plan entitled Destination 2016. The number one goal in the document was to increase student achievement to the top 25 percent in the state. Everyone knows that you don’t set out t...
  • Ballyneal makes golf outing possible for caddie Ben Cox

    It was a great day for golf at Ballyneal Sunday, June 19, and it was a Father’s Day to remember for Ben Cox and his dad, Kenneth, along with member Jim Colton. A caddie at Ballyneal for several summers and an avid golfer himself, Ben loves the course. ...