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  • Six teachers prepare for new start in Holyoke

    Six new teachers will be roaming the halls this coming school year. Students will pack the schools Thursday, Aug. 18 when the first classes of the 2011-12 school year get under way. All the teachers are excited about the potential for the new grading pil...
  • CSAP scores show progress toward district goals

    The 2011 CSAP (Colorado Student Assessment Program) scores have been released and Holyoke School District found much to celebrate. All elementary reading scores, grades 3-6, beat the state average score. This is the first time this has happened since 200...
  • Scam aimed at elderly population

    The state has alerted counties that individuals claiming to be calling from the Medicaid and Medicare office are contacting people in the community asking them to take a fraudulent survey. The individual asks a person to take a survey over the phone and ...
  • Beavers in driver's seat of Holyoke Alternative School

    When students walk through the doors of Holyoke Alternative High School Thursday, Aug. 18, they will be introduced to Cindi Beavers—that is if they haven’t met her before. She has been just down the hall for several years. Beavers was approached by a...
  • Meet and Eat looking for new faces at lunch

    A fresh, hot, cheap and home-cooked meal can be enjoyed five times a week at SunSet View Community Room. However, it will probably only be available as long as there is interest. And right now, interest is low. George Sawyer and his wife Dee enjoy sittin...
  • Marching to the beat of a different drummer

    New to this year’s fall lineup was a marching band camp, kicking off the 2011-12 music program at Holyoke JR/SR High School. With much experience and a passion for marching band, new band director Shauna Close got the band in tip top shape for the fall ...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 17, 2006 GJ Amex, a new American-Mexican store in Holyoke, owned by Jorge and Gloria Quintana, is now open and has an assortment of goods available. New teachers at Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J for the 2006-07 school year are Karianne D...
  • Grading pilot preview

    Graduate every student prepared with the necessary knowledge, skill and character to find success in life. This mission statement was adopted by the Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education in March 2011 along with the Destination 2016 Strategic Goals. We belie...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    Google it I have a challenge for you. In the next week or so, count how many times you use the word Google. It might surprise you. I catch myself using that word all the time. “Hey what’s the lifespan of a Pinta Island Tortoise?” “Oh just goog...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The magic of vinegar I hate mopping the kitchen floor. I hate it so much that I will put it off until the sticky spots start melding together to form one giant area of grunge. I will make excuses the whole time this is happening—I’m too busy, the mop...
  • Extension Corner

    Start the day out right by joining the walking school bus With childhood obesity on the rise, schools have to invest time and resources on evaluating the district’s nutrition and physical education standards, as well as the opportunities students have ...
  • Udall holds roundtable, tours hospital

    United States Senator Mark Udall held a roundtable discussion with 14 Phillips County community and business leaders Saturday, Aug. 13 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke. Prior to the roundtable, Senator Udall toured MMH, led by hospital administrat...
  • Udall holds roundtable, tours hospital

    United States Senator Mark Udall held a roundtable discussion with 14 Phillips County community and business leaders Saturday, Aug. 13 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke. Prior to the roundtable, Senator Udall toured MMH, led by hospital administrat...
  • Liberty elm tree stands for freedom

    A nice breeze whipped the American flag into full sight as several community members gathered Sunday morning, Aug. 14 to dedicate the Liberty elm tree in Holyoke City Park. “This tree stands for freedom,” said CSU Extension horticulturist Linda Lange...
  • Liberty elm tree stands for freedom

    A nice breeze whipped the American flag into full sight as several community members gathered Sunday morning, Aug. 14 to dedicate the Liberty elm tree in Holyoke City Park. “This tree stands for freedom,” said CSU Extension horticulturist Linda Lange...
  • Look, slow down or even stop!

    With school back in session beginning Thursday, Aug. 18, motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limits around the schools. Acting Holyoke Police Chief Doug Bergstrom wants to remind motorists that when the yellow lights are flashing on South Int...
  • Look, slow down or even stop!

    With school back in session beginning Thursday, Aug. 18, motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limits around the schools. Acting Holyoke Police Chief Doug Bergstrom wants to remind motorists that when the yellow lights are flashing on South Int...
  • New tough truck event draws lots of interest

    A new event at the 2011 Phillips County Fair was the Tough Truck competition. Participants were given the challenge to build a truck that would withstand the beating from jumps, turns and mud. Eleven trucks turned out for the contest which was won by Bre...
  • Motocross riders jump and flip into hearts of fair spectators

    Three motocross freestyle riders became an instant hit Friday night during the stock car races. Riders performed at the intermission and performed the main portion of their show after the races concluded. The three dare-devil riders performed many differe...
  • Farm Olympics makes teams work together

    Four teams participated in the inaugural Farm Olympics at the Phillips County Fair Saturday, July 30. Each team was made up of four members and the teams had to complete seven events ranging from stacking hay bales, driving a golf cart blindfolded and pu...