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  • No-till workshop to be held in Wray

    A no-till and cover crop field day will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the home of Gregg and MaryAnn Stults in Yuma County. Those attending the field day will learn how residue and soil aggregates affect infiltration; how and why of no-till and cover crop...
  • 3 little girls earn top spots in Baby Bear Hugs contest

    Three cute little girls were named winners in the 2011 Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest. First place was awarded to Skyla Renner, 6 months, the daughter of Amanda Renner. Taryn Thayer, 8 months, was second. She is the daughter of Branden and...
  • Kids say goodbye to summer, hello to school

    Backpacks are packed, pencils are sharpened and new crayons are just waiting to be used. It must be back-to-school time! Students in Holyoke Re-1J School District will head back to class Thursday, Aug. 18. Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, A...
  • Beottcher Foundation recognizes Clayton as outstanding teacher

    HHS science teacher Ashley Clayton recently was recognized at the 2011 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program. 2011 Boettcher scholar Mallory Bennett nominated Clayton as a teacher who has made a significant contribution to her growth an...
  • Outstanding citizens sought for awards

    Progressive 15 presents awards to outstanding citizens in the 15-county region of Northeast Colorado that they advocate for. This year they are asking for the public’s help in finding these individuals. The two awards and the criteria for them are desc...
  • Re-1J board meets next Tuesday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. in Holyoke JH Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be an overview of the opening days of school, as well as 2011 results from the Colorado State As...
  • Tournament scoreboard

    Thursday, Aug. 4 Border League 4, Iowa 9   Friday, Aug. 5 Nebraska 2, Colorado 5 Canada 0, Missouri 10 Minnesota 10, Kansas 0   Saturday, Aug. 6 North Dakota 6, Iowa 9 Nebraska 6, Border League 1 North Dakota 6, Kansas 1 Nebraska 18,...
  • High-quality baseball storms into Holyoke

    Baseball action was steady for six straight days at Holyoke Ball Park Aug. 4-9. Nine teams gathered in Holyoke for the 13-15-year-old Midwest Plains Babe Ruth Regional Tournament for a chance to advance to the Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, N.Y. Au...
  • Regional Babe Ruth tournament provides lots of action

    All nine participating teams lined up on the field Thursday night, Aug. 4 for the opening ceremony. Border League took on Iowa immediately following the ceremony.Holyoke’s Zach Roll waits for the throw from the pitch to try and tag out a Nebraska runner...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Job well done, HolyokeHolyoke, Colorado hosted a regional baseball tournament with seven state champion 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball teams, one Canadian team and our very own Border League All-Stars. Wow! I am extremely proud of this community for t...
  • Music festival Aug. 14

    The 10th Annual Haigler, Neb. Music Festival, organized by the Haigler Improvement Committee, will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 from 12 noon-4 p.m. in Haigler Village Park. Playing at this year’s festival will be The Garage Bunch, Nate & AJ and Skeeter B...
  • Truth be told: important myths and facts about suicide outlined

    As promised, over the next few months I will be providing you information that comes directly from the QPR (question, persuade, refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training offered through Rural Solutions. I urge you not to use this column in-lieu of ac...
  • Results reported from Aug. 7 races

    Racing picked back up Sunday, Aug. 7 at Phillips County Raceway. Local drivers had a decent night with Jacob Adler placing first in the sport mod final and Ron Edge and Mike “Woody” Woodhead taking second and third respectively in the hobby stock rac...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 10, 2006 The East Phillips County Hospital District Board recently received a $50,000 grant from Caring for Colorado and received word from HUD that the loan application for the facility is complete. Phillips County voters got to try ...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Elected official accountability at stake if recent Appeals Court ruling holdsState open meetings laws protect us by requiring public business to be handled in public. The process lends accountability to the elected officials. Or so we thought. A major b...
  • Grading pilot preview

    As administrators in a small rural district with an ongoing decline in operating funds, there are many challenges and many different aspects of our jobs that require us to make decisions that positively impact students in our buildings and often their fam...
  • It's the Pitts

    That time in life It is my conviction that people are either acquirers or they are liquidators. I happen to fall, most assuredly, in the acquiring camp. I’m not so extreme that you’ll soon be seeing me star in that hoarding show on TV, but I have be...
  • Mouse races successful for local wrestling club

    What an exciting and fun-packed 2011 Phillips County Fair we experienced last week! Many thanks and applause goes to the Fair Board for their efforts and personal touches to the events. Holyoke Wrestling Club held the 2nd Annual Mouse Races on Thursday, ...
  • Airport expansion project moves forward despite partial FAA shutdown

    City Supt. Mark Brown informed Holyoke City Council members at their Tuesday, Aug. 2 meeting that funding for the airport apron expansion project coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was on hold due to current federal government issues. ...
  • Airport expansion project moves forward despite partial FAA shutdown

    City Supt. Mark Brown informed Holyoke City Council members at their Tuesday, Aug. 2 meeting that funding for the airport apron expansion project coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was on hold due to current federal government issues. ...