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  • Wrestlers third at Kiowa Classic

    With one runner-up and five third-place finishers, the Dragon varsity wrestlers captured third place in team standings at the Kiowa High School Classic Saturday, Jan. 26. Coach Jack Garrison said it was nice to bounce back after last week’s matches at ...
  • Dragons extend win streak to five

    Despite a slow start in the Jan. 25 match-up against the Wiggins Tigers, the Dragons held on for their fifth straight win by a score of 64-51. After falling behind 10-0 in the first four minutes of the game, Holyoke’s bench players provided the spark n...
  • Lady Dragons to host Pink Zone game Saturday

    This Saturday, Feb. 2 is the annual Pink Zone game to support the fight against breast cancer. The Lady Dragons will be sporting their pink uniforms and will be taking donations for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation in support of their local work to er...
  • Swimmers defeat Northridge, lose to Estes Park in triangular

    HHS swimmers fared well in their triangular with Northridge and Estes Park Thursday, Jan. 24. The girls defeated Northridge, but fell to Estes Park. In relay competition, LaKyla Moore, Lori McWilliams, Dani Brandt and Jayden Durbin took third in both the...
  • Fifth-grade cagers win tourney

    Members of Holyoke’s fifth-grade girls’ basketball team that placed first in the Sutherland, Neb. tournament Sunday, Jan. 27 are pictured from left, front row, Taylor Trumper, Lauren Herman and Emily Jelden; and back row, Taeryn Trumper, Shianne Willm...
  • College news

    Becca Brandt was named to the Hastings College Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester by posting a grade point average at or above 3.7. Students must be enrolled in full-time course work to be eligible for the recognition. Becca is the daughter of Jerr...
  • Board of Health reorganizes, welcomes new commissioners

    The Northeast Colorado Board of Health welcomed new commissioners to its membership during its Jan. 23 meeting. Phillips County Commissioner Joe Kinnie replaced outgoing commissioner Bud Beisemeier; and returning after a four-year absence, Logan County C...
  • School menu

    Feb. 1-8 Elementary Breakfast Friday, Feb. 1: Egg and cheese muffin or cereal with string cheese, fruit, milk. Monday, Feb. 4: Breakfast burrito or cereal with yogurt, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Pancake with syrup or fruit muffin with graham cracke...
  • EPA offers tips on CO poisoning

    It’s getting cold in the Rocky Mountain and Plains region, and the arrival of winter means people are firing up their gas furnaces and wood-burning stoves to warm homes. When people use their furnaces and stoves and spend more time indoors, they are at...
  • Widespread norovirus circulating in Colorado

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting widespread gastrointestinal illness (norovirus) throughout Colorado, including in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools and child care centers. Everyone is encouraged to in...
  • Colorado State Patrol to sponsor youth academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2013 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The Academy will be held in Golden June 9-15. The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future commu...
  • Innovative approach taken for men’s mental health

    Campaign uses humor to help men tackle depression, divorce and suicidal thoughts Man Therapy, a groundbreaking new approach to suicide prevention and other men’s mental health issues, has been launched in Colorado. Man Therapy reshapes the conversation...
  • Green and Growing: Advice offered for high corn yields

    I recently wrote about methods that corn farmers could use to cope with drought. This week I will show how high corn yields can be achieved with limited irrigation water supplies when the corn crop is part of a rotational cropping system. News to some, co...
  • Tips offered for no-till farming

    Thinking about reducing the amount of tillage done, but not sure how to go about it? Does spending less money on diesel fuel for farming sound appealing? These questions and more will be addressed at the “No-till and Cover/Alternative Crops” worksho...
  • School board meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 5

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Superintendent Bret Miles’ report will include the second quarter financial report and budget timeline. Action items on the agenda include addition...
  • Burn wood safely to minimize impact

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released tips for seasonal burning in fireplaces and wood stoves. Local weather and topography contribute to temperature inversions that can trap pollutants close to the ground. Wood burning c...
  • Grant to assist equine owners

    Colorado Humane Society and SPCA has received a grant from the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance to assist equine owners with end-of-life options. In this new program, up to $200 will be provided to assist with either humane euthanasia or disposal of an e...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H’s Awesome Events and Activities! Enrollment for Phillips County 4-H closed Jan. 15 for the 2013 4-H year. While 4-H members are busy considering what they would like to do for their project, or maybe they are preparing for a livestock project, ther...
  • It's the Pitts

    Talking in my sleep (Best of) I’m growing very tired of a little game that rural people play on the telephone in the wee hours of the morning. I call the game “How Early Do You Get Up?” The rules of the contest are very simple: a person keeps calli...
  • Water issues expected to be big in the 2013 legislative session

    The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee will be awash in water legislation this week, as it begins work on the first of more than a dozen bills on water issues expected this session. The interim Water Resources Review Committee sent...