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  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 15, 2006 Beth Edwards, who moved to Holyoke with her family several months ago, offers “any service that can be recorded on film” with her business Image Photography. Bob Bradley of Holyoke continues to make steady progress at Cra...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    Motivation For those of you who haven’t been counting down the days from last year’s event, I just wanted to let you know Wednesday, June 22 is Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. Now don’t let this column fool you. I’m not trying to persuade you to ...
  • Extension Corner

    Is vinegar a solution to weed control? According to information provided by Purdue Extension, based on USDA research on using acetic acid or vinegar on common weeds such as Canada thistle, the results can be effective. With a 5-10 percent household conc...
  • School Board seats to open

    Dear Editor, These are challenging days for public education nationwide and here at home in Holyoke. Highly effective governance is needed now more than ever, which brings me to the purpose for my correspondence. Nov. 1, 2011 is the date for the regular...
  • Become a Hospice volunteer

    Dear Editor, You are invited to experience the most rewarding moments of your life by being a Hospice of the Plains volunteer. No time to spare? Reluctant or unwilling to visit one who is terminally ill? Working full time? Not a problem! Hospice volunte...
  • Politics, sex and religion in Uganda: cause for concern

    I applaud and support humanitarian efforts to feed, clothe and educate starving orphans here and abroad (I don’t know what “discipling” is, but I don’t think it’s edible). But anyone who contemplates “engaging Uganda” should look before the...
  • Relay celebrates a decade of hope in Phillips County

    Phillips County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life was a walk to remember as community members, cancer survivors and Relay participants all came together in support of the American Cancer Society. The “Seasons of Hope” event kicked off Friday evening, J...
  • Relay celebrates a decade of hope in Phillips County

    Phillips County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life was a walk to remember as community members, cancer survivors and Relay participants all came together in support of the American Cancer Society. The “Seasons of Hope” event kicked off Friday evening, J...
  • New grading pilot to require 'C' grades and on-time assignments

    All students in Holyoke grades 4-12 must complete all work at a rate of 70 percent (“C”) or better and must finish all assignments by their due date. A support system will be put in place through a Homework Center as the district makes huge changes i...
  • New grading pilot to require 'C' grades and on-time assignments

    All students in Holyoke grades 4-12 must complete all work at a rate of 70 percent (“C”) or better and must finish all assignments by their due date. A support system will be put in place through a Homework Center as the district makes huge changes i...
  • Dandelion Daze cruisin' into town Saturday

    Dandelion Daze promises to be an exciting event filled with cars, games, sales, food and fun. The 11th annual Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, begins Saturday morning on June 18 and continues throughout the day. Dan...
  • Dandelion Daze cruisin' into town Saturday

    Dandelion Daze promises to be an exciting event filled with cars, games, sales, food and fun. The 11th annual Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, begins Saturday morning on June 18 and continues throughout the day. Dan...
  • Tough decisions reflected in 2011-12 school budget

    Breathing room in the Holyoke School District Re-1J budget is gone. With revenue down $336,353 and standard costs up $115,388, the district joins those across the state in the challenge to build a budget. Details of Holyoke’s preliminary budget for 20...
  • Tough decisions reflected in 2011-12 school budget

    Breathing room in the Holyoke School District Re-1J budget is gone. With revenue down $336,353 and standard costs up $115,388, the district joins those across the state in the challenge to build a budget. Details of Holyoke’s preliminary budget for 20...
  • Gloria Quintana earns citizenship

    As of Tuesday, May 31, Gloria Quintana is now a proud United States citizen. She has been working on the citizenship process for two years through Phillips County Family Education Services classes with volunteer instructor Linda Statz. Quintana, who mov...
  • Triclosan: is it safe for humans?

    Many people cruise department stores, grocery stores and pretty much any kind of store purchasing products for their home and family. Brand names and prices are a key factor in exactly what product consumers will grab off the shelf. What consumers don’t...
  • Drum Corps, opera, Lord of the Rings headline upcoming Fathom Events

    The schedule is packed full of Fathom Events this summer at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. Fathom Event operas, a “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and a Drum Corps International presentation highlight a busy June and July at the Peerless. Fathom Events ...
  • Wildfire action plan developed

    Phillips County has been working on a wildfire plan as required by the state, reported county commissioners at their May 31 meeting. In addition to the three specific areas noted in the 2011 action plan, goals for a five-year plan are beginning to come t...
  • Long to short, Somerset donates to Locks of Love

    Larry Somerset walked through the front door of Veronica’s Hair and Nail Salon Saturday afternoon, June 4 with roughly 10 inches of hair draped around his neck. Forty-five minutes later, he walked out looking a bit different. Somerset began growing h...
  • Non-profit promotes healthy living in local communities

    Rural Solutions provides services in Eastern Colorado that give community members a better life. The Sterling-based non-profit organization began in 1994 to assist small rural counties they felt were being overlooked by funders. Today Rural Solutions is...