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  • Dragons go 2-3 in Burlington tournament

    It was a rough weekend of softball for the Dragon team in the Burlington tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8. But the girls did manage to pull through for two wins, while losing three games in the tourney. Coach Ashley Clayton said the girls start...
  • Be prepared for no shade at games

    Spectators at Holyoke High School softball games should be prepared to be exposed to the sun during the final two home games of the season. City employees have removed the awnings covering the older bleachers as they prepare to replace them with the new b...
  • Rural Solutions to sponsor suicide intervention training

    Rural Solutions is sponsoring an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings) to be held in Sterling at the Ramada Inn Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. This training provides practical training for caregivers such as ...
  • NECALG receives grant

    The Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments would like to announce the receipt of a grant to research the formation of a Regional Economic Development District. These grant funds come from the Federal Government and have been matched by the S...
  • JH boys fall to Sterling on gridiron

    Holyoke junior high football players traveled to Sterling Thursday, Sept. 6 for their third game of the season. Coach Corey Zeiler said he was very pleased with the effort shown by both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams. Unfortunately, both teams left ...
  • JH VBall picks up two nice wins

    Holyoke’s junior high volleyball team looked good in action last week as all the teams picked up nice wins. They traveled to Sterling Thursday, Sept. 6 and St. Anthony’s Saturday, Sept. 8. In Sterling, Holyoke played four games—A, B, C and D games....
  • MOPS kicks off Mon., Sept. 24

    Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) of Holyoke invites all mothers of children ages infant to 6 years old (in kindergarten) to come meet with other moms and learn how “Better Moms Make a Better World.” MOPS meetings include fellowship with other moms, pla...
  • Coloradans urge CCJJ to reconsider

    More than 100 Colorado residents this week sent a joint letter to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice urging the organization to reconsider the recommendation it made in July to repeal the current Colorado law prohibiting theft of new...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Drop and give me 20!I’m going to be honest here. I’m feeling a little guilty about all those delicious waffles I ate last week. No doubt they were really, really good, but really not so good for my body. I have a love/hate relationship with sweets, an...
  • Prairie IT brings new technology to NE Co

    A new business opened earlier this spring offering services to Northeast Colorado. Prairie IT LLC, located in Haxtun, specializes in virtual desktop solutions for small and medium-sized organizations. This virtual desktop and system comes from the “cl...
  • Local youth compete in State Fair livestock show and more

    Phillips County 4-H members competed in the livestock show at this year’s Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. In showmanship competition, Austin Vieselmeyer took first in the market hog division and Kaylee Camblin won second in market beef. Camblin also pl...
  • Pedal the Plains bicycle tour to celebrate area’s agricultural roots

    When the Pedal the Plains bicycle tour brings hundreds of bicyclists to Colorado’s Eastern Plains Sept. 21-23, Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will be there. The three-day tour, being promoted by Gov. John Hickenlooper in partnership with T...
  • Touchstone Energy cooperatives sponsor Junior Livestock Sale

    Tuesday, Aug. 28, nearly $500,000 went to young people, who took championship livestock to the Colorado State Fair. The annual Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale is the largest event of its kind in Colorado and the championship event fo...
  • Local breeders recognized

    Gale L. and Cynthia Haynes of Holyoke own one bull and Vision Angus of Amherst owns five bulls listed in the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new r...
  • Extension Corner

    Best buys for your shopping list—the pantry isles With an average of 38,718 items in a supermarket, according to Food Marketing Institute, it is hard to know what to buy that is going to give you the most nutrients to fuel your day and your exercise re...
  • It's the Pitts

    Crossbred auctioneers As a rancher I was always told that crossbreeding has many advantages, but while it may be a good thing to cross cattle, it’s not usually a good idea to crossbreed auctioneers. Heavy metal auctioneers who sell Caterpillars and cra...
  • What is wrong with this picture? USPS picks winners and losers

    An editorial from the National Newspaper Association The newspaper business—both small and large papers—has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoSept. 13, 2007 An informational meeting on random drug testing was held in the HHS auditorium Sept. 5, with close to 100 in attendance. Local wheat prices hit an all-time high of $7.35 upon closing Tuesday, Sept. 11. A new WeatherBug trac...
  • Sept. 18 is next Re-1J meeting

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Superintendent’s report items include construction report/certificate of completion, Challenge Day report, gift acknowledgments and introduction o...
  • School menu

    Sept. 17-21 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Sept. 17: Pancakes with syrup or cereal choice with yogurt, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday, Sept. 18: Breakfast burrito or bagel with toppings, peaches, milk, juice. Wednesday, Sept. 19: Biscuit with sausage gra...