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  • HS Swim Team revived for 2012-13

    After a year’s reprieve from girls’ swimming as an option for Holyoke High School, a team has been revived for 2012-13. Led by volunteer coach Luke Thomas, the team includes 12 swimmers­—nine from Holyoke, two from Haxtun and one from Julesburg. ...
  • Wrestlers number 25-strong

    Led by six returning seniors, the HHS 2012-13 wrestling team is 25 members strong for the largest team in quite some time. The Dragon wrestling squad is four members larger than last year and close to triple the size of the nine-member 2010-11 team. Aft...
  • 8 Dragons earn All-Conf.

    Eight Holyoke Dragon football players have been recognized by the North Central Conference for their efforts on the football field during the 2012 season. Additionally, HHS senior Brett Cumming has been named Co-Player of the Year—an honor shared with ...
  • Cedaredge pulls upset for 1A title

    The Cedaredge Bruins held on to a two-point lead Saturday, Nov. 24 for an 18-16 victory over the Buena Vista Demons for the Class 1A state football championship. The game was played at Buena Vista High School. The Bruins entered the playoffs as the No. 3...
  • Youth bball tourney to be held in Wray

    Area youth will gather in Wray Saturday, Dec. 22 for the 2012 Holiday Youth Basketball Tournament. The double-elimination five-on-five tournament will be held in the gyms at Wray High School. The tournament will be held for boys and girls in third throu...
  • 60 years later, unforgettable Holyoke football season still lingers in minds

    As Cedaredge wrapped up a fantastic season Saturday, Nov. 24 with a win over Buena Vista in the Class 1A state championship game, the minds of some gentlemen with ties to Holyoke have been thinking back to memories made some 60 years ago. The 1952 Philli...
  • Students win top math honors

    Sumdog math contest winners are pictured from left, front row, Tamara Penzing, Emmanuel Vasquez, Cade Killin, Alexis Vega Llanas, Ashley Rahe, Tate Dille, Miles Sprague and Rachel Krueger; second row, Gage Sprague, Elby Kropp, Jimena Nuñez, Heather Ander...
  • Wildlife officers seek info in Akron-area poaching incident

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a poaching incident in northeastern Colorado. The carcasses of four deer were found dumped in a field west of the town of Akron. The field is located about one and a half miles south of Highway 34 o...
  • Colorado part of historic water treaty with Mexico

    In a major show of cooperation between the United States and Mexico, representatives from the Colorado River Basin states, the United States government and the government of Mexico signed a historic agreement that furthers the commitments of both countrie...
  • Baby Bear Hugs to participate in Colorado Gives Day Dec. 4

    Baby Bear Hugs announces its participation in Colorado Gives Day 2012—an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and First Bank Colorado, Colorado Gives Day is...
  • 'Tis the season of giving

    Packed with love, 12 shoe boxes are now on their journey around the world to bless underprivileged kids during Christmas this year. Saturday, Nov. 17, a group of moms and kids got together at First Christian Church to prepare the boxes for Operation Chris...
  • School Board meets Dec. 4

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Items on the superintendent’s report are 2011-12 audit, CASB convention, final budget discussion and construction report. Action items on the agend...
  • News of servicemen

    Matthew Wittman graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. He will continue his SOI (School of Infantry) training at Camp Pendleton for 30 days and then head to Camp Lejeune, N.C. for combat engineering trai...
  • Dec. Meet & Eat Menu

    Monday, Dec. 3—White bean soup with chicken, crackers, confetti coleslaw, whole wheat roll, winter fruit cup. Tuesday, Dec. 4—Tuna noodle casserole, Carolina salad, whole wheat roll, pineapple tidbits, raisin cookie. Wednesday, Dec. 5—Chicken cacc...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Mix it MerryFor the last few years I’ve been helping out with some homemade gifts and treats for the annual Christmas Extravaganza fundraiser at the Heginbotham Library, and this year I decided to mix things up a bit with a Christmas “cookie jar.” I...
  • Board of Health gets update on public health improvement plan

    Board of Health members received an update on the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s progress in developing their new public health improvement plan. According to Dr. Tony Cappello, NCHD’s district public health administrator, the agency has wrap...
  • Jack's Bean hosts bean and pea seminar

    Jack’s Bean Co. was host to area producers Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Phillips County Event Center. A nice crowd turned out to listen and gather information regarding beans and peas. The day was coordinated by Jerry Haynes of Jack’s Bean. Howard Schwartz, a ...
  • Regent Park is now offering respite care

    Family members and loved ones taking care of an elderly person sometimes need to take a step back and take a break. Regent Park and Carriage House in Holyoke is stepping in to lend a helping hand. Now available through Regent Park is a respite care opti...
  • Cow/calf producer programs scheduled to be held Dec. 5-6

    Colorado State University Extension will host a series of three Cow/Calf Producer’s Programs Dec. 5-6. The first will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling with sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will be in the Tennant ...
  • Colorado Ag Classic is planned for Dec. 12-13

    The eighth annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 12-13 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association...