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  • Redman elected Exec. Vice President

    HHS junior Whitni Redman was elected executive vice president on the state officer team for 2011-12 during the state FBLA leadership conference April 16-19 in Vail. “I’m pumped,” Redman said. “I’m so excited.” The state executive vice presid...
  • Local ag values to increase following statewide trends

    In early May, Phillips County real property owners will receive a 2011 Notice of Valuation, according to Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a two-year pe...
  • Rangeland training May 5

    Colorado State University Extension will host a Rangeland Monitoring Training Thursday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The training will be based on the guidelines within the Colorado Rangeland Monitoring Guide. The registration fee covers the cost of the manua...
  • Prom candidates chosen

    Six members of the junior class were chosen as Queen and King candidates for the 2011 HHS Prom. Candidates are pictured from left Austin Killin, Emily Bradley, Laura Gerk, Payin Becerra, Alex Quintana and Annie Daniel. A king and queen will be crowned the...
  • Parameters reviewed for 2011-12 school budget

    Limits and directions are included in the 2011-12 budget parameters being considered by the Re-1J Board of Education. These parameters were discussed at the April 19 board meeting and will return to the May 3 agenda. Parameters create the fences that th...
  • Victims advocates provide support and encouragement

    In November 1992, the voters of Colorado passed a resolution to include victim rights as a part of the state’s constitution. Advocates for victims insure that they are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Once a crime is reported, a victim becom...
  • Ed Jobs Fund moneys to gear toward bonuses

    Staff bonuses is where Holyoke School District Re-1J is gearing to slot its Education Jobs Fund moneys. Options for use of that money were originally discussed March 15, with further consideration given at the April 19 school board meeting. At a work ses...
  • Re-1J School District awarded technology grant

    Great news for Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J was reported by technology committee chair Stefan Betley at the April 19 school board meeting. A $40,000 one-to-one match grant for interactive white board study was awarded to the district by the Morgridge Fam...
  • Changes proposed for HS graduation requirements

    Revisions to graduation requirements for Holyoke High School were presented to the Re-1J Board of Education at its April 19 meeting. One highlight of the proposed changes includes the addition of .5 credits per semester for the Individual Career and Ac...
  • Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt!

    Cody Maloney and Mason Powell are off and running at the “Go” signal at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the courthouse lawn.Trevon Thayer enthusiastically looks ahead to the next hidden egg.Gage Helgoth makes a find as he kicks off the annual Easter e...
  • Master Chorale concert May 1

    The Master Chorale, with 47 members, will be starting their 20th year as a Chorale that has brought music from Broadway to classical, gospel, popular and beyond. The “Spring Concert XX” will be performed by the Master Chorale under the direction of D...
  • Two years later: Bret Miles and the school's progress

    With almost two years under his belt, Superintendent Bret Miles recently answered some questions about the changes in the school and the direction that the school is headed. One of the obvious changes at the school is some of the new technology. Miles ex...
  • Planning set for RP Days

    Planning is beginning this week for the Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) event which will be held in June of 2012. To launch the formation of the Northeast RPD steering committee, the Community Resource Center will hold information outreach meetin...
  • Cleaning day sweeps library lawn

    Bundled up in coats and hats, members of Friends of the Library spent much of the day Thursday, April 21 raking up dead leaves and plants around Heginbotham Library. The clean-up day is held in the spring to prepare the grounds for the beautiful flowers t...
  • House amends School Finance Act

    As they wrap up work on the 2011-12 state budget, House lawmakers recently found a way to ease a little of the $250 million hit to the state’s K-12 schools. The House last Thursday, April 21 amended the School Finance Act, Senate Bill 11-230, to reduce...
  • CPI to present findings May 1

    After searching the back roads and researching their findings, surveyors with Colorado Preservation, Inc. will present their report Sunday, May 1 at Phillips County Museum in Holyoke. Abbey Christman who began searching Phillips County last May will be i...
  • New school calendar set

    Following considerable discussion and review over the past several months, Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education adopted the 2011-12 school calendar at its April 19 board meeting. Students will start school Thursday, Aug. 18 and finish Thursday, ...
  • Hunting variety in Phillips County draws big crowds

    Phillips County may seem small to some, but the hunting seasons sure seem big. According to the article “Phillips County Wildlife,” by Jack Wieland, Colorado Division of Wildlife, there are 218 species of animals living in Phillips County alone. Phil...
  • School board to meet next Tuesday, May 3

    Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. in Jr. High Room 218. Superintendent report items include Education Jobs Fund program, board policy on accreditation, state budget update and 2011-12 budget parameters. Act...
  • U.S. Rt. 6 Corp. to host tour

    Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corporation will host a structure tour in Holyoke and Amherst Saturday, April 30. The format for the program will be different than in previous years, according to Ken Oltjenbruns, executive director of Colorado Route 6 Tou...