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  • Bridge east of Wray to be replaced, detour planned

    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is moving forward on the bridge replacement project on US 34 east of Wray near mile marker (MM) 254. The former timber bridge over the North Fork of the Republican River is both functionally obsolete and s...
  • College student news

    Amy Krogmeier, daughter of Ernie and Stephanie Krogmeier, is attending Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Her major is undecided at this point, and she is involved with Ravens Respect Life and Hunger Coalition.Holyoke Enterprise October 18, 2012...
  • Volleyball Pink Out raises over $1,000

    More than $1,000 was netted by the Holyoke High School volleyball team in its Pink Out promotion Oct. 13 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s funds will be given to Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation to encourage women who canâ€...
  • Holyke Lady Dragons nearing the end of regular VB season

    It was a sea of pink in Dragon gym Saturday, Oct. 13 during Holyoke’s Pink Out game against Burlington. HHS raised funds and awareness for breast cancer, wearing pink in honor of breast cancer survivors. Unfortunately, Holyoke was defeated by Burlingto...
  • Softball season ends at regionals

    A 0-15 loss to Strasburg in regional softball tournament action Saturday, Oct. 13 ended the Lady Dragon season with an 8-10 record. The Dragons faced tough opposition against Strasburg, and the Indians were able to take advantage of even the smallest mis...
  • Students get crash course in fire safety

    Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department sent four fire fighters to Holyoke Elementary school Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11 to help teach fire prevention safety to students. Damon Ellis, Bob Heldenbrand, Rod Trumper and Matt Winterrowd spoke to kids and gave them ...
  • Community gardens experience great year

    This season, area community gardens received funding from Anschutz Family Foundation for general operating, supplies and programming including outreach categories. In Holyoke, community children participated in “Plant A Row For the Hungry.” The child...
  • FSA announces CRP and DCP payments

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive director Trudy Kareus announced FSA would issue Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) payments during the first few weeks of October. “FSA will issue the payments...
  • CDC selects Colorado as food safety center of excellence

    The CDC has named Colorado as one of five Food Safety Centers of Excellence in the nation, Dr. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, announced Tuesday, Oct. 16. Colorado wa...
  • Winning streak comes to end after loss to Limon

    Riding a four-game winning streak, Holyoke played host to the undefeated Limon Badgers Friday night, Oct. 12 at Max Bernard Field hoping to improve to 5-2 on the season. A win in the non-league match wouldn’t help the Dragons’ 4-0 conference record b...
  • NJC to hold Trick or Trot run Oct. 27

    The athletic department at Northeastern Junior College will hold a Trick or Trot Race on Saturday, Oct. 27. A fun format, the race, which features a choice of one mile, 5K or 10K runs, will offer prizes for not only the fastest times, but also the best c...
  • School menu

    Oct. 22-26 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Oct. 22: Breakfast burrito or cereal choice with yogurt, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 23: Pancake with syrup or bagel with toppings, peaches, milk, juice. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Sausage gravy with biscuit or...
  • Smoking stats more startling than expected

    Despite the negative health implications of smoking tobacco, millions of people continue to light up each and every day. While past generations may have been able to claim ignorance as to the effects smoking has on the body, nowadays ignorance is no excus...
  • Drumroll Please

    State Fair Last weekend I ticked another item off my nonexistent bucket list: I went to a state fair. Ever since Holyoke High performed the musical “State Fair,” a little part of me has wondered what it would be like to attend an actual state fair. ...
  • Another Perspective

    Vegetable provides more than nutrition Despite the drought and some gardeners saying that produce just didn’t set on this summer, others found tremendous success in veggie production. I saw a picture of a heapin’ pile of cucumbers recently, the fina...
  • Extension Corner

    Adults needed as volunteers in 4-H program Over 11,000 adults shared a most precious gift—their time—with Colorado 4-H youth in 2010-11. Those numbers have steadily been increasing, and we are fortunate to have over 25 adult volunteers in the Philli...
  • It's the Pitts

    Some sort of sign Recently, I was working a charity auction when I asked a novice bidder if he wanted to bid again. He was trying to give me some sort of sign, but I had no idea what he meant. Was he through bidding, did he want to cut the bid in half, o...
  • Get out and vote

    I have been talking with people and read various online posts, and sometimes I hear the following: “My vote doesn’t matter.” We only have to look back to the last election cycle to prove that your vote does matter. The vote difference in the 2010 ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 18, 2007 Jan Stoddard recently opened up her own insurance business, Stoddard Insurance, located at 114 E. Denver St. Three Holyoke eighth-graders, Jordan Zeiler, KrisAnna Ham and Austin Killin, attended a National Young Leaders State...
  • Lil’ punkins carve out fun at punkin patch

    Warm, sunny October weather made last weekend the perfect time for a trip to Pumpkins and More A-Maiz-ing Farm southeast of Holyoke. Sharon Greenman and her granddaughter Sophie, pictured above, pick out the perfect jack-o’-lantern from the pumpkin patc...