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  • JH girls BB results reported

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball teams traveled to Sterling Tuesday, Feb. 15. B girls fell 12-23 with Ana Olivas leading scoring with six. Bianca Rodriguez, Megan Parker and Roni Beavers each scored two. The C team lost a close 10-16 game. Adilen...
  • Grant available to help eradicate weeds

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture invites county officials, conservation districts and nonprofit organizations involved in weed management in Colorado to apply for two grants designed to eradicate noxious weeds. The goal of the grants is to protect C...
  • Representatives reach agreement with DNR for water storage project funds

    An agreement among area legislators, a coalition of wildlife supporters, and the Department of Natural Resources means that freshman legislator Rep. Jon Becker will put an end to his second major solo bill of the 2011 session. But Becker said last week he...
  • It's the Pitts

    Communities of strangers Newspapers tell us the news, they aren’t supposed to be in the news. Sadly, that’s the case as I read more and more pundits predicting the end of newsprint. Many newspapers, it seems, won’t even be around to carry their own...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Rx: Laughter My family is facing hard times right now like nothing I ever imagined. I’ll spare you the details of the situation because it is nothing to laugh about. In fact, there is so much heartache right now that I wondered if The Laughing Mom woul...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 23, 2006 Hazen Schlachter begins his business High Planes Aviation, offering a variety of services including flight instruction, biannual flight reviews and aircraft rental. Bill “B.J.” Johnston’s chrome yellow 1965 Comet Cyclon...
  • Edmonds is 2x state champ

    Mark Edmonds signals to his fans as his hand is raised in victory as the 125-lb. 2A state wrestling champ in 2011. Edmonds made his mark at the 2A State Wrestling Tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver last weekend when he won an 8-4 decision over Alex ...
  • Edmonds is 2x state champ

    Mark Edmonds signals to his fans as his hand is raised in victory as the 125-lb. 2A state wrestling champ in 2011. Edmonds made his mark at the 2A State Wrestling Tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver last weekend when he won an 8-4 decision over Alex ...
  • Hearing Africa's cry: an answer for Uganda

    Uganda is very hungry. The irony here is that it’s not only a hunger for food and nourishment, but a hunger, a longing for so much more than that. After spending Jan. 12-28 in this African nation, immersing themselves in Uganda’s culture, beliefs and...
  • Hearing Africa's cry: an answer for Uganda

    Uganda is very hungry. The irony here is that it’s not only a hunger for food and nourishment, but a hunger, a longing for so much more than that. After spending Jan. 12-28 in this African nation, immersing themselves in Uganda’s culture, beliefs and...
  • Re-1J school to apply for $4 mil. in BEST grants

    Holyoke School District will be submitting $4 million in grant applications through the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) program of the Dept. of Education’s Division of Public School Capital Construction Assistance. Grant writing support by staf...
  • Re-1J school to apply for $4 mil. in BEST grants

    Holyoke School District will be submitting $4 million in grant applications through the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) program of the Dept. of Education’s Division of Public School Capital Construction Assistance. Grant writing support by staf...
  • Ball park to get bleachers

    Holyoke Ball Park will receive a slight facelift once newly purchased bleachers are in place. Holyoke City Council members were presented with two sets of bleachers to choose from at their Tuesday, Feb. 15 meeting. The first bid was from Batting Cage In...
  • Ball park to get bleachers

    Holyoke Ball Park will receive a slight facelift once newly purchased bleachers are in place. Holyoke City Council members were presented with two sets of bleachers to choose from at their Tuesday, Feb. 15 meeting. The first bid was from Batting Cage In...
  • Leon Atkins Motors becomes Ag Power Equipment Company

    Customers and friends of Leon Atkins Motors were given the opportunity to say goodbye to Leon Atkins and hello to the new owners/partners of Ag Power Equipment Company at a celebration held Saturday, Feb. 19. The change in ownership was effective Jan. 3....
  • Leon Atkins Motors becomes Ag Power Equipment Company

    Customers and friends of Leon Atkins Motors were given the opportunity to say goodbye to Leon Atkins and hello to the new owners/partners of Ag Power Equipment Company at a celebration held Saturday, Feb. 19. The change in ownership was effective Jan. 3....
  • Annual Chocolate Affair takes the cake

    Chocolate lovers were in heaven last Sunday, Feb. 13 as they were greeted by delicious trays of chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, chocolate frosting, chocolate cookies, chocolate truffles—basically there was lots and lots of chocolate—just in time f...
  • High Plains Jazz scheduled to take stage in Holyoke

    Jazz music will fill the auditorium at Holyoke High School Sunday, Feb. 20 when High Plains Jazz takes the stage as part of the Phillips County Arts Council 2010-11 season. High Plains Jazz is a mix of talent from different aspects of the jazz spectrum. ...
  • Antifreeze poisoning a serious threat to area pets

    Antifreeze poisoning is the most common cause of poisoning of dogs and cats in the United States, and local veterinarian Dr. Darrell Tomky is urging area residents to become aware of the dangers. Each year more than 10,000 dogs and cats are poisoned with...
  • Six Dragons place; four headed to state

    Four Dragons made it to regional wrestling championship matches last weekend, resulting in two champs and two runners-up. All four will head to the Colorado State Wrestling Championships Feb. 17-19 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Skyler Dittmer at 135 lb...