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  • Girls' C team lands victory over Yuma

    It was like they had just won the state championship, the excitement was so high after the HHS girls’ C team win over Yuma Friday, Dec. 9. “I was pleased with the C team win. These young girls were determined to win, and that determination paid off a...
  • Choirs spread Christmas cheer at annual concert

    From Santa Claus to holiday hymns, the sounds of Christmas were in the air at the annual winter choir concert in the HHS auditorium Monday, Dec. 12. Junior high and high school choirs performed under the direction of Marcia Dalton, in addition to the HHS...
  • Kids take stage for annual Christmas program

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the annual Elementary Christmas Program, and parents, grandparents and friends sure got a treat Thursday night, Dec. 8 when kindergarten, second-grade and fourth-grade students performed in the HHS auditorium. Mus...
  • New computer lab showcased at annual Library Extravaganza

    A fully functional laptop computer lab was unveiled last Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Heginbotham Library Extravaganza. The lab, located in the library basement, was set up last week and will soon be the site of a variety of computer classes for the community, ...
  • School assessed valuation up $3 million; mill levy set

    Holyoke School District is looking at a $3.25 million increase in assessed valuation from a year ago. With that in mind, the Re-1J Board of Education certified the district’s 2011 mill levy at 38.771 mills at the Dec. 6 board meeting. This includes 27...
  • Food/toy drive to benefit numerous local families this holiday season

    Upwards of 60 families will benefit from the generosity of others this holiday season. A toy/food drive dubbed “Santa’s Day Off” was recently held to collect items for needy families.Friday, Dec. 9 served as the final day of the drive sponsored by ...
  • Phillips County looking into new paging system

    Phillips County is close to making a decision on a new paging system for emergency personnel in the county. Current pagers used by emergency personnel, law enforcement and others will need to be re-banded to a narrower width by Jan. 1, 2013. County admi...
  • Winners recognized in PIE reading contest

    Twenty-eight Holyoke elementary students grabbed books for Partners in Education (PIE’s) second reading contest during the month of November. Students spent the month keeping track of their minutes on special calendars. The 28 students read for a total...
  • Thompson joins P.D.

    A new face will be seen cruising the streets of Holyoke in a police vehicle. After having visited his girlfriend in Haxtun a couple times, officer Dwight Thompson sort of fell in love with northeastern Colorado. When he saw Holyoke was searching for a co...
  • 175 attend Pro Farmer Profit Briefing

    Despite the slick roads and cooler temperatures, 175 farmers attended the Professional Farmers of America profit-briefing conference Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Phillips County Event Center. Organizers said nearly 200 had registered and icy roads probably kept so...
  • RRWCD pipeline begins early construction

    Construction of the Republican River Water Conservation District-Water Activity Enterprise Compact Compliance Pipeline began in September with the building of access roads and excavation. The pipeline is located east of Wray along the Colorado/Nebraska st...
  • First dollar of profit presented

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Tomky, at left, presents Ramón Dominguez with his first dollar of profit Thursday, Dec. 8. Dominguez is the owner of Amanda’s Market which opened Saturday, Dec. 3 at its 430 E. Denver location.  ...
  • NRCS announces funding opportunity for '08 programs

    Phyllis Philipps, Colorado state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced funding opportunities for its conservation programs. Authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, these federal progra...
  • Morales donates to Locks of Love

    Six-year-old Miranda Morales chopped off 10 inches of her hair and proudly donated it to Locks of Love. Veronica Marroquin at Veronica’s Full Service Hair Salon cut Morales’ hair Nov. 29. Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides...
  • Community Christmas Dinner Sun.

    Those who would like to enjoy an early Christmas meal may do so Sunday, Dec. 18. The traditional Christmas meal will be held at First United Methodist Church from 4-8 p.m. The free meal will be accompanied by live entertainment and fun. A taxi service ...
  • Tanner Evans achieves Eagle Scout rank

    Tanner Evans, son of Tim and Marsha (Olson) Evans of Centennial, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Nov. 20. Among those attending the ceremony were his grandparents from Holyoke, Don and Betty Olson and Pat Church. Evans is a junior at Cherry...
  • School Board meets Tuesday, Dec. 20

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a 2011-12 final budget presentation. Action items on the agenda include approval of new personnel, resign...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Why is it that some of the most tasty treats around are “Limited Editions?” Pumpkin pie just doesn’t seem right outside the month of November, and the irresistible combination of candy corn and peanuts is...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H members learn the value of philanthropy As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the spirit of giving is in the air. Many local 4-H clubs take advantage of this joyous season to give back to the community through numerous community service activitie...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A change of heart for Christmas A few years ago, when Melise was just 15 months old, we had a big family Christmas. It was an adventurous and slightly wild time, especially with six cousins under the age of 7! The cousin that I was most excited for Melis...