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  • NJC to offer study trip

    As part of its travel study programming, Northeastern Junior College will offer an ecology and conservation-based trip to Costa Rica in May, 2010. NJC science professor Connie Henderson will lead the trip. An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, S...
  • Photo contest for kids touts Best-of-Colorado

    Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has announced a monthly Best-of-Colorado digital photo contest for kindergarten through eighth grade students. One winning photo will be selected each month to be posted on the Governor’s Web site. Digital photos no larger...
  • Growth model is complex, but valuable

    Colorado Department of Education has adopted a growth model for evaluating Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) scores to chart the progress each school has made over time. Holyoke Supt. Bret Miles presented the local district’s data at the Sept....
  • Bennet makes stop near Paoli to discuss pressing issues

    U.S. Senator for Colorado, Michael Bennet made a stop near Holyoke on Sept. 2 to speak with farmers and agriculture community leaders in the area. Bennet, along with roughly 55 people, met at Richard Starkebaum’s farm southwest of Paoli to discuss curre...
  • Homecoming Hide & Seek presented

    Holyoke High School plans an early Homecoming this year, with activities planned Sept. 14-19, and the official crowning of Homecoming Queen and King at the Sept. 18 football game with Peyton. Homecoming Hide & Seek is a new Dragon spirit booster in ...
  • Right of way ordinance discussed

    It was another short and quick Holyoke City Council meeting on Sept. 2 for the board. Right of way maintenance discussion took place between council members. Alleys were a topic addressed concerning where property lines stop when alleys are involved. Ci...
  • School invests scholarship moneys

    Investment of scholarship moneys in the amount of $130,000 was approved at the Sept. 1 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J School Board. The investment was made with American National Bank in a 12-month CD at 1.75 percent interest for approximate ea...
  • HHS grad returns to student teach

    2006 Holyoke High School graduate Kurtis Huss returned to Holyoke for a semester of student teaching. Huss is teaching 10th grade American History and said his class has already done some projects and seems to enjoy the change of pace from other classes....
  • Community survey results positive

    East Phillips County Hospital board members received and reviewed results from the community satisfaction survey conducted May 7-13 by Aspen Media. Administrator John Ayoub ran through a power point showing the results at the Aug. 25 board meeting. Board...
  • County commissioners give updates on recent construction projects

    With a short agenda at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 31, Phillips County Commissioners gave updates on Event Center and Courthouse heating system construction projects. Work on the Event Center is making progress with current ventures including floo...
  • Swiss foreign exchange student explores new culture in Holyoke

    With a love of travel and experiencing new cultures, Severine Barras was recently welcomed to HHS as this year’s only foreign exchange student. A native of Switzerland, she will be spending the school year with her host family Thom, Julie and Camille El...
  • Family history wanted for new Phillips County book

    Do you know your family history? If so, the Phillips County Historical Society would like to know it too. Progress for a third volume of “Those Were the Days” history book is in the works. Phillips County Historical Society board members decided to p...
  • Sept. 6-12 is national suicide prevention week

    Suicide Prevention Week for 2009 is set for Sept. 6-12. Colorado ranks sixth in the nation in its rate of suicide deaths. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 16 minutes. Suicide is t...
  • Holyoke FCCLA kicks off busy year

    Holyoke High School’s FCCLA chapter geared up for a new year with their annual leadership meeting and meal Tuesday, Aug. 25. Officers Megan Colglazier, Mallory Bennett, Taylor Haidle, Ella Stewart, Whitni Redman and Jordan Zeiler and 17 other members a...
  • 4-H archers shoot in State Fair competition

    Tristan Sullivan, 10, Phillips County 4-Her, shot a total of 139 points in archery at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Sunday, Aug. 23 in Junior Individual Compound Unlimited. Scores ranged from 55-192 in the class, with Sullivan shooting his best ever,...
  • Fingerprinting fee to be implemented

    This letter is intended to notify you that starting Oct. 14, 2009, the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office will be charging a $10 fee for fingerprinting applicant persons. The money from this fee will be placed into the county general funds and used for ...
  • Writer addresses metric system use

    My Youth, Revisited In 1984 I was in a third grade math class in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Jones, my math teacher, with great enthusiasm told our class that the metric system would be soon taking over the math and science world. Flash forward 25 years... I...
  • Psychobabble

    A guest in our home is guaranteed to witness a number of things: first and foremost, a general lack of organization; second, that the home owner is a preferred customer at The Oak Tree (141 S. Interocean, Holyoke. Ask for Jodi) and third; residents of t...
  • Firme named Outstanding Conservationist of the Year

    Dennis Firme received the Outstanding District Conservationist of the Year award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Haxtun Conservation District. Since 2006, he has installed over four miles of livestock pipeline, eight watering facilities, three miles of...
  • Field tours focus on irrigation

    Colorado State University (CSU) and Parker Water and Sanitation District are sponsoring a public field tour on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The Lower South Platte Irrigation Research and Demonstration Project through CSU addresses the agronomic and econom...