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  • Sprague boys advance to Disney World

    Having the opportunity to go to Disney World is every kid’s dream, but to go to Disney World with the chance of winning $52,000 is a little higher up on the wish list. For Sprague brothers Gage, age 6 and Alec, 7 of Holyoke, the trip is locked up, now ...
  • Sprague boys advance to Disney World

    Having the opportunity to go to Disney World is every kid’s dream, but to go to Disney World with the chance of winning $52,000 is a little higher up on the wish list. For Sprague brothers Gage, age 6 and Alec, 7 of Holyoke, the trip is locked up, now ...
  • Vehicle purchased for Holyoke PD

    Holyoke Police Department vehicles were evaluated, and City Council members approved the purchase of a 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup for HPD at their Feb. 2 meeting. Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer said two of the vehicles they use now need to be replaced or ma...
  • Boy Scouting hits century mark

    Feb. 8 marked the 100th anniversary for Boy Scouting in America. Scouting has been around Holyoke for 73 years. The Holyoke Boy Scout charter sponsored by the American Legion was signed Jan. 18, 1937. The scouting program in Holyoke has seen lower numbe...
  • Holyoke included in Race to the Top Fund application

    While Holyoke School District hasn’t exactly signed on, it isn’t missing out on the opportunity to potentially be included in Race to the Top federal funds for education. Supt. Bret Miles explained the Race to the Top program at the Feb. 2 local scho...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Young Americans impact Holyoke Holyoke was blasted with a burst of energy last week. From the minute they stepped off the bus and into the homes and hearts of Holyoke, close to 40 Young Americans were spreading good will and optimism throughout the comm...
  • Reader provides thoughts on whistles

    Dear Editor: I was deeply sorrowed to read that Holyoke was discontinuing some of the sirens. I realize that they can be loud, and no, I do not live there anymore. But I miss them and wish I could hear them. They are part of the charm that makes Holyoke...
  • It's the Pitts

    The missing middle The middle class has gone missing in this country. In America today it seems like we have the super wealthy and we have the poor, with the middle class nowhere to be found. People are either living in million dollar mansions or in appl...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Baby’s first birthday party I had anxiously prepared for my daughter’s first birthday party for many weeks. I wanted it to be just perfect for my baby! With a large group of family gathered around, Melise gazed upon her very first birthday cake. She...
  • Colorado Seed Potato Act would require certified seed potatoes to be planted

    Colorado could be getting out of an exclusive club—states that don’t have certified seed laws for commercial potato growers and seed producers—if the General Assembly passes SB 10-72, the Colorado Seed Potato Act. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Gail...
  • RRWCD CREP addendum discussed

    The Republican River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) was introduced in June of 2006 to pay producers to retire irrigated acreage in the Republican River Basin, to provide conservation benefits and to reduce the consumption of water in the ...
  • Water issues to be addressed at meeting Monday in Imperial

    With the possibility that some irrigators in the Republican River Basin could be shut down in water-short years, water issues are generating lots of interest. In addition, a number of water bills have been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature, of which...
  • Kansas spends $17 million meant for water lawsuit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)­—Kansas lawmakers accidentally spent $17 million set aside to finance litigation aimed at forcing Colorado and Nebraska to abide by water compacts, state officials said last week. The embarrassing miscue committed in 2007 set off ala...
  • 'Circus INcognitus' takes main stage

    It may not be Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey and there probably won’t be animals roaming the stage but Circus INCognitus is sure to draw laughter and applause from the audience. Jamie Adkins brings his one-man show, Circus INcognitus to Holyoke T...
  • Radon training available

    “Radon and the Real Estate Professional,” an Internet-based training session, will be available Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9-11 a.m. in Fort Morgan and Holyoke. The training is presented by Doug Kladder, a radon specialist from the Center for Environme...
  • Swimmers head to state meet

    After a season of lots of hard work, Holyoke swimmers earned a total of 10 personal best times at the Northern Colorado Swimming Conference Feb. 4-5 at the Greeley Rec Center. Coach Adria Colver reported the all six of the Holyoke girls who swim with Ste...
  • Dragon wrestlers host Burlington

    Five out of 10 Dragon wrestlers earned victories on the mat Thursday, Feb. 4 when Burlington came to town for a wrestling dual. But the Cougars ended up with a 54-21 win. The visitors earned four match wins by forfeit, as HHS didn’t have competitors at...
  • Wrestlers 2-3 in Eaton duals

    Focused on getting lots of matches for the Dragon wrestlers, Holyoke accomplished that at the Eaton duals Saturday, Feb. 6. Holyoke won two and lost three Saturday. The Dragons defeated Berthoud 34-33 and Erie 42-27 and lost to Wray 34-48, to Pueblo Coun...
  • Regional wrestling here

    A weekend full of great wrestling is in store Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13 when Holyoke hosts the Class 2A Region 3 tournament. Recent rankings show four of the top 10 2A teams in the state will compete in Region 3. As of last week, Wiggins was ranked...
  • Girls defeat two top-ranked teams

    Fighting for big wins over two top 10-ranked teams, the Lady Dragons had a great weekend of basketball. The girls came out on top over Wray 53-50 Friday, Feb. 5 and Burlington 51-42 Saturday, Feb. 6. “The girls just played their hearts out with great e...