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  • Country Christmas Dec. 8

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Country Christmas will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8. Many activities are scheduled to entertain those in the Christmas spirit. The theme this year is “Inside Santa’s Workshop.” Running from 4-8 p.m. will be Santa’s Vill...
  • Event Center room named

    Phillips County Event Center’s large meeting room will be named after the Will Heginbotham Trust due to a substantial monetary donation, announced Phillips County Commissioners Monday, Nov. 23. The formal name of the large room will be announced at a la...
  • Increased student count leads to balanced budget

    An increase in students in Holyoke School District Re-1J as of the Oct. 1 count, led to adoption of a balanced budget for 2009-2010 at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education. “It’s really clear that having more kids makes a difference,...
  • Snow removal addressed

    Snow removal was addressed for the second meeting in a row by Holyoke City Council Tuesday, Nov. 17. Mayor David Nygaard said he feels what the city is asking business owners to do regarding snow removal, is a little much. City Supt. Mark Brown drafted a...
  • Board contemplates support for Ed. Foundation

    Foundation looking to go forward in grant application to Heginbotham Trust for local track project fundsEncouraged by the activation of a local education foundation, Holyoke School Board members recently contemplated their approach for showing support for...
  • Experience of a lifetime

    For someone who knows almost every line of every Indiana Jones movie ever made, meeting Harrison Ford should probably be at the very top of their to-do list. For HHS freshman Rachel Schneider, she got to cross that item off her list Saturday, Nov. 14. Fly...
  • Tax energy credit introduced

    Congresswoman Betsy Markey was recently joined by Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) in introducing the Renewable Electricity Integration Tax Credit Act (REITC), which will provide a tax credit for utilities to integrate more wind and solar into their energy...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Daddy to the rescue I’ll never forget the day my husband did his first toy rescue operation. My daughter Melise had a little rattle that came to us as a hand-me-down. It was a white plastic moon with a smiling face and a set of dangling celestial shap...
  • It's the Pitts

    The check IS in the mail When I was a little boy my father put me on a chair and said, “Jump and I’ll catch you.” I did and he didn’t. As I gathered myself up off the floor he said in a stern voice, “Let that be a lesson to you. Don’t ever tr...
  • Female veterans in the armed forces

    Did you know...? —For service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of Ft. Washington, when her husband John Corbin was killed at the canno...
  • Banner year predicted for pheasants

    With Thanksgiving fast approaching and Colorado’s pheasant and quail seasons now in full swing, upland bird hunters have plenty to be thankful for, especially pheasant hunters on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. An unusually wet spring and summer throughou...
  • School Board recites oath of office; Olofson thanked for board service

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  • FSA News

    NAP Deadline The sales closing date to buy 2010 NAP coverage for alfalfa, grass forage or seed, grass for grazing, honey, mixed forage or mustard is Dec. 1, 2009. In addition to buying the coverage for risk protection, producers who want to maintain eli...
  • Check interstate movement regulations

    Most livestock owners realize there are regulations regarding the transport of livestock across state lines. These rules are established to protect the health of animals in our state. Many of us do not worry about these regulations unless we are plannin...
  • Banking by phone adds to customer service

    Banking from home. Many, if not all banks around the United States have implemented internet banking, but Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union has taken banking a step further. Banking by telephone. Banking by phone isn’t anything brand new, but it i...
  • Peetz Wind Energy Farm to expand

    Congresswoman Betsy Markey recently announced nearly $100 million has been awarded to NextEra Energy Resources to expand the Northern Colorado Wind Energy farm in Peetz. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in lieu of a production ta...
  • The beat goes on with MMHF

    When walking into the MMHF Legacy of Thanks Celebration Sunday, Nov. 22, one would’ve guessed the theme to be clocks. Well, clocks and the actual theme “The Beat Goes On,” went hand in hand as board members of MMHF thanked those present for their ha...
  • Baby Bear Hugs to host 16-week parenting class

    Baby Bear Hugs will be offering The Nurturing Parent Program for Phillips County and surrounding area families beginning Jan. 11, 2010 in Holyoke. The program is a fun and interactive 16-week parenting course for parents and their children. It is designe...
  • Top day for cooking fires

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is calling on cooks across the nation to include fire safety in their recipes because Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. U.S. firefighters responded to roughly 1,300 home fires involving...
  • Nurse nominations sought for '10 Nightingale Awards

    The nursing profession has repeatedly been rated as the most trusted of the helping professions. The public is encouraged to nominate nurses for the 25th Annual Centennial Region Nightingale Awards. Holyoke’s own Winona Rouze was recipient of one of th...