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  • County to update housing plan

    Phillips County will be updating their Housing Needs Assessment Plan, reported the Phillips County Commissioners at their Jan. 29 meeting. The goal of the plan is to assess housing needs and give the county goals to meet those needs. There are grant moni...
  • Beatlemania: John, Paul, George and Ringo charm America in 1964

    John, Paul, George and Ringo. The Fab Four. Every girl loved them, and every boy wanted to be like them. America would never be the same after Feb. 7, 1964 when four young men got off their Pan Am Flight 101 at Kennedy International Airport in New York C...
  • Workplace Spanish class offered

    Registration continues through Monday, Feb. 15 for anyone interested in enrolling in a Workplace Spanish for Customer Service class that will be offered in Holyoke beginning Feb. 18. The class will continue on Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. through Ma...
  • Response to daily whistles

    Dear Editor: After reading Mr. Thomas Elliott’s letter to the editor regarding eliminating Holyoke’s daily sirens, I feel I must provide a rebuttal. He obviously has very strong feelings about the siren(s), but I am sure there are many others in Holy...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Ten fine words One day, I held a cheese stick in front of my 14-month-old daughter Melise and asked her if she wanted some. She replied with a big smile and a little “Eese!” I asked, “Did you say something?” She just smiled back and reached out ...
  • Young at heart

    Welcome to my first monthly article, intended for our senior population. My name is Erin LeBlanc and I am the new Senior Service Coordinator (and soon to be Ombudsman) for Phillips County. My family and I have recently relocated to Holyoke from Southern ...
  • Bill would impose fine for illegal diversion of surface water

    The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee took up the issue of surface water in the past week, unanimously passing a bill that could set up a $500-per-day fine for illegal surface water diversions. SB 10-27 is sponsored by Sen. Paula Sandova...
  • HHS students pick up tricks of the trade in career classes

    HHS students in the career development class taught by Kristina Ham have been busy spending time out in the community gaining vital hands-on experience and knowledge within their chosen fields. Taylor Haidle works at New York Life with Sonia Hubbard. Ha...
  • FBLA partners with business

    Members of Holyoke Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) joined forces with Computers Etc. two years ago to form a new business venture called the Cartridge Connection. The Cartridge Connection sells printer cartridges for profit. The busi...
  • Sullivan joins staff at The Holyoke Enterprise

    Ashley Sullivan recently joined the staff at The Holyoke Enterprise as receptionist. Her duties are vast at the newspaper office, as she handles details of classified advertising, news formatting and page design, as well as customer service, accounts rec...
  • CWCB reviews results from CO River water availability

    Preliminary results from a multi-year study on the Colorado River suggests the state still has water available to develop, but additional research is needed to better quantify how much, state water officials said. The draft results of Phase I of the Colo...
  • Workshop for livestock producers

    Cattle producers are facing higher costs. Fuel, pasture leases, hay, livestock feed, equipment and land continue to cost more and more. Also, government rules and regulations associated with farming and ranching are becoming an ever more important issue ...
  • 21st Annual Colorado Ag Hall of Fame banquet set

    The 21st Annual Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet will bring together members of the agricultural community, allied industries and friends and supporters from across the state to celebrate the colorful history of the Colorado agriculture industry....
  • Gardner keynotes Phillips Co. annual Republican gathering

    “Great news about the front lines—Republicans are advancing,” said Cory Gardner, representative in Colorado House Dist. 63, from Yuma. Gardner addressed a crowd of close to 100 at the Sunday, Jan. 31 Phillips County Lincoln Day luncheon held at the...
  • Four incumbent Phillips Co. officials announce intent to seek re-election

    Four Phillips County officials announced at the Jan. 31 Lincoln Day luncheon their intentions to seek re-election to their current posts. Those making the announcements were Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery, County Sheriff Rob Urbach, County Treasure...
  • Jerry Sonnenberg seeks re-election

    Jerry Sonnenberg announced his intention to seek re-election to the State Legislature from House District 65 last Thursday, Jan. 28. Representative Sonnenberg also addressed the current legislative session including the budget deficit. Sonnenberg current...
  • Redman elected FCCLA district secretary

    HHS sophomore Whitni Redman was elected district FCCLA secretary when the HHS chapter attended the Northeastern district winter meeting in Sterling at NJC on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Four project groups competed, with all of them earning bronze except the sen...
  • Friends of the Library hold annual luncheon

    “Bank on Books” was the theme for the 2010 Friends of the Library annual salad luncheon. Nearly 25 people attended the luncheon held at the Phillips County Museum Monday, Feb. 1. The nominating committee announced new officers. Linda Jelden will ser...
  • Youth have fun cheering it up

    Fifty-three young cheerleaders from preschool through sixth grade performed at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game in Holyoke Friday, Jan. 29. The chants and routines were ones they learned in the Jan. 23 Cheer Clinic put on by HHS cheerleader...
  • HHS Lady Dragons to play Pink Zone game Thursday, Feb. 11

    Dragon fans will be seeing pink next week, and no, it’s not because Holyoke High School is changing its school colors. The Lady Dragon basketball team has signed on with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) nation of coaches to participat...