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  • Local farm recognized

    A local farm and family recently were recognized at the Colorado State Fair for keeping their farm in the family for over 100 years. The Miles farm, owned by Lucille Miles, was one of 21 farms honored at the 2009 State Fair on Friday, Aug. 28 in Pueblo. ...
  • Taking on the Achievement Gap

    At the last few meetings, the Holyoke School Board has been reviewing student achievement data from standardized tests administered in Colorado. As part of the analysis and discussion, we have taken time to focus on Achievement Gaps. An Achievement Gap i...
  • See it like C Lee

    Oh, Snap. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Not talking about Christmas. Nope, school is back in session, fall sports have kicked off, including my favorite sport of all, football. I spent four years following and covering the Northwest ...
  • It's the Pitts

    What Time Is It? I can usually tell what a person’s occupation is with one simple question: “What time is it?” This is how people in the following jobs answer that question: Lawyer: Under some alleged circumstances the clock may be presumed to ind...
  • Metric push leads to McClellan's interest

    By Steven McClellan It has been two weeks since the publication of my letter to the editor. In that letter I requested that the citizens of Holyoke adopt the metric system as our official system of measurement. With cock-eyed optimism, I expected to see...
  • Yuma Art Show Oct. 2-8

    The annual Yuma Art Show will be held Oct. 2-8 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. 4th Ave., Yuma. Entries will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Opening reception is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Artists will be present, and a critique will ...
  • Bjorklun still working at age 80

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  • Christina Ortega awarded new laptop

    Christina Ortega, Holyoke Alternative High School senior, has already taken a giant step forward down the business road to success and she’s only 18. Ortega was awarded a new laptop computer by Viaero Wireless Director of New Business Development Michel...
  • PC Telcom returns to main street

    Returning to Holyoke’s main street, PC Telcom customer service office may once again be found at 240 S. Interocean Ave. Final moving day was held Friday, Sept. 11, and employees reported directly there Monday morning. The company relocated to 120 N. Su...
  • Phillips County FSA News

    USDA announces implementation of livestock disaster assistance programs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced producers may begin applying for benefits under the provisions of the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Rais...
  • Time to plant bulbs in the garden

    Bulbs enhance your garden in a carefree way. Plant them at the proper time and they provide years of pleasure without much effort. What kind of bulbs do best in eastern Colorado? Daffodils, snowdrops, squill, lilies and tulips are the best for this area....
  • Markey honored for support of agriculture

    National Farmers Union recently presented Congresswoman Betsy Markey with the 2009 Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The award was presented to Rep. Markey for demonstrating leadership on issues relevant to America’s...
  • King and queen candidates announced

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  • An unusual visitor stops at airport

    An unusual visitor landed at Holyoke Municipal Airport Friday, Aug. 28. No, it wasn’t martians or aliens. It was a 1944 P51 Mustang airplane. Stopping to refuel for the second time in a week the plane was on its way home from an air show. Built in the...
  • Fourth grade contest announced

    Phillips County Family and Community Education members join the members across the nation in sponsoring an Essay and Artwork Contest for fourth grade students. This contest is held annually, and the theme this year is Fairness, one of the Six Pillars of ...
  • Dragon VB has busy schedule

    With a busy schedule last week, HHS Lady Dragon volleyball team brought home two wins and three losses. They traveled to Grant, Neb. to play Perkins County Thursday, Sept. 10 followed by a tournament at NJC in Sterling Saturday, Sept. 12 where they faced ...
  • Lady Dragons take 6th in weekend softball tourney

    HHS softball has a lot to be proud of as they finished in sixth place in the Burlington tournament held Sept. 11-12. They had a goal to clean up their defense, and for nearly every game, they played solid, according to coach Ashley Clayton. She added the...
  • Dragons suffer second loss of season

    The first home football game on Max Bernard field Friday, Sept. 11 proved to be yet another tough test for the Holyoke Dragons. Perkins County, (Grant) Neb. came to town and ran all over the home team on their way to a 28-6 win. For the second straight w...
  • JV wins in Brush, varsity prepares for regionals

    The Holyoke JV golf team traveled to the Brush tournament on Friday, Sept. 11 and walked away with first place. Coleton Spitz led the way winning the tournament after shooting an 80. Deyten Klein and Chris Bieber both carded 90s good enough for sixth and...
  • JV softball splits games with Yuma

    The Holyoke JV softball team traveled to Yuma Monday, Sept. 14 for a double header. The Indians won the first game by a close 14-13 score. Becca Brandt had two singles, Chandler Gerk a single and double, Jordan Zeiler single, Ashley Gragg three singles a...