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  • Remembering 9/11 victims by climbing

    Two flights of eight steps made up one floor. Multiply that by 110 floors and you have roughly 1,760 steps. That’s how many steps Lance Murray climbed while wearing his bunker gear and wearing his SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) pack last Frid...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 Class of 1989 enjoys 20-year reunion

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  • Will the Compact Compliance Pipeline be built

    By Stan Murphy, District Manager, Republican River Water Conservation District Does the Republican River Water Conservation District still need to build the Compact Compliance Pipeline to deliver groundwater from wells located northeast of Wray to the No...
  • Psychobabble

    By the time they reach 65, the average American will have spent 93,600 hours of their life working. That’s just shy of 11 years! For those of us who have experienced the dysfunctional workplace, those hours can be so painful that the other 394,200 hour...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dropped Calls If my Grandpa was still alive I can just hear him saying something like, “I tell you, these darn cell phones will be the ruination of our country.” As a fellow curmudgeon I wouldn’t go that far, but I will say that they have really a...
  • Make back-to-school gear last longer

    Most families are spending less this season on school supplies, and therefore don’t want to waste money when things break due to normal use or rough handling by little hands. More parents are making moves to protect the more expensive and most heavily ...
  • Sarah Heermann is State Champion

    Sarah Heermann of Holyoke earned State Champion honors in Western Division of Level II for 16-18-year-olds at the Colorado State Fair Aug. 28-30 in Pueblo. Heermann, 16, a junior at HHS, competed in 17 classes and placed in 16 of them in the late-August ...
  • Irrigation Field Day set for Sept. 22 near Iliff

    Colorado State University (CSU) is hosting a Limited Irrigation Field Day Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon one mile east of Iliff. This field day is open to all interested in learning more about practical research information regarding farming with ...
  • Colorado FSA announces emergency loan availability

    On July 30, Governor Dave Heineman requested a disaster designation for three Nebraska counties due to losses caused by excessive rain, hail, high winds and flooding. Primary counties in Nebraska are Hayes, Perkins and Valley. Contiguous counties include...
  • Volin to speak at MMH

    In their commitment to providing community based health education, Melissa Memorial Hospital is offering an in-service with speaker Dr. Stephen Volin, OB/GYN on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 12-1 p.m. in the Group Room at the hospital. The topic will be “Fem...
  • Dragons handed tough first loss

    It was a tough first night for the Holyoke Dragons as they traveled east to Imperial, Neb. for their first game of the season. After going scoreless in the first half, the Dragons battled back to outscore their opponent in the second half. But it wasn’t...
  • Softball team plays with intensity in openers

    HHS softball coaching staff was pleased with the effort of the Dragon team and the intensity they displayed in their season openers Saturday morning in Eaton and Saturday afternoon at Valley. At Eaton, the Dragons fought hit for hit, but just ran out of ...
  • Golfers play solid schedule

    HHS golfers competed in back-to-back tournaments last Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3-4, at Riverdale Dunes in the Mountain Range HS Invite and at Grandview Invitational at Spring Valley. Then, Tuesday, Sept. 8 they golfed in Fort Morgan. At Riverdale on Se...
  • Dragons fall to Burlington in volleyball season opener

    Lady Dragon volleyball players hit the home court for their season opener against Burlington Thursday, Sept. 3, losing in four games. Holyoke fell to the Cougars in the first two games with scores of 18-25 and 22-25. They fought back for a win in the thi...