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  • IMPACT awards grant money

     Several northeast Colorado nonprofit organizations were recently awarded a total of $5,000 in grant money from Holyoke High School’s IMPACT program.  IMPACT (Involving Many People Across Communities Today) was organized by the student leadership cl...
  • 36 HHS seniors receive diplomas at commencement

        Journeying from as far away as China, parents, family members, teachers and friends gathered together in the Holyoke High School gym on Sunday, May 10, to celebrate the commencement and achievements of 36 HHS seniors.    Words of advice, hope fo...
  • School holds off pursuit of mill levy override

        Reconsidering the idea of a mill levy override election to increase property tax for school funding, the Re-1J school board indicated at its May 5 meeting it will not be putting a question on the 2009 ballot.    “We’re probably at least a ye...
  • Racetrack size being reduced

      Phillips County Raceway fans will see a significant change in the stock car racetrack this year, as the Holyoke Racing Group is nearing completion of converting the track from a half-mile to a 3/8 mile track. The west end of the track has been moved...
  • Bret Miles named Re-1J Superintendent

        Bret Miles was named superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J on an official vote of the Board of Education at its Tuesday, May 5 meeting.    Finalists for the position were interviewed Saturday, May 2 in three settings: one with the boar...
  • Health, school officials prepared for possible swine flu outbreak

        On Thursday, April 30, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed two cases of swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, in Colorado. Since then, several more cases have been reported, all in the Front Range area.    Local...
  • HHS to graduate 36 on Sunday

        Thirty-six students in Holyoke High School’s Class of 2009 will be recognized at Commencement exercises this Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym.    A Baccalaureate service will begin at 1 p.m. in the HHS auditorium, sponsored by the Holyo...
  • City honors Arbor Day by planting tree

      Students in Claudia Koberstein’s second grade class helped city workers plant a tree at Holyoke City Park on Monday, May 4 in honor of Arbor Day, as mayor David Nygaard and City Supt. Mark Brown look on. The City of Holyoke also donated blue spruc...
  • Mill levy override input sought; study committee needed

        Community members who are interested in serving on a committee to generate awareness of the school financial situation and potentially promote a mill levy override election are asked to contact a school board member soon.    Close to 25 gathered...
  • Phillips County Raceway to reduce stock car track

        The Holyoke Racing Group is reducing the size of the stock car track at Phillips County Fairgrounds, according to Phillips County Commissioners at their meeting Thursday, April 30.    Currently, the race track is one-half mile in length. The gro...
  • Hospital district board meets

        East Phillips County Hospital board members had a smaller agenda for their April meeting, held Monday, April 27.     In his report to the board, administrator John Ayoub announced MMH’s consulting pharmacist at North Colorado Medical Center is...
  • Linda Langelo is NCHD Public Health's Shining Star

        Linda Langelo, horticulture coordinator for the Golden Plains Area Extension, was recently selected as Phillips County Public Health’s Shining Star.    According to Jodi Murray, who nominated her for the award, Langelo was instrumental in star...
  • Post Prom dedication appreciated

    Dear Editor,    Youth that live in communities that support Post Prom Parties are very fortunate. Our community is one that values this tradition and has for many years. It is very clear that Holyoke believes in this activity by the support given throu...
  • Sorority acknowledged

    Dear Editor,    I would like to give big recognition to Beta Sigma Phi for the great job they do for our kids with the Post Prom activities.    I have been so impressed with the work they have done for the kids the last couple of years in making the...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Free medical care!    With the swirling talk about the health care system in the USA, it has been interesting for me to interact over the past month with people who live in countries that have public or government funded health care.      While the...
  • It's the Pitts

    Out The In Gate    I would’ve thought that as animals became domesticated their brains would have become larger, figuring that some of the intelligence of the supposedly smarter people would have worn off on the animals. But scientists say it’s the...
  • Academic honors awarded to Holyoke High School students

        Holyoke High School faculty honored students for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual academic awards night Monday, May 4 in the HHS auditorium.    Holyoke chapter of National Honor Society conducted the program, with members re...
  • FBLA members 'Get the Edge' at annual recognition program

     Holyoke High School FBLA’s chapter members were challenged to “Get the Edge” during fund raising, community service programs and leadership conferences this year and were commended for those achievements at the annual recognition night Tuesday, A...
  • Postal rates increase May 11

        New U.S. and International postage prices will go into effect Monday, May 11.    The cost to mail a U.S. first-class one-ounce letter will increase two cents, from 42 to 44 cents. The cost to mail a one-ounce flat and one-ounce parcel will each ...
  • July 1 is last day for correcting RRWCD-imposed water use fees

        Water use fees imposed by the Republican River Water Conservation District Water Activity Enterprise on the diversion of ground water for irrigation use are collected by the county treasurers. If the assessed irrigated acres on which the fee is bas...