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  • Dragons finish 1-3 at Brush softball tourney

    Holyoke finished 1-3 in the Brush softball tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. The Lady Dragons were defeated by Akron 11-12, by Rocky Ford 1-16 and by Lyons 1-7 before dominating Yuma 16-5. “We played slow and timid,” said coach Sherman Kage ...
  • HHS V-ball captures first win in Merino

    Lady Dragons varsity volleyball displayed a stronger offensive focus as they gained their first victory of the season in Merino Tuesday, Sept. 2, improving their record to 1-1. The girls captured the win in four sets, 26-24, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17. After th...
  • Lady Dragons compete in Saturday tournament at NJC

    HHS varsity volleyball went 1-3 at the NJC tournament in Sterling Saturday, Sept. 6. The girls defeated Heritage Christian and lost to Akron, Otis and Caliche. “We weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be,” coach Michelle Vieselmeyer said. “But w...
  • September ushers in local harvest season

    Although the first day of fall isn’t until Sept. 22, local farmers are gearing up for a busy fall season, with millet and bean harvest already under way. Millet harvest is 10 percent done, according to Steve Young on Monday, Sept. 8. “We’ve seen so...
  • Vieselmeyer, Camblin win top showman honors at state fair

    Livestock competition at the Colorado State Fair proved successful for Phillips County participants this year. Austin Vieselmeyer won Grand Champion senior showman honors in the market hog division, and Kaylee Camblin was named GC intermediate showman i...
  • Vesicular stomatitis cases cause quarantines of Colorado livestock

    As of Sept. 4, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office had 208 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for vesicular stomatitis. Of the 248 original quarantines, 40 have now been released. “The ...
  • Sunflower moths detected in CO

    Sunflower moth, banded sunflower head moth and seed weevils (red and gray) have been detected in the Front Range area and northeastern Colorado. Usually these insects are active in sunflower fields between mid-July to early September in Colorado. If the s...
  • Sept. is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Obesity is on the rise when it comes to Colorado’s youngest citizens. In the past four decades, childhood obesity has tripled in the state, and Renee Porter, obesity clinical nurse at Children’s Hospital in Colorado, knows that firsthand. “We are s...
  • Enterovirus cases reported in Colorado

    Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory has confirmed that 19 of 25 specimens submitted by Children’s Hospital in Colorado tested positive for enterovirus-D68, an uncommon respiratory virus. Investigation into this outbreak ...
  • School board to meet Tues., Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. A new teacher reception is scheduled prior to the board meeting at 7:15 p.m. that evening in the board room. The supe...
  • Sept. 17 Water Plan meeting gives South Platte Basin a voice

    “Water is essential to Colorado’s quality of life and economy, but our ability to maintain those values will be challenged by a growing population, increasing demands for water and limited supplies of this precious resource.” These words appear on ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Ten things to love about cows Consumers don’t make the connection between cows and all the great things they provide. Here’s my top 10 list of the things I love most about cows. No. 1 Hamburgers: Ever since burgers were first introduced at the St. L...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H contests at the Colorado State Fair Did you know there are 10 different contests that 4-H members can compete in during the Colorado State Fair? These contests are in addition to the general project judging and display that happens each year at the s...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoSept. 10, 2009 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. U.S. Senator for Colorado Michael Bennet made a stop near Holyoke on...
  • Club report

    Raising Ranchers 4-H Raising Ranchers 4-H Club’s first meeting of the year was held Sept. 8 at the Event Center. The meeting was called to order by president Tyler Camblin. Cash Weber led the pledges, Janessa Lutze gave the secretary’s report and Kay...
  • Hearts4Him concert in Sterling Sept. 12

    Hearts4Him, a men’s chorus based in central Kansas, will be featured in a concert Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Sterling Middle School at 1177 Pawnee Ave. in Sterling. The concert is being sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church of Sterling, a...
  • Gribben honored with ALS fundraiser

    Fulfilling their obligation to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the HHS football team lined up on the field after Friday’s game with Eaton to honor Tim Gribben with the special fundraiser. Buckets circulated during the game to see whether coach Nic Balog ...
  • Gribben honored with ALS fundraiser

    Fulfilling their obligation to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the HHS football team lined up on the field after Friday’s game with Eaton to honor Tim Gribben with the special fundraiser. Buckets circulated during the game to see whether coach Nic Balog ...
  • Short-staffed police looking at new hires, part-time officers

    With the Holyoke Police Department being down to only two officers, the HPD was the focus of a majority of the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The council accepted a resignation letter from now former police officer Larry Drake. Even thoug...
  • Short-staffed police looking at new hires, part-time officers

    With the Holyoke Police Department being down to only two officers, the HPD was the focus of a majority of the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The council accepted a resignation letter from now former police officer Larry Drake. Even thoug...