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  • 6 earn 100 percent weightroom attendance

    Now in its third summer, the Holyoke weightroom challenge had high levels of participation, with students from grades 5-12 involved in the program. Out of the 54 days the weightroom was open this summer, six athletes were recognized for being there 100 pe...
  • The kitchen’s heating up!

    Start making great salsa with these tipsThe best way to start making great salsa is to obtain current, tested recipes and instructions — and follow them! Colorado State University Extension has a fact sheet on Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products with ...
  • Dragon’s Wagon Preschool to start 35th year Sept. 8

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 35th year Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are currently a few open spaces, so those interested in enrolling their child should call the prescho...
  • Quilt show scheduled for Haxtun Corn Fest

    High Plains Heritage Quilters annual quilt show is Friday-Saturday, Sept. 25-26, during the Haxtun Corn Festival. The show runs Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. This year is a people’s choice show. F...
  • Did you know?

    The school buses many Americans are accustomed to seeing in their neighborhoods trace their origins to educator and author Dr. Frank Cyr, Ph.D. Cyr specialized in rural education, and in 1939, organized a conference at Teachers College, Columbia Universi...
  • College news

    Emily Bradley, Jose Canales and Rubi Canales Carrasco were recently announced as Pinnacol Foundation scholarship recipients. They are among 107 Colorado students to receive a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. The foundation is ...
  • Suicide claims record number of Coloradans

    Colorado lost 1,058 people to suicide last year, the highest number in state history. That puts Colorado’s suicide rate at 19.4 per 100,000 residents — seventh highest in the country. Suicide kills more Coloradans each year than homicide, car crashes...
  • More Colorado moms breastfeeding longer

    More Colorado women each year are choosing to give their babies a healthy start by breastfeeding for at least the first six months of their lives. State breastfeeding rates continue to climb and are higher than the national average on every indicator. Th...
  • First day full of emotion

    Back-to-school emotions run the full gamut from nervous tears to cheers and everything in between. Paige Marlow, pictured above at right, has some first-day jitters as she prepares to enter Holyoke Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten Thur...
  • First day full of emotion

    Back-to-school emotions run the full gamut from nervous tears to cheers and everything in between. Paige Marlow, pictured above at right, has some first-day jitters as she prepares to enter Holyoke Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten Thur...
  • Spurious document lawsuit is settled

    City still addressing open meetings violation suit filed by O’NealsA hearing in Phillips County District Court came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, when the City of Holyoke and Al Wall in his capacity as city attorney settled with Rupert ...
  • Spurious document lawsuit is settled

    City still addressing open meetings violation suit filed by O’NealsA hearing in Phillips County District Court came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, when the City of Holyoke and Al Wall in his capacity as city attorney settled with Rupert ...
  • Babe Ruth tourney opportunity sparks need for updates

    Discussion at the Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting of Holyoke City Council bumped up tentative plans for making improvements to the Holyoke Ballpark. Tom Bennett and Marcus Kammer were in attendance to request use of the ballpark for hosting the Babe Ruth Regio...
  • Babe Ruth tourney opportunity sparks need for updates

    Discussion at the Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting of Holyoke City Council bumped up tentative plans for making improvements to the Holyoke Ballpark. Tom Bennett and Marcus Kammer were in attendance to request use of the ballpark for hosting the Babe Ruth Regio...
  • 1st-day count sees 6-student decrease

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J decreased by six students from the first-week figures recorded one year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 20, and additions and deletions to class lists we...
  • 1st-day count sees 6-student decrease

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J decreased by six students from the first-week figures recorded one year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 20, and additions and deletions to class lists we...
  • Around Town

    Schlachter enters school board race Lucas Schlachter turned in a completed nomination petition to have his name on the ballot for a four-year term on the Holyoke School District Board of Education. He joins Bob Trumper and incumbent Dennis Herman on the ...
  • 'Moon Over Buffalo' dinner theater fills weekend crowds with laughs

    Phillips County Players put on a particularly playful performance with their rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Aug. 14-16 at the Phillips County Event Center. Produced by Dolly Smith, with assistance from Penny Dockins and Andrea Dunn, t...
  • Holyoke welcomes new teachers

    6 elementary, 4 JR/SR high teachers ready for 2015-16 school yearNew Holyoke teachers on board for the 2015-16 school year are pictured from left, front row, Debbie Colglazier, Amber Schroetlin, Becca Brandt and Brittany Dirks; and back row, Nicole League...
  • Quilters make Holyoke a Row by Row road trip destination

    Quilters from all corners of the country — Maine to Florida to Texas to Oregon — have made a pit stop at Creative Traditions in Holyoke as part of the 2015 Row by Row Experience. Their reward for their visit? A free row pattern unique to Holyoke that...