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  • Lawmakers: How can we capture and store South Platte River water?

    The first step to building a reservoir or dam to capture millions of gallons of water flowing down the South Platte River won unanimous approval last week at the state Capitol. Rep. J. Paul Brown, an Ignacio Republican, has been sounding the siren call o...
  • Around Town

    Farm and Home Show is Sat. A slate of 50 vendors are coming to Holyoke Saturday, March 19, for Star 92.3’s Farm and Home Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Phillips County Event Center. Admission to the show is free, and Raising Ranchers 4-H Club will be serv...
  • Dragon boys on fire, state-bound after regional wins

    Holyoke basketball boys have punched their tickets to Pueblo for the state tournament this weekend after defeating Limon 65-56 Friday, March 4, and Byers 68-42 Saturday, March 5, in regional play at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Holyoke 65, ...
  • Dragons to state

    Third time’s a charm as Holyoke makes its way to the class 2A boys state basketball tournament for the third consecutive year, to be held March 10-12 at Colorado State University-Pueblo. While tough competition awaits at state, the boys are seeded fourt...
  • Koch Chiropractic Clinic opens new Holyoke office

    Daniel Koch, D.C., recently expanded Koch Chiropractic Clinic in Imperial, Neb., when he and his wife Kristin opened a Holyoke office at 111 W. Emerson St., in the former Holyoke Eye Care Center space. Both Holyoke natives, the Kochs are excited with the...
  • Ballyneal Golf Club maintains No. 4 rank

    Golfweek Magazine has once again recognized Ballyneal Golf Club southeast of Holyoke as one of the best places to play golf in the country. Ballyneal is still No. 4 on Golfweek Magazine’s “Best Modern Courses” list for 2016. “We feel honored and...
  • The Dr. is in the house

    In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, schools across the nation celebrated Read Across America Day Wednesday, March 2. Holyoke Elementary was no exception. Representatives from City Council, the school board, Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department, Holyoke Veter...
  • Andrea Marquez takes first in FCE 4th-grade essay contest

    Holyoke fourth-grader Andrea Marquez took top honors as the winner of the Family Community Education “Character Counts!” essay and artwork contest. Second place was earned by Adison Goldenstein of Holyoke, and third place went to Trenton Allen of Haxt...
  • Small but mighty wrestlers take the mat

    410 PeeWee wrestlers from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska took to the mat at the Holyoke PeeWee Wrestling Tournament Saturday, March 5. “It blew our numbers out of the water,” said Holyoke Wrestling Club organizer Brooke Dirks, who was anticipating 300...
  • String trio in Holyoke Friday

    The International String Trio is a group of exceptionally talented musicians, all alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. They pride themselves on their stylistic diversity, playing Gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk and bluegrass, as well as virtuo...
  • Rainwater collection in negotiation in new water bill

    Colorado is the only state in the country that outlaws rainwater collection, a popular conservation technique among urban farmers and gardeners that has some rural farmers and ranchers worried cityfolk would violate first-come-first-serve water rights. A...
  • Agronomy partnership strengthens CHS Grainland

    Last August saw the beginning of the new Agronomy Internal Partnership that brought the assets and employees of the CHS Grainland and CHS Yuma teams together as one, noted CHS Grainland General Manager Rick Unrein at the local cooperative’s March 3 annu...
  • Kelley is new associate attorney

    There’s a new face at Colver, Killin & Sprague LLP, as Tammy Kelley embraces her new role as associate attorney. “I really feel like I’m helping people here,” said Kelley. “I get to help people plan for the future and take care of their fam...
  • FBLA partners with MMHF for community service role

    In an effort to improve the health care within the community by expanding the opportunity for doctors to come to town, the Holyoke High School FBLA chapter has partnered with Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation for a community service project. Snack sal...
  • Voice of Ag

    The last week of February was a tough one for agriculture. I am not speaking of low commodity prices or weather conditions, but rather the loss of four icons and proven leaders in our industry. Bill Wailes passed Feb. 26, but his passion for improving ag...
  • Thinking About Health

    Drug coupons mask the real price of medicines What would make your medicines cheaper? That’s a question Americans are asking every time they go to the pharmacy and find the price of a maintenance drug they’ve been taking has doubled or tripled, or t...
  • Extension Corner

    Hands to larger service Included in the 4-H pledge is the line, “I pledge my hands to larger service.” This one line has encouraged countless 4-H members throughout the years to give back to their community. In 4-H, community service is commonly def...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 10, 2011 Vandalism at Holyoke Municipal Airport will cost the city roughly $800 after someone shot out a lens of the airport beacon. An online purchasing option is one new aspect of this year’s Book Fair at Holyoke Elementary Schoo...
  • Low-stress cattle handling clinic scheduled for March 30

    Dogs and beef cattle can work well together in pens or on open range, particularly when the handler emphasizes low-stress techniques in sorting or herding the cattle. A workshop to educate cattle producers and stock dog owners about low-stress cattle han...
  • Yuma, Wray girls headed to state

    As the Holyoke and Sedgwick County boys continue on to state from the local region, so do the Yuma girls, ranked No. 1, and Wray girls, ranked No. 3. To qualify for the Class 2A State Tournament at Colorado State University—Pueblo, Yuma defeated Byers ...