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  • Dist. B-ball semis, finals set for NJC Thurs., Sat.

    Class 2A District 2 basketball tournament action began Tuesday, Feb. 24, with the Holyoke boys’ and girls’ teams hoping to secure spots in the upcoming regional brackets. Tuesday’s winners will advance to the district semifinals Thursday, Feb. 26, ...
  • Girls battle Bulldogs to win 5th seed

    Capping off their regular season with a close and important victory, the Lady Dragon varsity basketball girls beat the Haxtun Bulldogs 46-43 on the road Friday, Feb. 20. This win followed the girls’ loss to Yuma 25-65 at home Tuesday, Feb. 17. “I was...
  • JV/C girls go 2-2 to finish season

    Lady Dragon junior varsity and C teams each picked up one win and suffered one loss in the final week of the their season. JV girls fell to Yuma at home Tuesday, Feb. 17, and the C team won. In Haxtun Friday, Feb. 20, the JV team beat the Bulldogs, but th...
  • Dragon boys beat Bulldogs, earn 2nd seed in district tournament

    Capturing a win in their final regular-season game, Holyoke varsity basketball boys beat county rival Haxtun 63-49 on the road Friday, Feb. 20, after battling a tight matchup Tuesday, Feb. 17, in which they fell to Yuma 57-67 on the home court. Holyoke b...
  • JV/C boys go 1-2 to wrap up final week

    Holyoke junior varsity and C team basketball boys wrapped up their season last week. The JV team beat Yuma at home Tuesday, Feb. 17, but the C team boys lost to the Indians. JV boys fell on the road to Haxtun Friday, Feb. 20.   Holyoke vs. Yuma JV...
  • Credit union looks at returning to real estate loans in 2015

    It was another transitional year for the Holyoke and Imperial, Neb., Community Federal Credit Unions and more changes are set to take place in 2015. Along with changes to management, there were some important changes made to the way business will be condu...
  • Ortner qualifies for FFA state

    Holyoke’s FFA chapter had five students compete at the District 16 speech contest at Sterling High School Thursday, Feb. 19. Senior Nicholas Ortner will continue on to the state competition as he was top qualifier in the gold category for prepared publ...
  • State conservationist announced

    The highly anticipated selection of United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state conservationist in Colorado was recently announced. Clint Evans, former assistant state conservationist for operations in Idaho, r...
  • Pesticide pickup to be provided

    Colorado State University Extension will be hosting a pesticide pickup program at various locations within the Golden Plains Area. “We’ll accept any pesticide delivered to us and properly dispose them through a hazardous waste contractor,” said Ron...
  • College news

    Makayla Spitz was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester of 2014 at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be full-time and achieve a GPA of at least a 3.5. Spitz is a 2014 HHS gr...
  • 2 of Sonnenberg’s bills receive final Senate approval

    Don Brown of Yuma is now the commissioner of agriculture after the Senate voted unanimously to approve his nomination Feb. 18. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, lauded Brown’s nomination and skills before the full Senate. He’s “truly a face of agr...
  • Koch recognized for career and tech ed work

    Gary Koch was presented an award for 15 years of service in the career and technical education field at the annual Colorado Association for Career and Technical Administrators Conference in Colorado Springs Feb. 5. Koch was employed with NE Colorado BOCE...
  • Fix memorial funds available for grads

    The trustees of the Leland Trust have announced that the Don Fix Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of Haxtun and Holyoke high schools. Priority will be given to college students in the second year and beyond. Technical and short-term vocatio...
  • School board to meet next Tues., March 3

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2015-16 school calendar and gift acknowledgement. To view the full article...
  • Suicide intervention training set in Burlington

    Centennial Mental Health Center will be hosting an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, at the Kit Carson ambulance building in Burlington from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Attendance is required at both...
  • Review cites potential risks of marijuana use and goals for future data collection

    Colorado’s Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee has published several findings from its review of the scientific literature currently available on the health effects of marijuana use. “The committee’s work represents one of the first a...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall memorial coming to Imperial, Neb., in April

    It’s official! The Vietnam Traveling Wall will come to Imperial, Neb., this spring. The effort is being spearheaded by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4688 and its auxiliary. Organizer Jana Pribbeno said they received official confirmati...
  • Stay safe with snow shoveling safety tips

    As Holyoke has experienced this winter, it can become a daunting task to try to keep the walk in front of the house clear. Many people may spend hours at a time shoveling, and they don’t realize just how strenuous this activity can be on their bodies. ...
  • Thinking About Health

    Shopping for health care isn’t like buying computers Imagine a world where you could shop for medical procedures the way you shop for computers. Most likely, price is near the top of your list when you’re looking for a new computer. Not so when the ...
  • Extension Corner

    What is Extension? According to the dictionary, extension is “the act of extending or the condition of being extended.” That is almost exactly how I explain what Extension is when someone asks me what it is or what I do. Colorado State University is...