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  • CRP to increase bird habitat

    Colorado has been approved for 610 acres for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat Buffer for Upland Birds Initiative, according to Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director (SED) Trudy Kareus. This program is aimed at increasing the ha...
  • Classified staff, extra-duty assignments approved

    Classified staff at Holyoke School District Re-1J, as well as extra-duty assignments for the 2011-12 school year, were approved at the June 7 meeting of the Holyoke School Board. Additionally, two new staff members were approved and one resignation was a...
  • Principals share year-end summaries

    Year-end reports were presented by Holyoke Elementary Principal Kyle Stumpf and JR/SR High Principal Susan Ortner at the June 7 meeting of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. K-6 student count was at 314 on the last day of school in May...
  • School board budget hearing set June 21

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in Holyoke JH Room #218. A budget hearing for the 2011-12 budget will be held at 7:40 p.m. that evening. Superintendent items on the regular meeting agenda include 201...
  • Junior/senior high spring honor roll announced

    Holyoke Junior/Senior High School recently announced the students recognized on the Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2010-2011 school year. High School High school students who earned a grade point average ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 15, 2006 Beth Edwards, who moved to Holyoke with her family several months ago, offers “any service that can be recorded on film” with her business Image Photography. Bob Bradley of Holyoke continues to make steady progress at Cra...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    Motivation For those of you who haven’t been counting down the days from last year’s event, I just wanted to let you know Wednesday, June 22 is Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. Now don’t let this column fool you. I’m not trying to persuade you to ...
  • Extension Corner

    Is vinegar a solution to weed control? According to information provided by Purdue Extension, based on USDA research on using acetic acid or vinegar on common weeds such as Canada thistle, the results can be effective. With a 5-10 percent household conc...
  • School Board seats to open

    Dear Editor, These are challenging days for public education nationwide and here at home in Holyoke. Highly effective governance is needed now more than ever, which brings me to the purpose for my correspondence. Nov. 1, 2011 is the date for the regular...
  • Become a Hospice volunteer

    Dear Editor, You are invited to experience the most rewarding moments of your life by being a Hospice of the Plains volunteer. No time to spare? Reluctant or unwilling to visit one who is terminally ill? Working full time? Not a problem! Hospice volunte...
  • Politics, sex and religion in Uganda: cause for concern

    I applaud and support humanitarian efforts to feed, clothe and educate starving orphans here and abroad (I don’t know what “discipling” is, but I don’t think it’s edible). But anyone who contemplates “engaging Uganda” should look before the...
  • Relay celebrates a decade of hope in Phillips County

    Phillips County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life was a walk to remember as community members, cancer survivors and Relay participants all came together in support of the American Cancer Society. The “Seasons of Hope” event kicked off Friday evening, J...
  • Relay celebrates a decade of hope in Phillips County

    Phillips County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life was a walk to remember as community members, cancer survivors and Relay participants all came together in support of the American Cancer Society. The “Seasons of Hope” event kicked off Friday evening, J...
  • New grading pilot to require 'C' grades and on-time assignments

    All students in Holyoke grades 4-12 must complete all work at a rate of 70 percent (“C”) or better and must finish all assignments by their due date. A support system will be put in place through a Homework Center as the district makes huge changes i...
  • New grading pilot to require 'C' grades and on-time assignments

    All students in Holyoke grades 4-12 must complete all work at a rate of 70 percent (“C”) or better and must finish all assignments by their due date. A support system will be put in place through a Homework Center as the district makes huge changes i...
  • Dandelion Daze cruisin' into town Saturday

    Dandelion Daze promises to be an exciting event filled with cars, games, sales, food and fun. The 11th annual Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, begins Saturday morning on June 18 and continues throughout the day. Dan...
  • Dandelion Daze cruisin' into town Saturday

    Dandelion Daze promises to be an exciting event filled with cars, games, sales, food and fun. The 11th annual Dandelion Daze car show, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, begins Saturday morning on June 18 and continues throughout the day. Dan...
  • Tough decisions reflected in 2011-12 school budget

    Breathing room in the Holyoke School District Re-1J budget is gone. With revenue down $336,353 and standard costs up $115,388, the district joins those across the state in the challenge to build a budget. Details of Holyoke’s preliminary budget for 20...
  • Tough decisions reflected in 2011-12 school budget

    Breathing room in the Holyoke School District Re-1J budget is gone. With revenue down $336,353 and standard costs up $115,388, the district joins those across the state in the challenge to build a budget. Details of Holyoke’s preliminary budget for 20...
  • Gloria Quintana earns citizenship

    As of Tuesday, May 31, Gloria Quintana is now a proud United States citizen. She has been working on the citizenship process for two years through Phillips County Family Education Services classes with volunteer instructor Linda Statz. Quintana, who mov...