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  • County adopts budget; assessed value increases $3.8 million

    Phillips County Commissioners adopted the 2013 county budget Dec. 7. The county mill levy has remained at 28.28 since 1992. Commissioners again adopted the mill levy of 28.28. Phillips County’s assessed value has increased $3,825,272 from $56,488,730 ...
  • Healthy living class to be offered

    A healthy living class will begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Holyoke at the new Baptist Church. Baby Bear Hugs is providing the seven-week class with the help of a grant through The Colorado Health Foundation. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m....
  • School Menu

    Jan. 7-11 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Jan. 7: Breakfast burrito or cereal with yogurt, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 8: Pancake with syrup or fruit muffin with graham cracker, fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday, Jan. 9: Breakfast on a stick or cereal with ch...
  • Tri-State boosts its renewables with 67 megawatts of power

    Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association celebrated the completion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility Thursday, Dec. 20 at the dedication of the Colorado Highlands Wind project in northeast Colorado. Tri-State was joined at the eve...
  • Tri-state cow/calf symposium to be held in McCook, Neb.

    Successfully managing the cow herd in the course of drought will be the focus for the 2013 Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium and Trade Show Jan. 8. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central time with opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m. and the program conc...
  • Locals participate in CHS forum

    Adam Einspahr, Joseph Krogmeier, Aaron and Desiree Mosenteen and Aaron and Angela Powell, all from the Hoyoke area, learned about the opportunities and challenges facing cooperatives, agriculture and rural America as participants in the recent CHS New Lea...
  • RRWCD to meet

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Burlington Thursday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Burlington Community and Education Center. Items on the agenda include rep...
  • It's the Pitts

    Let’s be honest I hate to quibble with the pontificators of ancient wisdom, but I’ve found that a lot of the old bromides that we repeat as undeniable truths are flat out lies. Take this one: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wea...
  • Extension Corner

    Christmas trees Ever wonder about the origin of the Christmas tree? According to the National Christmas Tree Association, the earliest written record of a Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. A local group of merchants decorated a tree with artifi...
  • Guest Commentary

    Miserable Musical Musings Some of you may recall (though not with much joy), I submitted an article to the Holyoke Enterprise about my experience of attending my first (and only) opera in June 2007. In the article, I stated, after several analytical para...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJan. 3, 2008 Feb. 8 has been set as day one for admitting patients at the new Melissa Memorial Hospital facility located at 1001 E. Johnson St. in Holyoke. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has scheduled a series of statewide me...
  • Births reported in 2012

    Aaron and Johnna Kwit-Eurich, Windsor, a daughter, Addyson James Eurich, July 7, 2011. Otoniel Martinez and Emily Daniel, Holyoke, a girl, Sophia Kaydence Martinez Daniel, Nov. 30, 2011. Jeff and Cassidi (Sporhase) Lundell, a son, JJ Elliott Lundell, De...
  • Deaths reported in 2012

    Joe Wilkes, Haxtun, Dec. 19, 2011. Marsha Mueller, Imperial, Neb., Dec. 28, 2011. Marja Tuokko, Finland, Dec. 29, 2011. Larwill “Biddie” Biddle, Peoria, Ariz., Dec. 30, 2011. Lucille Kinnie Maloney, Julesburg, Dec. 31, 2011. Gladys Hill, Wichita ...
  • Holyoke Enterprise Community Calendar

    Holyoke Enterprise January 3, 2013...
  • Around Town

    Commissioners to be sworn in Tues. morning The public is invited to a brief swearing-in ceremony for Phillips County Commissioners Harlan Stern and Don Lock Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. at Phillips County Event Center in the Biesemeier Room. A small recepti...
  • Whew, 2012 was dry and hot

    2012 proved to be a dry one—really, really dry. Official weather observer Dan Kafka recorded 10.34 inches of precipitation for 2012. This was down nearly nine inches from 19.55 inches recorded in 2011. Farmers in the area know how dry it was in 2012 as...
  • Marijuana ordinance adopted

    Phillips County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2012-1 Monday, Dec. 31, which prohibits “the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities or retail marijuana stores ...
  • Marijuana ordinance adopted

    Phillips County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2012-1 Monday, Dec. 31, which prohibits “the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities or retail marijuana stores ...
  • Top 2012 news stories recapped

    Jan. 5 Dr. Rick Amesquita announces he is leaving Melissa Memorial Hospital. A new family nurse practitioner, Deaun Carpenter, is hired. New turf field is installed near the new Homesteaders Park playground. Trendy QR codes are explored by Enterprise s...
  • Top 2012 news stories recapped

    Jan. 5 Dr. Rick Amesquita announces he is leaving Melissa Memorial Hospital. A new family nurse practitioner, Deaun Carpenter, is hired. New turf field is installed near the new Homesteaders Park playground. Trendy QR codes are explored by Enterprise s...