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  • Extension Corner

    Reveille grass and other lawn tips As the spring of 2015 is upon us, I have been asked numerous times in the five county area about what type of grass can be planted besides buffalograss or Kentucky bluegrass. My answer is a hybrid of Kentucky bluegrass...
  • Thinking About Health

    Long-term care hits a nerve for many Readers have been offering feedback to Thinking About Health columns. But never has a column inspired more emailed messages than the one I wrote in March about private long-term care insurance and the lack of a natio...
  • Trooper Tips

    Minutes to a lifetime The daily events of a Colorado citizen can be busy and complex. The routine challenge of accomplishing our daily responsibilities on time and then doing something for ourselves, or others, can become overbearing. It isn’t surpr...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 6, 2010 HHS Select Choir earned first-place honors last weekend at the Music in the Parks festival in Denver. This was the first time the choir has performed at this competition, which featured bands, choirs and orchestras. Golden Plai...
  • Milking it for all it's worth

    Students gain unforgettable experiences at AgFest programHolyoke fifth-grader Wendy Favela, pictured above, carefully eyes the udder of Bessie the milk cow in a dairy production demonstration. Last Thursday, April 30, area students got a hands-on look at ...
  • Milking it for all it's worth

    Students gain unforgettable experiences at AgFest programHolyoke fifth-grader Wendy Favela, pictured above, carefully eyes the udder of Bessie the milk cow in a dairy production demonstration. Last Thursday, April 30, area students got a hands-on look at ...
  • Pedal the Plains to feature Holyoke

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post are excited to announce the route of the fourth annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. From Sept. 18-20, participants will cycle through 172 miles of Colorado’s sweeping plains with stops in three host...
  • Pedal the Plains to feature Holyoke

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post are excited to announce the route of the fourth annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. From Sept. 18-20, participants will cycle through 172 miles of Colorado’s sweeping plains with stops in three host...
  • Graduation celebrates 41 in HHS Class of 2015

    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and community members, 41 seniors are celebrating the end of a journey, saying goodbye to Holyoke High School and welcoming a new stage of life at the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony this Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m....
  • Graduation celebrates 41 in HHS Class of 2015

    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and community members, 41 seniors are celebrating the end of a journey, saying goodbye to Holyoke High School and welcoming a new stage of life at the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony this Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m....
  • MMH audit aims to encourage local financing

    As Melissa Memorial Hospital’s administration plans to conduct negotiations regarding finance options for the upcoming facility construction plan, the East Phillips County Hospital District board recently approved its 2014 financial audit at the Tuesday...
  • MMH audit aims to encourage local financing

    As Melissa Memorial Hospital’s administration plans to conduct negotiations regarding finance options for the upcoming facility construction plan, the East Phillips County Hospital District board recently approved its 2014 financial audit at the Tuesday...
  • Mark calendar for HHS Alumni Banquet May 24

    The Holyoke Alumni Association is honoring the graduating classes of Phillips County High School and Holyoke High School at the Annual Alumni Banquet Sunday, May 24. The event will be held at Phillips County Event Center with a social hour beginning at 5...
  • Mark calendar for HHS Alumni Banquet May 24

    The Holyoke Alumni Association is honoring the graduating classes of Phillips County High School and Holyoke High School at the Annual Alumni Banquet Sunday, May 24. The event will be held at Phillips County Event Center with a social hour beginning at 5...
  • Around Town

    Band concert is Tuesday A band concert, under the direction of Greg Wakeman, is set for Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. It will feature concert and jazz band students in grades 5-12.   Sully Team Realty relocates The office for ...
  • Prom royalty to hit the red carpet

    Holyoke High School juniors and seniors and their dates will have a “Night on the Red Carpet” Saturday, May 2, at the 2015 HHS prom. Friends and family are invited to the grand march Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium, where the prom kin...
  • Chromebooks coming to grades 5-12 in Jan.

    Board accepts tech committee proposal for 1:1 devices; teachers to begin training next semesterAfter conducting three years of research on one-to-one technology for Holyoke School District, the technology committee’s recommendation for 1:1 Chromebooks i...
  • School district honored for closing achievement gap

    Holyoke School District Re-1J was recognized for closing its achievement gap with a special presentation at the Emerald Awards ceremony Thursday, April 23, at the Peerless Center. This award was presented by Tina Goar, rural field support manager with the...
  • Kids support Mother Nature on Earth Day

    Showing some environmental stewardship as part of Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, third-grade students planted flowers along the sides of the entryway to Holyoke Elementary School and picked up trash around the school grounds and city park. Above, Bryson ...
  • Viaero partners with 7News for live coverage of plains weather

    A new and exciting service that Denver’s 7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson is calling “one of the biggest advances in weather technology since Doppler Radar” was introduced April 21. Viaero Wireless has partnered with the news station to provi...