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  • Bands and choirs fill the air with fine music

    From Itsy Bitsy Spider to a lively Beatles medley, the HHS auditorium was alive with music Thursday, March 3 at the annual Music Parents Smorgasbord Concert. A successful smorgasbord fund raiser meal was served at the elementary school prior to the eveni...
  • Statz Music Smorgasbord assistance is in 4th decade

    Linda Statz was introduced to the Music Parents Smorgasbord in the mid-1970s when her oldest child, Chip, was a fifth-grade band student. Thirty-five years later, she’s still donating her time as the official dishwasher for the fund raiser that benefit...
  • Holyoke School Book Fair features homepage online

    An online purchasing option is just one new aspect of this year’s Book Fair at Holyoke Elementary School. Library aide Kandice Kramer is excited about the March 14-18 in-school fair, as well as the March 11-21 online book fair. Parents can send order ...
  • Airport beacon vandalized

    Vandalism at Holyoke Municipal Airport will cost the city roughly $800, according to City Supt. Mark Brown. Brown reported at the March 1 City Council meeting that someone shot out a lens of the airport beacon. The entire unit was lowered by city workers...
  • A house to come home to

    An old story paints a picture of a little girl walking along a beach with thousands of stranded starfish on the sand. Again and again, the child bends over, picks up a starfish and throws it back into the water. Finally, an onlooker points out it’s an ...
  • HHS seniors prepare for life after graduation

    By the time students reach the all important senior year of high school, big choices need to be made for what life will be like after receiving their high school diploma. At HHS, seniors are busy filling out scholarship applications, applying to colleges...
  • Warmer weather gets the green thumbs twitching

    With the area experiencing a couple of nice days over the past few weeks, the green thumbs in town were surely itching. CSU Extension horticulturist Linda Langelo said it’s time to start thinking about getting involved with the community garden in Holy...
  • Colorado FSA to celebrate National Agriculture Day

    National Ag Day will be recognized March 15 in Colorado. “Agriculture is an important part of our daily lives and is often taken for granted, but in these uncertain times, it should be remembered that American Agriculture is not only important for obvi...
  • CO collaboration award will offer $50,000 to nonprofits

    A diverse group of Colorado funders have made a commitment to award $50,000 to a nonprofit collaborative that exemplifies excellence and impact. Based on the national Collaboration Prize created by the Lodestar Foundation, the Colorado award will recogniz...
  • Truck safety meeting scheduled in Yuma

    Yuma County Farm Bureau welcomes people to join fellow farmers, ranchers and truckers for a free informational meeting on Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) truck safety regulations starting at 10 a.m. and continuing after lunch, Tuesday, March ...
  • Flu season isn't over yet, practice good hygiene

    While this year’s flu season has peaked in parts of Colorado, including the Denver metropolitan area, the disease still is circulating and just now peaking in other parts of the state. Practicing prevention against the disease still is key. Joni Reynol...
  • Fact or Fiction? Near murder committed in S.P. Box Car

    These stories from local history are sometimes so extraordinary it’s hard to believe they actually happened. Check out ‘fact or fiction’ stories: they’re actual Enterprise news clips reprinted from the past. On a Sabbath afternoon in June, last...
  • Wet roads cause minor accident

    Wet and slick roads caused a minor accident three miles east of Holyoke on Highway 6 Friday morning, March 4. A Trinidad Benham semi truck diverted traffic for a short period of time after sliding partially off the road. Nearby resident Keith Sagehorn cam...
  • Re-1J board meeting time shifts to 8 p.m.

    With the switch to Daylight Saving Time, Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education meetings will begin at 8 p.m. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room 218. A work session will be held at 7 p.m. to discuss Section E and Section F bo...
  • Girls with Goals Day at the capitol

    Friday was the first-ever “Girls with Goals Day” at the state capitol. Each state senator was paired with one fifth grade girl from his or her district. Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, was paired with Riley Bauman, pictured above right, of Fort Morgan, daug...
  • Another Perspective

    Nebraskans make marks across the world Nebraska celebrated its 144th birthday last week, having officially become a state on March 1, 1867. Russ and I had the first-time privilege to attend the Statehood Day dinner in the Capitol rotunda Saturday. Altho...
  • It's the Pitts

    No kiddin’ More and more newly married couples are delaying the start of a family, are having fewer children or are having none at all. And I think I know why: they are getting a dog instead. People are adopting pit bulls from shelters rather than kids...
  • House Finance Committee approves bill repealing tax on ag compounds

    A bill repealing the 2010 tax on agricultural compounds and pesticides took another step forward in the House last week, pitting Republicans who said the 2010 tax was costing the state jobs and tax revenue against Democrats who said repealing the tax woul...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 9, 2006 Over 14,000 acres of sand-hills and open rangeland were burned in a prairie fire fueled by winds and bone-dry conditions last week in Yuma County. Cindy Wheeler has taken over as administrator of Holyoke Health and Rehab. HJ...
  • State Bound: Lady Dragons are regional champs

    “WE READY!!!” This was the girls’ motto as the HHS Lady Dragons entered the regional round of state basketball playoffs March 4-5. “And ready they were,” said coach Arlan Scholl after two big wins last weekend secured Holyoke a spot at the sta...