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  • Bergstrom named Chief

    After reading a letter from Bryan Wagoner stating he respectfully was declining the offer to take over as Holyoke’s new Chief of Police, Holyoke City Council members voted to name acting chief Doug Bergstrom the new Chief of Police. The vote came durin...
  • Mallori Burnett heads up after school program

    Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES) kicked off their youth program Monday, Sept. 12 with after school sessions. Mallori Burnett was recently hired as the after school program coordinator for the non-profit organization. She said the after ...
  • School to form 2011-12 District Accountability Adv. committee

    Holyoke School District will hold the first meeting of the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) for the 2011-12 school year Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5-6 p.m. in the JR/SR high library. During the 2010-2011 school year, the district combined th...
  • ThreeStyle to perform Sept. 19

    Jody Briskey and Drew Jansen (the “Miss” and one of the “Hits” from “3 Hits and a Miss”) join pianist/entertainer Jimmy Martin to create a delightful cabaret show. All three are consummate showmen and have lots of experience in front of delig...
  • School Board meets Tuesday, Sept. 20

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include Goal 1.2 on instructional technology, fall 2011 Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) data and introduc...
  • Holyoke High School Marching Band

    Members of the 2011 Holyoke High School Marching Band are pictured from left, front row, Jesus Martinez, Alyssa Cordova, Javy Rojo, Jacob Vasa, Ben Martinez and Nick Mitchell; second row, Luke Stewart, Kaylee Ham, Lindsay Helgoth, Camille Elliott and Matt...
  • CHSAA begins 91st year of high school activities

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s 91st year of sanctioning high school athletics in the state began when boys’ golf athletes took to the practice greens Monday, Aug. 8. All other sports began formal practice Monday, Aug. 15. Practices...
  • All in the eye of the beholder

    Spencer Bohlender and Nathan Rodriguez, pictured above, simply couldn’t wait to show off their latest treasure—a very unique potato unlike anything they’d ever seen before. Rodriguez’s dad discovered this special spud while hauling potatoes from T...
  • Club report

    Challengers 4-H Club The seventh meeting of the year for the Challengers 4-H Club was held July 10 in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center. This meeting also served as the annual club tour. Committee reports included Phillips County 4-H C...
  • CDOT launches new app to prevent drunk driving

    As law enforcement agencies across Colorado continue to participate in the national DUI crackdown, a new bilingual BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) app called “Estás Tomado?” is being launched. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is ad...
  • AARP launches social security benefits calculator

    AARP recently announced the launch of its Social Security Benefits Calculator, a unique interactive tool designed to help people make the complex but critical decision of what is the best age to claim Social Security benefits to meet their financial goals...
  • Megan's Law program available for support

    The National Megan’s Law Helpline 888-ASK-PFML, 888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information, responsible use of information, sexual abuse prevention resources and acce...
  • Media class to promote freedom of speech on Constitution Day

    The Northeastern Junior College Introduction to Mass Media class members announced they will be hosting an event celebrating the First Amendment Friday, Sept. 16 at noon in the NJC cafeteria. The event coincides with Constitution Day which is Saturday, S...
  • Truth be told: myths, facts about suicide outlined

    In the previous column I discussed the behavioral clues associated with suicide risk. There are also situational clues that need to be watched for as well. These clues are just that, a clue to the puzzle of someone’s suicide ideation and piece to the pu...
  • Dragons 2nd in Burlington tourney: Campbell, Gerk, Lockwood earn all-tourney team honors

    Lady Dragon softball took second place in Pool A in the Sept. 9-10 Burlington tournament with a 4-1 record for the weekend. Additionally, Dragon seniors Ashley Campbell, Laura Gerk and Karci Lockwood received all-tournament team honors for their effort.&...
  • Dragons run into big and tough Plainsmen team

    Taking to the field with a season-opening win under their belt, the Holyoke Dragons looked to take down another nonconference foe in the home opener Friday, Sept. 9. The Dragons played host to Perkins County but weren’t ready for the bigger and faster t...
  • Tourney to benefit Huss

    A four-person scramble scheduled to be held Saturday, Sept. 17 will help Kurtis Huss with medical costs. The entry fee includes golf, dinner and entry to the dance. The tournament will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Holyoke Golf Course followed by happy hour f...
  • Lady Dragons struggle at start of volleyball season

    With the first three games of the season down, Holyoke High School volleyball team is still looking for a win. They struggled last week, with a loss to Merino Tuesday, Sept. 6 with scores of 16-25, 11-25 and 9-25. Even though they came out much stronger...
  • JH football opens with nice win over Wiggins

    Holyoke’s junior high football team took to the home field Thursday, Sept. 8 and came away with a big 34-14 victory over Wiggins. The Tigers didn’t have enough players to play an eighth grade and seventh grade game so the teams played one complete ga...
  • Jr. high volleyball teams fall to Wiggins

    HJHS volleyball ran into a tougher Wiggins team Thursday, Sept. 8. The home Dragons fell in the A, B and C games. “The girls came out a little sluggish and just couldn’t pull it together,” coach Theresa Tharp said. “It was a little disappointing ...