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  • Council hears K-9 update

    Phillips County Deputy Sheriff Michael Grant said the department’s K-9 dog Ace isn’t performing as well as they hoped, and updated Holyoke City Council members at their meeting Tuesday, March 15. Ace has performed well and has found drugs, according ...
  • Injury prevention program teaches freshmen safety

    Members of the freshman class at Holyoke High School spent the day Thursday, March 17 learning about safety. One student spent the day in a wheelchair, two others wore cervical collars all day and the entire class ate lunch after being “diagnosed” wi...
  • Balance program to begin

    Falling is a normal part of getting older. Due to a new initiative in northeast Colorado, older adults can now participate in a fall prevention program, A Matter of Balance. The next A Matter of Balance program begins Monday, April 11 at Haxtun Community...
  • School considers options for use of Ed Jobs Fund

    Three potential uses for Education Jobs Fund moneys were evaluated by Holyoke School District Re-1J board members at their March 15 meeting. Supt. Bret Miles explained the district is looking at how to use approximately $120,000. The money is from the fe...
  • Book fair is a big hit

    Numerous people frequented the annual book fair held at Holyoke Elementary School March 14-18. Foot traffic at the fair picked up during parent/teacher conferences. Mandy Clark, pictured at left, took advantage of the fair Thursday evening, March 17. In ...
  • 9Health Fair in Haxtun Saturday

    9Health Fair is scheduled at the Haxtun Community Center Saturday, March 26 from 7-11 a.m. This year the first blood draw and the health fair are being held together. For those unable to attend, a second draw will be offered Saturday, April 16 from 7-10 ...
  • Soil fertility and testing practices are important

    Soil fertility is important for high yield potential as well as maintaining plant health and integrity. Pre-plant is a good time for soil testing for the immobile nutrients, phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and one of the mobile nutrients, nitrogen (N). ...
  • First dollars of profit presented

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce presented two local businesses with their first dollar of profit Monday, March 21. Above, Chamber Executive Director Mary Tomky, pictured at left, and Chamber president Brian Akey, pictured at right, present Curt Parker of Ag P...
  • Business briefs

    David and Julie Dirks of Flower Garden in Holyoke attended a flower show in Las Vegas, Nev. March 11-12. Sponsored by Napco, the show featured designer Jackie Lacey, AIFD, CFD, PFCI. Information for Business Briefs can be submitted to the Enterprise by...
  • 2011-12 school calendar introduced

    A 2011-12 school calendar including 180 student-teacher contact days was introduced at the March 15 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Supt. Bret Miles said the draft will be presented to staff and committees and will return to ...
  • Holyoke earns two wins over Sedg. Co. to begin season

    After having their first games of the season postponed, Holyoke traveled to Ovid to face Sedgwick County in a doubleheader Saturday, March 19 to kick off the 2011 campaign. “It was a great start to the season,” coach Kyle Bules said after the Dragons...
  • HHS track season kicks off at Akron Relays Sat.

    HHS tracksters kicked off the 2011 season at the Akron Relays Saturday, March 19. At this unique track meet with Akron, Merino, Wray and Holyoke, teams of four competed together in each event. “Not bad for our first meet,” said coach Sandra Rahe, not...
  • Mark Edmonds on Colorado team headed to National Scholastic Duals

    Two-time state wrestling champion Mark Edmonds was nominated and selected to wrestle in the 125-lb. weight division on Colorado’s team. The team will compete in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA Wrestling National Scholastic Duals Champion...
  • Bennett selected for CCGS All-State game

    HHS senior Mallory Bennett has been selected to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Basketball Games Sunday, March 27 at Arvada West High School. However, due to a foot injury that she’s been plagued with the last co...
  • Smith running well for CSU track team

    Marissa Smith, a 2010 graduate of HHS, has just completed her indoor season and is now in her outdoor season for Colorado State University’s (CSU) track and field team. She was among the 28 men and 28 women on the 102-member CSU track and field team wh...
  • Health fair checks out with a good turnout

    All sorts of services were offered Saturday, March 19 at Holyoke High School during Melissa Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Fair. Attendance was slightly down but the turnout was still good as 223 people attended the health fair. In addition to viewi...
  • Another Perspective

    Trip down memory lane A friend’s motivation to take walking breaks in her work day makes sense. It’s amazing what a little escape can do to set a new frame of mind and stir up energy. The break pays for itself. Determined to make that a priority, I ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Mommy takes a bath Toddlers are finicky creatures. I found this out a while back when I went to visit relatives. A few days into the visit, it was time to give my daughter Melise a bath. My hostess explained to me that the only tub available was the wal...
  • It's the Pitts

    Flying coach I just finished reading a book about stagecoaches and was amazed at how difficult it was to get from one end of the country to the other in one of these contraptions. Stories of cramped seating, terrible food (when it was available), long d...
  • Year-round daylight-saving time moves past first stop

    Sleepy-eyed senators gave Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, something of a surprise last week: unanimous support for his efforts to put Colorado on daylight-saving time year-round. On March 16, three days after “spring forward,” the Senate Agriculture, Natur...