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  • Home energy audit equipment available to local contractors

    As the temperatures fell lower last week and the dreaded heating bill rises, people begin to think a little more heartily about sealing up homes against all possible energy leaks. This is a wise thing to do, and, surprisingly, no more expensive now than i...
  • Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program sign-up continues

    Sign-up for the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) continues. In order to participate, producers must update their contract(s) before the June 1 deadline. Unlike the Production Flexibility Contract (PFC) program, this program requires producers to ...
  • General Assembly kicks off this week

    The General Assembly kicked off its 2011 session Wednesday, Jan. 12, and lawmakers who serve northeastern and eastern Colorado recently talked about their priorities for the next legislative term. Now in his third term, Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling,...
  • Gardner assigned to subcommittees

    Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) received his subcommittee assignments from Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Friday, Jan. 7. The three subcommittee assignments are as follows: the subcommittee on Energy and P...
  • Sheriff partners with SPCA

    Dear Editor, As the sheriff of Phillips County, I’d like to advise our county’s residents about the new relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Humane Society and SPCA (Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals), which rec...
  • Drumroll Please

    A community affair There are many reasons I appreciate living in a small town. Bank tellers are understanding when you don’t remember your account number. There isn’t much traffic when you’re learning to drive a stick shift. Any HHS graduate can re...
  • Another Perspective

    Did I really have 10-year-old spices? A clutter-free life. What a dream! When looking back over columns, I’ve lost count how many times I thought I had taken a big turn in my life to be organized. Ha. If that’s the case, then why do I have drawers, ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Almost due For the New Year, I joked that my resolution was to lose about 12 pounds this January. No, I’m not going on a diet. Twelve pounds would be just about the weight loss that a woman experiences when she gives birth to a baby. If you haven’t c...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 12, 2006 Porsche Brooklyn Wilson, daughter of Jack Wilson and Janelle Buchanan of Julesburg, was born Jan. 3 at MMH, claiming Holyoke’s first baby of the year honors for 2006. Dan and Judy O’Neill have purchased a majority of the ...
  • Dr. Rick comes loaded with experience

    Experience. A wide range of experience is what captured the attention of Melissa Memorial Hospital administration when looking at reasons to bring Dr. Rick Amesquita on board. “Dr. Rick” began duties last week, Tuesday, Jan. 4 at MMH and said, “I...
  • Dr. Rick comes loaded with experience

    Experience. A wide range of experience is what captured the attention of Melissa Memorial Hospital administration when looking at reasons to bring Dr. Rick Amesquita on board. “Dr. Rick” began duties last week, Tuesday, Jan. 4 at MMH and said, “I...
  • Regent Park the first CO facility to use AccuNurse

    “The newest technology to assist in providing quality care for your loved one,” is more than just a slogan. As the first facility in Colorado to use AccuNurse, Regent Park Nursing and Rehab really does have the latest technology and is already seeing ...
  • Regent Park the first CO facility to use AccuNurse

    “The newest technology to assist in providing quality care for your loved one,” is more than just a slogan. As the first facility in Colorado to use AccuNurse, Regent Park Nursing and Rehab really does have the latest technology and is already seeing ...
  • Bids opened for land, vehicles

    Council members spent the majority of their time Tuesday, Jan. 4 opening sealed bids for three vehicles, a loader and the Stout farm ground located south of Holyoke. Numerous bids were received for all the items but none more than the John Deere loader. ...
  • Bids opened for land, vehicles

    Council members spent the majority of their time Tuesday, Jan. 4 opening sealed bids for three vehicles, a loader and the Stout farm ground located south of Holyoke. Numerous bids were received for all the items but none more than the John Deere loader. ...
  • County officials sworn in Tuesday

    Officials of Phillips County elected to four-year terms Nov. 2, 2010 were sworn in Tuesday morning, Jan. 11 by Phillips County Judge David Colver. Pictured from left are Sheriff Rob Urbach, Clerk and Recorder Beth Cumming, Commissioner Joe Kinnie, Treasur...
  • County officials sworn in Tuesday

    Officials of Phillips County elected to four-year terms Nov. 2, 2010 were sworn in Tuesday morning, Jan. 11 by Phillips County Judge David Colver. Pictured from left are Sheriff Rob Urbach, Clerk and Recorder Beth Cumming, Commissioner Joe Kinnie, Treasur...
  • Building was modernized home for Garland Auto

    It stood at the corner of West Denver and North Baxter for just over 81 years. The Spanish design was never redone or covered up, and the building looked just the same when it came down as it did over 80 years ago when it was built. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 201...
  • 2010 not as wet as 2009

    When people think about the weather throughout 2010, one thing comes to mind. It wasn’t nearly as wet as 2009 was. 2010 saw almost exactly 10 inches less precipitation and 23 less inches of snow. In fact, had Holyoke not received the 5.3 inches of snow...
  • 180 Tour returns to Holyoke

    Next Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 180 Tour will begin at Holyoke High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert by VOTA (formerly Casting Pearls) and featured guest speaker Mike Smith. The 180 Tour, with Casting Pearls, was last in Holyoke in 200...