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  • High risk obstetrical helicopter makes special stop at hospital

      One of the helicopters used for high risk obstetrical patients made a brief stop in Holyoke Thursday, Aug. 5. The helicopter is part of North Colorado Med Evac out of Greeley. The normal staff on board includes a pilot, critical care RN and a lab...
  • Random drug testing reviewed for 2009-10

    A total of 184 tests were conducted in the 2009-10 random drug testing (RDT) program for Holyoke JR/SR High. Details of the school’s second year for RDT were reported by Principal Susan Ortner at the Aug. 3 meeting of the Board of Education. Ortner po...
  • Random drug testing reviewed for 2009-10

    A total of 184 tests were conducted in the 2009-10 random drug testing (RDT) program for Holyoke JR/SR High. Details of the school’s second year for RDT were reported by Principal Susan Ortner at the Aug. 3 meeting of the Board of Education. Ortner po...
  • Mayor Nygaard resigns

    Citing the safety and well-being of his family, Mayor David Nygaard resigned his position effective Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the conclusion of the Tuesday, Aug. 3 Holyoke City Council meeting. “I have served on the council for over eight years, and tried t...
  • Mayor Nygaard resigns

    Citing the safety and well-being of his family, Mayor David Nygaard resigned his position effective Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the conclusion of the Tuesday, Aug. 3 Holyoke City Council meeting. “I have served on the council for over eight years, and tried t...
  • Japanese exchange students get a taste of American life

      Holyoke’s three Japanese exchange students recently had the opportunity to spend time at the Phillips County Fair and even got to help decorate the Challengers 4-H Club parade float. 4-H members and exchange students are pictured from left, fro...
  • Japanese exchange students get a taste of American life

      Holyoke’s three Japanese exchange students recently had the opportunity to spend time at the Phillips County Fair and even got to help decorate the Challengers 4-H Club parade float. 4-H members and exchange students are pictured from left, fro...
  • Mill levy override ballot question nears final stage

    Proposals for ballot wording in Holyoke School District Re-1J’s quest for a mill levy override will be prepared for board consideration at its Aug. 17 meeting. Supt. Bret Miles gave a mill levy override report at the Aug. 3 meeting, and was given the d...
  • Mill levy override ballot question nears final stage

    Proposals for ballot wording in Holyoke School District Re-1J’s quest for a mill levy override will be prepared for board consideration at its Aug. 17 meeting. Supt. Bret Miles gave a mill levy override report at the Aug. 3 meeting, and was given the d...
  • 4-H livestock achievement recognized in Fair awards

    Responsibility is earmarked by the FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors at the Phillips County Fair. All participants are winners. Those earning Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) honors for their livestock projects at the 2010 Fair follow:...
  • 4-H achievement rewarded at Fair

    All 4-H members deserve pats on the back for their project effort at the 2010 Phillips County Fair. Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) efforts in food, booths, clothing and other general home ec/general 4-H projects were recognized at l...
  • 4-H, FFA projects sold at Jr. Livestock Sale

    4-H and FFA livestock sales went well at the Phillips County Fair sale Saturday, July 31. Kendra Timm’s Grand Champion Market Lamb was purchased by Colorado Agri Products. Katie Gibson’s Grand Champion Market Goat was purchased by Miller & Assoc...
  • Dragon's Wagon claims top honors at parade

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool—First Place Civic and Overall Grand ChampionStalks of corn seemed to be a common sight on many of the floats throughout the Phillips County Fair parade while people kept to the “Keepin’ it Growing” theme Saturday, July 3...
  • Lutheran group travels to New Orleans for gathering

    A trip to New Orleans, La. but it wasn’t for Mardi Gras. Although they did take the Mardi Gras tour, they were there for something completely different. Nine students and four chaperones from Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke traveled to New Orleans, La....
  • Summer break isn't all vacation for school teachers

    Kate Shoemaker, of classroom 4A, knows that preparing for the arrival of her students this school year isn’t just about a big stack of books. She has been busy setting up her classroom and putting the finishing touches on her lesson plans. —Enterprise...
  • New law requires children under age 8 to be in child safety seat

    Colorado expanded its child passenger safety law beginning Sunday, Aug. 1 requiring all children under age 8 to be properly protected in a child safety seat when traveling in a motor vehicle. The change means thousands of 6 and 7-year-olds across the stat...
  • Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 among discussion at NECALG meeting

    The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Governments was held July 21 in Holyoke. Executive Director Larry Worth distributed information on Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101. Worth stated, “NEC...
  • Another Perspective

    Admitting mistakes might draw entertaining feedback I had to get something in the mail one day so I dashed out the back door to head to the post office. Although my destination was just a block and a half away, every minute counted and I didn’t want to...
  • Fair board is happy with higher numbers at fair

    Numerous people frequented Phillips County Fairgrounds while “Keepin’ it Growing” at the Phillips County Fair. According to fair board chairman Ron Thompson, the fair board as a whole was pleasantly surprised at the turnout. “We couldn’t be happ...
  • Fair board is happy with higher numbers at fair

    Numerous people frequented Phillips County Fairgrounds while “Keepin’ it Growing” at the Phillips County Fair. According to fair board chairman Ron Thompson, the fair board as a whole was pleasantly surprised at the turnout. “We couldn’t be happ...