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  • Cory Gardner introduces 'Make My Day Better' bill

    On the first day of the 2010 legislative session, Representative Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, introduced House Bill 1094, nicknamed the “Make My Day Better” bill. The bill adds places of business to the Colorado’s Make My Day Law. By adding places of busi...
  • Sterling swimmers host Eaton in dual meet

    Sterling High School girls’ swim team hosted its first competition this season with Eaton Tuesday, Jan. 12. Eaton finished on top 95-87. Holyoke swimmers earning individual places in Tuesday’s dual were Amy Krogmeier, third in 200 meter individual me...
  • Wrestlers prepare for Lexington, Neb. Invite

    HHS wrestlers prepare this week for one of Coach Duane Stroh’s favorite tournaments in Lexington, Neb. Two varsity tournaments in one feature A and B competition. “This just fits our team so well,” said Stroh, noting the strong kids compete in the ...
  • Dragons blow by Haxtun 73-39

    Reid Baumgartner hit six three-pointers, Kyle Carper added two slam dunks including a behind-the-back dunk and 10 Dragon players contributed points on Holyoke’s way to a 73-39 win over Haxtun Friday, Jan. 15. Holyoke trailed by five points after the fi...
  • JV basketball boys shut out Haxtun 24-0

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball team picked up another convincing win beating Haxtun 24-0 Friday, Jan. 15.   Holyoke JV 24, Haxtun 0 The teams only played two quarters and Holyoke managed to hold Haxtun scoreless. Alex Quintana put up nine points f...
  • Basketball schedule noted

    Dragon basketball fans should note there has been a change to the original schedule printed on the school calendar. Only the HHS boys will play Weldon Valley at NJC in Sterling Thursday, Jan. 21. Games are set to begin at 5 p.m. Then Saturday, Jan. 23, ...
  • HHS Lady Dragons land a big win over the Bulldogs

    Traveling to Haxtun Friday, Jan. 15, Lady Dragon basketball captured a big 42-27 win over the Bulldogs. “We had a very good outing against Haxtun,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “We shot the ball better and still played very good defense.” Dragon def...
  • JV girls win over Haxtun

    Holyoke jayvee girls’ basketball brought home a victory Friday, Jan. 15 when they beat Haxtun 26-17 in a three-quarter game. With a strong first quarter, the Dragons held a five-point lead, 10-5. After adding three points in the second quarter, Holyoke...
  • Girls' C team competes in weekend tourney

    HHS girls’ C team basketball traveled to NJC in Sterling Saturday, Jan. 16 for a sub-varsity tournament. While it was good experience for the athletes, the Dragons suffered three losses in tournament action. Holyoke C 22, Abraham Lincoln 23 Holyoke ...
  • Lincoln Hayes performs in NY

    In addition to pursuing a number of other acting projects, Lincoln Hayes is currently performing in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot presented by Wide Eyed Productions. The play, directed by Rebecca Hengstenberg, runs from Jan. 14-Feb. 7 at the Richmond Sh...
  • H1N1 influenza takes toll; vaccination most effective protection against flu

    Thus far, the 2009-10 H1N1 flu season has resulted in the death of 61 Coloradans, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Flu-related deaths are reported on the department’s web site at http://www.cdphe.state....
  • Medical advances help families

    With all the debate over health care reform, focus has been placed squarely on the quality of medical treatment families receive. Fortunately, the world has recently seen a series of innovations that could help people much faster than expected. As the ho...
  • Family recycling encouraged for all

    Each water bottle one recycles might not seem like much, but don’t undervalue the efforts. Those bottles dropped in the recycling bin can be made into dozens of useful items, from new bottles to t-shirts, carpeting and even automotive parts. Recycling ...
  • 14 schools in Holyoke Honor Band

    Fourteen schools participated in the Monday, Jan. 18 Honor Band in Holyoke, finalized with an evening concert. Among the participants were 11 HHS band members and seven HJHS band members. HHS students who earned first chair ranking in the Honor Band sel...
  • Become a licensed child care provider

    While the economy is struggling to recover, child care continues to be one of the most important issues faced by today’s working families. Having a job is one thing. Having a job and being able to find child care that works is another. Northeast Colora...
  • With two new lungs, Schafer savors renewed life

    “I now have renewed hope. Renewed life.” Randy Schafer celebrated a new birthday when he received a double lung transplant—a second chance at life. He and his wife Joy describe it as a tremendous gift, a gift only because of the goodness of God. It...
  • Pastor Sung finds unique tie to area

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Sung found it a little ironic he landed in Holyoke nearly 100 years after a Methodist pastor from Brandon, Neb. and Venango, Neb., traveled to Korea as a missionary. Sung grew up in Korea and began serving as the...
  • 2010 U.S. Census provides employment opportunity

    With the 2010 census kicking off, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of locating helpers to assist with gathering the necessary information of Holyoke and Phillips County residents. Leo Mailander is a recruiting assistant in charge of finding appl...
  • Downtown daily whistles eliminated

    Businesses and residents near the downtown area noticed something different on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The daily whistle that sounds at 7 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. didn’t make a sound in the downtown location. City Council members voted at their Jan. 5 meeti...
  • See it like C Lee

    Un-smart I found myself laying in a cornfield with two friends a couple of weeks ago. Weird huh? Well, we actually were goose hunting. The thermometer in the pickup at 6:30 a.m. read 11 degrees. We planned on five people but shortly before 9 p.m. the ni...