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  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Baby’s first birthday party I had anxiously prepared for my daughter’s first birthday party for many weeks. I wanted it to be just perfect for my baby! With a large group of family gathered around, Melise gazed upon her very first birthday cake. She...
  • Colorado Seed Potato Act would require certified seed potatoes to be planted

    Colorado could be getting out of an exclusive club—states that don’t have certified seed laws for commercial potato growers and seed producers—if the General Assembly passes SB 10-72, the Colorado Seed Potato Act. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Gail...
  • RRWCD CREP addendum discussed

    The Republican River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) was introduced in June of 2006 to pay producers to retire irrigated acreage in the Republican River Basin, to provide conservation benefits and to reduce the consumption of water in the ...
  • Water issues to be addressed at meeting Monday in Imperial

    With the possibility that some irrigators in the Republican River Basin could be shut down in water-short years, water issues are generating lots of interest. In addition, a number of water bills have been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature, of which...
  • Kansas spends $17 million meant for water lawsuit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)­—Kansas lawmakers accidentally spent $17 million set aside to finance litigation aimed at forcing Colorado and Nebraska to abide by water compacts, state officials said last week. The embarrassing miscue committed in 2007 set off ala...
  • 'Circus INcognitus' takes main stage

    It may not be Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey and there probably won’t be animals roaming the stage but Circus INCognitus is sure to draw laughter and applause from the audience. Jamie Adkins brings his one-man show, Circus INcognitus to Holyoke T...
  • Radon training available

    “Radon and the Real Estate Professional,” an Internet-based training session, will be available Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9-11 a.m. in Fort Morgan and Holyoke. The training is presented by Doug Kladder, a radon specialist from the Center for Environme...
  • Swimmers head to state meet

    After a season of lots of hard work, Holyoke swimmers earned a total of 10 personal best times at the Northern Colorado Swimming Conference Feb. 4-5 at the Greeley Rec Center. Coach Adria Colver reported the all six of the Holyoke girls who swim with Ste...
  • Dragon wrestlers host Burlington

    Five out of 10 Dragon wrestlers earned victories on the mat Thursday, Feb. 4 when Burlington came to town for a wrestling dual. But the Cougars ended up with a 54-21 win. The visitors earned four match wins by forfeit, as HHS didn’t have competitors at...
  • Wrestlers 2-3 in Eaton duals

    Focused on getting lots of matches for the Dragon wrestlers, Holyoke accomplished that at the Eaton duals Saturday, Feb. 6. Holyoke won two and lost three Saturday. The Dragons defeated Berthoud 34-33 and Erie 42-27 and lost to Wray 34-48, to Pueblo Coun...
  • Regional wrestling here

    A weekend full of great wrestling is in store Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13 when Holyoke hosts the Class 2A Region 3 tournament. Recent rankings show four of the top 10 2A teams in the state will compete in Region 3. As of last week, Wiggins was ranked...
  • Girls defeat two top-ranked teams

    Fighting for big wins over two top 10-ranked teams, the Lady Dragons had a great weekend of basketball. The girls came out on top over Wray 53-50 Friday, Feb. 5 and Burlington 51-42 Saturday, Feb. 6. “The girls just played their hearts out with great e...
  • JV girls win one, lose one in weekend games

    HHS jayvee girls’ basketball suffered a loss against Wray Friday, Feb. 5, but came away with a win Saturday, Feb. 6 over Burlington. Holyoke JV 45, Wray 51 Lady Dragons traveled to Wray on Friday for a match-up with the Eagles. Scores in each quarter ...
  • C girls fall to Wray, Burlington

    In basketball action last weekend, Holyoke girls’ C team fell to Wray Friday, Feb. 5 and Burlington Feb. 6. Holyoke C 14, Wray 35 Taking on the Eagles on Wray’s home court Friday night, the Dragons lost 14-35. Wray outscored Holyoke in all four quar...
  • Dragons suffer 1st conference loss; come back to beat Burlington

    A 12-game winning streak came to an end Friday night as Holyoke came up short against Wray, 46-50. The team didn’t let the loss get to them as they played host to Burlington the following night and won 57-32. The win and loss moves the Dragons’ recor...
  • JV boys split games

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball team split a pair of games falling to Wray, Friday, Feb. 5 and beating Burlington the following night. Holyoke JV 47, Wray 55 Holyoke fell behind 9-16 early but fought back to trail by just two at the end of both the second...
  • HHS C boys split pair

    HHS boys’ C basketball team fell to Wray Friday, Feb. 5 but bounced back to beat Burlington the next night.   Holyoke C 40, Wray 55 The Dragons got off to a big start taking a 17-5 lead into the second quarter. Wray then hung 22 points on the bo...
  • Winter Olympic traditions begin in 1924; Vancouver games anticipated

    Citius—Altius—Fortius. Faster. Higher. Stronger. The idea that one’s focus should be on bettering one’s achievements rather than on coming in first was at the heart of the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896. Now, over a century later, those...
  • Vehicle purchased for Holyoke PD

    Holyoke Police Department vehicles were evaluated, and City Council members approved the purchase of a 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup for HPD at their Feb. 2 meeting. Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer said two of the vehicles they use now need to be replaced or ma...
  • Young Americans and area students give energetic performance

    Including everything from 1920s flapper dances and Cat in the Hat books to Mary Poppins songs and hip-hop dancing, the Young Americans and area students delivered an impressive high-energy performance Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the HHS auditorium. Young American...