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  • Citizen appreciates quieter downtown

    Dear council members, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the courage you have shown in turning off the downtown siren. It is our opinion this antiquated system of public address is no longer needed or wanted. We agree whole-heartedl...
  • Visitor has hunting concerns

    Dear Editor, My brother and I came to Holyoke over the weekend of Jan. 17-19 on a cheap hunting trip. Everyone we talked to was friendly and courteous. I have hunted pheasants around Holyoke, Yuma and Wray off and on since 1968 when I was 14. This pas...
  • In a New York minute

    If you were around in the winter of 2002 and majority of 2003, you may recall I worked at the old D&J Hardware as my after school job. In college, the knowledge I gleaned working there paid off in my technical theater classes­—being able to tell a...
  • It's the Pitts

    Address labels I get a lot of fan mail, most of it addressed to Current Resident or Occupant. I bet I get more incoherent and childish mail than Santa Claus. And that’s just the junk mail I get from insurance and credit card companies. But once in a g...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    An odd couple I remember quite clearly the day we brought my baby home from the hospital. She was bundled so quietly in my arms as I sat down on the sofa. Through half-closed eyes I watched my beloved, spoiled cat jump onto the sofa and confidently appro...
  • Do kids know about agriculture?

    Do our kids know about agriculture? That may sound like an odd question to you. Unfortunately, to many it is a sad statement on the times. And I am not talking about only inner city youth. Many of the children in rural communities have not learned about ...
  • First water bill of 2010 is heard

    The 2010 General Assembly is now in the second week of its 120-day session. During the next four months, legislators will tackle issues such as ground water boundaries, vehicle registration and illegal diversion of surface water. The first water bill of ...
  • Legislators announce funding for wind project

    U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Colorado 4th Congressional Representative Betsy Markey announced a wind-energy project in Phillips County will receive $2.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a Department of Ene...
  • McCallum catches calf at National Stock Show

    It’s not every day one sees 11 kids trying to wrestle calves to the ground. But at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, that is exactly what happened. Trae McCallum a freshman at HHS, filled out an application and wrote an essay back in September...
  • Mailander appointed to Farm Service committee

    Paul Mailander was recently appointed to the Farm Service Agency Executive Committee for Colorado. U.S. Senator Mark Udall announced the appointment of five new members on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The committee helps oversee FSA programs in the state. Senator...
  • Co Building Farmers applications are due

    The Northeast Colorado Building Farmers steering committee is excited to announce the request for applications for the inaugural 2010 program for this region. The broader Colorado Building Farmers program is now in its third year, and is extending the pr...
  • Young farmers to meet in Sterling Feb. 5-6

    The 41st Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association Institute will be held Feb. 5-6 at the Ramada Inn in Sterling. Over 150 members, spouses, advisors and guests are expected to attend. The members of the Arickaree Young Farmer Chapter are hosts for ...
  • Dragon wrestlers claim 3 championships at Lexington

    Mark Edmonds, Skyler Dittmer and Chad Stroh claimed champion honors in their respective wrestling weight divisions to lead the Dragons to a third-place finish at the John Higgins Invitational in Lexington, Neb. Saturday, Jan. 23. Add Stroh’s honor of O...
  • Swimmers place in Windsor dual

    HHS swimmers competing with the Sterling High School swim team were part of seven place-winning efforts in the Jan. 19 dual with Windsor at Sterling. Holyoke coach Adaria Colver noted Pamela McWilliams has done very well recently in the distance freestyl...
  • Dragons add two more wins

    Holyoke extended their winning streak to 10 games with two road wins over Weldon Valley and Sedgwick County, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21-22. The wins came without the Dragon’s big man, Kyle Carper, on the inside. He sat out with an ankle injury. Prest...
  • Lady Dragons defeat Comm. Christian, face Akron Friday

    Standing with a 5-6 record, Holyoke’s girls’ basketball team continues to improve midway through their season. In a rematch against Sedgwick County Friday, Jan. 22 on the Cougars’ home court, the Dragons were defeated in a close match-up 43-47—a ...
  • JV girls extend streak

    Adding two wins to their record this past weekend, Holyoke jayvee girls’ basketball team defeated Sedgwick County and Community Christian. “I am very proud of our junior varsity team, as they have compiled a seven-game winning streak over the past st...
  • JV boys win two

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball grabbed two wins over Weldon Valley and Sedgwick County, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21-22. They beat Weldon Valley at NJC 47-24 followed by a 41-27 win at Sedgwick County. The two wins improve their record to 9-1.  ...
  • C boys win two games

    HHS Boys’ C basketball team grabbed two wins over Sedgwick County and Haxtun. They traveled to Julesburg Friday, Jan. 22 and thumped the Cougars 50-12. Haxtun came to town Monday, Jan. 25 and the Dragons snuck by the Bulldogs 39-33. Holyoke C 50, Sed...
  • Random drug test policy reviewed

    Revisions proposed by Holyoke School District’s random drug testing (RDT) policy committee will be on the school board’s March calendar for first reading, with the changes to take effect for the 2010-11 school year. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed the prop...