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  • Psychobabble

    Approximately one-third of our life is spent sleeping. Thus, the average American man, expected to live 73 years, spends 24.3 years of his life sleeping. Makes a nice mattress seem like a cheap investment doesn’t it? Given that so much of our existence...
  • Rabies poses threat for horses too

    By Hannah Fernandez, Golden Plains Area Extension intern at Yuma County office What are the risks of your horse getting rabies? How many horses get rabies? How much of a threat does a rabid horse pose to you? These are all questions we find ourselves as...
  • Singers help with tornado clean-up

    Nicole Brandt wrapped up her New Way Singers summer tour Sunday, June 28 in Omaha, Neb. Parents Jerry and Debbie Brandt went to the final performance to bring her home and to see what the choir had been working on for the past two weeks. While “Be Stil...
  • City Code Chatter (CCC) — Watch where you park that rig

    Parking and zoning come as the topics for this week’s City Code Chatter. City code enforcement officer Dawn Archibeque said zoning ordinances in Holyoke don’t allow operators of “trucks” or 18-wheelers to park along city streets or alleys. A tru...
  • Runner-up trophy won by HVFD team at State Firefighter Races

    The 92nd Annual Colorado State Firefighters Association Convention was hosted by Grand County Fire Protection District #1 in Granby June 15-19. A total of eight Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department members attended the convention. Those who attended classes...
  • Public input requested at South Platte Watershed meeting

    Here’s an opportunity to be involved in making decisions about dealing with water quality issues in the Lower South Platte River watershed. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled for July 8 from 3-5 p.m. at Morgan Community College, Founders...
  • RRWCD purchases ground H2O rights

    Republican River Water Conservation District Water Activity Enterprise completed the purchase of ground water rights for the Compact Compliance Pipeline on Friday, June 19, using funds provided from the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s construction l...
  • News from the state capitol: Health care bills now in effect

    Wednesday, July 1 marks the day a number of new laws spearheaded by Democrats go into effect. Greeley’s representative, Jim Riesberg, has led the legislative efforts on four of these bills that aim to make healthcare more affordable. Rep. Riesberg’s...
  • June 28 Phillips County Raceway results reported

    Drivers traveled to the Phillips County Raceway Sunday, June 28 for races in the hobby stock, sport modified, modified and stock car events. Upcoming races on Saturday, July 4 have been rescheduled from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. to allow time for Holyoke’s fire...
  • Swimmers take sixth at Oakley

    While there were fewer Holyoke swimmers at the Oakley meet, those who attended were strong competition, placing well in many of the events. Better weather, as well as good times, made it an enjoyable meet, noted coach LeAnne McWilliams. As Oakley is the ...
  • Holyoke earns a third, 2 fourths in Border League Tourney

    Five Holyoke teams played in the Border League tournaments last week, June 24-27. The tournament was an exciting close to the boys’ summer baseball season. After five days of games, Stefan Betley, coach for the Green teams, had one team place in the to...
  • Buckley Bombers 2-2 last week

    Senior Buckley Bombers baseball team picked up two wins and two losses last week, giving them a 9-8 record on the season so far. The match-up with Hershland on Thursday, June 25 was suspended after three innings and will be finished in Sutherland, Neb. w...
  • Players selected for All-Star team play

    Border League All Star Tournaments for 13, 14 and 15 year olds will take place July 24-29. The 13 year old tournament will be held in Limon, 14 in Rocky Ford and 15 in Salida. Holyoke players selected for this year’s 13 year old team are Trevor Dalton,...
  • Colorado Bombers in great season

    The Colorado Bombers won 4-3 over Scottsbluff, Neb. on Sunday, June 21, on the Ovid field. It was a big win, as the Scottsbluff team is a Class A1 team and the Bombers are a Class B team in the Nebraska Men’s Baseball Association. The Colorado Bombers ...
  • See it like C. Lee

    Rain, rain go ... where did you come from? I don’t know about you, but the weather we have witnessed these past few weeks is the craziest thing I have ever seen. Growing up in Imperial, Neb.  and then moving around Missouri for nearly five years, I exp...
  • Board of Health makes changes to onsite wastewater regulations

    After months of negotiations with the state health department regarding a change to the local onsite wastewater system regulations, members of the Northeast Colorado Board of Health made a decision to remove wording, rather than fine tune it. The decisio...
  • Hospice offers local grief support

    Hospice of the Plains will provide a Grief Support group that is open to the general public starting Tuesday morning, July 7, and running for six weeks, concluding Aug. 11. The support group will meet in the Peerless Community Center at 212 S. Interocean...
  • Phillips County hospitals and medical equipment, now and then

    Museum Madness— Phillips County Museum’s hospital display has an outstanding number of pieces from hospital and medical history. The antiques have been donated from a number of individuals and the Holyoke and Haxtun hospitals. Not only is it fascina...
  • Family fun planned for July 4

    Teaming up to provide an afternoon and evening full of Independence Day activities and family fun are the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, City of Holyoke and 4-H council. Among other events, the Chamber will be hosting its sixth annual Consumers and Producer...
  • Hospital focuses on HUD business plan

    One of the big topics of the June 22 hospital board meeting was Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The board voted unanimously to approve the submission of a business plan to meet a failed HUD requirement. As reported at last month’s meeting, the dis...