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  • 4th of July Steak Grill-off winner awarded

    Upsetting the Denbo family’s winning streak, Matt Winterrowd, pictured at left, takes the traveling trophy award from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce member Casey Blake after being announced the winner of the July 4 Steak Grill-off at Homesteaders Park on S...
  • Courthouse heating system planned

    After much deliberation, Phillips County Commissioners accepted a plan to replace the courthouse heating system. At their meeting Tuesday, June 30, they reported an approved $40,000 energy impact grant for the project. An energy audit was taken on severa...
  • 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...
  • Interim bridge loan approved for Event Center completion

    Phillips County Commissioners recently announced that on June 19, they approved an interim construction bridge loan to finance the completion of the Phillips County Event Center. John Schneider, Holyoke branch manager for Bank of the West, assisted the C...
  • Nine take summer tour of Italy and Greece

    Education First Tours organizes group of 51 from Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma communities Five Holyoke High School students went on a nine day tour of some of Italy and Greece’s most famous tourist attractions. Led by teacher Tracy Trumper, students...
  • Kramer is runner-up in recycled fashion show

    It all started when Josi Kramer was still in Jr. High. She started collecting silver gum wrappers in hope of breaking a world record. Many from her class still remember handing over gum wrappers by the package, joining in the excitement. In two years, Kr...
  • Code STEMI at MMH

    This year, about 1.4 million people will suffer a heart attack. Approximately 400,000 of those heart attack victims will experience a STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) — a complete block in blood flow to a portion of the heart. Unless steps are...
  • Parents should be role models

    Last week’s Enterprise featured an interesting article on teen ethics. The study cited by the story found that teens are confused about what constitutes ethical behavior. A majority of teens, according to this article, believe that lying and rule-breaki...
  • It's the Pitts

    Mur-Low And Wine-O A good livestock auctioneer can sell anything: horses, cars, houses, machinery; you name it and a cow auctioneer can sell it. That’s why livestock auctioneers are busy selling foreclosed homes and GM cars. But there is one field tha...
  • 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 ex...
  • 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...