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  • Track season takes off at HHS

    Track season is off and running at HHS, with 27 members for the 2016 season led by co-head coaches Cindi Beavers and Dusty Sprague. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to coach and work with the kids,” said Sprague, who is new to the HHS...
  • Shaw, Beckner rock the waters

    “The HHS boys rocked,” said swim coach Aly Brinkema after freshmen Keegan Shaw and Chase Beckner competed with the Valley/Englewood team in a dual against Greeley Central/Northridge last Thursday, March 17, at the Greeley Rec Center. The Valley/Engle...
  • Dragon baseball at Haxtun postponed until Tues., April 19

    Cold and windy weather conditions Saturday, March 19, found the Dragon baseball season opener postponed. Instead, the Holyoke team’s season opened at home against Wray Tuesday, March 22. The March 19 game at Haxtun was postponed until Tuesday, April 1...
  • Artwork for Phillips County Art Show to be entered April 7

    The 2016 Phillips County Art Show, sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council, is set for Thursday-Sunday, April 7-10, at Holyoke High School, 545 E. Hale St. The art show will feature the work of artists of northeast Colorado and southwest Nebraska. A...
  • Freshmen learn about drunk driving effects through PARTY program

    HHS freshmen had the opportunity to learn about the dangers of drinking and driving through the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program Thursday, March 17. Brenna Sullivan unsuccessfully attempts to operate a remote control car while wear...
  • Fight for landowners’ conservation easement tax credits gets emotional

    Jiliane Hixson, who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting over conservation easement tax credits with the Department of Revenue, left the Statehouse in tears last week. Lawmakers had watered down a bill she hoped would help her recoup some o...
  • April 15 is deadline to file Personal Property Declaration Schedule

    Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reminds all persons, businesses and companies that own, possess or control taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the deadline for filing a Personal Property Declara...
  • Swanson earns master’s

    In December 2015, Evan Swanson earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Doane College. Prior to that, Swanson graduated from Doane College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with an emphasis in history and an end...
  • Did you know?

    According to the pet adoption service Petfinder, dogs chase their tails for various reasons. Some dogs may be curious about the appendage or have a predatory instinct, while others may chase their tails just to get some exercise. Tail-chasing may also be...
  • Free preschool screening set for April 8 in Holyoke

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5, children who will not attend kindergarten next year. ...
  • Something for everyone at Saturday expo

    A variety of booths filled the Phillips County Event Center Saturday, March 19, for Star 92.3’s Farm and Home Show. With everything from ag solutions to hot tubs to homemade crafts, there was something for everyone. Above, Havyn Powell, Madysen Powell a...
  • Bugs, weeds, trees are topics at symposium April 4-5

    Tri-State Horticulture Symposium is set for Monday-Tuesday, April 4-5, at the Yuma County Fairgrounds in the concessions building. Starting April 4 will be Colorado State University entomologist Whitney Cranshaw who will be lecturing on “Bugs, Bugs and...
  • Area Pest Sweeps April 4-8

    Colorado State University Extension will be hosting a pesticide pickup program at various locations within the Golden Plains Area. “We’ll accept any pesticide delivered to us and properly dispose of them through a hazardous waste contractor,” stated...
  • RRWCD helps Colo. NRCS fund 2016 Ogallala Aquifer Initiative

    The Republican River Water Conservation District, acting through its Water Activity Enterprise, will again partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to encourage water conservation through the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative. The RRWCD will pro...
  • Yuma’s Joe Newton recognized in 100 Fresh Perspective search

    Yuma resident Joe Newton has been named as one of 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better as part of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search. As an honoree, Newton joins an impressive list of leaders in agricult...
  • NRCS accepting applications for CSP

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service encourages Phillips County producers to submit applications for enrollment into the Conservation Stewardship Program. NRCS is accepting CSP applications throughout the year. However, producers should submit...
  • Where are they now? Justie Nicol opens new law offices

    Attorney Justie (Coyne) Nicol recently opened Nicol Law Offices, LLC, located at 1205 W. Elizabeth St., Unit K in Fort Collins, within the Campus West Shops. Nicol, a 2000 graduate of HHS, is able to provide legal advice throughout northeastern Colorado....
  • Samantha’s Salt

    3 reasons why being “bored” helps your kids thrive Navigating the tricky waters with four kids, 7 and under, I often hear the oldest two express after school, on a day off, or on the weekend: “Mom, I’m so bored!” So I begin to think about...
  • Thinking About Health

    Prices for medical airlifts can hit the stratosphere Not many of us think about needing air ambulances. We don’t dwell on that possibility, but for people hurt in car accidents or who live in smaller or rural communities without medical care at hand, b...
  • Extension Corner

    Garden chores for April It is almost that time again for active gardeners. Here is a brief list of tasks for you to consider in your vegetable garden, your turf and landscape plants this season. Naturally, not everyone is interested in planting fruit t...