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  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    “James and the Giant Peach” I absolutely adore the book “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. It’s the story of an orphaned boy who is given magical crocodile tongues that grow a massive peach that he flies across the Atlantic Ocean to New...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H livestock projects teach responsibility How many of you value responsibility, especially in today’s youth? 4-H members enrolled in an animal project learn responsibility through the important job of caring for, feeding and handling their livestock...
  • Home Connection

    Readiness to buy a home How does one decide if they are ready to buy their first house? The decision to buy a home — whether for the first time or as a repeat buyer — is an important one and deserves considerable thought and attention. The size of t...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 13, 2010 Glen McCallum recently started his own diesel repair business, Glen’s Diesel Repair. His business is currently mobile, but he’s hoping to be in his own building sometime later this year. Holyoke sixth-grade classes will re...
  • Seniors, veterans may qualify for property tax exemption

    The Colorado Constitution establishes a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of the primary residence is exempted from property tax. The State of Colorado...
  • Autumn art workshop in Halsey Sept. 19-23

    The 48th Annual Autumn Art Workshop will be held in the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, Neb., Sept. 19-23. Artists are invited to nurture their creativity and hone their artistic skills with nationally known instructors in a peaceful forest setting i...
  • All-Holyoke picnic Aug. 8 in Northglenn

    Anyone with Holyoke-area ties is invited to an all-Holyoke picnic in the Dogwood table area at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Organizers are members of the HHS Class of 1964. They enjoyed their 50-year cl...
  • Colorado leads nation in providing most effective forms of birth control

    Colorado leads the nation in providing the most effective forms of birth control to low-income teenage women in Title X family planning clinics, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC’s Vital Signs r...
  • Colo. legislative session ends May 6

    State lawmakers wrapped up legislative work and adjourned for the year shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. In the 120-day session, they passed a balanced budget and sent about 350 bills to Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign. Among the bills he’s likely...
  • Chief medical officer expands overdose antidote availability

    In keeping with Senate Bill 15-053, Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer and executive director at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will expand the availability of naloxone, which is used to counter the effects of opioid overdose...
  • Picture Perfect

    41 HHS grads left with happy memories after Sunday’s graduation ceremonyFor the second year in a row, graduation festivities faced less than ideal weather conditions. But despite waking up to a light snow Sunday morning, high winds and temperatures rang...
  • Picture Perfect

    41 HHS grads left with happy memories after Sunday’s graduation ceremonyFor the second year in a row, graduation festivities faced less than ideal weather conditions. But despite waking up to a light snow Sunday morning, high winds and temperatures rang...
  • Heavy rainfall threatens repeat Sterling flooding

    Many people have probably heard or even used the following saying themselves: “Colorado weather — if you don’t like it, wait five minutes, and it will change.” After sunburns the previous weekend, people were rushing indoors this past Friday and ...
  • Heavy rainfall threatens repeat Sterling flooding

    Many people have probably heard or even used the following saying themselves: “Colorado weather — if you don’t like it, wait five minutes, and it will change.” After sunburns the previous weekend, people were rushing indoors this past Friday and ...
  • Financial negotiations continue for First Pioneer replat proposal

    Financial discussion of the First Pioneer replat continued at the Tuesday, May 5, Holyoke City Council meeting, but no final agreement was made. Councilmembers unanimously defeated a motion to accept Rupert and Claire O’Neal’s most recent proposal fo...
  • Financial negotiations continue for First Pioneer replat proposal

    Financial discussion of the First Pioneer replat continued at the Tuesday, May 5, Holyoke City Council meeting, but no final agreement was made. Councilmembers unanimously defeated a motion to accept Rupert and Claire O’Neal’s most recent proposal fo...
  • Staff salary identified as school budget priority

    Shifting toward a new salary schedule in Holyoke School District Re-1J is a budget priority recommended by the District Budget and Facilities Committee. Committee chair Dusty Sprague shared the group’s budget priorities and comments at the May 5 school...
  • Staff salary identified as school budget priority

    Shifting toward a new salary schedule in Holyoke School District Re-1J is a budget priority recommended by the District Budget and Facilities Committee. Committee chair Dusty Sprague shared the group’s budget priorities and comments at the May 5 school...
  • Around Town

    Preschool program is this Thursday The Dragon’s Wagon Preschool spaghetti supper and program is set for this Thursday, May 14, at the Phillips County Event Center. The dinner is held from 5-6:30 p.m. with the program and auction following at 7 p.m. &n...
  • Running a mile in his shoes

    Hatton, teammates show how sports can be so much more than competitionAt track meets, the 1600 meter run is a daunting race of endurance, often dreaded by many student athletes. It is four laps. One mile. No stopping. But after the starting gun fired to ...