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  • Assessing health of Holyoke, Phillips Co.

    Survey responses due May 11“Melissa Memorial Hospital needs the residents of Holyoke and Phillips County to provide their feedback on how they feel not only about the health of their community but also the services provided at the hospital,” said Tram...
  • Assessing health of Holyoke, Phillips Co.

    Survey responses due May 11“Melissa Memorial Hospital needs the residents of Holyoke and Phillips County to provide their feedback on how they feel not only about the health of their community but also the services provided at the hospital,” said Tram...
  • Around Town

    Emerald Awards section in this week’s paper; event is Thurs. Don’t miss the special section inserted in this week’s newspaper highlighting the three Emerald Awards recipients — Albino Nuñez, Heather Bieber and Greg Wakeman. Feature stories, phot...
  • Pharmacy choice bill heats up in the Legislature

    Should people in rural communities be allowed to buy medications from the pharmacies of their choice, or should they be forced to order their prescriptions through the mail or schlep to the nearest town with an in-network pharmacy? For the last two weeks...
  • Do you know and understand Colorado’s marijuana laws?

    5 messages for legal, safe and responsible useColorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds Coloradans and visitors to review the laws governing retail marijuana and tips on safe use. Prior to this year’s 4/20 events, the department’s ...
  • Habitats of all kinds featured at Holyoke Elementary

    From ocean depths to mountain heights, from deserts to rainforests to the frozen Arctic, it could all be found in the second-grade shoebox dioramas showcased in the Holyoke Elementary lobby Wednesday, April 6-Monday, April 11. Sarah Hayes’ ocean habit...
  • Yuma meet a challenge for HHS track teams

    It was a large and challenging meet at the Bill Kalb Invite in Yuma Tuesday, April 12, with teams present from Goodland, Kan., to Byers. “There was a lot of competition and a lot of teams we hadn’t seen before,” said coach Cindi Beavers. The girls...
  • ‘Rainbow Connection’ makes for colorful evening

    Little children can have big dreams, as was the theme of first and third-grade music program, “Rainbow Connection,” Thursday, April 14. Some dream about being rock stars or being rich and famous, while others hope for world peace. Aboard the Rainbow E...
  • 13 FBLA members qualify for nationals; 3 more recognized

    Twenty-six members of the HHS FBLA chapter participated in the state leadership conference in Vail April 14-16. Thirteen students, in six events, will be representing HHS in the national leadership conference in Atlanta, Ga., in early July, as a result o...
  • Snapdragon Floral brings back full-service flower shop

    After a brief hiatus, Holyoke residents will be excited to hear a full-service flower shop is again open in town. Owners Christy and Sherman Kage have launched a new venture called Snapdragon Floral LLC. Christy, who will actually be the one working in ...
  • Ballyneal breaks ground on new putting course

    Ten years after opening Ballyneal Golf Course in the chop hills southeast of Holyoke, Tom Doak and his associate, Eric Iverson, have broken ground on a new putting course. Ballyneal is excited and proud to announce the construction of the new putting co...
  • Common mullein an issue in CRP ground

    It has come to the attention of the Phillips County Weed and Pest District that common mullein has become an issue in some CRP ground in the county. Common mullein is a biennial forb that was introduced from Europe but is a native of Asia. Due to its bie...
  • Another Perspective

    Attitude makes aging seem OK Although we all continue to get older one day at a time, this week marked another birthday tally for me. The reality of aging sometimes shoots me toward a tendency to whine about a slower metabolism. My focus strays rampantly...
  • Thinking About Health

    Women in small town America aren’t living as long as they used to Those of us who grew up in small rural communities in the 1950s and 1960s, expected to have longer life spans than our parents. The trends were in our favor. White women born in 1900 co...
  • Extension Corner

    Plant Select 2016 Introductions It is always exciting to see what’s new in Plant Select® Program introductions. This program provides us with some excellent choices that match our environmental conditions. Take a look at the following six introduction...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 21, 2011 Winners in the second annual Emerald Awards program are Veronica Nuñez, Heart Award; Kyle Stumpf, Leader Among Us; and Summer Maloney, Innovator of the Year. Ella Stewart is named Ronald Reagan Fellow. Holyoke’s Peerless...
  • State Capitol lobbyist Waters could face ethics complaint

    A state Capitol lobbyist may face an ethics complaint over lying to lawmakers about a bill that could have helped rural Coloradans with legal challenges on conservation easements tax credits. The bill, House Bill 16-1174, was one of two bills on the issu...
  • Rodeo Bible Camp gymkhana is this Sat.

    Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp spring gymkhana is set for Saturday, April 23, at the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds arena in Burlington. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the event scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. To view the full article, consider a digital ...
  • Dragons split with top-ranked Yuma

    It was one of those seminal moments for moving the HHS Dragon baseball program forward, said coach Sam Distefano when the Dragons handled Yuma last Thursday, April 21, earning a 5-2 win in the first game of the doubleheader. While the Indians took the se...
  • JH track sweeps Akron meet

    Holyoke Junior High tracksters swept the Akron Invite Tuesday, April 12, placing first out of the seven teams in both the girls and boys divisions. The girls team earned 212.5 points, beating second place by over 70 points, and boys earned 182.5, nearly 5...