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  • Applications being taken for Wally Bruce Award

    The Haxtun Conservation District strives to educate future generations in conserving natural resources. Annually the HCD hosts an Arbor Day program, hosts a sixth-grade poster contest, is a participant at the WaterFest held in Wray and continues to hold ...
  • NAP insurance deadline looms

    Thursday, Dec. 1 is the final date for purchasing Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) crop insurance on 2012 grass for forage, honey, mustard, mixed forage and alfalfa. Producers wishing to insure these crops under USDA’s NAP must make ap...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H teaches life skills through dog project Did you know there are approximately 72 million dogs owned as family pets in the United States? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, that’s around 37.2 percent of American households who ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The rocky road of discipline Melise as a 2-year-old proved several times that she wasn’t ready for the responsibility of markers. A few times, she got hold of a permanent marker that Mommy accidentally left within her reach. The scribbles somehow alwa...
  • It's the Pitts

    Our time has come “Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.” Anonymous In his excellent book, “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell shows how becoming super rich has as much to do with timing as it does anything else. For example, 14 of t...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 23, 2006 Melissa Memorial Hospital executive employees and physicians officially broke ground on the new hospital building project Nov. 18 in a special ceremony on the land at 1001 E. Johnson St. Study Club, formed by girls’ basketb...
  • Road conditions lead to fatality accident

    Snow-packed and icy road conditions on Highway 385 south of Holyoke Wednesday morning, Nov. 16 led to a one-vehicle rollover that resulted in the death of Rosa Tranquilino, 45, of Wray. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, Tranquilino was northbound on Highway 385, driv...
  • Hospital foundation planting 'Seeds of Change'

    Roughly 50 people attended Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Legacy of Thanks celebration Sunday, Nov. 20 at Melissa Memorial Hospital. The annual event is held to recognize and thank those who have contributed to the foundation throughout the yea...
  • Hospital foundation planting 'Seeds of Change'

    Roughly 50 people attended Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Legacy of Thanks celebration Sunday, Nov. 20 at Melissa Memorial Hospital. The annual event is held to recognize and thank those who have contributed to the foundation throughout the yea...
  • School district certifies increased student count

    Holyoke School District will be funded at 588.5 pupils for the 2011-12 budget year. The certified count for the Colorado Department of Education was approved at the Nov. 15 board meeting. The certified count is up 10.5 from last year and up 19 from what ...
  • School district certifies increased student count

    Holyoke School District will be funded at 588.5 pupils for the 2011-12 budget year. The certified count for the Colorado Department of Education was approved at the Nov. 15 board meeting. The certified count is up 10.5 from last year and up 19 from what ...
  • Council approves 2012 budget

    Holyoke City Council members approved a $6.25 million budget for 2012 at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Also approved was the first reading of the annual appropriations ordinance. The final reading and passage will be held during the council’s Dec. 6 me...
  • Council approves 2012 budget

    Holyoke City Council members approved a $6.25 million budget for 2012 at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Also approved was the first reading of the annual appropriations ordinance. The final reading and passage will be held during the council’s Dec. 6 me...
  • 'Murder Runs in the Family' hits HHS stage this weekend

    There’s no beating a good old-fashioned murder mystery, and if there’s a crazy cast of characters thrown in the mix, it’s sure to provide some good entertainment. “Murder Runs in the Family” is set to hit the HHS stage this Friday and Saturday, ...
  • Young Entrepreneur Marketplace to feature area youth

    The first annual Young Entrepreneur Marketplace will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at AmeriTowne in Wray from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fourteen young business owners will have displays featuring businesses they themselves have started up. Four local businesses will mak...
  • Voice of Democracy winners present speeches focused on pride in serving in the United States military

    A Selfless PrideBy Jeremy Loutensock As a child growing up in an age of media and entertainment, I became very familiar with heroic scenes of men dressed in uniforms, ranging from blue overcoats to lightweight camouflage, carrying everything from flintlo...
  • Peanut butter lovers go nuts, spread the love for creamy treat

    10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Americans eat enough peanut butter each year to make 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s no surprise fanatics of this ooey gooey treat are spreading the love this November for Peanut Butter ...
  • Edmonds signs with Bucknell; receives their top scholarship

    Wrestling coaches and fans, family and friends surrounded HHS senior Mark Edmonds Wednesday, Nov. 9 when he officially signed his national letter of intent to wrestle for Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. It was the first day such letters of intent c...
  • Athletes gear up for winter sports

    HHS athletes hit the mats and court last Friday, Nov. 11 for the first day of winter sports practice. Above, basketball players warm up before practice. Pictured from left are Zach Roll, Tito Fierro, Chris Bieber, Tanner Smith, Harry Paulin, Jeremy Louten...
  • JH boys pick up three wins

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball teams traveled to Yuma Thursday, Nov. 10 and came away with three victories. Wins came from the 8A, 8B and 7B teams. The 7A team fell in a very close game to Yuma. Holyoke’s 8A team won 35-31 with Jesus Loya lead...