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  • Three to attend Girls State

    Three Holyoke High School junior girls will participate in this year’s Girls State June 10-15 in Gunnison. Alyssa Cordova, Rachel Schneider and Erin Vieselmeyer have been chosen by Holyoke Unit #90 of the American Legion Auxiliary for the 65th session ...
  • Local third-grade reading scores exceed state average

    For the fourth straight year, Holyoke third-grade reading scores exceeded the state average. Third-grade reading scores on the 2012 TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) were recently released. And Holyoke Elementary third-grade students exceed...
  • Donate flags to be retired on Memorial Day

    Phillips County and Holyoke residents are encouraged to donate old flags that can be retired on Memorial Day this year during a traditional flag burning ceremony scheduled to be held Monday, May 28 in the parking lot of the VFW. The VFW will gladly accep...
  • Holyoke Happenings Summer Fun 4U guide highlights local fun

    Everything from sports schedules to Vacation Bible Schools to multiple summer fun activities will be included in the Holyoke Happenings Summer Fun 4U Guides which are being distributed this week. Guides will be sent home with students in grades K-8 and a...
  • Kids' mini fishing camp planned

    A mini fishing camp for kids ages 5 and up is being planned for Friday, May 25, 4-8 p.m. at the Holyoke Lion’s Club Fishing Pond. Jack Wieland from the Division of Wildlife will be teaching fish identification, fishing ethics, casting, equipment, prope...
  • Coumadin Clinic plans celebration; will honor veterans' service May 23

    “It’s about humanizing health care.” That’s the philosophy of Family Practice of Holyoke coumadin clinic personnel Judy Weimer, FNPC, specialty clinic manager Mary Kay Knode and Weimer’s associate D’Nae Clinkenbeard, EMT. As a result, three ...
  • Club reports

    Phillips County 4-H Council The Phillips County 4-H Council met May 6 and discussed many important topics.They decided to have a teen dance at the fair this year. Each 4-H member can bring two non-members to the dance. The council will also have the Cow ...
  • Schafer receives B.A.

    Joy Schafer of Haxtun was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Ashford University Saturday, April 28 in Clinton, Iowa. Schafer was one of 1,600 graduates who traveled from throughout the United States to attend spring graduation at Ashford Un...
  • Ralston is auto mech. top student

    Joshua Ralston of Berthoud was recently named Front Range Community College’s Outstanding Automotive Mechanics Student of the Year. His award plaque was presented by Rachel Pokrandt, dean of the secondary program “College Now” at Fort Collins. Ral...
  • College news

    Mallory Bennett has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Denver for the winter quarter 2012. Bennett was also listed as a Hornbeck Scholar for the fall quarter 2011 and winter quarter 2012. This is the highest academic honor for undergrad...
  • Green and Growing

    People have found noticeable damage to the edges of wheat fields that are adjacent to introduced grass pastures or highway bar-ditches. Black grass bug, a native rangeland insect, is responsible for this crop injury. CSU Extension entomologists Bob Hammon...
  • H&B Home Service attends team summit

    Howard and Betty Hunter of H&B Home Service of Holyoke just returned from Orlando, Fla. after attending an annual team summit meeting for DISH Network retailers. At the recent meeting, about 3,000 DISH retailers from all over the United States heard ...
  • Backyard Conservation Camp to be held in June

    Haxtun Conservation District will be hosting its 6th Annual Backyard Conservation Camp June 4-5 for kids entering fourth through eighth grades. This year the camp will be traveling to the east edge of Phillips County to visit a site where prehistoric Ste...
  • Hospice of the Plains recognized as partners of "We Honor Veterans"

    It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of the Plains has become a national ...
  • Did you know?

    According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College University, men are now retiring later than they have in the past. In an analysis of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Center for Retirement Research found the average retiremen...
  • Yard theft prompts letter

    Dear Editor, In regards to the fine upstanding citizen of Holyoke who took four of my solar lights, I hope you are enjoying them. If you need more, I still have 13 left!   Carolyn FisherHolyoke Enterprise May 17, 2012...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H: positive youth development High school and college graduation season is upon us once again. Announcements seem to be filling up my family’s mailbox, with each one proudly showcasing this momentous occasion in each individual’s life. Phillips Co...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Swimming babies Going swimming with a toddler and an infant is a lot of work. We managed to make it to the pool almost weekly last summer, but only with the help of friends and family. One particular time, my mother was helping me. At first, her job was...
  • Nursing and homework can kill

    Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this story, it was broken into two pieces. The first portion was printed in the May 10 issue of the Enterprise.  After what seemed like an eternity trying to keep up with the vacuum cleaner, I had sucked down so...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoMay 17, 2007 A Homecoming Celebration commemorating the 70th birthday of the Assembly of God Church in Holyoke will be held Saturday, May 20. SourceGas takes over Kinder Morgan as the local retail natural gas distribution utility. Effecti...