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  • Colorado State Patrol to sponsor youth academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2013 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The Academy will be held in Golden June 9-15. The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future commu...
  • Innovative approach taken for men’s mental health

    Campaign uses humor to help men tackle depression, divorce and suicidal thoughts Man Therapy, a groundbreaking new approach to suicide prevention and other men’s mental health issues, has been launched in Colorado. Man Therapy reshapes the conversation...
  • Green and Growing: Advice offered for high corn yields

    I recently wrote about methods that corn farmers could use to cope with drought. This week I will show how high corn yields can be achieved with limited irrigation water supplies when the corn crop is part of a rotational cropping system. News to some, co...
  • Tips offered for no-till farming

    Thinking about reducing the amount of tillage done, but not sure how to go about it? Does spending less money on diesel fuel for farming sound appealing? These questions and more will be addressed at the “No-till and Cover/Alternative Crops” worksho...
  • School board meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 5

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Superintendent Bret Miles’ report will include the second quarter financial report and budget timeline. Action items on the agenda include addition...
  • Burn wood safely to minimize impact

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released tips for seasonal burning in fireplaces and wood stoves. Local weather and topography contribute to temperature inversions that can trap pollutants close to the ground. Wood burning c...
  • Grant to assist equine owners

    Colorado Humane Society and SPCA has received a grant from the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance to assist equine owners with end-of-life options. In this new program, up to $200 will be provided to assist with either humane euthanasia or disposal of an e...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H’s Awesome Events and Activities! Enrollment for Phillips County 4-H closed Jan. 15 for the 2013 4-H year. While 4-H members are busy considering what they would like to do for their project, or maybe they are preparing for a livestock project, ther...
  • It's the Pitts

    Talking in my sleep (Best of) I’m growing very tired of a little game that rural people play on the telephone in the wee hours of the morning. I call the game “How Early Do You Get Up?” The rules of the contest are very simple: a person keeps calli...
  • Water issues expected to be big in the 2013 legislative session

    The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee will be awash in water legislation this week, as it begins work on the first of more than a dozen bills on water issues expected this session. The interim Water Resources Review Committee sent...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 31, 2008 HHS senior Elisa Sagehorn was honored at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver on Jan. 17 as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in the youth division. Following a two-year refurbishing project, the WW...
  • Bank takes over Operation PC Cares

    Operation PC Cares, a project that is over five years strong, will continue in Phillips County, now coordinated by the local Bank of the West branch in Holyoke. “We didn’t want the program to stop,” said Deb Williamson, branch manager at Bank of th...
  • Hospital moving forward with EMR

    For the past three months, employees at Melissa Memorial Hospital have been working tirelessly to put the new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to use. At the Jan. 22 monthly board meeting, MMH administrator John Ayoub hailed the switch from papers in fold...
  • Hospital moving forward with EMR

    For the past three months, employees at Melissa Memorial Hospital have been working tirelessly to put the new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to use. At the Jan. 22 monthly board meeting, MMH administrator John Ayoub hailed the switch from papers in fold...
  • Jack Frost returns

    After a week of sunshine that felt more like April than the end of January, the cold weather has returned to Holyoke. With trace amounts of precipitation falling late Monday night, Jan. 28, into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, people around th...
  • Jack Frost returns

    After a week of sunshine that felt more like April than the end of January, the cold weather has returned to Holyoke. With trace amounts of precipitation falling late Monday night, Jan. 28, into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, people around th...
  • Around Town

    Annual library luncheon Mon. “Be a Smart Cookie—READ!” is the theme of this year’s Friends of the Library annual salad luncheon. The community is invited to bring a salad and a friend to the event Monday, Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Phillips County M...
  • Holyoke Enterprise Community Calendar

    Holyoke Enterprise January 31, 2013...
  • Allie Billings moves to ESL; Stephanie Mitchell hired for second-grade position

    After a job recently opened up for an ESL teacher at Holyoke JR/SR High, Allie Billings was thrilled to get the chance to step into that position. Billings, who has been a second-grade teacher at Holyoke Elementary for a year, is taking over for ESL teac...
  • Girl Scout Cookie time starts Jan. 27

    It’s Colorado’s sweetest time of the year! Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across the state on Sunday, Jan. 27. Colorado’s Girl Scout Cookie Program runs through March 3, with booth sales in front of retail locations starting Feb. 8. Each purchase of...