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  • Phillips County eligible for disaster designation due to drought conditions

    Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans. These are the first di...
  • Kotch, Hermosillo place in Saturday tourney

    Dylan Kotch finished second at 220 lbs. and Jesus Hermosillo took third at 195 lbs. to lead the Dragon wrestlers to a 68-point finish in the Fort Collins Arnold Torgerson Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Jan. 5. Twelve Dragons wrestled in the ...
  • Dragons split in weekend play

    Dragon boys’ basketball players returned from holiday break to earn a tight-at-the-end 53-50 win over Chase County, Neb. Friday, Jan. 4. They turned around to suffer a 37-49 loss to Shining Mountain Saturday, Jan. 5. Both games were played on the Dragon...
  • Basketball girls grab two wins after long break

    Despite getting a couple weeks off for Christmas break, the Lady Dragons got back on track last weekend with two wins. On the HHS home court, they defeated Chase County, Neb. 29-21 Friday, Jan. 4 and Shining Mountain 60-24 Saturday, Jan. 5. Coach Arlan S...
  • Swimmers setting new personal bests

    HHS swim team members have been performing well, improving personal best records at every turn. The local girls swam in the Windsor Holiday Meet Saturday, Dec. 22 and competed in the Keith Wiedeman Invitational in Greeley. The local girls competed in a ...
  • Dragon Hoopsters establishing support system for B-ball

    Dragon Hoopsters is a new group that has formed in Holyoke as a basketball booster club. The nexus of the Hoopsters is a group of parents working to establish a support system for youth to have access to the resources needed to build and maintain a stron...
  • School Menu

    Jan. 14-18 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Jan. 14: French toast sticks or cereal with string cheese, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 15: Breakfast burrito or fruit muffin with graham cracker, fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Sausage and cheese bagel o...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Score a touchdown with great appetizersI’ll admit it, I haven’t been much of a Denver Broncos fan this year with the absence of a certain eligible bachelor quarterback, but seeing as they are doing so well, I suppose I can root for them in the playoff...
  • Legislators hard at work on bills for rural Colorado

    While the 69th General Assembly didn’t officially start business until Wednesday, Jan. 9, the two legislators from northeastern Colorado are already hard at work on bills on water, agriculture and other issues affecting rural Colorado. This week’s se...
  • Greenwood named NECALG ex. director

    At the regular meeting of the NE Colorado Association of Local Governments on Dec. 21, the board approved the 2013 overall budget totaling $6,171,649, an increase of $382,480 over the approved 2012 budget. It was also moved to name HJ Greenwood as NECALG...
  • Turkey Federation banquet set for good time, great cause

    Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 8th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet, hosted by the Big Mac Struttin’ Tom chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Quality Inn in Ogallal...
  • Child care provider training class planned

    Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, the Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral will be holding its two-day pre-licensing class “There’s No Place Like Home” for individuals who want to become licensed child care providers. This training wi...
  • Hughes promotes U.S. worldwide

    When it comes to talking wheat, the Hughes family name remains one of those names synonymous with wheat production in southwest Nebraska. And like family before him, Chase County, Neb. farmer Dan Hughes of Venango, Neb. continues to promote wheat product...
  • CSU Extension plans drought summits

    Colorado State University Extension is planning to host a series of drought summits at various locations within the Golden Plains Area. These five informational meetings will be held at different locations but will also be webcast. As a result, anyone ca...
  • Hoch LLC is now offering HVACR service in N.E. Colo.

    After doing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration work on the Front Range and in this area for the past couple of years, Ken Hoch of Holyoke is now focusing his business venture in Northeast Colorado. Hoch LLC is his business name, and...
  • COGCC approves pioneering new groundwater protections

    Monday, Jan. 7, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation approved pioneering new groundwater protection rules considered among the strongest in the country. The new regulations mark another innovative step in Colorado’s pacesetting regulation of this impor...
  • Biesemeier, Beavers honored for 12 years commish service

    Phillips County retiring commissioners Jerry Beavers, pictured above at left, and Bud Biesemeier, in center, share a light moment with fellow commissioner Joe Kinnie at a reception held Friday, Jan. 4 at the Phillips County Event Center. Beavers and Biese...
  • Strength training begins

    “Strong People Stay Healthy” is a research-based strength-training program that Colorado State University Extension is planning to offer in Phillips County. In order to accommodate busy lives, the program for Holyoke is scheduled for Monday and Wedne...
  • EagleNET update set for school work session

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will hold a work session prior to the 7 p.m. regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 in HJHS Room No. 218. Work session topics follow: PC Telcom on EagleNET at 6 p.m., bus routes at 6:20 and paperless meetings at...
  • Coloradons urged to test homes for radon

    “Winter is a great time to test your home for radon,” said Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple, and works best when all the doors and windows ar...