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  • Marijuana ordinance adopted

    Phillips County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2012-1 Monday, Dec. 31, which prohibits “the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities or retail marijuana stores ...
  • Top 2012 news stories recapped

    Jan. 5 Dr. Rick Amesquita announces he is leaving Melissa Memorial Hospital. A new family nurse practitioner, Deaun Carpenter, is hired. New turf field is installed near the new Homesteaders Park playground. Trendy QR codes are explored by Enterprise s...
  • Top 2012 news stories recapped

    Jan. 5 Dr. Rick Amesquita announces he is leaving Melissa Memorial Hospital. A new family nurse practitioner, Deaun Carpenter, is hired. New turf field is installed near the new Homesteaders Park playground. Trendy QR codes are explored by Enterprise s...
  • Holyoke rings in the new year with more snow

    Streets were snowy and icy for New Year’s Eve parties last Monday night, Dec. 31 as a fresh layer of snow fell on Holyoke. Cold temperatures and frequent snowfall have kept winter weather a reality, forcing residents to scoop their walks and drive a lit...
  • Holyoke rings in the new year with more snow

    Streets were snowy and icy for New Year’s Eve parties last Monday night, Dec. 31 as a fresh layer of snow fell on Holyoke. Cold temperatures and frequent snowfall have kept winter weather a reality, forcing residents to scoop their walks and drive a lit...
  • MMH may serve as beta site for NextGen, EMRs

    Melissa Memorial Hospital is currently in the works to serve as a beta site for the next phase of the Electronic Medical Records. East Phillips County Hospital District board members were told Thursday, Dec. 27 during their regular meeting that MMH is mo...
  • MMH may serve as beta site for NextGen, EMRs

    Melissa Memorial Hospital is currently in the works to serve as a beta site for the next phase of the Electronic Medical Records. East Phillips County Hospital District board members were told Thursday, Dec. 27 during their regular meeting that MMH is mo...
  • Accident kills two, injures another

    Poor visibility led to the death of two people Wednesday, Dec. 19 five miles north of Holyoke on Highway 385. Manuel F. Hernandez, 31, of Ovid, was driving a 1999 Chevy S-10 southbound on the highway at 11:20 a.m. when he collided head-on with Byron D. F...
  • Big blizzard leaves town dreaming of a white Christmas

    Holyoke received 3.4 inches of snow last Wednesday, Dec. 19 as a strong winter storm blasted the area. Thursday morning, Dec. 20, the snow blowers were out in full force clearing paths through drifts of snow. Strong winds created drifts all over town maki...
  • Okee Dokee Brothers ride the river to a Grammy nod

    (AP) For a musical duo that have known each other since they were 3 years old, there’s something extra special about landing a Grammy nomination for Best Children’s Album. Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing are the Okee Dokee Brothers, a Minneapolis, M...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Ring in the New Year with a popWhen I think about New Year’s Eve snacks, the first thing I think of are those ranch-flavored oyster crackers. They seem to be a tradition at our parties around here. Look up the recipe! So good and so addicting! The next...
  • Bands perform Christmas and more

    Holyoke’s Junior High Concert Band, High School Concert Band and JR/SR High combined Jazz Band entertained with Christmas music and more in a Dec. 17 concert in the HHS auditorium. The bands were under the direction of Miko Martinez, with Marcia Dalton...
  • Jingle bells ring in elementary

    In an effort to create enthusiasm and build up the Holyoke Elementary School band program, band students in grades 5-6 performed at their own concert last Thursday, Dec. 20 at the elementary school gym. Band teacher Miko Martinez directed the bands—two...
  • PIE announces winners in annual reading contest

    Students in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade participated in the Partners in Education annual reading contest. Pictured are those who participated in the contest. They gathered Wednesday morning, Dec. 19 to find out who won in each grade.  —E...
  • Colorado whooping cough cases highest in 60 years

    With 1,407 reported cases as of Dec. 8, Colorado’s pertussis epidemic has exceeded the number of cases seen in the state going back at least six decades. The last time Colorado experienced this level of pertussis, commonly referred to as whooping cough,...
  • Blizzard nails Holyoke

    Talk of lots of snow spread throughout Holyoke and the surrounding area early last week. The town went to bed Tuesday night, Dec. 18 thinking it would wake up to blizzard-like conditions Wednesday morning. That didn’t happen, but as people went to work ...
  • Blizzard nails Holyoke

    Talk of lots of snow spread throughout Holyoke and the surrounding area early last week. The town went to bed Tuesday night, Dec. 18 thinking it would wake up to blizzard-like conditions Wednesday morning. That didn’t happen, but as people went to work ...
  • School safety is a priority

    School safety is a clear priority in Holyoke School District Re-1J and has come to the discussion forefront following the recent school tragedy in Connecticut. At the Dec. 18 School Board meeting, board members reviewed the Crisis Response Plan standard ...
  • School safety is a priority

    School safety is a clear priority in Holyoke School District Re-1J and has come to the discussion forefront following the recent school tragedy in Connecticut. At the Dec. 18 School Board meeting, board members reviewed the Crisis Response Plan standard ...
  • Holyoke City Council approves three ordinances on first reading

    During a quick meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, Holyoke City Council members approved three ordinances on first reading. The three ordinances deal with parking on residential areas, public nuisances and marijuana. The first ordinance establishes a new section o...