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  • Victims advocates provide support and encouragement

    In November 1992, the voters of Colorado passed a resolution to include victim rights as a part of the state’s constitution. Advocates for victims insure that they are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Once a crime is reported, a victim becom...
  • Ed Jobs Fund moneys to gear toward bonuses

    Staff bonuses is where Holyoke School District Re-1J is gearing to slot its Education Jobs Fund moneys. Options for use of that money were originally discussed March 15, with further consideration given at the April 19 school board meeting. At a work ses...
  • Re-1J School District awarded technology grant

    Great news for Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J was reported by technology committee chair Stefan Betley at the April 19 school board meeting. A $40,000 one-to-one match grant for interactive white board study was awarded to the district by the Morgridge Fam...
  • Changes proposed for HS graduation requirements

    Revisions to graduation requirements for Holyoke High School were presented to the Re-1J Board of Education at its April 19 meeting. One highlight of the proposed changes includes the addition of .5 credits per semester for the Individual Career and Ac...
  • Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt!

    Cody Maloney and Mason Powell are off and running at the “Go” signal at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the courthouse lawn.Trevon Thayer enthusiastically looks ahead to the next hidden egg.Gage Helgoth makes a find as he kicks off the annual Easter e...
  • Master Chorale concert May 1

    The Master Chorale, with 47 members, will be starting their 20th year as a Chorale that has brought music from Broadway to classical, gospel, popular and beyond. The “Spring Concert XX” will be performed by the Master Chorale under the direction of D...
  • Two years later: Bret Miles and the school's progress

    With almost two years under his belt, Superintendent Bret Miles recently answered some questions about the changes in the school and the direction that the school is headed. One of the obvious changes at the school is some of the new technology. Miles ex...
  • Planning set for RP Days

    Planning is beginning this week for the Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) event which will be held in June of 2012. To launch the formation of the Northeast RPD steering committee, the Community Resource Center will hold information outreach meetin...
  • Cleaning day sweeps library lawn

    Bundled up in coats and hats, members of Friends of the Library spent much of the day Thursday, April 21 raking up dead leaves and plants around Heginbotham Library. The clean-up day is held in the spring to prepare the grounds for the beautiful flowers t...
  • House amends School Finance Act

    As they wrap up work on the 2011-12 state budget, House lawmakers recently found a way to ease a little of the $250 million hit to the state’s K-12 schools. The House last Thursday, April 21 amended the School Finance Act, Senate Bill 11-230, to reduce...
  • CPI to present findings May 1

    After searching the back roads and researching their findings, surveyors with Colorado Preservation, Inc. will present their report Sunday, May 1 at Phillips County Museum in Holyoke. Abbey Christman who began searching Phillips County last May will be i...
  • New school calendar set

    Following considerable discussion and review over the past several months, Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education adopted the 2011-12 school calendar at its April 19 board meeting. Students will start school Thursday, Aug. 18 and finish Thursday, ...
  • Hunting variety in Phillips County draws big crowds

    Phillips County may seem small to some, but the hunting seasons sure seem big. According to the article “Phillips County Wildlife,” by Jack Wieland, Colorado Division of Wildlife, there are 218 species of animals living in Phillips County alone. Phil...
  • School board to meet next Tuesday, May 3

    Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. in Jr. High Room 218. Superintendent report items include Education Jobs Fund program, board policy on accreditation, state budget update and 2011-12 budget parameters. Act...
  • U.S. Rt. 6 Corp. to host tour

    Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corporation will host a structure tour in Holyoke and Amherst Saturday, April 30. The format for the program will be different than in previous years, according to Ken Oltjenbruns, executive director of Colorado Route 6 Tou...
  • HHS girls grab second at Wray HS track meet

    Members of the HHS girls’ track team can be proud of their performance last week when they brought home second place from the Wray Invitational Thursday, April 21. Both boys’ and girls’ teams looked good at Wray and at the Chase County meet in Impe...
  • Dragons improve to 11-4 with sweep of Caliche

    Holyoke Dragons improved their season record to 11-4 with a two-game sweep of the Caliche Buffaloes Saturday, April 23 in Caliche. The Dragons took the first game 11-4 and won the second 9-5. Between the two games, coach Kyle Bules used five Dragon pitc...
  • It's the Pitts

    Flipped his lid I have lived my life under a hat. In my early years I used a ball cap to hide the fact that I was homelier than a pug dog, but now I mostly wear one to cover up my cranial deforestation. I love wearing cowboy hats but I hate all the rule...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Baby sister on the big screen One of the most exciting times during this past pregnancy was the 20-week ultrasound. Let me tell you that after months of my stomach not cooperating and my body changing in inconvenient—though not altogether unwelcome—...
  • Understanding oil and gas leases is important

    With expanding gas production in northeastern Colorado, you may find a landman knocking at your door offering cash in exchange for signing an oil and gas lease. Before signing the oil and gas lease and spending the cash, you should consider the implicatio...