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  • School grading pilot reviewed at semester

    Hearing December details from the Holyoke School District grading pilot, board members agreed the pilot appears to be successful. At the Jan. 3 board meeting, Supt. Bret Miles said the leadership team will continue to solicit feedback on what is working ...
  • City set to install ballpark bleachers

    Newly purchased bleachers will be installed at Holyoke Ballpark along with new awnings to wrap up the GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) mini grant used to purchase them. Holyoke City Council members voted Tuesday, Jan. 3 to move ahead with that portion of th...
  • City set to install ballpark bleachers

    Newly purchased bleachers will be installed at Holyoke Ballpark along with new awnings to wrap up the GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) mini grant used to purchase them. Holyoke City Council members voted Tuesday, Jan. 3 to move ahead with that portion of th...
  • Tech-savvy users crack the trendy QR code

    QR codes are everywhere—advertisements, billboards, brochures, tickets and even T-shirts—but have these “quick response” bar codes gotten a favorable response? Unlike the linear one-dimensional bar code consumers see scanned at the grocery store ...
  • Turf field installed at Homesteaders Park

    Although the photo doesn’t do it justice, it looks a bit like summer at Homesteaders Park at Phillips County fairgrounds. A bright green 60 x 120 foot turf field was nearly finished Tuesday, Jan. 3 by Park and Play Surfacing of Pueblo. Pieces of the act...
  • Arts Council to feature Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow Jan. 8

    Phillips County Arts Council is pleased to welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow to Holyoke. The concert will be held at the Holyoke High School auditorium Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyte...
  • It's not 'if' to Dawson, it's 'when'

    On Nov. 20, Martin (Marty) Dawson, a Julesburg High School alumni (and former Holyoke student), was skiing at Arapahoe Basin and suddenly lost feeling in his lower extremities.Dawson was rushed to the hospital for testing and it was later determined he ha...
  • Prairie Pickers band to be featured Friday

    The Prairie Pickers Bluegrass Band will be the featured musicians at First Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sterling Friday, Jan. 6. The program is from 12:05-12:35 p.m. at the church at South 4th and Ash Streets, Sterling, and it is free and open ...
  • Nurturing parent program offered

    Baby Bear Hugs will be offering the Nurturing Parent Program for families in Phillips County and surrounding counties beginning Monday, Jan. 9 in Holyoke. This program is a fun and interactive parenting course for parents and their children to attend tog...
  • Start 2012 with a decluttered computer

    New Year’s resolutions have been made, and 2012 is already off to a great start. Regardless of whether or not people have kept their promise to run five miles a day or cut back on sugary drinks, January is a good time to start fresh and do a bit of decl...
  • Cooking is number one cause of fires

    The kitchen is the place where family and friends love to gather, but it is also the setting of more fires than any other room in the house. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires in this country and during the holidays, and the American Red Cross...
  • Local Dragon sports resume after holidays

    HHS sports resume this week following the holiday break. The HHS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams kick off the 2012 portion of their seasons at Imperial, Neb. Friday, Jan. 6, with action beginning at 4 p.m. The basketball teams will host Wiggins Sa...
  • 2011 blown out the window

    2011 was blown to the past and 2012 was welcomed with relatively warm temperatures as the calendar turned forward another year. High winds and a light snow put a damper on the New Year’s holiday and blew 2011 into the past last weekend. Wind gusts as h...
  • Listening tour to stop in Wray Jan. 9

    Members of Senator Michael Bennet’s legislative staff from Washington, D.C. and Colorado offices are traveling throughout eastern Colorado on a four-day listening tour to hear ideas from producers and others in the agricultural community. The tour will...
  • RRWCD quarterly board meeting Jan. 12

    Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will hold its regular quarterly board meeting at the Burlington Community and Education Center Thursday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The following agenda items are noted: approve minutes of previous me...
  • Drumroll Please

    New Year’s reflection During my 14-hour drive to Holyoke and in my days off for Christmas, I’ve had a good bit of down time. To pass the time, I’ve taken to reflecting over the past year. Turns out 2011 was a pretty big year for me. I graduated fr...
  • Extension Corner

    Everyone benefits while planning for packing lunch School is starting back up for the spring semester. If your child wants to pack a lunch for school, there continues to be the same dilemma of what to do for lunch so that kids are “filled-up” with he...
  • It's the Pitts

    From Leeuary to Pittstober Whenever I get the much-appreciated free calendars at the start of every year there are a few months I’d like to tear out right then and there and be done with them. Sadly, I have to go through the process of living through t...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJan. 4, 2007 Holyoke Health and Rehab Nursing Home is now under new management and has been renamed Regent Park Nursing and Rehabilitation. The assisted living portion of the facility will once again be known as Carriage House. A citywide ...
  • Family nurse practitioner hired, Amesquita leaving

    A new family nurse practitioner will be roaming the halls of Melissa Memorial Hospital and Family Practice of Holyoke in January. MMH administrator John Ayoub reported during East Phillips County Hospital District’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27 tha...