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  • Jack Frost blows through area

    Nearly a week after Holyoke and the surrounding area received its first major snowfall of the winter, another storm rolled through dumping more of the white stuff. Snow began to fall late Saturday night and continued throughout the day Sunday. A total of ...
  • Susan Roll Walters honored for service to Phillips County

    Phillips County District 1 Commissioner Susan Roll Walters was honored at a retirement reception at the Phillips County Event Center Monday, Jan. 10. Serving the county as commissioner since 2003, Roll Walters said she is simply excited to be able to spen...
  • Teams needed for Extension's 'A Healthier Weigh' challenge

    For those who made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or improve health, there is help to follow through. The 2011 “A Healthier Weigh” program, sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, begins Monday, Jan. 24. This 12-week challenge enco...
  • School Board meeting postponed to Jan. 20

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has postponed its Jan. 18 meeting to Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Holyoke Junior High Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a crisis response plan report by Kimberly Young; budget timelin...
  • College news

    Brandon Price was recently named on the Iowa Lakes Community College fall honors list for full-time students who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Price is a 2009 HHS graduate and the son of Joan Pri...
  • Child care class set

    The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral will be offering the 15-hour pre-licensing class “There’s No Place Like Home” Jan. 15 and 22 for individuals who want to become licensed family child care providers. It will be held from 8 a.m...
  • Holyoke native named DON in Perkins County, Nebraska

    A Holyoke native has taken on duties as Director of Nursing Services at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb. Janet (Krogmeier) Mitchell, RN, BSN, is new to Perkins County Health Services, having begun her position as DON back in October. The gra...
  • William Wailes to be inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

    The brother of Marc and Gregg Wailes of Holyoke will be inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Feb. 24 in Denver. A native of Johnstown, William Wailes is a dairy farming specialist at Colorado State University and was named the head of the ...
  • Home energy audit equipment available to local contractors

    As the temperatures fell lower last week and the dreaded heating bill rises, people begin to think a little more heartily about sealing up homes against all possible energy leaks. This is a wise thing to do, and, surprisingly, no more expensive now than i...
  • Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program sign-up continues

    Sign-up for the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) continues. In order to participate, producers must update their contract(s) before the June 1 deadline. Unlike the Production Flexibility Contract (PFC) program, this program requires producers to ...
  • General Assembly kicks off this week

    The General Assembly kicked off its 2011 session Wednesday, Jan. 12, and lawmakers who serve northeastern and eastern Colorado recently talked about their priorities for the next legislative term. Now in his third term, Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling,...
  • Gardner assigned to subcommittees

    Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) received his subcommittee assignments from Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Friday, Jan. 7. The three subcommittee assignments are as follows: the subcommittee on Energy and P...
  • Sheriff partners with SPCA

    Dear Editor, As the sheriff of Phillips County, I’d like to advise our county’s residents about the new relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Humane Society and SPCA (Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals), which rec...
  • Drumroll Please

    A community affair There are many reasons I appreciate living in a small town. Bank tellers are understanding when you don’t remember your account number. There isn’t much traffic when you’re learning to drive a stick shift. Any HHS graduate can re...
  • Another Perspective

    Did I really have 10-year-old spices? A clutter-free life. What a dream! When looking back over columns, I’ve lost count how many times I thought I had taken a big turn in my life to be organized. Ha. If that’s the case, then why do I have drawers, ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Almost due For the New Year, I joked that my resolution was to lose about 12 pounds this January. No, I’m not going on a diet. Twelve pounds would be just about the weight loss that a woman experiences when she gives birth to a baby. If you haven’t c...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 12, 2006 Porsche Brooklyn Wilson, daughter of Jack Wilson and Janelle Buchanan of Julesburg, was born Jan. 3 at MMH, claiming Holyoke’s first baby of the year honors for 2006. Dan and Judy O’Neill have purchased a majority of the ...
  • Dr. Rick comes loaded with experience

    Experience. A wide range of experience is what captured the attention of Melissa Memorial Hospital administration when looking at reasons to bring Dr. Rick Amesquita on board. “Dr. Rick” began duties last week, Tuesday, Jan. 4 at MMH and said, “I...
  • Dr. Rick comes loaded with experience

    Experience. A wide range of experience is what captured the attention of Melissa Memorial Hospital administration when looking at reasons to bring Dr. Rick Amesquita on board. “Dr. Rick” began duties last week, Tuesday, Jan. 4 at MMH and said, “I...
  • Regent Park the first CO facility to use AccuNurse

    “The newest technology to assist in providing quality care for your loved one,” is more than just a slogan. As the first facility in Colorado to use AccuNurse, Regent Park Nursing and Rehab really does have the latest technology and is already seeing ...