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  • Songs of the season ring loud and clear at Winter Band Concert

    On a clear, wintry night, Holyoke band students shared the songs and sounds of Christmas, as well as other music in their Winter Band Concert Monday, Dec. 13. This was Stuart Potter’s debut as director of the local bands, and the first stage-time for t...
  • HHS boys fall to Brush, crush Sedgwick County

    Not wanting to head into a two-week break on a losing skid, the Holyoke boys’ basketball team was given two opportunities to secure a second, and possibly third win before Christmas. The Dragons traveled to Brush Friday, Dec. 17 and Sedgwick County Sat...
  • Girls come up short against Brush, Sedgwick County

    Last Friday and Saturday’s basketball games proved to be tough for the Lady Dragons. They suffered two losses to Brush 37-69 and Sedgwick County 41-70. “This was a tough pair of games with tough outcomes for our team,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “T...
  • HJHS claims LPAA title

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball A team captured the LPAA league title with a 22-20 victory over Akron Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Holyoke. Coach Jim Yakel said it wasn’t pretty but they got the job done. The Dragons built a 10-4 lead after the opening ...
  • Dittmer 6th in big 55-team wrestling tourney

    In a 55-team Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament (NCCT), eight HHS wrestlers earned 54 points and gained good experience. Dec. 17-18, the Dragons competed with 54 other wrestling squads, mostly from 4A and 5A schools, at the University of ...
  • Swimmers compete twice in Windsor

    HHS swimmers on the Sterling Swim Team competed at the Tri Valley League Relays in Windsor Thursday, Dec. 9 and returned to the same pool for a dual meet Thursday, Dec. 16. After a holiday break, the swimmers return to competition Thursday, Jan. 6, hosti...
  • HHS JV boys' team splits games

    HHS boys’ basketball team split a pair of games falling to Brush 39-55 Friday, Dec. 17 and beating Sedgwick County 48-12 Saturday, Dec. 18.   Holyoke 39, Brush 55 The Dragons fell behind quickly against Brush and trailed 10-32 at the half and 19...
  • Basketball C boys lose 1, win 1

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team traveled to Brush Friday, Dec. 17 and Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 18. Holyoke 32, Brush 35 The Dragons took a close 18-15 lead into halftime against the Beetdiggers, but Brush fought back to lead 24-22 heading in...
  • Jayvee girls are 1-1

    With two big away games Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, Holyoke’s jayvee girls’ basketball team finished with a loss against Brush and a win over Sedgwick County.   Holyoke JV 24, Brush 54 The JV team struggled to put up the baskets in Br...
  • Girls' C team wins

    Holyoke girls’ C team landed a big 35-18 win over Brush Friday, Dec. 17. Brush held a 13-11 lead over the Dragons at halftime. After a low-scoring third period, the Dragons finished strong with 20 points in the fourth quarter. Freshman Audi Peña naile...
  • NECALG board adopts 2011 budget

    The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Governments (NECALG) was held Dec. 15 in Fort Morgan. A Resolution adopting the 2011 budget was distributed to the board of directors. Following are the highl...
  • HHS student shares art talent

    HHS junior Leo Ochoa stands in front of the bulletin board he created and also holds a drawing of a dragon he made for homecoming. The bulletin board, located in the HHS library, was created after HS/JH library aide Nancy Pillard presented Ochoa with the ...
  • Cease-and-desist order issued by board of health

    At their Dec. 15 meeting Northeast Colorado Board of Health members issued a cease-and-desist order at the conclusion of a public hearing for an onsite wastewater violation. The order was issued to a Washington County landowner who moved two mobile homes...
  • Adopt-a-Family packages delivered this week

    Forty-seven packages were delivered to adopted families in Holyoke Monday, Dec. 20. Each package, weighing roughly 50 lbs. not including the turkey, milk and gifts, included such items as non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, napkins, paper towels, Klee...
  • Kids donate to pantries

    Tuesday, Dec. 21, students at Holyoke Elementary donated non-perishables to help replenish the food pantries at both First United Methodist Church and Zion Lutheran Church.   —Enterprise photo...
  • Holiday spending will hold steady

    Colorado shoppers plan to spend about the same amount on holiday shopping this year as last, according to the 2010 AAA Colorado Show Your Card and Save Holiday Shopping Survey. When asked about spending expectations, 53 percent plan to spend about the sam...
  • Beware of job hunting scams

    With high rates of unemployment nationwide, almost everybody knows someone who is out of work and actively looking for a job. Adding insult to injury, many scammers are now taking advantage of this opportunity to prey on these job seekers, according to th...
  • 'Solecitos' encourage Colorado children to get flu vaccinations

    Colorado’s Latino Influenza Vaccination and Education (LIVE) Project has created two children’s videos about flu prevention featuring five Spanish-speaking characters known as the “Solecitos” or “Little Suns.” The Solecitos public service ann...
  • Increase expected for year-end holiday travel

    AAA Colorado projects that 92.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2011. This is an increase of 3.1 percent over last holiday season, and the fifth consecutive holiday period this year in which AAA has predicted a yea...
  • RRWCD board approves schedule to build pipeline

    At a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 16 in Yuma, the Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) made a decision to initiate the Compact Compliance Pipeline (CCP) schedule to begin pipeline construction, provided that a v...