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  • Operation PC Cares ships packages to troops at war

    Beef jerky, face/hand wipes, hard candies and rice krispie bars were just a few things getting packed into boxes ready for a long trip overseas. Mary Tomky, Shirley Kadlec and Joyce Krueger were busy stuffing items into boxes Saturday, Jan. 30. They were...
  • MMH reaches out to community

    A community linkage committee has been busy meeting with members of the public to find out what exactly people would like to see from the hospital. They had another good meeting with members of the Hispanic community as well as other community officials, ...
  • Phillips County awarded $2.5 million energy grant

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently notified the Phillips County Commissioners they are one of six recipients of the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Grant. The award is $2.5 million. Upon notification, Phillips County Commissione...
  • Three council members to be elected April 6

    Three council members will be elected during a municipal election Tuesday, April 6. Four-year terms for council members Jerry Banaka and Barry Winckler are up. Neither Banaka nor Winckler plan to seek re-election. J.C. Peckham’s spot is up as he was a...
  • Former HHS student stays positive as a cancer survivor

    “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~Winston Churchill When Jami (McAllister) Gorneault described her fight against cancer, she said it has been filled with ups and downs—but mostly ups. “I’m positive and hopeful that I’...
  • County to update housing plan

    Phillips County will be updating their Housing Needs Assessment Plan, reported the Phillips County Commissioners at their Jan. 29 meeting. The goal of the plan is to assess housing needs and give the county goals to meet those needs. There are grant moni...
  • Beatlemania: John, Paul, George and Ringo charm America in 1964

    John, Paul, George and Ringo. The Fab Four. Every girl loved them, and every boy wanted to be like them. America would never be the same after Feb. 7, 1964 when four young men got off their Pan Am Flight 101 at Kennedy International Airport in New York C...
  • Workplace Spanish class offered

    Registration continues through Monday, Feb. 15 for anyone interested in enrolling in a Workplace Spanish for Customer Service class that will be offered in Holyoke beginning Feb. 18. The class will continue on Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. through Ma...
  • Response to daily whistles

    Dear Editor: After reading Mr. Thomas Elliott’s letter to the editor regarding eliminating Holyoke’s daily sirens, I feel I must provide a rebuttal. He obviously has very strong feelings about the siren(s), but I am sure there are many others in Holy...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Ten fine words One day, I held a cheese stick in front of my 14-month-old daughter Melise and asked her if she wanted some. She replied with a big smile and a little “Eese!” I asked, “Did you say something?” She just smiled back and reached out ...
  • Young at heart

    Welcome to my first monthly article, intended for our senior population. My name is Erin LeBlanc and I am the new Senior Service Coordinator (and soon to be Ombudsman) for Phillips County. My family and I have recently relocated to Holyoke from Southern ...
  • Bill would impose fine for illegal diversion of surface water

    The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee took up the issue of surface water in the past week, unanimously passing a bill that could set up a $500-per-day fine for illegal surface water diversions. SB 10-27 is sponsored by Sen. Paula Sandova...
  • HHS students pick up tricks of the trade in career classes

    HHS students in the career development class taught by Kristina Ham have been busy spending time out in the community gaining vital hands-on experience and knowledge within their chosen fields. Taylor Haidle works at New York Life with Sonia Hubbard. Ha...
  • FBLA partners with business

    Members of Holyoke Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) joined forces with Computers Etc. two years ago to form a new business venture called the Cartridge Connection. The Cartridge Connection sells printer cartridges for profit. The busi...
  • Sullivan joins staff at The Holyoke Enterprise

    Ashley Sullivan recently joined the staff at The Holyoke Enterprise as receptionist. Her duties are vast at the newspaper office, as she handles details of classified advertising, news formatting and page design, as well as customer service, accounts rec...
  • CWCB reviews results from CO River water availability

    Preliminary results from a multi-year study on the Colorado River suggests the state still has water available to develop, but additional research is needed to better quantify how much, state water officials said. The draft results of Phase I of the Colo...
  • Workshop for livestock producers

    Cattle producers are facing higher costs. Fuel, pasture leases, hay, livestock feed, equipment and land continue to cost more and more. Also, government rules and regulations associated with farming and ranching are becoming an ever more important issue ...
  • 21st Annual Colorado Ag Hall of Fame banquet set

    The 21st Annual Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet will bring together members of the agricultural community, allied industries and friends and supporters from across the state to celebrate the colorful history of the Colorado agriculture industry....
  • Gardner keynotes Phillips Co. annual Republican gathering

    “Great news about the front lines—Republicans are advancing,” said Cory Gardner, representative in Colorado House Dist. 63, from Yuma. Gardner addressed a crowd of close to 100 at the Sunday, Jan. 31 Phillips County Lincoln Day luncheon held at the...
  • Four incumbent Phillips Co. officials announce intent to seek re-election

    Four Phillips County officials announced at the Jan. 31 Lincoln Day luncheon their intentions to seek re-election to their current posts. Those making the announcements were Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery, County Sheriff Rob Urbach, County Treasure...