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  • Frenchman Valley Co-op buys Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc.

    Frenchman Valley Co-op announced Tuesday, March 17, its purchase of Steggs Aerial Spraying, Inc., to enhance agronomy services to patrons in the trade territory. “FVC is excited to add Steggs’ exceptionally knowledgeable employee group to its team, a...
  • Bencomos taking ownership at local Mexican grocery store

    Uriel and Miriam Bencomo are looking to take the reins of ownership at AA Sarita Tienda Hispana, located at 136 N. Interocean Ave in Holyoke. Ownership change is planned to officially take place Saturday, March 28. They will be changing the name to Carni...
  • Department of Agriculture finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research and Information...
  • Another Perspective

    Familiar ring of cherished children’s book sticks Did you join others from across the country to celebrate Ted Geisel’s birthday in March? Who’s Ted Geisel? How about Dr. Seuss? Does that sound more familiar? Aw, yes. Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seu...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” It was around middle school that I stopped watching the new Disney animated movies. I was growing out of cartoons (yeah, look at me now) and frankly, wasn’t a huge fan of the animation style of the late ’90s...
  • Extension Corner

    Pollinators and lawns — the truth I am sharing with my readers information from High Country Gardens’ blog from the article titled “Bringing Nature Home: Interview with Doug Tallamy.” One of the interview questions posed to Tallamy was, “Why a...
  • Home Connection

    Question: What is mortgage insurance, and why would I need it? Most people need to borrow money in order to purchase a home, and so they take what is called a mortgage. The borrower then repays the loan over a period of years, typically on a monthly basi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 25, 2010 Gloria Heinitz of Holyoke recently attended the 25th annual Centennial Nursing and Centennial Region Nightingale Awards dinner as one of 32 regional finalists for the award. This is the second time she has been nominated for ...
  • Small engines may have big futures

    The move is on to produce more fuel-efficient automobiles. Although alternative fuels have garnered significant publicity in recent years, some automakers are simply shrinking the standard car engine. Automakers have been producing three-cylinder engines...
  • Say goodbye to unwelcome weeds

    Homeowners who take pride in their lawns and gardens know just how problematic weeds can be. Weeds can make otherwise well-manicured and thriving lawns and gardens appear unhealthy and ill-kempt. But homeowners don’t have to sit back and accept weeds a...
  • This joke’s on you

    Despite its popularity, April Fool’s Day is not a national holiday. Popular since the 19th century, April Fool’s Day is celebrated by pranksters in Canada, Australia, Brazil, the United States and parts of Europe. References to April Fool’s Day can...
  • Colorado wheat growers to award scholarships

    Colorado Association of Wheat Growers will award two $1,000 scholarships to Colorado high school seniors. The applicants’ parents, grandparents or legal guardians must be current or new members of CAWG, or the applicant must be nominated by a current sp...
  • Did you know?

    Even people who don’t own pets may have pet dander in their homes. Pet dander is the tiny, sometimes microscopic skin shed by cats, dogs and other warm-blooded animals, such as rodents and birds. Pet dander can be carried into homes on people’s cloth...
  • Scholarship to be offered to Colorado ag woman

    Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship this year to a Colorado woman with an agriculture background. Known by the guild as the “Second Chance Scholarship,” it will be given to someone who has had her college education int...
  • Over 4,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals collected for disposal

    CSU Extension Golden Plains Area agronomist Ron Meyer and area director Dennis Kaan recently teamed up to conduct a Pest Sweep Program in the Golden Plains Area counties. Over a period of four days, over 4,000 pounds of chemicals were collected for dispos...
  • Sun, smiles and soccer!

    Warm weather helps kids kick off inaugural seasonAs warmer spring weather is starting to show sure signs of sticking around, this week seemed like a fitting time to get the Holyoke Youth Soccer program kick-started. More than 150 local kids, ages 4-14, a...
  • Sun, smiles and soccer!

    Warm weather helps kids kick off inaugural seasonAs warmer spring weather is starting to show sure signs of sticking around, this week seemed like a fitting time to get the Holyoke Youth Soccer program kick-started. More than 150 local kids, ages 4-14, a...
  • Child care dialogue to continue Tuesday

    Survey confirms desire for more child care optionsAfter survey results from February showed a clear majority of survey responders would use child care services now and in the future if they were available, the next step in Holyoke’s child care needs ass...
  • Child care dialogue to continue Tuesday

    Survey confirms desire for more child care optionsAfter survey results from February showed a clear majority of survey responders would use child care services now and in the future if they were available, the next step in Holyoke’s child care needs ass...
  • Oils can be an essential part of a healthy livestyle

    “Essential” is a word that is often thought to mean necessary — such as essential vitamins and minerals. However, the word’s use in “essential oils” refers to the powerful essence of a particular plant or its basic nature and all the intrinsic...