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  • 4-H and FFA honor seniors

    In the midst of the Phillips County Fair, graduating seniors who are completing their last year as 4-H or FFA members are being recognized. Gade Groshans of Haxtun has been an active FFA member throughout all four years of high school. He received the Gr...
  • Vision Angus recognized for owning proven bulls

    Vision Angus of Amherst owns two bulls listed in the 2009 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information availa...
  • Students complete PCAC classes

    Holyoke students in grades 4-8 completed a three week Arts Where You Are class Tuesday, July 14. Arts Where You Are is an annual event held in both Holyoke and Haxtun. Holyoke Junior High teacher Nancy Dee taught this year’s class, themed ‘Putting Thi...
  • Recovery Act Project begins on I-76 to replace concrete pavement

    This week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began an 11-mile surface treatment project on eastbound I-76 between approximately Ovid and the Nebraska State Line (mileposts 173 to 184) that will repair deteriorating concrete. The $15.8 milli...
  • 230 N. Interocean Ave. — A local hotel with many names and a unique fireplace

    Has it really been here that long? Is it possible for a building to still be standing that was here when Holyoke got its start? Well, that’s a good question. According to “Those Were the Days” centennial book, the hotel has been standing at 230 N. ...
  • 14-year-old Border League All-Stars

    Three Holyoke players have been selected to compete on the 14-year-old Border League All-Stars team. They enter the state tournament in Rocky Ford next week. Team members are pictured from left, front row, Brody Bueltell of Fleming, Kyle Lengfelder of Fl...
  • 13-year-old Border League All-Stars

    Three Holyoke baseball players are members of the 13-year-old Border League All-Stars, which will be playing in the state tournament July 24-28 in Limon. Team members are pictured from left, front row, Jake Gerk of Haxtun, Kyler Churchwell of Wray, Mitch ...
  • Holyoke riders are all high point winners

    Three Holyoke riders earned top honors as the overall high point winners in each of the three age divisions at the Washington County 4-H Horse Show and Gymkhana in Akron Saturday, July 18. Taylor Hendrix competed in the junior category; Hannah Gillmore, ...
  • Golfers compete in Holyoke

    A junior golf tournament was held at Holyoke Golf Club Tuesday, July 14. Golfers in 6th grade, jr. high and high school competed on a beautiful day with high winds. Tournament director Garrett Gordon noted he is grateful for Gary Huss and members for the...
  • Local men's softball under way

    Men’s softball action started up Thursday, July 16, with games scheduled at Holyoke Ball Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 6. A tournament will be held Aug. 11 and 13. Game times are 7 and 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. The full schedul...
  • Families gather for Regent Park Fiesta

    Residents at Regent Park invited friends and family to a fiesta Wednesday, July 15, where they enjoyed Mexican food and entertainment. One resident, Ruby Trujillo, has Mexican heritage herself, and was especially pleased with the celebration. A long-time ...
  • Protecting your child's back from a too-heavy backpack

    Children often complain about the increasing amount of homework they receive from their teachers—and the weight of that homework. Recent studies conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics indicate about 30 percent of elementary and high school stud...
  • Fido will keep you fit

    There are a lot of reasons people get pets. Maybe Fido reminds you of your first pet. Maybe you hoped that Spot would teach your child about responsibility. Maybe you wanted Bruno to protect your house while you are at work. Did you ever consider the fac...
  • Document shredding emphasized at Community Shred Day Saturday

    Apex Shredding Inc. was in Holyoke Saturday, July 18, when community members were encouraged to take their boxes, bags or totes of papers to the Apex truck and watch their information get shredded. Sponsored by First Pioneer National Bank of Holyoke, the...
  • Personal transformation starts with a powerful goal and plan

    Every successful person or motivational speaker talks about the importance of having goals. It sounds easy, but setting and achieving goals requires some discipline in both thought and action. How many times have you set a goal for yourself? How many tim...
  • Smart food for smart kids: good food choices keep kids focused at school

    You want your kids to have proper nutrition, and feed them foods that will keep them healthy and energized. What your child eats throughout the day, starting at breakfast, can affect their test-taking skills, focus and performance in school. Is your child...
  • Hail pounds, pounds, pounds

    Just when residents begin to rebound from the previous night’s hailstorm, skies grow dark and yet another storm pounds the nearby area somewhere. That’s been the pattern this past week in Northeast Colorado and Southwest Nebraska. Sunday, July 19 be...
  • 'Good crop' '09 wheat harvest winds down

    High moisture the past two months has led to an extremely good wheat crop, excluding any hailed wheat, reported local elevator representatives this week. Steve Young of Grainland Co-op estimated harvest to be 85-90 percent complete Monday, July 20, and S...
  • PCFES & Community Garden to receive federal stimulus funds

    A common complaint heard in the rural northeast area of Colorado is that local governments and projects are placed on the bottom of the state’s priority list for funding—often losing out to the urban areas along the I-25 corridor. As such, many peopl...
  • Postmaster Triplette retires

    Sandy Triplette celebrated her many years working for the United States Postal Service Tuesday, July 21 at a reception with the people that have made her career fun and memorable. The community has always been the best part of working in a Post Office, sa...