Bob Bledsoe holds up the electric iron used to mark cattle with Bledsoe Cattle Company’s distinctive left-bowed quarter-circle brand. The brand is one of a few single-character designs in Colorado and has been in the Bledsoe family since 1945. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications
    

Track and field state qualifiers are pictured from left, front row, Aaron Sierra, Joey Beckner, Ethan Johnson, Michael Ramos, Luis Chafino, Kaison Kinnie and Miguel Soto; and back row, Lauren Herman, Emily Jelden, Emma Roll, Josie Herman, Taeryn Trumper, Kylie Purkeypile, Emali Torres and Correy Koellner. Not pictured are Jacky Mosqueda, Jessy Mosqueda and Chase Beckner. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

 

Senior Jesus Trejo seizes his moment and drives home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th against Wiggins on Saturday, sending his team to the district championship game and keeping his final season as a Dragon alive. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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    May 1 marked one year since Holyoke started hosting Red Cross blood drives. Looking back, it’s fascinating to see the impact one small community can make.

    Phillips County Sheriff’s Office is looking to put another man or woman on the beat — except this volunteer won’t be toting a badge or a gun.

Amy Kleve, RPh, PharmD, of MMH Hometown Pharmacy, unveils the new MedSafe receptacle for unwanted medications. It was installed at Melissa Memorial Hospital last week. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    If you’ve ever asked, “How do I get rid of unused or unwanted medications?” there is now a solution.

Sports

Track and field state qualifiers are pictured from left, front row, Aaron Sierra, Joey Beckner, Ethan Johnson, Michael Ramos, Luis Chafino, Kaison Kinnie and Miguel Soto; and back row, Lauren Herman, Emily Jelden, Emma Roll, Josie Herman, Taeryn Trumper, Kylie Purkeypile, Emali Torres and Correy Koellner. Not pictured are Jacky Mosqueda, Jessy Mosqueda and Chase Beckner. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

 

    Dominated by field event success, Holyoke High School qualified 20 entries in the 2019 2A State Track & Field Championships Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

Having just hit a home run in the first inning of Saturday’s championship game against Yuma, Seth Watson, pictured at center, is met by congratulations from his teammates as he crosses home plate. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Yuma may have beat Holyoke for the District 2 title, but the Dragons aren’t finished yet.

Senior Jesus Trejo seizes his moment and drives home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th against Wiggins on Saturday, sending his team to the district championship game and keeping his final season as a Dragon alive. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Believe me when I say you have never seen a baseball tournament quite like the one played by District 2 last weekend. When the dust settled, Yuma claimed the title.

Ag & Business

Bob Bledsoe holds up the electric iron used to mark cattle with Bledsoe Cattle Company’s distinctive left-bowed quarter-circle brand. The brand is one of a few single-character designs in Colorado and has been in the Bledsoe family since 1945. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications
    

    Much like license plates, every brand is unique. In Colorado, no two ranchers can have the same brand, and neighboring ranchers are prevented from owning brands that could be confused.

Pictured at left, Nicholas Ortner is now a coach for the Phillips County livestock judging team.

    It’s not every day that you see a recent college graduate prioritizing the next generation, volunteering their time to work with kids.

Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director and board member Jody Maupin is pictured in the chamber office in the Peerless Center. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce’s newest board member and executive director, Jody Maupin, has checked in at the chamber’s office on South Interocean Avenue and says he’s ready to bring stable lead

School

Surrounded by the tools of her trade, Rhonda Smith is at home in the Holyoke High School art classroom. That’s just one of the many reasons her upcoming retirement will be a bittersweet milestone. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Thirty-six years of teaching is a long stretch to reflect on in and of itself, but the origins of Rhonda Smith’s career as an art teacher can be traced back even further.

Co-valedictorians, from left, Savannah Burris, Kaylee Camblin and Kyra Loutensock.

    Holyoke High School graduated 38 students and awarded one honorary diploma last Sunday, May 12, at the 2019 graduation ceremony, held in the HHS gymnasium.

Isaiah Gifford and Erick Garcia Hernandez, pictured from left, share a laugh during a break in Sunday’s graduation ceremony. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Holyoke High School’s graduating seniors earned $600,000 in grants and scholarships this year, which were announced, along with class members’ future plans, at the HHS graduation ceremony May 1

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