Some of the nation’s best cattledog handlers visited Holyoke last weekend, Sept. 15-16, for four divisions of National Cattledog Association-sponsored cattledog trials. Dogs herded cattle through a series of obstacles, which were set up in the new pavilion at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. The trials gave owners the chance to show off their dogs’ superior training and ability to herd cattle with minimal stress and instruction. Here, Mickey Spence’s dog, Pearl, controls a group of cattle during the second day of intermediate-division competition. — Johnson Publications

From left, co-owners Mark, Ronnie, Steve and Terry Oestman are pictured with their Centennial Farm & Ranch sign, which they were awarded at the Colorado State Fair on Aug. 24 in Pueblo. Not pictured are co-owners Brent Oestman and Connie Schott. — Johnson Publications

A water buffalo cow is pictured in one of the livestock pens at Camelot Camel Dairy. The dairy plans to start milking the animals for products like cheese and gelato in the near future. — Johnson Publications

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    She gets her blue eyes from her mom. He inherited his height from his dad. And those red-haired siblings, that trait comes from their grandma’s side of the family.

Alejandra Almanza, daughter of Marcela Almanza, demonstrates how to use the AFEX remittance service available at Carniceria y Abarrotes Aldama in Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the second in a five-part series recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).

In the late 1800s, a black man was gunned down in Julesburg following an argument.

Sports

    Holyoke High School golfers competed in the 3A regional tourney at Boomerang Golf Club in Greeley Monday, Sept. 17.

    Hosting on their home court last Saturday, the Dragons left with the sweet satisfaction of going 6-0 in the triangular.

    Holyoke softball had a difficult day at their doubleheader at Limon last Tuesday, Sept. 11, ultimately losing both games, 4-11 and 8-10.

Ag & Business

    The people of Holyoke have a long history of supporting individuals who have had cancer, as well as efforts toward cancer research through events such as Relay for Life and organizations like t

Some of the nation’s best cattledog handlers visited Holyoke last weekend, Sept. 15-16, for four divisions of National Cattledog Association-sponsored cattledog trials. Dogs herded cattle through a series of obstacles, which were set up in the new pavilion at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. The trials gave owners the chance to show off their dogs’ superior training and ability to herd cattle with minimal stress and instruction. Here, Mickey Spence’s dog, Pearl, controls a group of cattle during the second day of intermediate-division competition. — Johnson Publications

    Shrieking whistles and tramping hooves filled the pavilion at the Phillips County Fairgrounds last weekend, Sept.

From left, co-owners Mark, Ronnie, Steve and Terry Oestman are pictured with their Centennial Farm & Ranch sign, which they were awarded at the Colorado State Fair on Aug. 24 in Pueblo. Not pictured are co-owners Brent Oestman and Connie Schott. — Johnson Publications

    Following in the footsteps of grandparents and great-grandparents, the Oestman family of Wray is continuing to make its mark on the agricultural history of northeast Colorado.

School

    Brittney Prottsman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in fitness and health promotion and received a professional personal trainer certification through Colorado Mesa University.

    Organized last spring as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign, the Colorado ballot initiative that gained enough signatures statewide to get on the Nov.

Members of the Holyoke High School Class of 1978 enjoyed a 40-year class reunion in Holyoke Labor Day weekend. Those who attended the reunion are pictured, from left, front row, Richard Arnold of Denver, Melodee Lutz Ellis of Aurora, Lanelle Krueger of Longmont, Kathy Beavers Olofson of Holyoke, Karin Ferguson Kramer of Holyoke, Brenda Bieber Daniel of Holyoke, Kim Gipson Borzea of Green River, Wyoming, and Rick Lockwood of Haxtun; second row, Ryan Leben of China Grove, North Carolina, Brad Bussell of Thousand Oaks, California, Kim Sullivan Kramer of Holyoke, Sandra Lock Bowers of Windsor, Nunzy Leben Alves of New Braunfels, Texas, Becky Kramer Oliver of Holyoke, Laurie Lebsack Baucke of Yuma, Charla Bird Huwa of Holyoke and Tami Krueger Harshbarger of Holyoke; and back row, Vince Kropp of Holyoke, Brian Stein of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Gayln Einspahr of Holyoke, Rod Ellis of Aurora, Wanda Stockton Hassler of Holyoke, Jeff Chesnut of Harrogate, Tennessee, Chris Kafka of Parkville, Missouri, Clay Warren of Tacoma, Washington, and Byron Kramer of Holyoke. Those who attended part of the reunion but are not pictured are Debbie Dubbert Blakeman of North Platte, Nebraska, Brenda Krueger Prottsman of Holyoke, Sharon Gribben Bernard of Holyoke, Richard Browning of Sterling and Mary Daise of Sterling. — Johnson Publications

    Thirty-two members of the Holyoke High School Class of 1978 recalled, reminisced and reflected while reconnecting in Holyoke during 40-year class reunion activities held over Labor Day weekend,

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