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Alex Blake, dog groomer and owner of Tuxedo Paws, is pictured with her pack of five dogs. From left, they are 1-year-old miniature Aussiedoodle Leo, 1-year-old standard poodle Minnow, 8-year-old Pomeranian Bear, 3-year-old miniature Labradoodle Roo and 4-year-old silken windhound Newt. Blake loves the way dogs understand and express emotions, and she says her dogs follow her wherever she goes in her house. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Garold Roberts and Tom Timm, from left, are sworn in as Phillips County commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 12. They ran unopposed in the November election and replaced Harlan Stern and Don Lock as District 2 and 3 commissioners, respectively. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Kristin Vieselmeyer, at left, guards the basket from Lauren Herman as coach John Baumgartner keeps a watchful eye during the first day of Season B practice Monday, Jan. 18. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Aaron Sierra, at left, works to get around assistant coach Colbey Stumpf during a drill at their first day of basketball practice Monday, Jan. 18. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Two shattered windows at Inklings Bookstore caused by a fallen sign are just some of the aftermath of high winds in the region last week. Holyoke experienced 39-mph winds Wednesday, Jan. 13, with gusts up to 66 mph, followed by an equally windy day Thursday, Jan. 14, according to wunderground.com. In addition to the broken windows, others were dealing with downed power poles, overturned semis, damaged buildings, rural fires and more.

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The 1948-49 Holyoke High School boys basketball team is pictured from left, back row, coach Oscar Wikoff, Lloyd Ahnstedt, Ted Siedenburg, Kenneth Ross, Kenneth Tumbleson, John Fisher, Jim Briggs, David Kelly, Kenneth Heermann, Howard Roth, Marlin Schliep, Lloyd Newton, Frank Stenson, Raymond Hofmeister, Verne Einspahr and Melvin Vogel; and in front, Harris Lett. — Source: Phillips County Museum

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Two shattered windows at Inklings Bookstore caused by a fallen sign are just some of the aftermath of high winds in the region last week. Holyoke experienced 39-mph winds Wednesday, Jan. 13, with gusts up to 66 mph, followed by an equally windy day Thursday, Jan. 14, according to wunderground.com. In addition to the broken windows, others were dealing with downed power poles, overturned semis, damaged buildings, rural fires and more.

Local

Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. Polis was joined by Dr.

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Alex Blake, dog groomer and owner of Tuxedo Paws, is pictured with her pack of five dogs. From left, they are 1-year-old miniature Aussiedoodle Leo, 1-year-old standard poodle Minnow, 8-year-old Pomeranian Bear, 3-year-old miniature Labradoodle Roo and 4-year-old silken windhound Newt. Blake loves the way dogs understand and express emotions, and she says her dogs follow her wherever she goes in her house. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Pet owners are generally a happy breed, getting plenty of laughter and smiles from the antics of their furry friends. Pets are people’s companions on walks, hunts, car rides, couches and more.

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Garold Roberts and Tom Timm, from left, are sworn in as Phillips County commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 12. They ran unopposed in the November election and replaced Harlan Stern and Don Lock as District 2 and 3 commissioners, respectively. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Garold Roberts and Tom Timm officially began their terms as Phillips County Commissioners after taking the oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Sports

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Kristin Vieselmeyer, at left, guards the basket from Lauren Herman as coach John Baumgartner keeps a watchful eye during the first day of Season B practice Monday, Jan. 18. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Winter sports were delayed, and the season was shortened. Teams have to wear masks, and spectators are limited. Add on top of that the inability to use the school’s main gym.

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Aaron Sierra, at left, works to get around assistant coach Colbey Stumpf during a drill at their first day of basketball practice Monday, Jan. 18. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

It took some time, but basketball season is here, and the Dragons are looking forward to a bit of normalcy after so many changes.

While members of the wrestling and girls swimming teams opened practice Monday, Jan. 18, their first games/matches of the season aren’t scheduled until next week.

Ag & Business

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2022 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb.

Local ag-lending cooperative Premier Farm Credit has announced it will mail $4.5 million in cash patronage dividend checks to their member-owners in early 2021.

Angus exhibitors led 388 entries at the 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress Super Point Roll of Victory Angus Show held Jan. 8-9 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

School

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Seventh grader Marcelo Chaparro accepts his honor roll certificate from Holyoke JR/SR High School counselor Ashley Clayton on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Peerless Theatre and Golden Plains Recreation Center board provided qualifying students a free ticket to an age-appropriate movie, a free small popcorn and drink. In all, 175 students qualified. Students on the 4.0 honor roll achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the first semester, those on the superintendent’s honor roll  earned a 3.5-3.99 GPA and those on the principal’s honor roll earned a 3.0-3.49 GPA. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Cash Weber and Ellie Kleve

Students of the Month for December at Holyoke JR/SR High School have been named.

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington recently announced its honor roll for the fall 2020 semester. Lauren Bergner of Holyoke was named to the dean’s list.

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