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TISHA & TIFFANY: For Tiffany Watson, age 46 of Holyoke, being a twin means “always having a friend and someone who knows you backwards and forwards.” A downside is that when she goes where identical twin sister Tisha Goodemote lives in Berthoud, everyone thinks Tiffany is Tisha. (Read the full article in print or the e-edition!)

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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020-21 school year is not going to be normal. Families are encouraged to start preparing children for aspects of school that will be different this year.

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TISHA & TIFFANY: For Tiffany Watson, age 46 of Holyoke, being a twin means “always having a friend and someone who knows you backwards and forwards.” A downside is that when she goes where identical twin sister Tisha Goodemote lives in Berthoud, everyone thinks Tiffany is Tisha. (Read the full article in print or the e-edition!)

Throughout history, twins have been causing people to take a double-take. Whether it’s because they look alike, sound alike or think alike, twins are fascinating.

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Kids around town are enjoying their last few weeks of summer. From left, Jocelyn Perez, Brian Vasquez and Marixa Perez waste no time at Holyoke City Park on Monday, Aug. 3.

For the first time in a year, the Melissa Memorial Hospital financial report is back in compliance.

Sports

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Freshmen Carter Van Overbeke, pictured at left, and Chase Johnson take their turns on the putting green on the opening day of HHS boys golf practice Monday, Aug. 3. Tournament action begins this week, with the Holyoke tourney set for Friday, Aug. 28. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Boys golf is the first high school sport in Colorado to begin play since the worldwide coronavirus pandemic shut down the country in mid-March.

With modifications in place, boys golf and girls softball have been approved to go forward as fall sports, according to Colorado High School Activities Association.

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Phillips County Raceway fans had a chance to visit with drivers and check out their vehicles during fan appreciation night at PCR in Holyoke on Friday, July 31.

Ag & Business

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Phillip Smith holds on tight as this bronc does its best to buck him off at the July 23 ranch rodeo. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

An afternoon downpour meant that the July 23 ranch rodeo at Phillips County Fair was muddier than usual, but that didn’t hinder the determined cowgirls and cowboys.

Russell Haynes relocated his accounting offices for Sandhills Accounting & Tax, LLC to 216 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke last week — moving roughly four or five blocks.

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Nearly 530 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to compete in the 2020 National Junior Angus Show July 22-24 at the Expo Square Pavilion.

School

Holyoke School District was awarded $160,000 as part of Phase 1 of the Homegrown Talent Initiative grant.

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Holyoke JR/SR High School Principal Angie Powell is excited to start the 2020-21 school year in her new role. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

The phrase “once a Dragon, always a Dragon” is more true for some Holyoke High School graduates than others. It’s especially true for Angie Powell.

Back-to-school activity will take on a different look for students in Holyoke School District Re-1J this year as the whole community adjusts to COVID-19 guidelines.

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