Highline Electric Association crews are out in full force Saturday, April 14, to rebuild power lines and restore power to rural residents. Matt Miller, at left, and Eric Luedke do work from the buckets south of Fleming as warmer temps quickly melt the snow.

Displaying their General Excellence Award, Advertising Sweepstakes and 19 individual awards at the Colorado Press Association annual convention are Holyoke Enterprise staff members, from left, Brenda Brandt, Darci Tomky, Jes-c French and Ashley Sullivan. — Johnson Publications

Representatives of The Dragon Times dig into the core values of journalism in preparation for Colorado Journalism Week. They are pictured from left, Emma Thompson, Tuff Sigler, Dylan Hielscher, Haley Van Overbeke and Rylee Schneller. — Johnson Publications

Towering above the rest, Dake Hubbard joins his niece, Claire Hubbard, pictured at right, in the “Mack Chicken Dance Medley” for the spring concert finale. Also performing are Anna Chaney, Leah Sprague and Raia Sprague, pitctured from left. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

Local

Highline Electric Association crews are out in full force Saturday, April 14, to rebuild power lines and restore power to rural residents. Matt Miller, at left, and Eric Luedke do work from the buckets south of Fleming as warmer temps quickly melt the snow.

    Power outages, strayed cattle and stranded motorists resulted from a zero-visibility Friday the 13th spring blizzard that roared into northeast Colorado Friday, April 13, and shut down the regi

Among the driver’s license offices in northeast Colorado, Phillips County stands out above the rest in organ donor designations, with 73.3 percent of driver’s license and ID document customers registered as organ donors in 2017. — Johnson Publications graphic

    April is National Donate Life Month, a time to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

    The School Finance Act, which provides most of the funding for public K-12 education, was finally introduced April 11 in the state House, with less than four weeks to go before the General Asse

Sports

    Area track and field teams were lucky to get a meet on last week’s schedule before the blizzard hit Friday.

    Getting out ahead of the weekend blizzard, Holyoke High School baseball traveled to Wiggins last Thursday, April 12, for a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 14.

    It’s been a wild season for girls golf, with more tournaments canceled than have been attended.

Ag & Business

Displaying their General Excellence Award, Advertising Sweepstakes and 19 individual awards at the Colorado Press Association annual convention are Holyoke Enterprise staff members, from left, Brenda Brandt, Darci Tomky, Jes-c French and Ashley Sullivan. — Johnson Publications

    An emphasis on strong community journalism was evident at the 140th annual convention of the Colorado Press Association April 12-14 at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs — the first year the

While at the Colorado Press Association convention, Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaims that April 16-22 is Colorado Journalism Week. — Photo by Thomas Cooper | Lightbox Images

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention in Colorado Springs Friday, April 13.

A portion of the standing-room-only crowd is pictured at the beginning of the annual Melissa Memorial Hospital Forum as CEO Trampas Hutches, pictured at left, begins his presentation on a 2017 recap of the hospital, existing and new medical staff, transitional plan and strategic focus for 2018. Crowd input immediately addressed concerns and questions around the sudden departure of Dr. Aaron Wilson. — Johnson Publications

    Melissa Memorial Hospital CEO Trampas Hutches highlighted key details in his annual public forum presentation regarding the state of MMH and its strategic plans as he opened the meeting in the

School

Representatives of The Dragon Times dig into the core values of journalism in preparation for Colorado Journalism Week. They are pictured from left, Emma Thompson, Tuff Sigler, Dylan Hielscher, Haley Van Overbeke and Rylee Schneller. — Johnson Publications

    Fake news. Clickbait. Social media. Responsibility. Trust.

Towering above the rest, Dake Hubbard joins his niece, Claire Hubbard, pictured at right, in the “Mack Chicken Dance Medley” for the spring concert finale. Also performing are Anna Chaney, Leah Sprague and Raia Sprague, pitctured from left. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

    By the end of the night April 12, the stage at the Holyoke High School auditorium was filled with laughter and dancing — from the the first- and third-grade performers and members of the audien

    Arickaree superintendent/principal Shane Walkinshaw will start as principal at Holyoke JR/SR High July 1, with the retirement of current principal Susan Ortner.

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