Members of Phillips County law enforcement line up behind a dozen packages of high-quality, rifle-proof body armor received through the Shield616 program. Officers and deputies are pictured from left, Mary Seeley, Joseph Marcum, Mark Werts, Doug Bergstrom, Thomas Elliott, William “J.R.” Myers, Wyatt Bishop, Tanya Mayhew, Michael Beard and Thomas Bullard. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Meeting Mrs. Claus isn’t always easy. Though many children (and a few adults) readily told Santa their wish lists, Marqus Flores was among those who weren’t so impressed by the Christmas couple. Santa and Mrs. Claus spent Dec. 3 at Phillips County Museum taking photos for Country Christmas. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Local

Members of Phillips County law enforcement line up behind a dozen packages of high-quality, rifle-proof body armor received through the Shield616 program. Officers and deputies are pictured from left, Mary Seeley, Joseph Marcum, Mark Werts, Doug Bergstrom, Thomas Elliott, William “J.R.” Myers, Wyatt Bishop, Tanya Mayhew, Michael Beard and Thomas Bullard. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Thanks to thousands of dollars raised by the Holyoke Lions Club in partnership with national nonprofit Shield616, county law enforcement officers and their families will be able to sleep a bit

    “He taught everyone to never give up,” said Luis Chafino of his kindhearted, caring nephew, third-grader Adrian Chafino, who died suddenly last Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Throwing candy to scores of eager children lining Interocean Avenue are Lily Sprague and Emma Sprague, pictured from left.

Sports

Rylee Schneller wins the 100-yard breaststroke at the Valley Invite on Dec. 1 — one of several accomplishments over the course of that and the previous meet. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

    Holyoke High School girls swim team pulled down four qualifying times during the season opener dual at Eaton High School last Thursday, Nov.

Members of the Lady Dragon basketball team are pictured from left, front row, Sarah Razo, Emily Jelden and Janessa Lutze; second row, managers Emma Thompson, Emma Oakley, Elise Krogmeier, Clover Adler and Sabryn Burris; third row, Yeidi Juarez, Savannah Burris, Ashley Rahe, coach Ben Rahe, coach John Baumgartner, Shianne WIllmon, Taeryn Trumper and Kylie Purkeypile; and back row, Victoria Race, Kaylee Camblin, Lauren Herman, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Taylor Trumper, Correy Koellner and Emali Torres. — Jim Powell Photography

    Holyoke’s girls basketball team inaugurated its season Nov. 30-Dec. 1 by winning the Canine Classic tournament championship with two solid victories over Liberty Common and Highland.

    On a team with a large underclassman presence, Holyoke High School boys basketball players had a chance to see some good varsity experience in the Canine Classic tournament in Highland last wee

Ag & Business

Grooming dogs like Hippy, pictured on his best behavior in the shop, business owner Alex Blake keeps busy at Tuxedo Paws. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Initially, Alex Blake might describe the opening of Tuxedo Paws as an act of necessity. Her family dog, Sofie, needed groomed, but there was no one local to do it. Simple.

Veronica Marroquin of Veronica’s Hair & Nail Salon mixes apple cider during preparations for her Dec. 3 open house. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Christmas is right around the corner, which means the holiday shopping season has just begun for businesses across the country.

    Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award®, honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natura

School

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will have only one meeting in December.

    Going forward with technology in Holyoke School District Re-1J, the tech committee is focused on effective use of materials, as explained by Holyoke JR/SR High Principal Shane Walkinshaw at the

    Who is the best high school mascot in Colorado? The 9Preps Mascot Challenge is putting dozens of schools to the test in an online voting bracket.

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