Holyoke High School graduates Brian Beltran, pictured at left, and Tyler Camblin consider the vast world that now lies ahead of them. Principal Susan Ortner tossed miniature globes to students as she addressed the Class of 2017 at the Sunday, May 14, ceremony. —Johnson Publications

Phillips County Players who make up the cast of “Play On!” are pictured from left, front row, Amber Schroetlin and Jerry Brandt; and back row, Pete Markle, Zander Salyers, Janel Wailes, Bob Brandt, Dolly Smith, Eric Conklin and Jair Jimenez. Not pictured is Kayla Marshall. The show will run this Friday-Sunday, May 19-21 at the high school auditorium. —Johnson Publications

Those qualifying for state track are pictured, center front, Luis Chafino; second row from left, Brook Prottsman, Taeryn Trumper, Emily Jelden and Josie Herman; and back row, Kyra Loutensock, alternate Jillian Hunter, alternate Kaylee Camblin, Taylor Hendrix, alternate Emma Roll and alternate Lali Marquez. Not pictured are Jacky Mosqueda and alternate Jessy Mosqueda. —Johnson Publications

Seth Watson beats Haxtun’s catcher in a race to home plate. After pinch hitter Caleb Deaver got on first with a single, Watson advanced to third on Jesus Trejo’s double. Finally, Brendan Mayden hit a sacrifice fly to bring Watson home in a run that was truly a team effort. It was one of two runs scored by the Holyoke Dragons in the district tournament game against Haxtun. —Johnson Publications

Holyoke students of all ages filled the streets the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10, for a few victory laps around HHS and the Max Bernard Field in honor of Bike to School Day. About 200 total students participated in the event. —Johnson Publications

Local

Beef industry saluted in special section

The Phillips County Commissioners received a letter from Irv Halter, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, awarding Phillips County $550,000 in Energy Impact Assistance fu

Deputy J.R. Myers begins working with the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office this month. —Johnson Publications

For someone who is looking for a small-town environment, Deputy J.R. Myers found the perfect job at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office.

Sports

Those qualifying for state track are pictured, center front, Luis Chafino; second row from left, Brook Prottsman, Taeryn Trumper, Emily Jelden and Josie Herman; and back row, Kyra Loutensock, alternate Jillian Hunter, alternate Kaylee Camblin, Taylor Hendrix, alternate Emma Roll and alternate Lali Marquez. Not pictured are Jacky Mosqueda and alternate Jessy Mosqueda. —Johnson Publications

A team heavy in underclassmen is bound for the Colorado 2A state track meet Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20, at the Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

HHS had its final chance to improve individual and relay rankings at the Friday, May 12, track meet at Highland.

Holyoke High School junior Grace Dille, pictured at right, was recognized as an All-Conference golfer for the 2017 season. Sophomore Brenna Sullivan received All-Conference honorable mention.

Ag & Business

Freezing temperatures can affect wheat fields within the Colorado High Plains region some seasons.

It is that time of year when the need arises for horticulture site visits.

Veterinarian Jeff Tharp helped deliver a six-legged calf earlier this year. The calf is just fine, and they’ve decided to leave the extra limbs.

    Work with cattle long enough, and you’re bound to accumulate a few calving season stories that would make the likes of Lee Pitts and Baxter Black proud.

School

Holyoke High School graduates Brian Beltran, pictured at left, and Tyler Camblin consider the vast world that now lies ahead of them. Principal Susan Ortner tossed miniature globes to students as she addressed the Class of 2017 at the Sunday, May 14, ceremony. —Johnson Publications

“The tassel is worth the hassle,” valedictorian Logan Osborne joked with her peers at the 2017 Holyoke High School graduation ceremony held Sunday, May 14.

Lindsay Helgoth graduated from the University of Wyoming during commencement ceremonies in Laramie, Wyoming, Friday, May 12.

Mark Ramos gives a playful thumbs-up as he crosses the stage, diploma in hand, with the Holyoke High School Class of 2017, marking the conclusion of his time at HHS. —Johnson Publications

Now officially high school graduates, members of the Holyoke Class of 2017 have a variety of plans for the future.

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