A massive MRAP vehicle weighing 26 tons and valued at half a million dollars should have no trouble handling whatever blizzards come its way. New to Phillips County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle is intended to do search and rescue in conditions that would otherwise make such tasks impossible. The 6-foot-2-inch Sheriff Thom Elliott is pictured for scale. — Johnson Publications photo

Female track team members heading to state are pictured from left, front row, alternate Kylie Purkeypile, alternate Yeidi Juarez, Jacky Mosqueda and Emma Roll; and back row, Taeryn Trumper, Emali Torres, Taylor Trumper, Josie Herman and Ashley Rahe. — Johnson Publications photo

Eight cars in the sport modifieds division take the green flag to start the Saturday night heat race at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke. Racing action was fast and furious for the day, despite the cool temperatures and misty weather conditions. — Johnson Publications

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A massive MRAP vehicle weighing 26 tons and valued at half a million dollars should have no trouble handling whatever blizzards come its way. New to Phillips County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle is intended to do search and rescue in conditions that would otherwise make such tasks impossible. The 6-foot-2-inch Sheriff Thom Elliott is pictured for scale. — Johnson Publications photo

    Before any naysayers open their mouths, Sheriff Thom Elliott has two things to say about the hulking new addition to the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office:

    For the first time ever, unaffiliated voters in Colorado will be able to participate in the primary election without affiliating with either the Republican or Democratic party.

Music has universal appeal and connects a community in many ways. “There’s always a guitar player around to jam with,” said local musician Joe Hall.

    1, 2, 3, 4 … every song has a beat, a cadence — and everyone can find it — from a stubborn old lady down to an energetic little boy dancing with all of his might.

Sports

Female track team members heading to state are pictured from left, front row, alternate Kylie Purkeypile, alternate Yeidi Juarez, Jacky Mosqueda and Emma Roll; and back row, Taeryn Trumper, Emali Torres, Taylor Trumper, Josie Herman and Ashley Rahe. — Johnson Publications photo

    Three field events, three sprint races and two relays will see HHS participants at the Colorado 2A State Track & Field Championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood Thursday-Saturday, May 17-

    While weather cancellations and postponements have plagued scheduled track meets, the regular season ended on a good note for HHS at the Burlington Invitational Friday, May 11.

Grace Dille golfs with confidence at the last home tournament of her high school career. She ended up winning the May 14 event with a 97. — Johnson Publications

    The majority of the Holyoke High School girls golf team finished their season with a home tournament Monday, May 14. As a team, HHS varsity finished second with a score of 316.

Ag & Business

    Scholl’s communications department, previously housed in the Scholl Oil headquarters at 800 E. Denver St.

    Austin Vieselmeyer of Amherst has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s Bronze and Silver awards.

Derek Doorn, who did clinicals at MMH last year, has returned as Holyoke Family Practice’s newest family nurse practitioner. — Johnson Publications

    If the newest family nurse practitioner at Family Practice of Holyoke looks familiar, that’s because he’s not new after all.

School

Pictured at left are co-valedictorians Luke Krogmeier and Anna Jelden. Citizenship award winners, at right, are Dominique Penzing and Tyler Lamm. — Johnson Publications photos

    Forty members of the Holyoke High School Class of 2018 earned their diplomas Sunday, May 13, in front of friends and family in the HHS new gym.

The rose ceremony was a chance for graduates, like Yennifer Espinal, to give recognition to family, friends and teachers. — Johnson Publications

Holyoke High School Class of 2018 earned a total of $1.4 million in scholarship and grant money. Students announced their future plans at the May 13 graduation ceremony.

A couple of thinkers always glad to share thoughts and ideas, this teacher-student duo now share in Boettcher Foundation honors. Scholarship recipient Luke Krogmeier, pictured at right, nominated Josh Schroetlin for the Teacher Recognition Award. — Johnson Publications photo

    An English teacher at Holyoke High School, Josh Schroetlin recently received the Boettcher Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award.

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