HHS freshman Austin Durbin demonstrates cleanup chores at the end of the school day in the new “experience classroom” for students with significant support needs. Durbin is pictured loading the dishwasher as one of his assigned chores for the day. — Johnson Publications

It was a clash of cultures at the HHS country versus country club day this Tuesday. Trevor Maupin, pictured at center, remains neutral in the hoedown showdown. Pictured from left are country clubbers LaurenJo Oberle, Keegan Shaw and Brenna Gatton, and the country folk Katy Kliber Voigt, Logan Maupin and Julia Pagola. — Johnson Publications

Local students get pumped for the opening of the new gaming room in the basement of the Peerless Center. They are, pictured from left, Brenna Gatton, Anna Chaney (front), Arelys Arteaga, Miranda Schroetlin, Kailar Hayes and Tristen Ferguson. — Johnson Publications

Gustavo Goytia outruns his competitors in Saturday’s flag football game. Other participants in the grades 3-4 teams are pictured from left, D.J. Murray, Teagan Martin, Ilario Turcios Espinal and Kaden Herman. — Johnson Publications

Local

    The Trump administration’s announcement last week that it was ending an immigration policy for undocumented minor children brought to this country by their parents has generated protests from t

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    After J.C. Peckham’s Aug. 15 resignation left a vacancy on the Holyoke City Council, two residents submitted letters of intent for the position.

   One simple thing can provide relief from arthritis, restore balance, reduce the risk of falling, increase bone mass, control weight, manage diabetes, decrease depression, improve sleep and reduc

Sports

Dragons Grace Dille (23), Savannah Burris (22) and Brenna Sullivan (25) are pictured greeting the Merino volleyball players at the net Tuesday, Sept. 5. — Johnson Publications

    Positive support for athletic programs is an important issue of concern for Holyoke  School District.

Setter Kaylee Camblin pops one up for a Dragon hitter in last Tuesday’s win over Merino. — Johnson Publications

    Despite some rough spots and the ever-present mind game of volleyball, the Holyoke Lady Dragons pulled off two nice wins over Merino at home Tuesday, Sept. 5, and at Caliche Friday, Sept.

Seth Watson (34) brings down Meeker ball carrier Tannen Kennedy on a Cowboy fourth down in first-quarter action Saturday. — Johnson Publications

    A rough third quarter led to a 39-6 Dragon loss when the HHS football team hosted Meeker Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9.

Ag & Business

Mark Meyer congratulates FFA members Holden Redman, Emma Roll and Alex Vieselmeyer, pictured from left, on the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant their chapter received. — Johnson Publications

    The dream of a school greenhouse is now one step closer to coming true thanks to a $25,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant received by the Holyoke FFA chapter.

Local students get pumped for the opening of the new gaming room in the basement of the Peerless Center. They are, pictured from left, Brenna Gatton, Anna Chaney (front), Arelys Arteaga, Miranda Schroetlin, Kailar Hayes and Tristen Ferguson. — Johnson Publications

    It’s an asset made for the community and made possible by the community.

   Colorado Beef Quality Assurance is hosting one of several new regional events for cattle producers as part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Associat

School

HHS freshman Austin Durbin demonstrates cleanup chores at the end of the school day in the new “experience classroom” for students with significant support needs. Durbin is pictured loading the dishwasher as one of his assigned chores for the day. — Johnson Publications

    A specialized classroom for students with significant support needs is new this school year to Holyoke JR/SR High School.

    Use of credit card machines in the school offices, as well as concessions stands, is being considered by Holyoke School District Re-1J.

   The Colorado Art Education Association has recognized Christina Martinez, former K-6 art teacher at Holyoke Elementary School, as the recipient of this year’s CAEA Elementary School Art Educator

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