Holyoke, Colorado is located near the Colorado-Nebraska state line, with a population of approximately 2,263. Holyoke is one of the more economical places to live in Colorado, with average home values at 49.5 percent below state averages. The town’s motto, “City of Pride and Progress,” is a testament to the grit and dedication of the area’s residents.
Brush, Colorado is a community of close to 5,500 residents, located on the eastern plains 58 miles from Greeley. The city’s slogan is “Hometown Happiness,” which represents the area’s close-knit and neighbor friendly feel. As the mayor, Rick Bain stated, “we certainly are a community of great human resources.” Brush is a city known for its “can do attitude,” reflected in the exclamation point following its name.
The Spring Fire began on Wednesday, June 27th in Costilla County, Colorado. According to Denver-based Channel 7 News, the fire is currently the largest burning blaze in the state, covering over 56,800 acres. With only ten percent containment as of July 3rd, several highways into the area remain closed. Evacuations and pre-evacuations are also underway in Huerfano and Costilla counties.
Viaero Wireless will once again be sponsoring this year’s Bobstock Music Festival. The summer festival is held annually in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Bobstock will be in City Park on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th. All of the concerts are free to attend and tickets are not required.
Embarking upon a singing career is something up and coming country star Lexi Larsen knew she wanted to do from the age of four. Describing her musical style as “a sound that I love,” with the “best stories and events that have happened to me,” Larsen made the decision to move to Nashville following high school.
No one likes to start venturing out in search of a new job. The idea of changing or starting a new career makes a lot of people uneasy and a little nervous. Who wants to feel awkward in a room full of recruiters in suits and competing job seekers? And no one likes to hold onto twenty copies of a resume and be prepared to interview on the spot with someone you’ve barely met, about a company you may know little about.
Governor John Hickenlooper and Viaero’s own Executive Vice President/CFO, Mike Felicissimo announced the 2018 Pedal the Plains route at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25th. This year’s route includes the towns of Kiowa, Bennett and Limon. “Viaero loves to sponsor the ride because northeastern Colorado is our home. This route is about seeing where your food comes from, and showing the eastern plains, the beauty, and the farming activity,” said Mike Felicissimo.
On Monday, April 2nd, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a law to expand broadband internet service within rural Colorado. The law is designed to allocate $100 million dollars towards construction of infrastructure, which will increase internet download speed capacities to a minimum of 10 megabits per-second. Broadband service has long been considered a standard for both household and professional internet users, but the availability has been lacking in rural communities such as northeastern Colorado. The expansion of broadband capacity will help bring the same advantages the state’s urban dwellers enjoy to those who live and work in rural Colorado communities.
The 7th Annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour offers cyclists scenic routes highlighting agricultural towns in the eastern Colorado plains. Riders get a firsthand experience of heartland values and a chance to honor the communities we call home.