- WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 -
Haxtun BOE prepares for next school year A number of action items on the agenda for the Haxtun Board of Education meeting last week took care of business for the coming school year. The Board approved the employment of certified staff for the 2015-16 school year as well as hired individuals to fill in maintenance and coaching positions.

Fleming BOE hears reports from staff The hour-long Frenchman Board of Education meeting in Fleming last week was packed with reports from staff members and a number of action items that included hiring certified staff members for the coming year.

January death in Phillips County confirmed to be hantavirus Health officials from the Northeast Colorado Health Department recently learned that a former resident of Phillips County, who passed away in January, died from hantavirus. The death, which was originally attributed to influenza, was confirmed as hantavirus late last Friday, April 17, through testing performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While hantavirus is not new to Colorado, the State Health Department has documented over 90 cases across the State since they began tracking the disease in 1993, it is the first time hantavirus has been identified in a northeast Colorado resident. This case marks the third case of hantavirus in Colorado this year, all have been fatalities. l.




CHILDREN who participated in Story Hour at the Haxtun Public Library sat down to a tea party last Friday. The event marked the final Story Hour of the year. Pictured (l-r) clockwise are Leah Edwards, Haylie Carpenter, Elsa Kurtzer and Kaylee Lock. In addition to the tea party, the girls sang songs, had treats and built crafts.

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