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  • Haxtun's Brock Miller selected for State FFA Office

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    Haxtun's Brock Miller was recently selected to serve on the 2024-25 Colorado FFA State Officer team. Miller was elected to serve as an Executive Committee member at the final session of the 96th annual Colorado State FFA Convention at CSU Pueblo on June 6. Miller is a 2024 graduate of Haxtun High School. Since his election to the State Officer Team, Miller has attended Colorado Career and Technical Student Organization trainings in Denver which begins his year-long state officer adventure. He...

  • Maxwell takes over Post Master position at Haxtun, Fleming & Crook

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    A familiar face behind the counter at the Haxtun Post Office now serves in the lead role as Post Master. Shannon Maxwell was named Post Master of post offices in Haxtun, Fleming and Crook in late December 2023. Since her appointment as lead of the three rural post offices, Maxwell said her focus is to serve the three rural communities and to keep things local. "I want things to continue to run as they always have here," Maxwell said recently. "I want to keep things local. I am still learning...

  • BEST grant denied; bond question to be added to November ballot

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    The Frenchman Board of Education received news recently that the school district in Fleming was not awarded a BEST grant in the most recent cycle. Hopes were to receive grant funds for major improvements to the District’s main building. In addition to a BEST grant update and plan moving forward, board members acted on several items of business to prepare for the coming year as well as gave nod to several purchases including one for new math curriculum. In his report to board members in a late-May meeting, Superintendent Steve McCracken reported...

  • Take the plunge!

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    Ready, set, swim! The Haxtun Swimming Pool is set to open on June 10. The new outdoor pool is nearing completion and town crews are gearing up for the first day of swimming next week. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is slated for the same day. An open house is set for Monday, June 10 from 9-11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at the beginning. Community members are invited to visit and view the all-new outdoor facility during the open house while also enjoying coffee and refreshments. Later...

  • Schram named 2024's Super Booster

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    All 2023-24 sports seasons have come to an end for the Haxtun Bulldogs and to celebrate this year's accomplishments athletes, parents and community members gathered for the annual athletic banquet at the end of May. As all athletic banquets do, this year's celebration included a special presentation of the 2024 Super Booster Award. This year's Super Booster honor went to Alicia Schram. "Alicia puts in countless hours (often behind the scene) supporting our athletes. She takes pictures, is in...

  • Haxtun Health adds cardiologist and equipment

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    Haxtun Health’s Specialty Clinic has some new, advanced technology and equipment to go along with the addition of Dr. Ehrin Armstrong, a Cardiologist, who will begin seeing patients locally next month. The announcement of the new equipment, and an update on recent legislation, came to Haxtun Health Board of Directors in a Monday night, May 20 meeting. According to Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace, the Specialty Clinic now has Venclose technology as well as an ABI machine for vascular studies and MolecuLight for wound care. Several of t...

  • Annexation approved for future storage units

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    The Haxtun Town Council met in a special meeting on Monday night, May 20 for a public hearing regarding the CB & Pods Annexation. Hearing no concerns, the proper motions followed to approve the annexation. The one acre of land on the west edge of Haxtun has been annexed into Haxtun city limits following a series of motions as required by Colorado State Statue. The CB & Pods annexation includes an acre of land on the south side of Highway 6, west of the current Better Forage site, also just west of Dollar General. In approving the annexation,...

  • Bulldog baseballers earn All-Conference honors for '24 season

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    Three Bulldogs were recognized with post-season honors at the conclusion of the 2024 baseball season. Recent graduate Kaiden Schelling and junior Ryland Wolff received All-Conference designations and freshman Madden Larsen was named All-Conference, Honorable Mention. As a senior, Schelling spent most of his time on the pitcher's mound for the Bulldogs. He struck out 46 of the 154 batters he faced. Schelling also earned a .433 batting average and a .548 on base percentage. He registered 29 hits,...

  • Goddard closes HS career with honors

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    Haxtun's Cassidy Goddard received All-Conference honors in her final high school track season. The recent Haxtun High School graduate has committed to the Black Hills State track and field team to continue her throwing career at the collegiate level next fall. Goddard received All-Conference honors with her first place finish in discus at the LPAA-YWKC-NC League Meet in Julesburg on May 4. Goddard took first with a throw of 134 feet, 4.5 inches. She currently holds the Haxtun High School girls...

  • Schelling signs with Midland University

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    Haxtun's Kaiden Schelling signed a letter of intent to extend his baseball career with Midland University in Fremont, Neb. next fall. The 2024 graduate was a key player in winning Haxtun High School's first ever State title baseball title his junior year. He played four seasons for the Bulldogs and several with the Buckley Bombers throughout his time in high school. According to stats on MaxPreps, Schelling had a .433 batting average his senior season along with a .548 on base percentage. He reg...

  • Haxtun Town Council establishes truck route

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    After many conversations and months worth of work, the Haxtun Town Council adopted an ordinance establishing a truck route through city limits. The adoption came at a Monday evening, May 6 meeting of the Haxtun Town Council. In 2021 Haxtun voters passed ballot question 2A to approve a major street project by a margin of 325 yes votes to 70 no votes. Since then, the Town of Haxtun has worked to complete those major street repairs and in doing so, the Council wishes to protect that investment. Over the past year or so, many discussions around...

  • Haxtun Board of Education selects Jones from initial 10 applicants

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    Following a long application and interview process, the Haxtun Board of Education selected the next Superintendent of Haxtun Schools. The Board voted to appoint Aron Jones as Superintendent starting July 1. That decision came on Tuesday afternoon, May 14 following candidate in-person interviews earlier that day and a community meet and greet the night prior. The search for a new superintendent began in March. At that time, the local school board partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC an executive recruitment and development firm used by the...

  • Chamber of Commerce announces Bornhofts as Grand Marshals

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    Cork and Trilla Bornhoft have been selected to serve as the 2024 Haxtun Corn Festival Grand Marshals. The Haxtun Chamber of Commerce recently announced the Grand Marshal selection along with this year's theme. Grand marshal and theme selections are chosen by Chamber of Commerce members. The 2024 Corn Festival theme is "Harvesting Memories." Cork and Trilla Bornhoft, who celebrate 62 years of marriage this year, are long-time Haxtun residents. Cork was drafted into the United States Army in 1962...

  • HPD re-registers offender

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Haxtun Police Department re-registered a sex offender living within Haxtun's city limits. Steven Michael Saign lives in the 200 block of North Wallace Avenue. According to the local police department, Saign is a dual resident, meaning he is registered at two locations; one on North Wallace Avenue and a another on County Road 7 in Phillips County. This is his required quarterly registration. Saign was convicted of sex assault on a child and sex assault on a child, age 15-18, by someone in a position of trust on Nov. 29, 2012 in El Paso...

  • Bamford signs to play softball with NW Kansas Technical College

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    A successful four-year high school softball career has afforded Fallon Bamford the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level next fall. Bamford, recent Haxtun High School graduate, signed a letter of intent to join the softball team at Northwest Kansas Technical College in front of family, coaches and supporters two week ago. Fallon was a part of the Holyoke High School softball team throughout high school, playing outfield for the Lady Dragons. As a senior, she helped lead her team to the...

  • Bulldog track takes 4x100 and 4x200 relays; earns Runner-Up

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldog track team put in an impressive showing at the 2024 Colorado State Track Meet at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood last weekend. The boys team brought home the State Runner-Up Title and earned two first place finishes while several Lady Bulldogs earned top three placings in individual events. The boys team earned the Runner-Up Title with a total of 51 points. The top team, Cheyenne Wells, won the Championship trophy with 64 points. Two Bulldog relay teams earned first place...

  • 19 turn tassels at HHS

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 16, 2024

    Sunday afternoon not only marked a day to honor Mothers, but to also recognize graduates of Haxtun High School. Nineteen students entered graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 12 and exited as Haxtun High School graduates after hearing from fellow classmates and administration and receiving diplomas in a gym packed full of friends, family and community members. Graduate Kaiden Schelling welcomed the Class of 2024, parents and guests following the traditional entrance to pomp and circumstance on a...

  • Haxtun BOE hires Jones as Superintendent

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 16, 2024

    Aron Jones has been named Superintendent of Haxtun Schools. Jones' announcement came Tuesday afternoon following a community meet and greet Monday evening and board interviews Tuesday morning. His contract date is slated for July 1. Jones graduated from Pueblo Central High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Southern Colorado with a minor in Elementary Education and a K-6 teaching license. He later received his Master of Arts in Education/Administration...

  • Bulldog baseball season closes at Byers against Holly Wildcats

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 16, 2024

    The Bulldog baseball season came to a close Saturday afternoon in Byers following a 6-4 loss to the Holly Wildcats. Despite holding the advantage until the top of the seventh, the Bulldogs came up short, ending the season just shy of returning to the Colorado 1A State Baseball Championships. The game in Byers Saturday remained scoreless throughout the first two innings of play. In the top of the second, Holly found themselves in scoring position with two runners on base but a pop fly turned to...

  • Haxtun qualifies 3 relay teams + 8 individuals for State Track

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 16, 2024

    Eight individuals and three relay teams qualified for the 2024 Colorado State Track meet slated for later this week at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood. As time to qualify neared, the Bulldog track team competed in two last chance meets to run faster, jump further and throw harder. Below is a list of top-10 results from those meets and a complete list of State Track Qualifiers. HOKA St. Vrain Invitational, May 10 Discus: Reagan Jones, seventh place, 114 feet, nine inches. 60th Warren Mitchell...

  • Haxtun PD re-registers sex offender

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 9, 2024

    The Haxtun Police Department re-registered a sex offender within Haxtun's city limits recently. Patrick Lee Pittman is registered in the 200 block of West Grant Street. Pittman, 34, was convicted in June 2013 of attempted sex assault on a child in a position of trust in Yuma County. He is required to register as a sex offender annually....

  • Haxtun set to face 10th ranked Holly in Regional play this Saturday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 9, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldogs are moving onto Regionals as the seventh seed in a 16 team post-season bracket. Haxtun is set to take on 10th ranked Holly at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Byers High School. The Bulldogs competed in the second round of Districts last week where they met up with the Merino Rams in Fort Morgan. Haxtun took an 11-0 loss to the Rams but post-season RPI rankings from the Colorado High School Activities Association keeps the Bulldog baseball season alive for another week. Final RPI...

  • Goddard breaks previous discus record; creates new school record

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 9, 2024

    Cassidy Goddard once again broke the discus record at Haxtun High School. The senior broke her own record from her junior year with a throw of 135 feet, four inches. Goddard set the new record at the Holyoke Invitational Meet on May 1. Last year, Goddard broke the school record with a throw of 103 feet, eight inches at the HOKA St. Vrain Invitational. At that time, she broke a record set and held by Callie Dickerson who registered a throw of 126 feet, six inches at the 2017 Colorado 1A State Tra...

  • Interviews and meet & greet slated for May 13-14

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 2, 2024

    Three finalists have been named in the search for a new Superintendent of Haxtun Schools. The local Board of Education announced the three following a closed-door, executive session to review applications in a Tuesday, April 23 meeting. With the assistance of Randy Zila, with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, the Board of Education received 10 applications for the superintendent position. McPherson & Jacobson is an executive recruitment and development firm hired by the Haxtun School District to help facilitate the search. After review of...

  • Haxtun Health hires Dr. Dana Morgan to start seeing patients this summer

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 2, 2024

    The medical team at Haxtun Health is fully staffed. That news came from Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace in a late-April meeting of the Haxtun Health Board of Directors. Pace said that Dr. Dana Morgan has accepted a full-time position with Haxtun Health. Dr. Morgan grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She finished her residency in Family Medicine at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1996. Dr. Morgan’s areas of interest include family medicine for all ages, age management medicine, bio-identical h...

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