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 By Candie Fix    News    August 5, 2020 

Haxtun BOE hears from concerned parents before pushing back school start date

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, parents and staff members have eagerly awaited news on Haxtun Schools’ plan for beginning the 2020-21 school year while in the middle of a global pandemic. That news came at a board of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 5, 2020 

Haxtun Hospital District's Board of Directors holds hour-and-a-half long executive session relating to property

More time was spent in a closed-door, executive session than in the regular July meeting of the Haxtun Hospital District Board of Directors last week. The Board met on Monday, July 27 and spent an hour conducting regular business before holding an...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    August 5, 2020 

Riley re-registers with HPD

By Candie Fix [email protected] The Haxtun Police Department re-registered William Riley as a registered sex offender within Haxtun’s city limits last week. On July 31, the HPD re-registered William Riley, 33, who lives in the 200 block of East...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 29, 2020

Phillips County 4-Hers celebrate success!

Although some things may have looked a little differently this year, for the most part, the 2020 Phillips County Fair went on without a hitch despite many local county fairs being cancelled due to...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 29, 2020

Body identified; death ruled suicide

The body discovered in an abandoned building in rural Phillips County earlier this has been identified. Phillips County Sheriff Thom Elliott said the remains are that of Bradley R. Dye, 56, of Castle Rock. The cause of death has been ruled as...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 22, 2020

Just hangin' around

BUDDIES KASON HADEEN and Tannor and Cail Wilson sit near the curb of the Haxtun Fire hall while waiting for the burn out competition to start during Haxtun’s 33rd annual Old-Fashioned Saturday...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 22, 2020

Haxtun Town Council hears residents' concerns

The Haxtun Town Council tackled a long list of action and discussion items during the latest regular meeting held on July 13 at the Haxtun Community Center. The 2019 financial report, special event permits and applications, and ballot questions for...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 22, 2020

Woodward registers with HPD

Haxtun Police Chief Tanya Mayhew registered a sex offender within the city limits on Wednesday, July 15. Michael Woodward, 40, is required to register annually after convictions of internet sexual...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 15, 2020

Wiebers excited & humbled to serve as "Barn in the USA" Grand Marshals

The 2020 Phillips County Fair kicks off next week and this year's honored couple is excited and humbled to be at center of the "Barn in the USA" themed annual event. Gail and Pat Wiebers are no...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020

33rd annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night set for July 18; event promises several activities

By Candie Fix [email protected] The third Saturday in July always brings community members together as crowds gather downtown for the annual Haxtun Old-Fashioned Saturday Night. The night, which promises a car show, vendors, burn out and other...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020

Frenchman Board of Education holds final meeting before 2020-21 school year opens; finalizes budget despite decreased revenues

Meal prices, graduation requirements, hiring a first-grade teacher … all action items at the final board meeting of the Frenchman Board of Education before school begins in the fall. The local Fleming school board does not typically meet in July,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020

PC Commissioners make emergency declaration following recent storms

Throughout the month of June, Phillips County Commissioners conducted several items of business related to storms that struck Paoli and Haxtun the same month. In addition to hearing information related to removal of storm debris from the County...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 1, 2020

Dr. Ben Stephenson appointed to chief of staff following resignation from Dr. Breck McCarty

Doctor Ben Stephenson is the new Chief of Staff at the Haxtun Hospital District. His appointment came early last week following a resignation of Doctor Breck McCarty from her duties as both a physician with the District and Chief of Staff. Dr. Breck...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 1, 2020

PC Sheriff's Office investigates dead body found in abandoned building

Phillips County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a body with a gun in an abandoned building earlier this week, according to Sheriff Thom Elliott. Deputies discovered a mummified, unidentified deceased white male at an abandoned...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 24, 2020

Uncertainty remains regarding next school year

The ending to the 2019-20 school year and the recent COVID-19 pandemic has left many parents and community members wondering what the coming year will look like. Even with the 2020-21 school year approaching quickly, Superintendent Darcy Garretson...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 24, 2020

PC Economic Development celebrates successes

The recent pandemic caused the cancellation of many things this spring, including the annual meeting of the Phillips County Economic Development Corporation. Despite not being able to gather together...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 17, 2020

Damage assessed following June 8 derecho; several local municipalities respond to restore power to Haxtun community

Waking up on Tuesday morning was like a dream, a really bad dream. Storms that struck the Haxtun area on Monday night, June 8 and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, tore through the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 10, 2020

Monday night storm causes destruction

TREES AND HEADSTONES in the Haxtun Cemetery were uprooted during a late-night thunderstorm on Monday, June 8. Winds, reportedly from a micro burst, swept through the area wreaking havoc all over town...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 10, 2020

Haxtun Swimming Pool to remain closed for season

It’s official, Haxtun will not open the swimming pool this summer season. The Town Council took official action on the pool’s opening during a meeting early last week. State mandates regarding strict guidelines for indoor swimming pools allow...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 3, 2020

Variance approval allows for start of race season

Many of the topics of conversation at Phillips County Commissioner meetings over the month of May pertained to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming events and a variance request by the County from a public health order set by the State. The...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 3, 2020

Gift fund reaches $19,300 for local COVID-19 relief efforts

When it comes time to help, Haxtun residents never fail to do so and when the recent pandemic occurred and the call went out to help those affected most, that’s exactly what happened. Many local businesses were forced to shut their doors for the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Firme hired to fill principal vacancy at Fleming

The Frenchman School District has a new principal. The Board of Education in Fleming voted during a meeting on May 18 to hire Kortney Firme to fill the role for the coming year. The District is now seeking a first grade teacher to fill a vacancy...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    May 27, 2020

Bulldog Booster Club honors athletes virtually

Normally, the Haxtun Community Center would be the setting for the annual year-end athletic awards for Bulldog athletes; decorated in all red and black featuring pictures of each student athletes,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Phillips County's variance request approved by CDPHE

Phillips County's variance request from portions of Colorado Governor Jared Polis's Safer at Home executive order has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

CHSAA lifts moratorium between coaches & athletes

On June 1, the Colorado High School Activities Association plans to lift the moratorium against all in-person condition sessions between coaches and high school athletes. The announcement came following a meeting last week with the CHSAA...

 

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