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Articles from the February 29, 2024 edition


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  • Crews fight fire southeast of Haxtun on Sunday afternoon

    Feb 29, 2024

    LOCAL and state fire crews battled a field fire southeast of Haxtun near County Road 7 on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25. The Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by the Wages Volunteer Fire Department and the Colorado State Wildland team to gain control and extinguish the blaze. Red Flag warnings blanketed much of the State of Colorado throughout the weekend and the first part of the week, including Phillips and surrounding counties due to dry weather conditions and high...

  • Edwards & Seger present Wellness Master Plan

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    Haxtun Board of Education members heard a detailed report from the District’s Wellness Committee as well as reviewed and approved Superintendent Marsha Cody’s annual evaluation in an early morning meeting on Friday, Feb. 23. Board members also looked over the proposed school calendar and ratified employment for several staff members for the 2024-25 year. The Friday morning meeting opened at 8:45 with a special presentation from Elementary Counselor/Teacher Audree Edwards and High School Counselor Sharon Seger. The duo presented the Haxtun Schoo...

  • Sunflower production meetings planned

    Feb 29, 2024

    The High Plains Sunflower Committee is hosting a series of sunflower production meetings. Dates and locations are Tuesday, March 12 in Hugoton, Kan. and Wednesday, March 13 in Burlington. Times at both sites will be from 1-3 p.m. Attendees can register online at www.northwest.ksu.edu/events or by contacting Ron Meyer, Colorado State University Extension Specialist at (719) 346 5571. These meetings are available without cost. This program will be available both in-person and remotely via Zoom. When registering by phone, if your choice is to...

  • Miller earns Chuck Urano scholarship

    Feb 29, 2024

    Brock Miller, Haxtun High School senior, was recently honored at the Colorado Farm Show as a recipient of the esteemed Chuck Urano scholarship. With graduation on the horizon this spring, Miller has set his sights on Northeastern Junior College, where he plans to pursue a degree in agricultural business with a specialized focus on economics and animal sciences. His aspirations extend towards a future career in grain merchandising or agriculture finance, driven by his profound understanding of...

  • Judiciary Committee approves harsher penalties for human trafficking

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative reporter|Feb 29, 2024

    Senator Byron Pelton’s bill to enhance the criminal penalties for human trafficking won a 4-1 vote last week from the state Senate Judiciary Committee and now heads to the full Senate for debate. The measure, Senate Bill 35, makes human trafficking for involuntary servitude and human trafficking for sexual servitude crimes of violence, subject to enhanced sentencing guidelines and increases the statute of limitations for prosecution of these offenses. This would make servitude a crime of violence and extend the statute of limitations from f...

  • Colorado CattleWomen announce scholarship

    Feb 29, 2024

    The Colorado CattleWomen announces the first CattleWomen Legacy Scholarship. The Heather Hays Stinnett Memorial Scholarship honors Colorado CattleWomen past President Heather Stinnett and will be awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Heather was a staunch advocate for the beef industry and a proud fifth generation Coloradoan who traced her cattle industry heritage to early Colorado statehood and ranches homesteaded by ancestors on both sides of her family. Heather’s agricultural credentials include serving as C...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Feb 29, 2024

    Last week, I wrote an “Under The Wire” about the month of January. I had never thought about doing that before until it came to life in my imagination as a pretty cool month. It starts every fresh new year, generates a lot of parties dedicated to celebrating the new year and generates lots of new calendars from just about everybody we do business with. Many sport pictures from barns to birds and everything in between, making for some fun viewing. When the column hit Sue’s desk, her first obser...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Feb 29, 2024

    There are but a handful of Supreme Court opinions that constitute fixed stars of understanding. Perhaps the most well-known is by Justice Robert H. Jackson. “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." [West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)]...

  • Extension Spotlight

    Feb 29, 2024

    Environmental conditions affect plant growth in many ways. Conditions that are too dry or too wet, too cold or too hot can all affect wheat production and survival. Determining whether wheat plants are alive in the spring due to adverse growing conditions should be done before spending production dollars on those acres later this spring. Visual inspection: 1. Dig 10 wheat plants from the worst spots in the field, (hilltops, driest areas, etc.). 2. Cut plants diagonally and examine inside the root/shoot areas, especially inside the crown area....

  • Times Past

    Feb 29, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 1, 1939 At a beautiful and impressive candlelight ceremony was solemnized at six-thirty o'clock on Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Anderson when their daughter, Miss Violet, was given in marriage to Mr. Bern Trego, son of A.A. Trego. The ceremony was witnessed by the immediate families. The marriage vows were read by Rev. William Pepper of the Methodist Church at Holyoke. Mrs. James R. Birrell entertained at a four o'clock tea Sunday afternoon, honoring...

  • District Four Tourney held; Lady Wildcats advance to Regionals

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Feb 29, 2024

    The completion of the regular basketball season brought about District Four Tournament play for the Fleming Wildcats and the Fleming Lady Wildcats last week. The boys, who entered in the number four spot, opened District play with a Tuesday contest against Weldon Valley. The Lady Wildcats, who entered as the second ranked girls' team, earned a first-round bye in Tuesday's play. Opening round action brought Weldon Valley to the court to face off with the Fleming Wildcats. The Weldon Valley...

  • Marianne Skold

    Feb 29, 2024

    Marianne Skold passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at the age of 89. On May 7, 1934, Marianne started life on a family farm near Haxtun. From stories she told, it was clear she happily had many adventures with her sister and two brothers. These were many good memories she retained until end of life. She graduated Sterling High School and her diligence resulted in a music scholarship to University of Colorado Boulder. Barely a month after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart...

  • Christina Gerk

    Feb 29, 2024

    Christina Lynn (Teter) Gerk went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 23, 2024. Chris was born in Brush on July 26, 1963 to Leroy and Bonnie Teter. She grew up in Brush and graduated from Brush High School. Chris was a good worker. She worked at the Brush Locker while in school. She helped out in the office at the family owned business, Teter Oilfield Construction. She earned her cosmetology degree from Northeastern Junior College and started her own barber shop at Livestock Exchange, Inc. in Brush....

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