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Articles from the March 7, 2024 edition


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  • Champ & Serrato end basketball careers at Idalia

    Mar 7, 2024

    SATURDAY'S REGIONAL Championship loss marked the final outing in Lady Wildcat basketball uniforms for this year's seniors MadiKay Serrato, left, and Tori Champ. The two met up for a hug as the final minutes wound off the game clock at Idalia High School. The Lady Wildcats defeated the Granada Lady Bobcats on Friday to advance to Saturday's Championship where they were defeated by the Idalia Lady Wolves....

  • Frenchman BOE addresses parents' concerns

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    More than two dozen parents, staff and community members packed into the Fleming School/Community Library for the February meeting of the Frenchman Board of Education. The meeting opened with two closed-door meetings for the purpose of conferencing with the Board’s attorney and to meet with two different families who filed complaints against the superintendent and principal through the District’s policy process. The Board first voted to enter into executive session for the purpose of conferencing with the Board’s attorney to receive legal...

  • Haxtun Superintendent Marsha Cody resigns

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    The Haxtun School District is in search of a new Superintendent. Marsha Cody submitted her resignation to the Board of Education earlier this week. In an announcement to staff on Monday, March 4, Cody said she has accepted a position with the Brush School District for the 2024-25 school year. She plans to complete her contract with Haxtun through the end of June. The Board of Education met in a special meeting on Tuesday, March 5 to discuss plans moving forward to seek a replacement. According to Board President Amy Kilgour, the Board plans...

  • Dr. Ehrin Armstrong to provide services at Haxtun Health

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Haxtun Health has added a cardiologist, vascular surgeon and a certified wound care physician to the care team in Haxtun. The addition of Doctor Ehrin Armstrong brings all three specialty areas to the Haxtun community. Chief Executive Office Dewane Pace announced the addition of Dr. Armstrong in a meeting in late February. He told the Board of Directors that Dr. Armstrong has deep roots in Northeastern Colorado through family in the Julesburg area. He will soon be seeing patients in Haxtun while also maintaining a practice in Thornton. Dr....

  • Chamber opens nominations for awards

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    The Haxtun Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for 2023 year-end awards. Awards are given out at the annual Chamber banquet which is slated for April 15 this year. Each year the Chamber honors those who stand out in the community with eight different awards. Those include Employee of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Volunteer Group of the Year, Youth of the Year, Employee Group of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Fix Up-Paint Up and Golden Star. The Gold Star award is given to a Chamber member that has gone above and beyond in...

  • Commissioners eye pending legislation, policy considerations

    JR Krueger, For the Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Mar 7, 2024

    Renewable energy, migrants and dispatchers were on the Phillips County Board of Commissioners’ radar at the last two of its three February meetings. Board chairman Terry Hofmeister, who serves on the Colorado Counties, Inc. legislative committee, reported at the Feb. 16 meeting that it appears the State wants to control more matters having to do with renewable energy. He gave an example that would implicate local land use codes, such as prescribing set-backs on installations. A related bill has not yet been introduced but he’ll watch for act...

  • Ag & Natural Resources committee gives appointees thumbs down

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative reporter|Mar 7, 2024

    Two of Governor Jared Polis’ three appointees to the State Parks and Wildlife Commission got a thumbs-down from the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 29. The committee, with chair Senator Dylan Roberts, D-Summit County, voting with its three Republicans, are sending an unfavorable recommendation on Gary Skiba and Jessica Beaulieu. The committee did approve the recommendation for John “Jack” Murphy. Skiba was appointed to represent sportspersons — hunters and anglers — on the commission. Murphy and Beaulieu were appo...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Mar 7, 2024

    When is a palm a palm? Is it a palm if it is only a few feet tall or do we need to see it in our mind as towering high above? Does it matter if its trunk is rough or smooth? How about the fronds? Does one style of frond say “palm” and another doesn’t (even if it is)? What if it looks like a palm but is taxonomically something else? What of the fruit it produces? Are date palms more “palmish” than coconut palms? What if it merely flowers, producing no fruit at all? Does that make it more or l...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Mar 7, 2024

    It’s insomnia time on the Hodgson Ranch and many others, too. Sleep is long forgotten, taken out of our daily routines. What do we do with all this “spare time.” You may ask? Simple answer. We calve cows. If that sounds like a simple task, here are a few facts. A cow has a roughly nine month gestation period. During those 270 days, the tiny embryo is growing and mama cow is planning how to give birth at the most inconvenient time. Her goal is to schedule the big day as close as possible to mi...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Mar 7, 2024

    If you have student loans, you likely received a “payment vacation” over the past few years, due to legislation related to COVID-19. But if you’re like millions of other borrowers, you may have recently been required to resume your payments. How will this affect your overall financial situation? Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the effect on your monthly cash flow. But the amount of pressure you feel will depend on your income and the size of the required payments. If these payments do represent a real challenge, you may need...

  • Times Past

    Mar 7, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 8, 1939 After giving Haxtun its first district championship here Saturday night, the high school basketball team left this week to enter the state Class B tournament in Denver. The Bulldogs will play their first game against Cortez, runner-up from the second district in southwestern Colorado. Bill Drummond paced the Bulldogs throughout the tournament, averaging 10 points per game. The combination of Meakins and Sack turned in another good performance on the court. Ruch again p...

  • Lady Wildcats' season closes with Regional championship loss to Idalia

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Mar 7, 2024

    The 2023-24 basketball season came to a close for the Fleming Lady Wildcats last week in the second round of Regional play. Their Regional berth came on the heels of a third place district showing the week prior, which allowed them to advance into Regionals as the number 12 seed in a 32-team bracket. The number 12 ranking put Fleming on the court at the home of the fifth ranked Idalia Lady Wolves. The Lady Wildcats took on the 21st seeded Granada Lady Bobcats on Friday to open the tournament. Fr...

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