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Articles from the March 28, 2024 edition


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  • Pool work progresses

    Mar 28, 2024

    THERE may have been snow on the ground this week, but progress is moving forward at the new Haxtun Swimming Pool. Construction crews have installed a portion of the fence, finishing work is taking place inside the bathhouse and once concrete work is complete on the front side of the site, the remainder of the fence will be installed. Hopes are to open the pool the first of June....

  • Legislative reporter discontinues weekly service

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    For many years, legislative reporter Marianne Goodland has offered reporting services to Herald readers and for that publishers have been thankful. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Goodland has been forced to suspend her legislative reporting services. When Goodland began reporting on the Colorado State Legislature for rural communities in northeastern Colorado, several other local, weekly newspapers were on board, helping to cover costs. However, all of those other publications have since dropped out or are no longer able to use the...

  • Commissioners look to increase storage capacity

    JR Krueger, For the Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Mar 28, 2024

    The Phillips County Board of County Commissioners, at its March 8 meeting, moved to acquire more storage and staging capability for the Road and Bridge department in the southeast part of the County. It approved a contract to purchase, for $35,000, 3.4 acres of which the location is in the northwest 1/4 of section 2, township 6 north, range 43 west. The property includes a 1,050 square foot building, a well and a septic tank. In other business, the board met with an individual for a progress report on cleaning up his property to comply with...

  • Public Health Order issued by NCHD regarding sheltering migrant persons in the northeast region of CO

    From the NCHD|Mar 28, 2024

    On Thursday, March 14, the Northeast Colorado Health Department Board of Health held a special meeting to approve the signing of a new Public Health Order by Public Health Director Trish McClain. This PHO sets forth some requirements and guidance for entities that may temporarily shelter migrant persons within the NCHD health district and restates the duties of the Northeast Colorado Health Department in overseeing public health. Given that migrant communities, including asylum seekers, and especially children, are a particularly vulnerable...

  • Looking at effects of ADHD in adulthood

    Sara Huss, Haxtun Health|Mar 28, 2024

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder isn’t just a childhood issue—it persists into adulthood, affecting millions worldwide. Let’s delve deeper into this complex condition and explore its impact on adults. Together, we will look at treatments and tools to encourage productivity. The science behind ADHD ADHD involves structural and functional differences in the brain. Neurotransmitters like dopamine play a crucial role in attention regulation. Another contributor is your genetics. ADHD tends to run in families. There are also envir...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Mar 28, 2024

    Why is it that we are so surprised when inspiration and goodwill collide to produce something good? There are numbers of individuals across our community that are doing amazing work in support of worthwhile projects. It is an important observation to make as harder times continue to spiral for many people. One hopeful potential calls for the human spirit to focus on the best of who we are in contrast to the panoply of seemingly unresolvable conflicts worldwide. If we are intent to expend...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Mar 28, 2024

    Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for some spring cleaning. This year, in addition to tidying your home and surroundings, you might want to consider sprucing up your financial environment, as well. Here are some suggestions for doing just that: • Improve your vision. Once the days are warmer and longer, you may want to get outside and clean all the winter grime and smudges from your windows, allowing you to see the world more clearly. And you may want to bring more focus to your financial vision by asking some key questions: Is my...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Mar 28, 2024

    If you live in the country you probably share a bond with everyone else who lives outside city limit signs. This common denominator is the lowly mailbox. Since prehistoric times (which means longer than I can remember) the mailbox has been our link with the outside world. Unlike our city friends, rural mailboxes have character. In town, a mailbox may be just a slot in the front door or a metal box on the front porch. Country mailboxes have character. Mailboxes are a sentry assigned to a lonely...

  • Times Past

    Mar 28, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 29, 1939 The sale of the Corner Drug Store at Haxtun to L.W. Griffith of Blue Hill, Neb., was announced this week by J.W. Meakins. Paoli News - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brahmstadt wear callers at the Toney Hagen home Sunday evening. Good Hope News - Quite a number of families from this neighborhood were Haxtun shoppers last Saturday night. 70 Years Ago March 31, 1954 Glenn Skold and four other young men, students at North Park College in Chicago, helped rescue a five-year-old lad...

  • PCED awarded catalyst grant

    From PCED|Mar 28, 2024

    Boettcher Foundation has announced awardees for the 2023 fall cycle of their Rural Catalyst program. PCED is honored to be among the awardees to launch a new county website with a focus on economic and community development. PCED's recognition as one of the awardees in the Boettcher Foundation's Rural Catalyst program marks a significant achievement in the pursuit of economic and community development in Phillips County. The decision to launch a new county website, with an emphasis on simplicity and user-friendliness, demonstrates a...

  • Wildcats compete at Yuma

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Mar 28, 2024

    The Fleming Wildcat track team competed in the Yuma Early Qualifier on Saturday, March 23. The event marked the first meet of the season. Results are as follows: Boys 1,600-meter run: Jared Betley, fifth place, 5:35.02. Four-by-100-meter relay: Team of Pierson Japp, Travis Johnson, Conner Marchant and Matix Haney, seventh place, 56.41. Four-by-100-meter throwers' relay: Kale Volkman, David Betley, Christian Polly and Johnson, third place, 57.37. High jump: Johnson, tie for ninth place, four...

  • Bulldog tracksters open 2024 season on Saturday at Yuma's Early Qualifier

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    Haxtun High School tracksters opened the 2024 season at the Yuma Early Qualifier on March 23 at Yuma High Schools. Top 10 results from that meet are as follows: Girls 100-meter dash: Nea Giada, ninth, 15.50. 200-meter dash: Gaida, seventh, 30.73. 400-meter dash: Mikayli Benson, 10th, 1:19.21. 1,600-meter run: Jinjer Stroyek, fifth, 7:17.21. 100-meter hurdles: Halli Philp, 10th, 21.55. Four-by-400-meter relay team: fourth, 4:50.30. High jump: Jayleigh Bullard, first, four feet, 10 inches; Lexi Imhof, sixth, four feet, two inches. Triple jump:...

  • Bulldogs go 1-1 in season opener at home

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    The returning State Champion Haxtun Bulldogs took the diamond for the first time since clinching the 2023 State title last spring. A home opener against the Holyoke Dragons on Saturday kicked off the season for the team that boasts more than 30 on the roster. The Bulldogs are led by returning coaches Trent Ham, Ryan Nolin and Rob Martinez. Haxtun took down the neighboring Dragons in game one of a double header on a chilly, windy spring Saturday in true northeastern Colorado fashion. The... Full story

  • Alan Dick

    Mar 28, 2024

    Alan Richard Dick (Schultz), a devoted husband, loving father and cherished grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024 at the hospital in Provo, Utah. Alan was born on Nov. 16, 1947 in Gresham, Ore., to proud parents Clarence and Christine Dick. He was the eldest child and grew up alongside his brother Gary and sisters Kathy and Vicki. In 1954, athe family moved to Colorado eventually settling in Haxtun, where Alan spent his formative years. A proud graduate in 1967 of Haxtun High School, where he played football alongside his...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Mar 28, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. In brief, Holyoke has had a telephone service in one form or another since 1888, when the first telephone switchboards were installed. A telephone line between Haxtun and Holyoke was completed in October 1903, the culmination of much effort. Immediately, there were plans to extend the lines. In 1962, mobile radio telephones were installed, and in 1965, the rural users started to give their lines to the company to...

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