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Articles from the April 11, 2024 edition


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  • Wind brings down branches and debris

    Apr 11, 2024

    WEEKEND WINDS brought down branches, limbs and debris throughout Haxtun and surrounding communities. Weather forced the cancelation of spring sporting events and caused several power outages. According to the National Weather Service, the largest gust in Haxtun came on April 7 at 2:55 a.m. at 45 miles per hour. Later that same day recordings show gusts anywhere from 40-44 miles per hour between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday....

  • Town of Haxtun to switch insurance carrier

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    The Haxtun Town Council voted to make changes to policy regarding the use of the community center by non-profits as well as elected to change employee health insurance companies during a recent, April meeting. Additionally, the Council discussed the possible annexation of one acre of land on the west end of Town and signed a letter of support for Haxtun Health. During a meeting earlier this year, the Council disused the use of the community center by local non-profits. Recently, there has been an influx of non-profits booking the community...

  • Superintendent search draws interest

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    The application deadline for the superintendent position at Haxtun School District has closed. According to Haxtun School Board President Amy Kilgour, the District received 10 applications for the lead position. Over the next few weeks, the Board of Education, with assistance from McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, an executive recruitment and development firm, will narrow those applications down with finalists selected on April 23. A candidate meet and greet is slated for May 13 at the Haxtun Community Center. Watch future editions of the Herald for...

  • Presidential primary election results now official

    JR Krueger|Apr 11, 2024

    Phillips County clerk and recorder, Beth Zilla, has filed the county’s official, final March 3 presidential primary election vote counts with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Following required audits by the county, vote counts for the top three highest vote recipients have not changed from what was previously reported in The Haxtun-Fleming Herald. An additional 13 Democrat and 17 Republican votes for “down ballot” candidates are herein being reported. The 161 Democrat Party ballot votes went to the following candidates or category in...

  • Lineup of specialty services offered at Haxtun Health

    Sara Huss, Haxtun Health|Apr 11, 2024

    Skip the long, expensive trips to the front range. Many of the services you are looking for are offered locally at Haxtun Health where you are more than just a chart. Behavioral Health Alongside Haxtun Health, our Behavioral Health Counselor, Rachael Fryrear, LPC, is dedicated to supporting mental and emotional well-being. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, addiction or other mental health concerns, we’re here to listen and guide you toward healing. Fryrear’s appointments won’t be hitting the patient’s pocket books throughout 2024. We believ...

  • 2024 Wheat Field Days dates announced

    Apr 11, 2024

    Colorado State University’s Crops Testing Program is hosting the 2024 Wheat Field Days on June 6-7 and 11-12. Events are made possible by farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners as well as colleagues from the Colorado State University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU Dept. of Agricultural Biology, the Agricultural Experiment Station, CSU Extension, Colorado Wheat and the USDA-ARS. Field Days include a walk-through of the official CSU Wheat Variety Trial with wheat breeder Dr. Esten Mason. CSU faculty and experts will als...

  • HHS prom set for April 20

    Apr 11, 2024

    HAXTUN HIGH SCHOOL'S 2024 prom is slated for Saturday, April 20. Grand march ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. followed by crowning of this year's queen and king. Royalty candidates include seniors pictured above (l-r), Josh Wright, Megan Walker, Brock Miller, Kirsta Dishman, Kaiden Schelling and Halli Philp....

  • Under the Wire

    Apr 11, 2024

    What do you do when there is “nothing” to do? Well, my solution is to pick up the “Docket Gold” yellow pad, find my uni-ball ink pen and start writing “Under The Wire!” Surprisingly within minutes I will have half of a page of sentences about … nothing. I have always heard that everybody is good at something. I seem to be the exception with my “good at nothing” skills! I probably don’t have much competition at my “doing nothing,” proving that most people are good at … something! I might want to consider offering classes on “How to do not...

  • Fearless Faith

    Apr 11, 2024

    No doubt about it, many of us are entering the “ology” time of our lives when days are measured by medical appointments, future appointments, and mileage markers. Aside from costs of travel and wear and tear on vehicles, most of us are able to say that it is a good thing to entertain the “ologies” as needed. They certainly seem to roll off the tongue in easy enough fashion: cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, epidemiology, urology, all layered and folded into innocent enough sounding titles of providers like internists, D.O.s, M.D.s, P.A.s.,...

  • Relentless Gardner

    Linda Langelo|Apr 11, 2024

    Are you chomping at the bit to get started with the vegetable garden? Don’t be too anxious. When was the last time you did a soil test of your vegetable garden soil? If you haven’t had it done for several years, this is a good time to do it. Then you will know what elements are needed to keep your plants healthy. Then, be sure you know the frost-free date in your area. Go to this link: https://www.weather.gov/wrh/climate and then go to select location inside a blue box and then go to select first/last dates. These are the first and last fre...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|Apr 11, 2024

    Although I am less optimistic, I still hold out hope that Colorado isn’t irretrievably doomed to follow California, Oregon and Washington into the hopeless abyss of Progressivism. A few key indicators will soon reveal if we have passed the point of no return, including whether enough common-sense Democrats remain to stand with Republicans against the Far Left’s relentless assault on our Second Amendment rights. Senate Bill 131 would prohibit licensed concealed-carry permit holders from carrying their guns in “sensitive spaces,” which sponsor...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Apr 11, 2024

    We all hope to remain healthy and independent throughout our lives – but life can be unpredictable. If you were ever to need some type of long-term care, would you be financially prepared? Long-term care encompasses everything from the services of a home health aide to a stay in an assisted living facility to a long residence in a nursing home. You may never need any of these kinds of care, but the odds aren’t necessarily in your favor: Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care ser...

  • Times Past

    Apr 11, 2024

    13 Years Ago April 12, 1939 April old-age benefit payments will average about 99 cents more than the March payments. The average payment will be $40.03. However, a $12 deficiency will be deducted because of lack of state funds, making the average payment $28.03. Pensioners who originally are scheduled to receive checks of $12 or less will not receive a check this month. Relatives and friends went to the home of Mrs. Emily Eckman last Sunday to help celebrate her 83rd birthday anniversary. Those...

  • Haxtun Bulldogs go 2-1 in last week's action; currently 4-3 overall

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldogs went 2-1 over the past week with games against Prairie, Yuma and Briggsdale. Haxtun took down Prairie and Briggsdale on their home field but suffered a loss to Yuma on the Road. Thursday's action pitted the Bulldogs in a home contest with the Prairie Mustangs. Haxtun took a commanding 16-0 advantage after just two innings of play to control the entire contest, which only went to four innings. The Bulldogs added another four in the third, enforcing the mercy rule as Haxtun...

  • Bulldogs return to track at Bill Kalb Invitational

    Apr 11, 2024

    Spring weather finally allowed high school tracksters to compete this week. The Haxtun Bulldogs competed in the 56th annual Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational on Monday, April 8. Top-10 results from the meet are as follows: Girls 1,600-meter run: Jinjer Stroyek, sixth, 7:06.19. Four-by-100-meter relay team: seventh, 56.80. Four-by-200-meter relay team: 10th, 2:06.42. Sprint medley relay team: 10th, 2:16.35. Four-by-800-meter relay team: fifth, 13.39.44. High jump: Jayleigh Bullard, second, five feet; Lexi Imhof, sixth, four feet, six inches. Triple...

  • Wildcats compete at Yuma on Monday, April 8

    Apr 11, 2024

    After cancellations of their last two scheduled meets, the Fleming Wildcats track team returned to action on Monday, April 8. The team traveled to Yuma where they competed in the Bill Kalb Invitational. Top-10 placing performances for the meet are as follows: Girls 1,600-meter run: Emoree Lousberg, seventh, 7:08.32. Four-by-100-meter relay: Team of Brooke Schaefer, Hadley Stull, Hayley Chamberlain and MadiKay Serrato, ninth, 57.96. Four-by-800-meter relay: Team of Lousberg, Stull, Chamberlain and Serrato, third, 12:34.21. Long jump: Schaefer,...

  • Ruth Laverne Starkebaum

    Apr 11, 2024

    Ruth Starkebaum, affectionately known as Laverne, was born on Oct. 1, 1929 to Ruth and Carl Englehart at Cortez. Our Heavenly Father called Laverne home on March 5, 2024 at the age of 94. She died at home surrounded by family and her caregiver. Laverne attended schools in the Lewis/Cortez area, followed by studying at the University of Northern Colorado until her marriage to Clark Starkebaum on Aug. 14, 1949, after meeting on a blind date. She attended Colorado State University until Clark's...

  • Dennis Claymon

    Apr 11, 2024

    Dennis Claymon Dennis EuGene Claymon passed away on March 11, 2024 at Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley at the age of 68. Dennis was born Jan. 27, 1956 to Dale Claymon and Leila L. (Critchlow) Claymon in Haxtun. He was the middle child of three with Natalie his older sister and Carolee his younger sister. He attended the Haxtun Schools and graduated from Haxtun High School with the Class of 1974. While in high school, he participated in FFA and was a member of the football...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Apr 11, 2024

    Spelts Roofing 1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Spelts Roofing was opened by Clayton “Pete” Spelts in 1969. After 53 successful years in business, Pete retired and sold the company to Josh and Jessica Freeman in 2022. The Freemans are dedicated to maintaining the quality workmanship associated with Spelts Roofing. We are now celebrating 55 years of business. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? Owners, Josh and Jessica Freeman and...

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