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Articles from the May 17, 2023 edition


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  • HHS graduates 25 on Sunday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 17, 2023

    There were several lasting thoughts delivered to Haxtun High School's Class of 2023 during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 14 but there was a common theme in each of the speeches conveyed to graduates seated in front of the packed gymnasium. That message, "Once A Bulldog, Always A Bulldog." Twenty-five graduates wearing red and black gowns filed into the gym in front of family, friends and faculty on a cloudy, rainy Sunday afternoon to pomp and circumstance played by the Haxtun...

  • FHS holds emotional farewell

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|May 17, 2023

    A very traditional and highly emotional commencement ceremony was held last Sunday, May 14 at Fleming High School. On a rainy, chilly Mother's Day, 19 members of the Class of 2023 parted ways with FHS. The seniors entered the crowded gymnasium to an upbeat version of the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance." They took their seats on the stage at the head of the gym, facing those in attendance. Class President Jaime Nab opened the ceremony welcoming those present. She shared the class' gratitude...

  • Siren sounds during discussion about tornado shelter in Fleming

    From the minutes|May 17, 2023

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at the Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:32 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Cathy Castillo, Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson and Alex Gapter. Suzanne Wales was absent. Also present were Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Grace Rossignol, Sandra Miller, Michelle Asfeld, Keith Beck and Lewis Frank. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Betley asked for additions or corrections to the agenda. Hearing none, it...

  • House Republicans walk out in final days of session over HB 1311

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative reporter|May 17, 2023

    The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 2023 work on Monday, May 8, after 120 days of what’s been called one of the most contentious sessions in recent memory. The last day was capped by a walk-out by House Republicans over the rush by Democratic lawmakers to pass two bills introduced in the session’s final days and tied to escalating property tax hikes. Senate Bill 303 would take a portion of TABOR refunds for the next 10 years to pay for property tax relief. The bill creates a ballot measure in November, Proposition HH, that would ask...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|May 17, 2023

    A recent and very rare vacation found Sue and I wandering Western Colorado recently. When someone, years ago decided to draw a line smack dab through the middle of a Colorado map, they set many things into motion, some notable, some not so much. Most notable and not contributable to any single entity, if you don’t count God, is the fact water runs in opposite directions in each half. This grand difference, oddly, had absolutely no effect on our trip which utilized interstates and no rivers. O...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|May 17, 2023

    This is the time of year when professional sports teams are deep into basketball and hockey playoff runs, the kind that demand both individual and team efforts to move forward. Egos and self-centeredness carry little weight. Team play that is unselfish, however, is worth its weight in baskets and goals. An ability to adapt to changing game conditions often spells the difference between victory and defeat. Surrounding each contest are brief game-time interviews that focus primarily on what must...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|May 17, 2023

    For the first time I can recall, this year’s session of the Colorado General Assembly concluded with frenzy and confusion more typical of what we see in Washington, D.C., than what’s expected of our citizen legislature. It’s not unusual for a few complicated bills to linger until the waning hours. However, this year’s 120-day session ended on Monday, May 8, with these ignominious developments: • On Day 117, still 156 bills – one-quarter of the 617 introduced since Jan. 9 – remained unresolved. With just two weeks to go, 335 bills were still in...

  • Times Past

    May 17, 2023

    13 Years Ago May 18, 1938 Dr. Limus Maurice Raring, Haxtun physician, passed away at a Sterling hospital Saturday afternoon. He had not fully recovered from an attack of influenza. He was taken to Sterling in the ambulance Friday suffering from pneumonia, which illness caused his death. Gracie Allen and George Burns and Martha Raye head the All-Star cast of the new paramount musical comedy, "College Swing," which comes to the Rialto Theater Friday and Saturday. They are assisted by Bob Hope,...

  • Bulldogs make final four following wins over Wiley and Simla

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 17, 2023

    The Haxtun Bulldogs made the final four. Haxtun took down Wiley and Simla in the Regional round of 1A baseball playoffs on Saturday to advance to final four action slated for this Thursday at All Star Park in Lakewood. Saturday's games were originally supposed to be play in Simla, the third seated team in Colorado High Schools Activity Association playoff bracket, but early spring rains forced organizers to move matchups to The Classical Academy in nearby Colorado Springs. The Bulldogs, who...

  • Goddard breaks discus record

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 17, 2023

    Several members of the Haxtun boys' and girls' track teams have qualified for the State Track Meet slated for later this week at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood. In the team's final outings of the regular season, junior Cassidy Goddard broke Haxtun High School's record in discus. Her throw of 103 feet, eight inches at the HOKA St. Vrain Invitational on May 12 beat the record of 126 feet, six inches set by Callie Dickerson in 2017 at the Colorado 1A State Track Meet. For a complete list of those...

  • Wildcats compete at Last Chance

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|May 17, 2023

    The Fleming Wildcat track team wrapped up the regular track and field season at the Last Chance Meet in Limon last Saturday. Top-10 placers from the meet are as follows: Girls 3,200-meter run: Emoree Lousberg, ninth, 6:50.98. 300-meter hurdles: Ciana Lousberg, eighth, 54.87. Four-by-100-meter relay: Team of Kally Kirkwood, Maddy Zink, Lexi Schaefer and Siena Donnelson, fourth, 54.52. Triple jump: Brooke Schaefer, seventh, 30 feet, one-half inch. High jump: Ashley Bornhoft, tie for ninth, four...

  • Jacob Beu

    May 17, 2023

    Detective Jacob Arthur "Jake" Beu passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the age of 31 as he was serving the citizens of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Jake was born in Elgin, Ill. on March 1, 1992. When he was three years old, the family moved to Colorado. As a young boy and big brother to Garrett and Josh, he played baseball, football and the trombone in band. Upon the family relocating to Tennessee in 2006, Jake attended Livingston Academy high school in Livingston, Tenn. He was active in his...

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