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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition


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  • Under the sea

    Jul 27, 2022

    HAXTUN YOUTH participate in summer reading at the Haxtun Public Library this summer. Pictured above (l-r), Jaxy Fix, John Henry, Camden Kelley and Carson Kelley make sea creatures using the outline of their hands with volunteer library helper Deb Dickerson last Tuesday....

  • Haxtun BOE continues to fill open positions

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 27, 2022

    The new school year is just around the corner and administration and board members in Haxtun are prepping for the return of student in just a few short weeks. Students begin assessments on Aug. 10 and 11 and return to the classroom on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Haxtun Board of Education met for an early morning July meeting on Tuesday, the 19th. Board members took action to hire new staff, accepted several resignations and opted to dispose of a bus during the short meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes. Board members accepted resignations from...

  • Fleming Town Council accepts splash pad bid

    From the minutes|Jul 27, 2022

    The Fleming Town Council met for their regular meeting on July 13 at the Fleming Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:33 p.m. The following council members were present: Cathy Castillo, Bill Landridge, Suzanne Wales, Alex Gapter and Bonnie Jackson. Andrew Muller was absent. Also present were Jeff Schiel (left at 6:55 p.m.), Michelle Asfeld, Keith Beck, Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Lewis Frank, Mathias Wales, Jeannette Loos, John Widhalm, Robin and Eric Walker. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Betley asked to...

  • Ground breaks on Fleming's splash pad

    Joelle Gapter, Fleming Media Relations Coord.|Jul 27, 2022

    On Monday, July 18, ground was broken at Fleming's North Park as plans for the construction and completion of the Splash Pad are underway, with the official start date of construction taking place approximately Aug. 8. One year ago, on July 13, 2021, the Town of Fleming announced that a new splash pad will be coming to Fleming. NextEra Energy gifted the Town of Fleming $25,000, which the Town spent towards purchasing the splash pad equipment from Rain Deck. Since receiving the money, the...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Jul 27, 2022

    In the church’s politically revitalized rush to impart Christian principle and accountability toward governance of the nation, a burden can be placed squarely at the feet of our country’s founding fathers. Spurious claims that we are first and foremost a Christian nation from its inception make for memorable sound bites but carry little weight with the founding fathers. Expectations by six of the most respected founders — Franklin, Adams, Madison, Jefferson, Washington and Hamilton — embrace...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Jul 27, 2022

    In the past when a cowboy got ready to leave for a rodeo, he loaded old Dobbin in the trailer, crawled into his truck and pulled onto the super slab. Today, nothing really has changed, except for one thing. When he climbs into his truck, we’re talking truck. The last contestant parking lot I saw could have been easily mistaken for a truck stop. It was not filled with Dodges, GMCs or Fords. Instead there were rows and rows (at least as close as a bunch of cowboys can come to parking in an o...

  • Times Past

    Jul 27, 2022

    13 Years Ago July 28, 1937 Arvid Wedin of Haxtun, a junior in the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, placed on the university's list of those making an average of B-plus or more during the spring term. A group of Haxtun friends entertained at a delightful covered-dish lawn party Tuesday evening, complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. House and children of Price, Utah. Guests included Dr. and Mrs. J.H. McKnight and Mr. and and Mrs. Earl C. Donaldson and "Bud" of Sterling; Mr....

  • Melvin Salyards

    Jul 27, 2022

    Melvin (Ray) Salyards passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2022 at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center Grand Junction at the age of 92. Ray was born Nov. 8, 1929 to Lloyd and Anna Salyards in Eckley. He was the sixth of seven children. Ray attended high school in Haxtun. He worked his last two years of high school and lived in the town of Haxtun while his parents lived out on the farm. Ray graduated in 1947. He drove truck for a couple of years until he was drafted into the Air Force in...

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