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  • 13th Judicial District announces District Court vacancy

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet July 30 at the Morgan County Justice Center, 400 Warner St., Fort Morgan, CO 80701 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Thirteenth Judicial District (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Charles M. Hobbs. The vacancy will occur on Oct. 2. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Thirteent...

  • Financial literacy teaches essential money habits to Haxtun 4th graders

    CSU Extension|Jun 13, 2024

    Financial planning is essential for overall financial well-being and Colorado State University Extension is taking steps to provide resources to educate youth and adults on various financial topics. These resources include four programs: Dollar Works2, All My Money, $pend Some, $ave Some and $hare Some. The fourth and most notable initiative involves the collaboration with fourth graders through the Piggy Bank Primer educational program, developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This p...

  • Haxtun Schools releases 2nd semester honor rolls of 23-24 school year

    Jun 13, 2024

    Haxtun Schools recently released the list of honor roll students for the second semester. Those on the Superintendent’s Honor roll achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Principal’s Honor Roll includes students with grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.9. Below is a list of all Honor Roll students: Superintendent’s List Seventh grade: Taivyn Bullard, Haylie Carpenter, Lily Firme, Kaylee Lock, Baron Starkebaum and Ashlyn Wolff. Eighth grade: Jayce Boerner, Leah Edwards and Bella Hill. Ninth grade: Paige Firme, Taylor Frank, Luke Gales, Lexi Imhof...

  • P.E.O. awards scholarships

    Jun 6, 2024

    ON Thursday afternoon, May 30, Haxtun P.E.O. members gathered at Pi Kappa Cino Coffee to present recent Haxtun High School graduates Evelyn Mendoza, Cassidy Goddard and Samantha Seger with college scholarships....

  • Pastor Jeri Soens retires from pulpit

    Jun 6, 2024

    HAXTUN METHODIST Church Pastor Jeri Soens celebrated her retirement last week. First with 110 children and crew leaders during Vacation Bible School and later on Sunday, June 2 with her final church service and luncheon that followed. Pastor Jeri is pictured above with all those involved in the 2024 Haxtun Vacation Bible School celebration on the front steps of the Methodist Church....

  • Fleming School releases final honor roll of 23-24

    Jun 6, 2024

    Fleming Schools recently released the list of honor roll students for the second semester. Those on the Superintendent’s Honor roll achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Principal’s Honor Roll includes students with GPAs of 3.5 to 3.9. Below is a list of all Honor Roll students: Superintendent’s List Sixth grade: Easton Japp, Lilly Johnson, Easton Steward, Hank Stull and Jack Williamson. Seventh grade: Daisy Barkley, Abigail Betley and Isaac Fehringer. Eighth grade: Brooks Brekel, Maddox Herskind, Gabriella Manly, Dylon Monroe, Jaron Monro...

  • Methodist Church hosts Scuba-themed VBS

    Jun 6, 2024

    PAIGE OLIVER helps Vacation Bible School children at the Sticky Scriptures station last week. Eighty children attended VBS at the Haxtun Methodist Church while 30 crew leaders helped children dive into friendship with God. The week-long event last week helped Haxtun kids officially kick off summer break....

  • HHS/HJHS closes school year with annual academic awards ceremony

    May 30, 2024

    At the conclusion of the 2023-24 school year, Haxtun High School honored students with an awards ceremony in the high school gym. Below is a list of academic awards for students in grades seventh through 12th presented by faculty and staff: Lisa Atkins, HS English Outstanding Language Arts Students: Reagan Jones and Olivia Stone. Most Improved Language Arts Student: Scott Engle. Shawn Cody, HS Social Studies Most Outstanding Social Studies Student: Kelsie Hadeen. Most Improved Social Studies Stu...

  • $29.5 million to stay in the basin

    Deb Daniel, RRWCD General Manager|May 30, 2024

    The Republican River Water Conservation District has surpassed the first requirement of the 2016 Republican River Compact Administration resolution by retiring 10,000 irrigated acres prior to the end of 2024 with 15,023 acres currently under contract and approximately 2,000 contracted irrigated acres in the process of being finalized. In 2016, the RRCA approved a resolution requiring the permanent retirement of 25,000 irrigated acres in the South Fork Focus Zone by the end of 2029. The RRWCD has far exceeded the first requirement of this...

  • Veteran shares stories with students

    May 23, 2024

    VETERAN DENNIS Patriquin recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of a Veteran's Honor Flight. As part of that flight, students from Haxtun Elementary sent cards and letters of well wishes and thanks. Following the flight, Patriquin reached out in effort to meet the students who wrote to him and other Veterans. He visited Haxtun Schools last week sharing stories, photos and mementos from his recent trip. Above, he is pictured with Mrs. Dana Davis' third grade class....

  • Haxtun student wins mural design competition for Rural Action Project

    From PCED|May 23, 2024

    Olivia Stone, a bright and talented student from Haxtun, has achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the mural design competition for the Colorado State University Rural Action Project. Her artistic vision and creativity have earned her this prestigious recognition. The competition, aimed at showcasing the artistic talents within rural communities, saw numerous impressive entries. However, Stone's design stood out for its originality and the vibrant representation of the local culture. The...

  • Library honors librarian/scholarship recipients

    May 16, 2024

    The Fleming School/Community Library recently held a community event to honor outgoing Town Librarian Grace Rossignol, who is returning to Maine, and new Town Librarian Kamie Lambrecht. Also pictured is School Librarian Sandy Kinzie and Librarian Association member Alice Chermay, who recent resigned from her long-term position. Cheramy dedicated many hours to the library finding books and organizing the annual Collector's Day. Also pictured are Fleming Library scholarship recipients Madisyn...

  • Community service team creates mentorship

    May 16, 2024

    OVER the course of the 2023-24 school year, Haxtun Future Business Leaders of America's Community Service Project team has created a mentorship program known as Business Buddies. Team members, pictured above, Brandon Nall, Alyssa Molde and Corbin Andersen, are the founders of this mentorship. The main aspect of Business Buddies is to assist younger students with academics and social skills. Since the beginning of January, the Community Service team has been meeting with some select elementary...

  • Frank takes honors in dance competition

    May 9, 2024

    On April 6 Dance Fuzion dancers competed at the Nexstar Regional Compeitition in Denver. This year Dance Fuzion took two teams, one from the Holyoke studio and one from the Yuma studio, including two soloists. Representing Yuma, Washington and Phillips counties, the Yuma studio team took two numbers, "Joan of Arc" and "Legacy of Legends" both performed by Ashlyn Carpenter, Grace Cochran, Hadley Kerst, Harper Barry, Jema Trejo-Mekelburg, Kaitlyn Mekelburg, Sofia Cadena and Taylor Frank. "Legacy...

  • Wagoner invited to Westminster Dog Show

    May 9, 2024

    KAYLEE Wagoner is headed to New York City for the Westminster Dog Show May 13-14. This famous show is by invitation only and Kaylee is one of 11 Colorado Junior Showman and one of about 100 Juniors from all over the country that qualified to attend. Juniors must win seven Best Junior competitions during the calendar year at an AKC dog show. Kaylee is taking her cairn terrier Brinkley with her. She also finished the year as the number one Cairn Terrier junior in the United States and as fifth...

  • HHS FCCLA competes at State Leadership Conference in Denver

    May 2, 2024

    April 4 through April 6 Haxtun High Schools' Future Career and Consumer Leaders of America students attended the Colorado FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Downtown Denver. This conference was led by the Colorado State FCCLA Officers. Highlights of the conference included workshops for students and a community service special event. Students also competed in STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Events. The following is a list from those events: Zoe Kurtzer, Gold, National Qualifier,...

  • Recognizing abuse in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Rachel Shwayder, NCHD|Apr 24, 2024

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with an aim to recognizing the importance of families and communities working together to protect children. Childhelp (www.childhelphotline.org/identify-abuse) puts it very simply: Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, the first step to helping children who may be experiencing maltreatment is to recognize the signs. A single incident does not necessarily mean that abuse or neglect is occurring i...

  • Haxtun FBLA attends State Conf.; 16 students qualify to attend Nationals

    From Haxtun FBLA|Apr 18, 2024

    The Haxtun FBLA Chapter had a great showing at the Colorado FBLA State Conference. This year, 60 students competed at the conference. This included students in presentations, objective tests, production events and the Business Achievement Awards. Throughout the conference, students were able to explore the Gaylord Rockies Resort and attend various activities related to the conference. Haxtun attended the opening general session on Monday night. Here, the chapter was recognized for their...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sunflower production meetings planned

    Feb 29, 2024

    The High Plains Sunflower Committee is hosting a series of sunflower production meetings. Dates and locations are Tuesday, March 12 in Hugoton, Kan. and Wednesday, March 13 in Burlington. Times at both sites will be from 1-3 p.m. Attendees can register online at www.northwest.ksu.edu/events or by contacting Ron Meyer, Colorado State University Extension Specialist at (719) 346 5571. These meetings are available without cost. This program will be available both in-person and remotely via Zoom. When registering by phone, if your choice is to...

  • Colorado CattleWomen announce scholarship

    Feb 29, 2024

    The Colorado CattleWomen announces the first CattleWomen Legacy Scholarship. The Heather Hays Stinnett Memorial Scholarship honors Colorado CattleWomen past President Heather Stinnett and will be awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Heather was a staunch advocate for the beef industry and a proud fifth generation Coloradoan who traced her cattle industry heritage to early Colorado statehood and ranches homesteaded by ancestors on both sides of her family. Heather’s agricultural credentials include serving as C...

  • PreK screening scheduled

    Feb 22, 2024

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Fleming School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend Kindergarten next year and turns three by January 2024. The screen will briefly evaluate the areas of language, gross and fine motor, pre-academic development, hearing and other medical needs. All parents with preschool aged children are encouraged to participate in this screening. Children living in the Fleming area can be screened on Monday, March from 1:30-3:30...

  • Northeastern Colorado free theological conference

    Feb 15, 2024

    The 2024 Northeastern Colorado Free Theological Conference will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Wray on Feb, 24. The topic this year is Stewardship. The presenter is Rev. Dr. Nathan Meador, who serves as Stewardship Specialist of the LCMS Office of National Mission. He is the co-author of the book “Stewardship for the Care of Souls” published by Lexham Ministry Series. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There are four sessions as Dr. Meador focuses on The Stewardship Story, Stewardship Partnership, Congregational Stewardship Culture and...

  • Free preschool screening scheduled

    Feb 15, 2024

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Haxtun School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend Kindergarten next year and turns three by January 2024. The screen will briefly evaluate the areas of language, gross and fine motor, pre-academic development, hearing and other medical needs. All parents with preschool aged children are encouraged to participate in this screening. Children living in the Haxtun area can be screened on Monday, March 4 from 9-11 a.m....

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