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Haxtun Health welcomes Dr. Andrea Lewis to Family Medicine team

Andrea Lewis was inspired to pursue a career as a medical provider after more than a decade of working in cardiac ultrasound. Most of the time, the patients she encountered were dealing with the aftermath of heart failure or a heart transplant. She f...

 

Fleming Town Council starts annexation process of the Heritage Park & Recreation Area

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Fleming Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, DeeAnn...

 

Red Cross now testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an...

 

Haxtun Health COVID vaccination list hotline

Haxtun Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccination List Hotline to allow community members to sign up to receive the vaccine when it is available. Community members can call Haxtun Health at (970) 774-6123 Option 4 to be added to the list. Vaccine...

 

General Assembly holds 3-day session Jan. 13-15

The Colorado General Assembly held an abbreviated start to its 2021 session, meeting for three days last week to work on time-sensitive legislation that can’t wait until Feb. 16. That’s when the session is expected to resume. Lawmakers recessed...

 

Superb spellers

HAXTUN ELEMENTARY and junior high hosted the annual Spelling Bee before the holiday break with Taylor Frank taking honors as top speller of the bee. Others who placed and will advance to the Regional...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    January 13, 2021

Haxtun Town Council votes to give $1,000 donation to pool fund; fund stands at $82,500

Lori Lundgren, Mayor Pro-Tem, presided over the first Haxtun Town Council meeting of the new year in absence of Haxtun Mayor Brandon Biesemeier. Council members met on Monday, Jan. 4 at the Haxtun Community Center to better practice social... Full story

 
 By Candie Fix    News    January 13, 2021

County distributes nearly $150,000 in COVID relief funds

Phillips County has distributed close to $150,000 in COVID relief funds to local businesses. That money has been given as grant funds to Phillips County businesses who applied for funding through the County’s application process. Word of...

 

Saturday clinic, new providers now available at Haxtun Health

Haxtun Health is always striving to provide the best quality healthcare for our community and that begins with offering an array of healthcare services at convenient, accessible times. After listening to the needs of our community, the hours for the...

 

Hello, Santa!

EDWARDS BOYS Knox, Otis and Wade visit with Santa in downtown Haxtun during the annual County Christmas event several weeks ago. While visits looked different this year, Santa still rode the fire... Full story

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 23, 2020

Season B tops Haxtun BOE discussion items

Colorado kids, including Haxtun student athletes, are pleading to Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to begin sport season B following a delay with the original January start date. The topic, which has...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 23, 2020

Haxtun Health's Board of Directors approve 2021 budget

The final meeting of 2020 centered around the upcoming year’s budget for the Board of Directors of Haxtun Health. Members met on Monday, Dec. 7 to approve the 2021 budget as well as resolutions that go with including those to appropriate sums of...

 

Haxtun Health first hospital on the Eastern Plains to administer COVID vaccine

Haxtun Health was one of the first hospitals on the Eastern Plains to receive and administer the Phizer COVID 19 vaccine this past week. On Friday, Dec. 18, Haxtun Health Chief of Staff Dr. Ben...

 

Two suspects arrested in possible connection with recent PC thefts

On Dec. 18, a meeting was held at the Phillips County Event Center where 11 law enforcement agencies from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas were present. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current auto theft problem in rural parts of several...

 

Local man arrested for attempted murder

On Dec. 19, deputies from the Phillips County Sheriff's Office responded to 8,436 County Road 23 on a report of a man with a gun making threats to his family. Deputies discovered that Levi Garrett...

 

Students active in 100 Mile Club

HAXTUN ELEMENTARY students have taken advantage of warm afternoons while logging miles for 100 Mile Club. Now in its fourth year at Haxtun Schools, 100 Mile Club encourages youth to be active by...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 16, 2020

Haxtun Health reports plans for old Smith Hardware

Big things are coming to Haxtun’s main street. Members of the Haxtun Town Council heard plans for the old Smith Hardware building from Dewane Pace, Haxtun Health’s Chief Executive Officer. Haxtun Health purchased the building at 125 South...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 16, 2020

COVID cases drop to fewer than one per day in Phillips County

Phillips County COVID-19 numbers are going down. As of Monday, Dec. 14, Phillips County has a total of 208 cumulative case since the onset of the pandemic and just 13 new cases over a 14-day period. According to the Office of Phillips County Emergenc...

 

Fleming Town Council hires Justin Hickey following closed-door meeting

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Fleming Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, DeeAnn Ch...

 

LNO & auction to benefit pool project

MICHELLE Henry, left, and Emily Bazan paint a holiday picture during a recent Ladies' Night Out to benefit the Haxtun Swimming Pool project. In addition to the painting event, pool project committee...

 

Back-to-back State Champs!

THE FLEMING WILDCAT football team took their second consecutive 6-man State Championship last Thursday at CSU-Pueblo's Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl. Pictured following their victory are (l-r),...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 9, 2020

Haxtun Health announces addition of physicians

Haxtun Health has added two new family practice physicians to the lineup of providers currently on staff in addition to a new partnership with a podiatrist who plans to visit patients several times a month at the specialty clinic. Announcement of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 9, 2020

Livestock moratorium goes into effect in Phillips County

A temporary moratorium on all permits relating to the expansion and creation of new livestock facilities went into effect in Phillips County last month. The six-month moratorium began on Nov. 9 and will remain in effect until end of day, May 9. The...

 

General Assembly passes eight bills in three-day special session

The Colorado General Assembly came back to the State Capitol last week for a three-day session in which they passed eight bills tied to COVID-19 relief, worth up to $336 million. The money comes from better-than-expected income tax revenues, revealed...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 2, 2020

Fire destroys home of local family on eve of Thanksgiving; father and son recovering

A late afternoon fire the day before Thanksgiving has left a local family without a home and in need of belongings. The camper the Preston family calls home erupted into flames on Wednesday, Nov. 25,...

 

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