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 News    April 21, 2021 

Voice of Democracy

HAXTUN AND FLEMING students who recently competed in a Voice of Democracy speech contests are pictured (l-r), Reagan Jones, Kinsley Koberstein, Siena Donnelson, Kale Volkman, Colton Cochran and...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 21, 2021 

Cody selected by Haxtun BOE for superintendent

The Haxtun Board of Education has selected Marsha Cody as the next Superintendent of Haxtun Schools. Marsha was chosen during a special meeting last week and verbally accepted a short time later via...

 
 News    April 21, 2021 

Passport to Paris

HAXTUN 2021 Prom Queen Kylee Workman and King Dylan Buccelli were crowned during grand march festivities in the high school gym Saturday night. Queen and king honorees are chosen by a vote of the...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    April 21, 2021 

Pelton's behavioral health administration bill heads to Polis's desk

On April 14, the General Assembly sent to the Governor a bill that could establish a new State agency. House Bill 1097 contains recommendations from a behavioral health task force, including setting up the behavioral health administration, initially...

 

Superintendent candidates visit last week

SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATE Marsha Cody visits with a group of community members during a meet and greet hosted Friday night, April 9. Cody is one of three candidates named finalists in the search of a...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 14, 2021

Rob Martinez appointed by Haxtun TC to fill vacant seat left by McCarty's resignation

The Haxtun Town Council will welcome a new member following a swearing in ceremony at the upcoming May meeting. Rob Martinez will fill a vacancy left by Craig McCarty earlier this year. McCarty was elected to the Council in the most recent election,...

 

Fleming TC holds closed-door meeting followed by vote for full-time employment

The Fleming Town Council met for a special meeting on Wednesday, March 31 at the Fleming Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: DeeAnn Christopher, Nancy Glaspie,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 14, 2021

Commissioners lift mask requirements

As news comes from Colorado's Governor that the latest version of the State's COVID-19 dial will retire this week, the Phillips County Commissioners have chosen to lift face covering requirements....

 

Haxtun Health begins demolition of downtown building

Haxtun Health is beginning the demolition of its recently acquired main street location in the coming weeks. The community can expect to see more activity around the site beginning the week of April 19. Haxtun Health has been working with the Town...

 

2021-22 budget heads to General Assembly; up $4 billion from this year

The 2021-22 State budget, as contained in Senate Bill 205, is on its way through the General Assembly. The State Senate last week had its first crack at the $34.1 billion budget, up by about $4 billion from the current year’s spending.  Much of...

 

Look what Louis found!

LOUIS ENSMINGER shows his parents, Mike and Rebecca Ensminger, the goodies from his bucket at Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt. Local children gathered at Haxtun Park to enjoy the event sponsored each year...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 7, 2021

Tate Michael makes March 23 mask presentation to Haxtun Board of Education

Mask wearing inside the classroom, a possible four-day school week and hiring administration for the coming year topped agenda items in a lengthy Board of Education meeting in Haxtun on March 23. Before entering into a closed-door, executive session...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 7, 2021

Haxtun Police Dept. warns residents of on-going telephone scams

The Haxtun Police Department has seen a spike in fraud and scam reports in the area and Police Chief Tanya Mayhew reminds community members to be vigilant in giving out personal information. Lately, the department has seen a spike in unemployment...

 

Senate Education Committee approves fining "Indian" schools

A bill to impose heavy fines on schools that use unapproved Indian mascots won approval on April 1 from the Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 116 is sponsored by Senator Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, who is also the sponsor of the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 31, 2021

Three finalists selected in Superintendent search

Three finalists have been named in the search for a new superintendent of Haxtun Schools. Following a closed-door, executive session last week, the Haxtun Board of Education released the names of three finalists who will now take part in a school...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 31, 2021

Phillips County moves to Level Green

Phillips County is one of 29 counties in Colorado to move to level Green: Protect our Neighbors on the new COVID Dial 3.0. News of the level status change came from County Commissioners on Thursday,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 31, 2021

Haxtun Town Council opts to go under contract with Haxtun Health

Under contract! After months of discussion and several special meetings later, the Town of Haxtun is under contract to sell property to Haxtun Health. At a special meeting last week, council members reviewed bids from three companies for a new town s...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 31, 2021

Haxtun Health enters contracts with Town of Haxtun and CEO Pace

At the conclusion of a meeting that lasted just over an hour, Board of Directors at Haxtun Health voted to approve two contracts: one to purchase land from the Town of Haxtun and the second to extend an employment contract with Chief Executive Office...

 

Legislative debates continue on conservation easement tax credits

The fragile peace between land trusts that hold conservation easements and landowners cheated out of State tax credits is teetering on the brink, after a second bill not authorized by a 2019 working committee surfaced in the State House....

 

Runner-Up showing at State

THE FLEMING Lady Wildcats took the Runner-Up title in Sunday's Championship match up at the Colorado 1A State Basketball Tournament held in Colorado Springs. The Lady Wildcats entered the 24-team...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 24, 2021

Frenchman BOE approves salaries & contract

In preparation for the school year ahead, Frenchman Board of Education members voted on salary schedules and approved the principal’s contract for the 2021-22 school year. The short, March meeting was held in the Fleming School/Community Library...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 24, 2021

Survey results released; four-day week favored

Results are in. Haxtun residents and parents of students in the Haxtun School District recently received a survey regarding information about potentially moving to a four-day school week in their mailboxes. Of the nearly 800 surveys mailed, 118 were...

 

Pelton's SB 79 passes Senate & ag committee; heads to House for debate

Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, is close to seeing his first bill of the 2021 session on its way to the Governor’s office, on allowing direct sales of meat to consumers. Senate Bill 79 will allow livestock producers to sell shares of...

 

Sonnenberg tours eastern Colorado for Meat-In event

COLORADO STATE Senator Jerry Sonnenberg stands with Roger Koberstein at Haxtun Super's Saturday during a local Meat-In event. The Haxtun event is just one of many held in eastern Colorado and around...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 17, 2021

Haxtun Town Council's property sale proposal under review by attorney

The sale of Town-owned property was the topic of a special meeting held last Monday, March 8. The Haxtun Town Council entered into executive session for the first half hour of the meeting to discuss the sale of Town-owned property including shop, tru...

 

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