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  • Haxtun's Brock Miller selected for State FFA Office

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    Haxtun's Brock Miller was recently selected to serve on the 2024-25 Colorado FFA State Officer team. Miller was elected to serve as an Executive Committee member at the final session of the 96th annual Colorado State FFA Convention at CSU Pueblo on June 6. Miller is a 2024 graduate of Haxtun High School. Since his election to the State Officer Team, Miller has attended Colorado Career and Technical Student Organization trainings in Denver which begins his year-long state officer adventure. He...

  • Szabo's audit shows Town of Fleming in good financial standing

    From the minutes|Jun 20, 2024

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:31 p.m. The following council members were present: Cathy Castillo, Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson and Alex Gapter. Andrew Muller and Suzanne Wales were absent. Also present were Scott Szabo (left at 6:45 p.m.), Thomas Bean (left at 7:52 p.m.), Keith Beck (left at 6:55 p.m.), Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Michelle Asfeld and Lewis Frank. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Betley asked for additions or...

  • Maxwell takes over Post Master position at Haxtun, Fleming & Crook

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    A familiar face behind the counter at the Haxtun Post Office now serves in the lead role as Post Master. Shannon Maxwell was named Post Master of post offices in Haxtun, Fleming and Crook in late December 2023. Since her appointment as lead of the three rural post offices, Maxwell said her focus is to serve the three rural communities and to keep things local. "I want things to continue to run as they always have here," Maxwell said recently. "I want to keep things local. I am still learning...

  • Locals earn honors in "A Healthier Weigh" program by CSU Extension

    Stephanie Starkebaum, CSU Extension|Jun 20, 2024

    The Colorado State University Extension Family and Consumer Science Department recently announced the successful completion of its 19th annual 'A Healthier Weigh' program. This 12-week initiative is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of individuals across seven rural counties on the Eastern Plains. By promoting active lifestyles, encouraging informed food choices and offering comprehensive, science-based education on health, exercise and nutrition, the program aims to build healthier...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Jun 20, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Pi Kappa Cino coffee opened in December 2005. Jonathan and Patricia purchased the business in 2013. First, just one drive through in Sterling and now four locations. Haxtun is the newest location. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? Owned and operated by Sara Firme. Key players are all of my dedicated Jonathan and Patricia Prescott. Callie Brekel manages the Sterling Drive Thru. 3. What...

  • How gas prices have changed in Colorado in the last week

    Stacker|Jun 20, 2024

    Gas prices are staying low compared to the same time last year, thanks to lower demand and a growing domestic inventory. "Gasoline demand has trailed 2023 for most of this year, and analysts believe economic uncertainty may suppress demand this summer," AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement Thursday. The national supply of gasoline grew by more than 3 million barrels at the start of June, surprising investors and signaling that summer travel demand may look different this year...

  • Counties with the highest unemployment in Colorado

    Stacker|Jun 20, 2024

    Despite a relatively low unemployment rate just shy of 4%, as compared to the COVID-19 pandemic peak of 14.7% in April 2020, the fear of job losses remains amid ongoing economic uncertainty. Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest unemployment rates in Colorado using Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Counties are ranked by their preliminary unemployment rate in April 2024, with initial ties broken by the number of unemployed people within that county, though some ties may remain....

  • Summer Splash

    Jun 13, 2024

    THE HAXTUN SWIMMING Pool is officially open! Swimming pool staff, employees from the Town of Haxtun, donor representatives and swimming pool committee members gathered for a grand opening on Monday morning, June 10. Open swim started later the in the day with additional swimming pool activities kicking off the rest of the week including water exercise and night swimming. Swimming lessons are scheduled for later in June. "This was a community project driven by community members with a vision to...

  • BEST grant denied; bond question to be added to November ballot

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    The Frenchman Board of Education received news recently that the school district in Fleming was not awarded a BEST grant in the most recent cycle. Hopes were to receive grant funds for major improvements to the District’s main building. In addition to a BEST grant update and plan moving forward, board members acted on several items of business to prepare for the coming year as well as gave nod to several purchases including one for new math curriculum. In his report to board members in a late-May meeting, Superintendent Steve McCracken reported...

  • Haxtun Health hosts successful 3rd annual Health Fair

    From Haxtun Health|Jun 13, 2024

    Haxtun Health hosted their third annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 1. Each year the Health Fair takes place at the Haxtun Community Center on the first Saturday of June. The goal is to offer the community lab draw packages at an affordable rate. They are firm believers that healthcare should be available to all and not a luxury. "I have spoken with several people who attended the Health Fair that have expressed their gratitude," said Sara Huss, Marketing and Communication Coordinator at...

  • Dr. Dana Morgan comes to Haxtun Health

    Haxtun Health|Jun 13, 2024

    Dana Morgan, MD, has over 30 years of experience as a primary care physician. She began her training in Microbiology at the University of Montana in 1983 and once she earned her bachelor's she headed west to University of Washington in Seattle, earning her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1993. In 1993, she began her residency in Fort Collins, which led to her fondness for Colorado. She even spent time working along the eastern plains at Yuma District Hospital from 1997-1999, which showed her a...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Jun 13, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. In September 1996, 21st Century Equipment, Inc., was organized to purchase the John Deere dealership in Alliance, NE. In October 2013 21st Century Equipment, LLC, purchased MV Equipment, which included the Holyoke location. In June 2023, 21st Century Equipment merged with 4Rivers Equipment creating a total of 26 locations. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? Owen Palm is the CEO (located at the...

  • Best-performing Colorado stocks last week

    Stacker|Jun 13, 2024

    Stacker compiled a list of the best-performing stocks in Colorado last week using data from IEX Cloud. Stocks are ranked by the highest percent price change from May 31 to Jun. 7. Stocks headquartered in Colorado, listed on the Russell 3000 membership list, and a market cap over $5.0 billion on April 14th were considered. Both5 stocks that met the criteria in Colorado were included in the list. The highest performing stock on the list returned +7.5% last week. Read on to see which companies made...

  • Take the plunge!

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    Ready, set, swim! The Haxtun Swimming Pool is set to open on June 10. The new outdoor pool is nearing completion and town crews are gearing up for the first day of swimming next week. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is slated for the same day. An open house is set for Monday, June 10 from 9-11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at the beginning. Community members are invited to visit and view the all-new outdoor facility during the open house while also enjoying coffee and refreshments. Later...

  • A closer look: The changing demographics of Phillips Co. voters

    JR Krueger, The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Jun 6, 2024

    Presidential election years can inspire a higher participation in the electoral process as the voting public weighs public policy considerations and determines if they favor or oppose party platforms and candidates. On Jan. 1 of this year, there were 2,777 active voters registered in Phillips County. Among them, unaffiliated voters exceeded one thousand for the first time at 1,008. In examining trends since the 2016 presidential election year, that's up 64 percent. An unaffiliated voter is somet...

  • Primary Election-related deadlines

    JR Krueger, The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Jun 6, 2024

    Colorado’s primary election is Tuesday, June 25. It includes local, state and federal offices. Ballots were mailed June 3 to county active registered voters. To be accepted, voted ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Postmarks will not be considered to meet this deadline. The last day a registered elector can apply for a ballot to be mailed to them is Monday, June 17. Otherwise they can pick up their ballot at the County Clerk’s office from now through June 24 during the operating hours of Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

  • Credit card payments suspended at CHS's pumps

    Jun 6, 2024

    According to information from CHS High Plains, credit card sales at the Fleming gas pumps have been temporarily discontinued. The announcement came on the company’s Facebook page. “On Thursday, May 30, CHS High Plains identified fraudulent activity that had taken place at the cardtrol fuel pumps in Fleming. While we work to remedy this situation, credit card fuel sales have been temporarily discontinued at this location,” the announcement said. Local CHS High Plains customer cards will still work to purchase fuel. “No customer informa...

  • HH partners with HPRN to offer training on mental health conversations

    From Haxtun Health|Jun 6, 2024

    Haxtun Health, in partnership with the High Plains Research Network is hosting a free COMET training on Wednesday, June 12, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center at 125 East Wilson Street in Haxtun. COMET (Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory) is a unique program developed in rural eastern Colorado. It equips community members with seven simple guiding questions to initiate conversations about mental and emotional well-being with someone they might be concerned about. “We all know that mental health is just as important as ph...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Jun 6, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. The NJC Foundation was officially formed in 1979 and its mission remains the same today "Northeastern Junior College Foundation endows and promotes the future of Northeastern, supports its students and faculty through solicitation of funds, manages investments and recognition of donations and provision of scholarships" or we can keep it simple and say that the NJC Foundation is the non-profit organization that...

  • Honoring Fallen Heroes

    May 30, 2024

    A MEMORIAL DAY ceremony held Monday, May 27 at Haxtun Cemetery, featured local singers Janice Kilpatrick and Alyssa Hahn. The duo performed "America the Beautiful" for those who gathered in honor of military personnel who died while serving. Former State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg served as a guest speaker for the ceremony....

  • Haxtun Health adds cardiologist and equipment

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    Haxtun Health’s Specialty Clinic has some new, advanced technology and equipment to go along with the addition of Dr. Ehrin Armstrong, a Cardiologist, who will begin seeing patients locally next month. The announcement of the new equipment, and an update on recent legislation, came to Haxtun Health Board of Directors in a Monday night, May 20 meeting. According to Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace, the Specialty Clinic now has Venclose technology as well as an ABI machine for vascular studies and MolecuLight for wound care. Several of t...

  • Annexation approved for future storage units

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 30, 2024

    The Haxtun Town Council met in a special meeting on Monday night, May 20 for a public hearing regarding the CB & Pods Annexation. Hearing no concerns, the proper motions followed to approve the annexation. The one acre of land on the west edge of Haxtun has been annexed into Haxtun city limits following a series of motions as required by Colorado State Statue. The CB & Pods annexation includes an acre of land on the south side of Highway 6, west of the current Better Forage site, also just west of Dollar General. In approving the annexation,...

  • Keller brother duo joins Haxtun Health team in orthopedics

    Sara Huss, Haxtun Health|May 30, 2024

    Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the care of the skeletal system and its interconnecting parts. It ranges from bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Orthopedists use both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as sports injuries, arthritis, ligament injuries, occupational injuries, sprains, joint pain and more. Haxtun Health has a strong orthopedic surgical network and connects patients to the right surgeon for their...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    May 30, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Points West Community Bank embodies a history of community that began with the founding of the Haxtun Community Bank in 1944. In 2003, the First Nebraska Bank holding company, a family-owned banking firm the originated in Lisco, Nebraska purchased the bank and subsequently changed the name to Points West Community Bank. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? Points West Community Bank is proud of its...

  • Bulldogs earn Runner-Up Title at State Track

    May 23, 2024

    THE BULLDOG boys' track team earned the 1A State Runner-Up Title with a total 51 points at the Colorado State Track Meet at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood last weekend. The team pictured with the trophy is pictured (l-r), Aiden Starkebaum, Ryland Wolff, Corbin Andersen, Colin Cone, Keegan Colglazier, Josh Wright, Zach Statz, Max Grauberger, Seth Seger and Grant Statz....

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