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Season opens at PCR

HAXTUN'S MATT FIRME stands in for his interview as a top-three placer in front of the grandstands at the Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke Saturday. The 2020 race season opened at PCR on Friday...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 3, 2020

Variance approval allows for start of race season

Many of the topics of conversation at Phillips County Commissioner meetings over the month of May pertained to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming events and a variance request by the County from a public health order set by the State. The...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 3, 2020

Gift fund reaches $19,300 for local COVID-19 relief efforts

When it comes time to help, Haxtun residents never fail to do so and when the recent pandemic occurred and the call went out to help those affected most, that’s exactly what happened. Many local businesses were forced to shut their doors for the...

 

Patterson joins BOCES as Special Ed Director

Michelle Patterson joins the Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services team as the Director of Special Education. The Northeast BOCES provides cooperative educational services for...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    June 3, 2020

General Assembly returns following 10-week COVID hiatus

The Colorado General Assembly returned after a 10-week hiatus to do the one thing they're required to do every year by the State Constitution: pass a balanced State budget. It got off to a somewhat...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Firme hired to fill principal vacancy at Fleming

The Frenchman School District has a new principal. The Board of Education in Fleming voted during a meeting on May 18 to hire Kortney Firme to fill the role for the coming year. The District is now seeking a first grade teacher to fill a vacancy...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Phillips County's variance request approved by CDPHE

Phillips County's variance request from portions of Colorado Governor Jared Polis's Safer at Home executive order has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The...

 

The why of wearing masks and limiting crowd sizes

As counties begin to re-open and individuals have access to more options and opportunities, it is exciting to start participating and doing some normal things again. However, participating in a cautious way is important. It’s good to remember that...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

CHSAA lifts moratorium between coaches & athletes

On June 1, the Colorado High School Activities Association plans to lift the moratorium against all in-person condition sessions between coaches and high school athletes. The announcement came following a meeting last week with the CHSAA...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Haxtun BOE holds first in-person meeting since February

For the first time in two months members of the Haxtun Board of Education met in person, this time in the school’s cafeteria to allow social distancing for members and administration. In March and April, the group met via Zoom due to pandemic...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 27, 2020

Legislature cuts $577 million from K-12 education

By Marianne Goodland Legislative reporter The legislature’s Joint Budget Committee wrapped up its efforts to balance the 2020-21 budget in the face of a $3.3 billion shortfall on May 22, with the last cut the largest of all: $577 million from K-12...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 27, 2020

Bamford to serve as HHD Board President

The May 18 meeting of the Haxtun Hospital District Board of Directors brought re-organization following elections this spring. Despite not having an election due to lack of interested citizens in running, the Board is down a member, Scott Thompson,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 20, 2020

Haxtun High School Class of 2020 honored with virtual ceremony followed by parade

There was the traditional pomp and circumstance. The usual welcome, valedictorian and salutatorian speeches as well as the ever-favorite slide show presentation, but the one thing missing was a gym...

 
 By Spring Atchison    News    May 20, 2020

Commencement cruise

FLEMING GRADUATE James Baerman drives his derby car through Fleming's graduation parade on Sunday, May 17. A large crowd of family and friends parked along Fleming's main street for the parade in...

 

COVID antibody testing now offered at HHD through DAT

Haxtun Hospital District, in partnership with Pathology Services and the Mayo Clinic, are now able to provide COVID-19 Antibody testing as part of HHD's Direct Access Testing Program. This new test...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 20, 2020

Superintendent Beck reports completion of 2-year long sewer project; final walk through to be held

For the past two years, the Fleming Town Council, maintenance employees and office staff have worked diligently on a major sewer project for the Town of Fleming and two weeks ago, the project was completed and the system was put into use. According t...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 20, 2020

Forecast predicts $3.3 billion shortfall in 2020-21 State budget

A forecast on how much the State has to spend — or doesn’t — rocked State lawmakers in the past week and showed that the 2020-21 State budget will be short some $3.3 billion. It’s the largest single-year drop in State revenues in history,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 20, 2020

Tanley Andersen elected FBLA District VP

When school starts next fall, senior Tanley Andersen will take over a role as newly elected District 4 Vice President of Colorado State Future Business Leaders of America. Tanley, who has served her...

 

Haxtun Hospital receives PPE from Lockheed Martin

It is not every day that an Aerospace Company pays a visit to Haxtun, but that is just what happened last week. Colonel Joe Rice at Lockheed Martin Space Systems delivered 100 face shields and 100...

 

HVFD adds new truck to fleet

THE HAXTUN Volunteer Fire Department entered Unit 211 into service last week. The truck comes from Industrial Welding and Supply in Sterling and can hold 2,000 gallons of water and has an 800 gallon...

 

HPD equips kindergartners with helmets

HAXTUN POLICE Chief Tanya Mayhew fits Kindergartner Allison Plumb with a new bike helmet on Monday morning at the elementary school. Due to the lack of in-school learning for most of the spring...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 13, 2020

Haxtun Town Council reorganizes at recent meeting

Haxtun's new mayor and council members took their respective seats around the table during an early-May meeting last week; a very wide table as the Council continues to meet at the Haxtun Community...

 

HHD urges community residents to do their part to protect others

Phillips County is up to eight positive cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, April 11. As local businesses begin to open back up, Haxtun Hospital District urges residents to continue doing their part in pr...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 13, 2020

Commencement details released for HHS & FHS

Graduations will look much different this year but despite social distancing regulations handed down from the State, both Haxtun and Fleming schools are doing their part to honor the graduating class of 2020. According to High School Principal Alan...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 13, 2020

Economists slated to present updated revenue forecast; $2 billion to $3 billion expected to be cut from 2020-21 budget

This week, State economists will present an updated forecast on State revenues that are expected to result in major cuts to the State budget. The talk has been that the forecast will show the State short $2 billion to $3 billion for the 2020-21...

 

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