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 By Candie Fix    News    March 17, 2021

"Meat out" prompts recognition of local cattlemen

Saturday marks Phillips County Cattleman’s Day. In response to Colorado Governor Jared Polis’s “meat out” proclamation, the Phillips County Commissioners adopted a resolution recognizing the many past and current contributions of Phillips...

 

Haxtun Health welcomes Dr. Cardon to team

When he was young, Trevin Cardon made a pact with his brother to one day become a physician. He aspired to make a difference in his community through a career in healthcare. After years of dedication and nearly a decade of education, he held up his e...

 

Gorman asked to continue as Treasurer; position remains open

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 10 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,...

 

Polis announces plans for $700 million State stimulus package

Governor Jared Polis, surrounded by legislative leaders from both parties, announced a $700 million stimulus package designed to help small business, agriculture and families recover from the economic effects of the pandemic and boost workforce...

 

On to State!

FLEMING'S HAYDEN Burr, pictured second from left, finished as runner-up at the Regional Wrestling Tournament last weekend to earn his ticket to the Colorado State Finals. For more coverage of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 10, 2021

Town of Haxtun looks into sale of property

The resignation of a council member, sale of Town owned property and wording of a bond ballot question topped business at the Monday, March 1 Haxtun Town Council meeting. Member Craig McCarty submitted a letter of resignation, effective as of the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 10, 2021

Kelsie Schelling trial closes; Lucas gets life for murder

After only a few hours of deliberation, a Colorado jury found Donthe Lucas guilty of first degree murder in the disappearance of Kelsie Schelling. Shortly after the verdict was read, Lucas was...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 10, 2021

Commissioners increase rental rates

Event center rental fees and weed and pest application rates are changing in Phillips County following several votes by the Commissioners throughout the month of February. One-day rental for private individuals increased from $575 per day to $775 for...

 

Legislature continues decades-long work on conservation easements

The year 2020 had such promise for the hundreds of Coloradans, primarily farmers and ranchers, who hoped that this would be the year that the State would resolve the decades-long issue over denied tax credits for conservation easements. But concerns...

 

Cute kids ...

HAXTUN first grader Evan Atchison pets a kid at the FFA petting zoo last week as member Dylan Buccelli holds the young goat in the Ag Shop. Each year the local Chapter hosts the petting zoo in...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 3, 2021

CEO Pace reports receipt of DOLA grant to complete infrastructure upgrades at Haxtun Health

Haxtun Health has a number of building projects in the works, all of which were highlighted in the Chief Executive Officer report at a Board of Directors meeting last week. CEO Dewane Pace announced the receipt of a grant from the Department of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 3, 2021

Frenchman BOE opts to lengthen school days by 9 minutes

With just a few months remaining in the 2020-21 year, Frenchman Board of Education members and administration are looking ahead to the next. During a recent meeting, board members voted to lengthen the school day by nine minutes next year while...

 
 By Mary Brumage    News    March 3, 2021

NCHD adds new vaccine data dashboard to website

Northeast Colorado Health Department added a new county-level vaccine data dashboard to the current website including information on the current vaccine phase, doses administered, age and...

 

Sonnenberg's SB79 wins unanimous Senate approval on Feb. 22

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, has an early victory in the resumed 2021 legislative session, with a bill on allowing consumers to buy a share of a livestock animal for meat directly from a producer. Senate Bill 79 won unanimous approval from...

 

Telehealth launches March 1 at Haxtun Health

Haxtun Health has now launched Telehealth appointments for the community. As of March 1, patients can now utilize this appointment service for many healthcare needs from the comfort of their home or if they are on-the-go and don’t have time to...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Haxtun Superintendent search gets underway

The search underway for a new superintendent and the possibility of a four-day school week topped discussion at the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Board of Education meeting at Haxtun Schools. Board members met early to allow time for discussion with Randy Zila fr...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Michael to be honored at 100th Corn Festival in September

This will be one for the books. The last weekend in September brings the time-honored tradition of the Haxtun Corn Festival and the 2021 event promises to be bigger and better than ever to honor the e...

 

American Heart Month: supporting heart health & preventing heart disease

February is the month that gets us thinking about hearts — the candy ones and the beating ones in our chest. Designated as American Heart Month, it aims to remind people to either start or continue practicing heart-healthy habits. Heart disease...

 

Polis gives State of the State address; seeks to jump-start economy

Governor Jared Polis gave his third annual State of the State address on Feb. 18, touching on many of the same topics from previous years: health care, climate change and renewable energy and access to broadband. But the heart of his address to a...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Offender registers with HPD following arrest

Haxtun Police Department registered sex offender Michael Woodward, 41, Haxtun, in the 700 block of South Washington Avenue in Haxtun last week. According to Police Chief Tanya Mayhew, Woodward is required to register annually following a 2014...

 

Temps reach record low over the weekend

RECORD LOW temperatures and snowfall blanketed the area over the Valentine's Day weekend. According to the National Weather Service, Haxtun temperatures reached -24 degrees early Monday morning....

 

Fleming Town Council hears of fire at water tower

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 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 DeeAnn Christopher...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 17, 2021

Search for superintendent prompts stakeholders meetings

The search is on for a new superintendent for Haxtun Schools. Superintendent Darcy Garretson announced her retirement in January after 37 years with the District. To aide in the search, Haxtun Schools have partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 17, 2021

Kondella joins HPD; brings force to full staff following field training

Haxtun's newest police officer brings with him experience in both armed security and corrections. Officer Cameron Kondella started with the Haxtun Police Department on Monday, Feb. 1. Kondella was...

 

Legislative session resumes; Pelton chosen House minority whip

State legislators resumed the 2021 session of the General Assembly Tuesday after a five-week break. While lawmakers weren’t at the Capitol, it didn’t mean they weren’t working: the Joint Budget Committee met throughout the break to work on...

 

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