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Goats visit residents at the ECU

HAXTUN Extended Care Unit resident Jean Benson pets a small black goat last Friday, Sept. 4 while others look on from down the line. Haxtun Hospital staff members Cyd and Pat Dick brought the goats...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 16, 2020 

May joins Fleming teaching staff in addition to Wernsman and Salyards

When Fleming students returned to school this fall, they were greeted by new music teacher, Laurianna May. May joins new Fleming staff members Danielle Wernsman and Rylie Salyards, who were featured i...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 16, 2020 

Veteran's Service Officer seeks public input in compiling list

Each year the anniversary of the end of World War I marks the national holiday Veteran’s Day, celebrated on Nov. 11. For the upcoming holiday, Veteran’s Service Officer Steve Firme is asking for the public’s help to honor all those in Phillips...

 

Town of Fleming officials presented with remote meter reading system

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

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 16, 2020 

Haxtun native Carol Scheel chosen as Grand Marshal of 99th annual Corn Festival

It is often said there is no place like home and there are no truer words for Carol Scheel. Carol has called Haxtun home for more than eight decades and so it's only fitting that when the community...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 9, 2020

Fleming Schools welcomes new staff members

When school started in mid-August, Fleming schools welcomed three new teachers including Danielle Wernsman, first grade teacher, and Rylie Salyards, high school business teacher. The new line up of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 9, 2020

HHS moves to remote learning following three positive cases

A phone call to parents from Superintendent Darcy Garretson on Labor Day announced that all Haxtun High School students would be on remote learning until Sept. 16. The call said there have been three...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 9, 2020

CDPHE to continue sampling at Phillips County Landfill through 2022

The Phillips County Commissioners have reached an agreement with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding groundwater monitoring for the next several years. The agreement’s announcement as well as terms were announced duri...

 

USDA extends free meals for kids through Dec. 31

Last week, United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will extend several flexibilities through as late as Dec. 31. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 2, 2020

Back to School

HAXTUN STUDENTS Angel, a second grader, and Kenneth, a kindergartner, walk into school with their dad, Shad Grilli, on their first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Haxtun High School cheerleaders...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 2, 2020

Pace reports receipt of infrastructure improvement grant from DOLA

The Aug. 24 meeting of the Haxtun Hospital District Board of Directors may have been short, but the information presented was positive. Department heads and administration reported a number of positive outcomes from the month of July, including a...

 

HHD doing business as Haxtun Health: same quality healthcare, rooted in tradition

Community healthcare for Haxtun Colorado began 82 years ago with the opening of the Haxtun Community Hospital. Through the years, the local healthcare system has morphed and changed to adapt to...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    September 2, 2020

HPD reports offender re-registration

Haxtun Police Chief Tanya Mayhew reported the re-registration of sex offender James Leonard within Haxtun’s city limits last week. Leonard, age 33, is registered at an address in the 200 block of North Wallace Avenue. According to Mayhew, Leonard...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 26, 2020

Jes-C French begins teaching career at HHS

Being a brand-new teacher while starting school during a global pandemic will give new Language Arts teacher Jes-C French an advantage: she doesn't know what things looked like before. French, a...

 

NCHD explains COVID-19 testing process

People often have questions related to COVID-19 testing and the process behind it. Testing is a crucial part of treating and limiting the spread. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear between two and 14...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 26, 2020

FJHS/FHS moves to remote learning status 4 days into year

Fleming junior/senior high school students are on remote learning status, just four days into the new school year. According to Fleming Superintendent Steve McCracken a student or staff member at the Fleming junior/senior high school has been...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 26, 2020

Haxtun BOE approves finalized back-to-school plan

Haxtun students return to the classroom this week and in preparation the Board of Education formally adopted the fall plan to return to in-person learning to meet all State mandates and recommendations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board voted on...

 

Residents play Friday afternoon games

KEN SALYARDS and Mark Evanson along with other residents and staff members at the Haxtun Hospital District Extended Care Unit played Minute To Win It Games on Friday, Aug. 14. Games included cookie...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 19, 2020

Exempt County employees offered comp time

Phillips County Commissioners voted and approved a motion during the month of July that will allow exempt employees the ability to earn comp time. The announcement came at the usual press briefing held at the end of the month. The County also acted...

 

Fleming TC seeks community input on Farmers' Market endeavor

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Fleming Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Mayor, Susan Einspahr at 6:50 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley,...

 

County abandons Protect Our Neighbors status to remain with Stay at Home level

Phillips County is no longer awaiting word on gaining Protect Our Neighbors certification with regard to COVID-19-related executive orders from Governor Jared Polis. Too many strings were attached to the Governor’s Aug. 7 executive order, which...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 19, 2020

Haxtun CTE programs awarded $81,000 grant

The three career and technical education programs at Haxtun High School were recently awarded grant funds in the amount of $81,057. CTE is the practice of teaching specific career skills to high school students through programs such as FFA, Future...

 

Music in the square

LOCAL ARTIST Jonathan Prescott performs for an audience of around 50 people last week at a Haxtun Chamber of Commerce sponsored event on the lawn south of Points West Community Bank. The evening's...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 12, 2020

Frenchman BOE approves administration's back-to-school plan; school set to start Aug. 18

Parents and staff members filed into the Fleming school/community library on Thursday evening, Aug. 6 to hear back-to-school plans from the Frenchman School Board. With school set to begin in just a week, many were filled with anticipation on what th...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    August 12, 2020

Haxtun Town Council approves purchase of newer street sweeper; discusses formation of street repair committee

With a small crowd in attendance and at the Haxtun Community Center to continue to social distancing during their regular monthly meetings, the Haxtun Town Council acted on items relating to special event liquor permits, bought a new to the town...

 

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