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  • Summer readers beat the heat at Haxtun Public Library

    Jul 11, 2024

    THE SUMMER Reading Program is underway at the Haxtun Public Library. Events kicked off with a day of Origami presented by Linda Jelden from Phillips County Family Education Services. The participants made origami canoes on June 24 for their treat to float home in. Summer readers pictured above are (l-r), Alena Heerman, Hallie Hiller, Caroline Miracle, Keelan Biesemeier, Paisley Stone, Ryker Lightsey, Quincy Stone, Nash Ham and Willow Ham....

  • 37th annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night set for July 20

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    It’s mid-July and that means Haxtun’s Old-Fashioned Saturday Night is just around the corner. The 37th annual event is slated for Saturday, July 20 in downtown Haxtun and promises the popular car show as well as town-wide garage sales, poker run, vendors, burnout competition, valve cover races, beer garden and more. Saturday morning’s activities kick off with town-wide garage sales. Thus far, more than 33 locations have registered to host garage sales around Haxtun. Maps for garage sale sites will be available the day of at Haxtun Super’s and Z...

  • Progress continues on Haxtun Health's new main street clinic

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Things are moving along with Haxtun Health's main street clinic project. In a late June meeting of the Haxtun Health Board of Directors, Project Manager Mike Ensminger gave an update on construction progress. According to the update information, window frames have been installed and Skarco is in the process of installing glass now. Several of the windows are complete at this point. Now that all the window frames are in and glass is being installed, crews will finish brick work with window sills....

  • Old-Fashioned liquor license agets the green light

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    The Haxtun Town Council acted on a special events liquor permit for Old-Fashioned Saturday Night and approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Phillips County Clerk for November elections during July's monthly meeting on the 1st. The Council met at the Town Hall in a short, 40-minute mid-summer meeting. With the exception of Council Member Bob Coinek, who was absent, a nearly full board reviewed documents submitted by the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce for a special events liquor permit for...

  • Fleming Schools adds carpentry program and installs cameras

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 11, 2024

    Fleming School is adding a Construction Trades program for high school students. The addition of construction course work comes following a vote in a late-June meeting by the Board of Education. According to Superintendent Steve McCracken, the construction trades class will teach students the skills needed to enter the carpentry industry. Students will learn all phases of residential home construction including foundation preparation, framing, electrical, plumbing and finish work. "We are...

  • Annual "Healthy Student, Happy Teacher" kickstarts at Haxtun Health

    Haxtun Health|Jul 11, 2024

    Haxtun Health kicks off their third annual “Healthy Student, Happy Teacher” campaign to last through the summer. During the months of June, July and August, for every student who completes a well child check or annual wellness exam, Haxtun Health is donating $10 to that student's classroom teacher to help offset classroom preparation expenses. Well Child Checks and Annual Wellness Exams are typically covered by insurance. These appointments also meet the requirements of a sports physical. Appointments can be made in either the Haxtun or Fle...

  • Sen. Bennet & USDA officials tour Haxtun Health

    From Haxtun Health|Jul 3, 2024

    United States Senator Michael Bennet, accompanied by Crestina Martinez, Colorado State Director for Rural Development, recently visited Haxtun Health to tour the campus and witness the progress of the Main Street Clinic project. Senator Bennet's visit highlights his commitment to Eastern Colorado, demonstrated by his push for $2 million in Congressionally Directed Spendingto support the project. The CDS funds, distributed through the USDA, aim to support critical community projects, including he...

  • Haxtun Schools to reapply for BEST grant in 2025

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 3, 2024

    The Haxtun Board of Education officially announced results of the recent BEST grant cycle and although the District did not receive funds this year, plans are to continue to move forward with applying again in 2025. "The Haxtun Board of Education regrets to inform our community that we did not receive the 2024 BEST grant, but we are committed to improving our facilities and learning environment for our students and will continue to re-apply in the next BEST grant cycle," said an official...

  • Celebration to feature new disk golf course at park

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 3, 2024

    The fourth of July marks the debut of the Bulldog Putting Greens, a new disk golf course at the Haxtun Park. The course is the final product of work by Trey Bivins, who has been instrumental in the design and install stages. Disk golf is a game in which a frisbee is thrown into a series of metal baskets situated on an outdoor course. The object is to complete the course using the fewest possible throws. It is played using similar rules to golf. The first tee of the Bulldog Putting Greens is...

  • Phillips County turnout 52.04% in election

    JR Krueger, For The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Jul 3, 2024

    Phillips County electors cast 1,443 ballots in Colorado’s Primary Election on June 25. With 2,772 active registered voters, that’s a 52.04 percent voter turnout. Challengers to Republican incumbents running for re-election gave voters a choice in the races for the District 2 Commissioner and the Sheriff. Although the incumbents had the most votes and will therefore move on to the General Election, the challengers each received a respectable number of votes. The sheriff’s race was won by only 36 votes of the 1,166 total. Sheriff Michael Beard...

  • What's new at the Haxtun Public Library?

    Jul 3, 2024

    Books - that's what's new! The Haxtun Public Library has added several fiction books to both the adult and juvenile sections. The series many are excited about is "Wings of Fire" by Tui T. Sutherland in the juvenile fiction section. "I read the first book in the series, "The Dragonet Prophecy on a drive to Indiana and had to finish the last half hour of the book before going into the house and being social," said Haxtun Public Librarian Carolyn Davis. "I decided to purchase the first six books...

  • Town of Haxtun receives grant to replace sirens; sirens to be down beginning July 8

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 3, 2024

    The Town of Haxtun's emergency siren system is getting a much needed update. With grant funds from FEMA, Town crews will begin tearing down and preparing for the installation of new sirens next week. Haxtun Police Administrative Clerk Vickie Freemyer submitted a grant for funds to replace the current 50+ year-old sirens system. Grant funds were awarded on Dec. 14, 2023 with a 90/10 split. The total cost of the project is expected to be $49,078; of that, FEMA will cover $44,170, 90 percent of...

  • Bulldogs sweep Border League tourney

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 3, 2024

    Haxtun's 2024 summer ball program etched it's place in history last week with a complete sweep of the Border League softball and baseball tournaments. Haxtun teams claimed championship titles in both the 9-12 and 13-16 softball brackets as well as the pee-wee, little league and babe ruth brackets. Softball tournaments were played Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Oshkosh, Neb. while baseball played Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Chappell, Neb. The 9-12 softball team, led by Noah Toops and...

  • √ Colorado Primary Election results released for Federal and State Offices

    JR Krueger, For The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Jul 3, 2024

    With all 64 Colorado counties reporting, the State had only a 25.72 percent voter turnout for the 2024 Primary Election held June 25. Statewide, 977,525 ballots were cast from a total of 3,801,029 registered active voters. By contrast, Phillips County had a 52.04 percent voter turnout with 1,443 ballots cast of 2,773 registered active voters. In addition to voting for the next two-year term for the United States House District 4 seat, electors within District 4 also voted in a special election...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Jul 3, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Haxtun Community Hospital's humble beginning started back in 1938 on the second floor of the Drake Mercantile building. It was operated by two registered nurses at the time. In 1960, Haxtun Hospital District was founded. Eight years later, in 1968, Haxtun Hospital District moved into its new building on West Fletcher, where it sits today as Haxtun Health. 2. Who are the owners/key players in your business? The...

  • Be very brave!

    Jun 27, 2024

    MOLLIE HAM pets a snake from Party Safari at the Fleming School/Community Library. The snake is held by Randy Lewis, from Party Safari, and Alex Gapter and Tasha Hickey. The summer safari event is part of the Fleming Summer Reading program, held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For more information on summer reading activities in Fleming follow the Fleming Community Library Facebook....

  • Fair Book released; one month remains until festivities

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 27, 2024

    The 2024 Phillips County Fair is just a month away. The event is slated for July 22-28 in Holyoke at the PC Fairgrounds. The local Fair Board recently released this year's fair book, which is now available in businesses in Haxtun and Holyoke. Jerry and Vernette Haynes will be honored as Grand Marshals of this year's week-long event this summer. Jerry and Vernette have deep family roots in Phillips County and a rich history with the Phillips County Fair. Jerry's parents, Delbert and Emily, also...

  • Fun planned for 4th of July

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 27, 2024

    Haxtun's 4th of July Party in the Park promises all of the summer favorites ... burgers, disk golf, ice cream, face painting and of course, fireworks! Next Thursday the Haxtun Lions Club plans to host a 4th of July Party in the Park including burgers and outdoor games at the Lions Club Gazebo starting at 6 p.m. The fireworks show, sponsored by the Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department, is set to start at dusk. In addition to burgers and games, plans are to debut Bulldog Putting Greens, a disk golf co...

  • Herald rolls out new website look; additional content available online

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 27, 2024

    The Haxtun-Fleming Herald website has a new look. Online readers will notice a new monarch theme with a clean, modern, next-generation look. The change in the website rolled out two weeks ago with a layout that features more photos and stories on the site's top banner and a page layout customizable to fit weekly news articles and content. Herald subscribers receive free access to the website, which features a complete online edition along with the weekly printed edition. Visitors to the site,...

  • Offender re-registers with HPD

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Haxtun Police Department recently re-registered a sex offender within Haxtun’s city limits. According to Police Tom Bullard, 30-year-old Kaden Broaddus lives in the 200 block of South Washington Avenue. Broaddus is required to register as a sex offender annually on his date of birth as part of a conviction in Logan County in 2020 for unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor offense....

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Jun 27, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Who are the owners/key players in your building? Perk and Betty Odell purchased the original grocery store in the mid 1970's from Evelyn Peterson which was located Logan Street in Haxtun. In 1994, Perk and Betty decided to build a new store at the current location of 105 West First Street. Perk Odell and his son Tab Odell did most of the work themselves. 2. What services/products do you offer your customers? Haxtun...

  • Phillips County Election Results

    Jun 27, 2024

  • How much manufacturers in Colorado spend on equipment

    Stacker|Jun 27, 2024

    Equipment enables manufacturers to create almost every modern product, from the clothes on our backs to the cars we drive. Acquiring the latest equipment and machinery consumes more than three-quarters of American manufacturers' annual capital budgets, Census Bureau data shows. U.S. manufacturers spent more than $135 billion on new and used equipment and machinery in 2021, according to the most recent Annual Survey of Manufactures. In all but one state, these expenses comprised more than 60% of...

  • Where refugees in Colorado are arriving from

    Stacker|Jun 27, 2024

    During the past five decades, the U.S. has resettled over 3 million refugees, making it one of the leading countries for finding new homes for people fleeing violence, persecution, and war. In 2021, then-President Donald Trump lowered the annual cap of refugees that could be admitted into the country to 15,000. Even as the Biden administration has raised the ceiling to 125,000, the annual number of refugees arriving in the U.S. didn't immediately bounce back to pre-Trump administration levels....

  • Summer OLYMPICS

    Jun 20, 2024

    QUINCY STONE, center, shot puts a water balloon as part of Olympic sport activities during a Haxtun Summer Fun event in the park with leaders Seth and Stephanie Starkebaum on June 12. Keelan Biesemeier and Jaxy Fix cheer Quincy on from the sides. For more information on Haxtun Summer Fun activities or to sing up for future events, contact the Haxtun Town Hall at (970) 774-6104....

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