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 News    July 8, 2020 

Locals spend holiday weekend in wheat fields

MIKE ENSMINGER, in the combine, and Brandon Durbin, grain cart driver, cut a wheat field south of Haxtun on Monday morning near the Gary Koch farm. Many local farmers spent the hot, Fourth of July...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020 

33rd annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night set for July 18; event promises several activities

By Candie Fix [email protected] The third Saturday in July always brings community members together as crowds gather downtown for the annual Haxtun Old-Fashioned Saturday Night. The night, which promises a car show, vendors, burn out and other...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020 

Frenchman Board of Education holds final meeting before 2020-21 school year opens; finalizes budget despite decreased revenues

Meal prices, graduation requirements, hiring a first-grade teacher … all action items at the final board meeting of the Frenchman Board of Education before school begins in the fall. The local Fleming school board does not typically meet in July,...

 
 News    July 8, 2020 

Haxtun Hospital welcomes Wendy Evans to Physical Therapy department as Rehabilitation Director; new service lines added

With more than 20 years of experience in physical therapy and massage therapy, Physical Therapist Wendy Evans recently joined Haxtun Hospital Physical Therapy with the goal of helping patients get...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 8, 2020 

PC Commissioners make emergency declaration following recent storms

Throughout the month of June, Phillips County Commissioners conducted several items of business related to storms that struck Paoli and Haxtun the same month. In addition to hearing information related to removal of storm debris from the County...

 

Hail storm causes damage

A FRIDAY night thunderstorm producing hail up to two inches in diameter passed through Fleming and the surrounding area causing damage to structures, vehicles and crops. At left, Fleming resident...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 1, 2020

Dr. Ben Stephenson appointed to chief of staff following resignation from Dr. Breck McCarty

Doctor Ben Stephenson is the new Chief of Staff at the Haxtun Hospital District. His appointment came early last week following a resignation of Doctor Breck McCarty from her duties as both a physician with the District and Chief of Staff. Dr. Breck...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    July 1, 2020

PC Sheriff's Office investigates dead body found in abandoned building

Phillips County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a body with a gun in an abandoned building earlier this week, according to Sheriff Thom Elliott. Deputies discovered a mummified, unidentified deceased white male at an abandoned...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    July 1, 2020

Legslative session closes; 67 bills introduced in final 3 weeks

The 2020 legislature session that ended on June 15 was unlike any other and not in a good way. In the session’s final three weeks, 67 bills were introduced in the House and 20 in the Senate. The House’s list included 42 bills tied to the 2020-21...

 

Graduates receive scholarships

FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL 2020 graduates Peter Betley and Bonnie Polis are recipients of the Fleming Library Association's annual scholarships. The two were recognized during commencement ceremonies two...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 24, 2020

Uncertainty remains regarding next school year

The ending to the 2019-20 school year and the recent COVID-19 pandemic has left many parents and community members wondering what the coming year will look like. Even with the 2020-21 school year approaching quickly, Superintendent Darcy Garretson...

 

PC Fair Board prepares to host "Barn in the USA"

The 2020 Phillips County Fair “Barn in the USA” kicks off in less than a month and recent news is that the COVID-19 pandemic will not limit evening events. According to the Phillips County Fair Board, all evening events have been approved to...

 

Fleming TC appoints Lowe to vacant seat; cancels 2020 Fall Festival

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at the Fleming Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Sue Einspahr at 6 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, DeeAnn...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 24, 2020

PC Economic Development celebrates successes

The recent pandemic caused the cancellation of many things this spring, including the annual meeting of the Phillips County Economic Development Corporation. Despite not being able to gather together...

 

State Fair Board appointments cause friction at State Capitol

Colorado’s agricultural center is the State’s Eastern Plains, where whence comes 84 percent of the State’s gross agricultural sales. The Colorado State Fair is among the biggest events every year that celebrates that agricultural impact. But yo...

 
 By Spring Atchison    News    June 17, 2020

Commencement ceremonies held in Fleming following month-long postponement due to COVID-19

Thirteen years of education, followed by an additional month of waiting, finally culminated in commencement ceremonies for the 12-member class of 2020 at Fleming High School. A ceremony originally...

 

Legislative session comes to a close; $621.4 million cut from K-12 education bringing budget stabilization factor to $1.18 billion

The abbreviated 2020 legislative session drew to a close on Monday, with a flurry of last-minute and substantial bills passed in the closing days. Those final days included approval of a law enforcement accountability bill, a measure tightening the S...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 17, 2020

Damage assessed following June 8 derecho; several local municipalities respond to restore power to Haxtun community

Waking up on Tuesday morning was like a dream, a really bad dream. Storms that struck the Haxtun area on Monday night, June 8 and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, tore through the...

 

Summer fun with science

HAXTUN'S SUMMER fun activities kicked off last week and Sadie and Taeden Holcomb, Benjamin Henry and Cooper Ensminger, (l-r), take part in a science experience class last Wednesday morning. Summer...

 

Pastor gifts patriotic goodie bags

PASTOR JERI SOENS hands out goodie bags in front of the Haxtun United Methodist Church last week. Pastor Jeri assembled 100 patriotic bags to give to children Wednesday afternoon. Pictured with...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 10, 2020

Monday night storm causes destruction

TREES AND HEADSTONES in the Haxtun Cemetery were uprooted during a late-night thunderstorm on Monday, June 8. Winds, reportedly from a micro burst, swept through the area wreaking havoc all over town...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 10, 2020

Haxtun Swimming Pool to remain closed for season

It’s official, Haxtun will not open the swimming pool this summer season. The Town Council took official action on the pool’s opening during a meeting early last week. State mandates regarding strict guidelines for indoor swimming pools allow...

 

Free antibody test provided by HHD

Haxtun Hospital District plans to provide community members with a free COVID-19 antibody test on June 22 from 4-7 p.m. and June 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. This test is...

 

State Senate passes budget in Saturday afternoon session

The 2020-21 budget is nearing its conclusion, after the House approved the Long Appropriations Bill, House Bill 1360, on June 3. The Senate followed, passing the $30.3 billion budget on June 6, in a rare Saturday session. Both northeastern Colorado...

 

Hickenlooper defies subpoena last Monday; appears on day 2 following threat of contempt

Former Governor John Hickenlooper violated the State’s ethics law, Amendment 41, when he accepted travel and other expenses in two cases in 2018, according the State’s Independent Ethics Commission. Hickenlooper is a candidate for the United...

 

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