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 News    April 1, 2020 

Sharing socially-distanced smiles

PETE AND EASTON Salyards write encouraging messages and draw bright colored pictures outside the front door of the Haxtun Hospital last week. The two are usual visitors to see their great-grandpa,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 1, 2020 

COVID-19 cases confirmed at local hospitals

Phillips County has its first positive case of COVID-19. Conformation of the positive test result came from the Northeast Colorado Heath Department late Monday afternoon, March 30. The test was...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 1, 2020 

Frenchman BOE fails to renew principal's contract

With the lack of a second to approve a 2020-21 contract for Principal Stacy McDaniel, the Frenchman Board of Education is on the search for a new principal for the coming year. The failure to approve the contract for McDaniel came during a meeting...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 1, 2020 

Haxtun BOE complies with Governor's order; meets via Zoom

The past few weeks have been anything but normal in Colorado and across the United States. Locally, that means many changes with the local school system and the new online delivery of education. Members of the Haxtun Board of Education hosted their...

 
 By David Webb    News    April 1, 2020 

NJC responds to conditions under Governor's stay-at-home order

Northeastern Junior College is implementing a number of actions in response to this week’s executive order from Governor Jared Polis regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home requirements. The following plans are in place: • Most...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 1, 2020 

Pace reports to HHD Board on facility's COVID-19 preparations

“This situation is very fluid and changing daily, if not hourly, and we are staying on top of it.” That’s the final message Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace gave board members at the end of his report during the Haxtun Hospital District...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Supporting mental wellness while practicing social distancing

During the past few weeks the Northeast Colorado Health Department has repeated the messages about how everyone can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus including abiding by the public health order to practice social distancing, washing your ha...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

USDA funding available for ag operations

United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist in Colorado is accepting applications for enrollment into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Through EQIP, agricultural producers...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

9Health launches new program - 9Health Neighbors

9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has launched a new program, 9Health Neighbors, to provide answers to your health questions and a simple human connection during the new...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Blood drive scheduled on April 16 at Haxtun High School canceled

The blood drive scheduled on Thursday, April 16 at Haxtun High School has been canceled. The next scheduled blood drive will be on July 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 25, 2020

HHD activates EOC in response to COVID spread

Haxtun Hospital District has activated their emergency operations center amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in Phillips County, but over...

 

Pursuit damages three Phillips Co. Sheriff patrol cars

On Sunday, March 22, at approximately 12:01 p.m. the Phillips County Sheriff's Office was advised of an active pursuit of a stolen Subaru SUV in Logan County. The vehicle was reported on Highway 6...

 

Fleming Town Council asks residents to limit traffic at Town Hall

The Fleming Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at the Town Hall in Fleming. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, DeeAnn Christoph...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 25, 2020

Interest waived on property tax payments

In light of changes due to the threat of COVID-19 for many Coloradoans, the Phillips County Commissioners have acted to waive interest for taxpayers on payments due by April 30. A release from Pam Jensen, Phillips County Administrator says, “With...

 

Personal Property Declaration Schedules due

The Phillips County Assessor would like to remind all persons owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,700 (per owner, per county) on Jan. 1, are required to report the personal property...

 

Colorado's revenue forecasts uncertain; culprits - oil & COVID

While the General Assembly paused the session for two weeks, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, lawmakers are still working behind the scenes. That includes the budget writers of the Joint Budget Committee, which on March 16 got some bad news...

 

HPD asks for public's help in locating auto theft suspect

On Feb. 22, the Haxtun Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. A 2008 grey Expedition with temporary tags was reported stolen from a residence in Haxtun. It was last seen around...

 

Rosenbalm faces 5 charges

On March 22, the Haxtun Police Department with assistance from the Phillips County Sheriff's Office, arrested Steven Rosenbalm, 31, Fort Morgan, after he agreed to meet an underage, 14-year-old...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 18, 2020

Pandemic results in cancellations and closures

As news of the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, local schools, event organizers, churches and medical facilities plan and prepare. Late Monday night, March 16, Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke announced...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 18, 2020

Stewart hired to fill 4-H agent shoes at CSU Extension

Jessie Stewart fills a new role as Phillips County 4-H Agent with Colorado State University Extension. Stewart, who lives in Haxtun, started her new position on March 6, one that was left open in...

 

Haxtun's Kyle McConnell earns top honors in National Corn Yield contest

The American Farmer has long been viewed, and rightfully so, as the backbone of our nation's economy and leading provider of the breadbasket for the world. As they strive to meet the growing demand fo...

 

Chambers host food drive

Together, the Haxtun and Holyoke chambers of commerce are teaming up to help food banks in Phillips County. The local chambers are partnering to help with efforts to restock the four Phillips County Food Banks, one of which includes the Haxtun...

 

Colorado General Assembly shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Colorado General Assembly, after a wild week of news conferences and concerns over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has closed its doors for the next two weeks to protect public health. Lawmakers are tentatively scheduled to...

 
 By Spring Atchison    News    March 11, 2020

Regional victors!

THE FLEMING LADY Wildcats emerged as victors following a hard-fought Regional Tournament contest against the Lone Star Lady Longhorns in Englewood on Saturday. The win allow the Lady Wildcats to...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 11, 2020

Haxtun Town Council hears from Concrete Specialties about main street concrete damage

A lengthy discussion on the damage to Haxtun’s main street took up almost the first hour of a March 2 Haxtun Town Council meeting last week. The majority of the damage, in the 100 block of South Colorado Avenue, seems to be from expansion...

 

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