|Municipal Information |
The Town of Fleming is governed by a mayor and six-member council. Open town council meetings are held monthly, and the town hall is staffed during business hours.
The town operates its own electric, water and wastewater systems. It also maintains streets, street lighting and other public facilities and services such as:
Over 65 business offering a wide range of goods and services are housed in the community. There is a full range of essential goods and services available including:
Fleming's community spirit and pride lead to patronage of local businesses, providing climate for new enterprises.
- The Fleming Volunteer Fire and rescue Department is trained and equipped to meet medical emergencies and provide ambulance transportation for area residents. Individuals trained in emergency medical care, auto extrication, fire emergencies, control of hazardous material incidents and other emergency management techniques live and work in Fleming. They stand ready to answer a call at a moment's notice.
- The Haxtun Community Hospital has a Family Health Center in Fleming and a Hospital 11 miles east of Fleming and the Sterling Regional Med Center is only 20 miles to the west. Nursing home facilities are available in both Haxtun and Sterling.
- Recreation & Culture
- Opportunities for recreation and culture abound in the Fleming area. They include:
F & H Golf Course with 9-hole grass greens
Fleming Saddle Club at the Fleming Arena
Town Library (History) (Website) with pre-school story hour
Fleming Fall Festival with parades, booths, dinners, sport competitions, games and fun for all.
T-ball and Little League
Adult Co-Rec. slow-pitch league
Summer Swim program
Summer Reading Program
Community computer courses
Social & Study Clubs
Youth Clubs & Groups
Numerous Community Clubs and Organizations
V.F.W. Club sponsors Halloween and Christmas parties for the youth
20/20 Club and V.F.W. sponsor an Easter egg hunt
Two town parks with tennis and basketball courts, barbecue grills, rest rooms, RV park
Fleming Community Pride sponsors activities through the year
Concerts, plays and other entertaining and cultural functions are held throughout the year in nearby communities
Community education is an important aspect of Fleming lifestyle. Adult continuing education and extensions courses are offered on a regular basis in local school buildings, and there are educational opportunities at Northeastern Junior College just 20 miles away. Additionally, informative and educational seminars or programs are conducted frequently by city government, local churches, Young Farmers, social and study clubs and other interested groups.
The town library offers a wide array of recreational and reference material and sponsor preschool reading, arts and crafts as well as other enrichment programs.
- Schools and Education
Fleming's Frenchman Re-3 School District is one of the finest in the state of Colorado and rivals some of the most advanced and productive districts in the nation.
The modern facility boasts spacious, well-equipped classrooms, two gymnasiums, an extensive library, a segregated music department and a well-appointed auditorium.
Nutritious and tasty hot lunches are prepared in an up-to-date kitchen and served in the cheery atmosphere of the duel-purpose lunchroom.
Every area of both buildings and grounds reflects careful planning and pride in operation, but the real key to quality education rests in the hands of people-teachers, administrators, and other staff. Board of Education members and the community at large.
In addition to the basics, secondary students may study advanced sciences, any of several foreign languages, journalism, higher mathematics, speech, Driver's Ed and vocational programs such as business, woodworking, welding, auto mechanics, auto body and agriculture.
A well-rounded sports program offers every interested student the opportunity to participate. Additionally, there are numerous on-campus clubs and organizations affording extracurricular activities to suit many interests.
Realizing the importance of education, the ratio of students to certified teachers is less than 8:1. Other schools may also boast similar ratios, but few can compete with the academic records of Fleming school.
There are virtually no dropout problems, and most Fleming graduates go on to pursue higher education. Good teachers stay at Fleming School. Educators enjoy living and working in an environment of community support and involvement rarely found elsewhere.
Because of their keen interest and involvement with youth, Fleming's people have supported the continuing improvement of school facilities, staff and programs.
Fleming School District, the Town of Fleming, and the Colorado Preschool Program are in a partnership in operating a community preschool for area 4 and 5-year-old children.
This preschool is dedicated to the children of the community and strives to provide developmentally appropriate programs to meet each child's individual needs.
Fleming takes pride in four well-attended churches, which actively participates in school and community functions in addition to religious activities. This cooperative spirit is exemplified by interdenominational cantatas and their programs presented throughout the year. Both Protestant and Catholic Bible school programs are held each summer.
List of Churches and Information
Transportation opportunity and availability in the Fleming area is exceptionally favorable for light industries, private individuals and handicapped persons. Services available are:
Industrial rail service via Amtrak's Fort Morgan depot, within an hour's drive.
Motor freight companies, independent truckers, airfreight companies and package express carriers.
Denver International Airport, 2 hours away
The Northeast Colorado Transportation Authority (NECTA)-- a fleet of ultra-modern buses equipped to serve wheelchairs and non-handicapped passengers with door-to-door services over several counties.
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