Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pottorff and Bailey Elected to CASB Board of Directors

Pottorff & Bailey to represent Colo. School Board Association

At the 74th annual meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) on December 4, 2014, Wendy Pottorff, a member of the Limon School Board, was elected to the CASB Board of Directors.

Pottorff will be representing CASB Region 2 made up of 23 school districts in east-central Colorado and will be serving a 3-year term. She replaces Lyndon Burnett of Agate School District who is stepping down from the CASB Board after serving for several years. 

Also elected at the meeting was Craig Bailey, also a member of the Limon School Board, who will be representing CASB on the Colorado High School Activities Association's (CHSAA) Legislative Council.

Bailey will serve a 3-year term representing 47 school districts in CASB Regions 2 and 3 in east-central and southeastern Colorado. CASB has 5 seats on the 73 member CHSAA Legislative Council which is its governing body.     

Manufacturing facility pulls plans for Limon Facility

A plan to construct a manufacturing facility in Limon has been withdrawn, according to a press release from Lincoln County Economic Development.

In May of 2014 the Town of Limon and Lincoln County Economic Development were excited to announce that a new business planned to locate its manufacturing facility in the Town of Limon, Lincoln County. The light manufacturing facility was scheduled to begin with 25 employees and was expected to grow in future years.  A partnership of the Town of Limon, Lincoln County, Lincoln County Economic Development, Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Colorado Office of Economic Development worked with the business to bring this facility to Limon and Lincoln County.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Limon Board of Trustees approved a Conditional Agreement for Purchase of Real Property for a two acre site on the southeast corner of the Limon Golf Course Addition to the Town of Limon.

Despite the best efforts of the local partnership, including state incentives that would have totaled $468,000.00, the client notified that Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 that transitions of its major supplier and the company’s internal financing issues have resulted in a decision not to move forward with the project in Lincoln County.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Curtis Schrimp

Curtis Schrimp was born in Monmouth, Ill., Jan. 19, 1915, the sixth child of Charles and Nellie Schrimp. After the death of his father, he came to Wild Horse with his mother and two sisters, Ruby and Dorothy. Curtis worked for Charlie Fox and the wild west stories were so many no one could remember them all but Curtis remembered quite a few and was a great story teller. Work was hard but when Saturday came there was always a dance. Sunday afternoon there was always a baseball game. He loved dancing and playing baseball, and later on watching the Rockies on TV.

Nov. 19, 1938, Curtis married Leona Golberg. They lived with and worked for Leona's folks for a year after which they bought the section west of the folks. The old Fox house was rolled over the prairie with the help of neighbors to their land, providing them with their first home. In 1946, Curtis had been working for Fred Shade trucking, and he decided to leave the place to try trucking and the gas station business. With Lee's Cafe, they had a business hard to describe. They made an endless amount of friends and many new stories were made to tell. Curtis also farmed sudan seed for sale and feed for cattle.

Curtis and Leona's first child, David Joel, was born in 1949, living only a day. Then Steven Wayne came along in 1950, Martha Jean in 1952 and LeeAnn Marie in 1956. Every summer the family would take a vacation either to the mountains to fish or somewhere to visit family. It was important to Curtis to attend school and sport activities for his children. He enjoyed playing catch with his kids.

Visiting friends and playing cards were favorite pastimes. Living close to the highway, Curtis lent a helping hand to many people in need.

Commissioners approve more wind towers for Lincoln County

By Will Bublitz

After listening to lawyers wrangle for two hours about surface and subsurface property rights, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved a development permit for a proposed wind energy farm in the county’s northeastern corner during their Monday, Dec. 8 meeting.

The decision by the commissioners allows Nereo GC Lincoln, LLC to move forward with its plans to construct up to 176 turbine towers north of the town of Arriba. Before any construction can be done, the company must still obtain building permits from the county.

The commissioners acted upon a recommendation for approval from the Lincoln County Land Use Board. That board had initially rejected Nereo’s application in a 5-1 vote on September 25 because the company had not secured a transmission line easement and had not contacted all mineral rights owners in the area within the area of the proposed project.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lady Badgers vs Falcons Basketball

The 2014-2015 Basketball Season starts off with the Kiowa Invitational Basketball Tournament.  Join Tim Andersen as we bring you the Limon Badgers and the Front Range Christian Falcons boys and girls games on Friday evening.