Thursday, July 17, 2014

Singing across Italy

By Will Bublitz

Two Limon High School students definitely hit the high note of their young lives as they sang their way across Italy last month as members of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale.

Cassidy Thompson and Sean Steinhart, who are both Badger sophomores, were part of the 47-member children’s choir and 10 adults who participated in the tour. Their Italian trip took place from June 21-July 2.

“Italy was great,” Cassidy said. “Everything was so different from living in a small town in America.”

Sean agreed. “It was an amazing trip, and the Italian people were wonderful. Of course, there was a language barrier, but with music you can make a connection and they know exactly what you are trying to say. The language barrier is broken.”

The trip to Italy was one of the international trips conducted by Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale to promote international understanding. The choir also performs regular concerts throughout the state.

The Italian trip was the second international tour that Cassidy had participated in since becoming a Children’s Chorale member eight years ago. Her first international tour to South Africa four years ago.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

School Demolition

We are jumping on the #TBT bandwagon to last Wednesday when demolition of the nearly 100-year-old Limon school was demolished as step one in providing a state-of-the-art school for Badger students!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

USDA Deadline Dates


Deadline Dates and Interest Rates 

 

July 15, 2014 – Acreage Reporting Deadline for all Spring Seeded 2014 - Crops and CRPJuly 15, 2014 – Deadline for 2013 ACRE Production Reports July 15, 2014 – Deadline to report 2013 NAP Production Evidence August 1, 2014 – Last day to file COC nomination forms August 1, 2014 – 2012 and 2013 ELAP Sign-up Deadline August 1, 2014 – Deadline to request a reconstitution for 2014 August 29, 2014 – 2012 SURE Sign-up Deadline
Interest Rates for July: 90-Day Treasury Bill - .125% Farm Operating Loans - Direct 2.125% Farm Ownership Loans - Direct 3.875% Farm Ownership Loans - Direct Down Payment, Beginning Farmer or Rancher 1.50% Emergency Loans - 3.125% Farm Storage Facility Loans - (7 years) 2.25% Sugar Storage Facility Loans - 3.00% Commodity Loans 1996-Present - 1.125%

Thursday, June 26, 2014

More Storms

Evening storms brought more rain to Lincoln County on Thursday evening. Lots of lightning and some small hail were reported.