Saturday, August 1, 2015

Poker Run supports Lockett family

The Hub City Classic Car Show organizers have decided to give all the proceeds of this year's Poker Run to the family of Kirsten Russell Lockett, who was murdered recently. The tragedy has struck the community very hard and the needs are great for her children.

 Registration for the poker run will be from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Flying J in conjunction with the car show registration. The fee is $25 for the first hand and $10 for each additional hand. The run is open to everyone. Bikers have the option of also displaying their motorcycle at the car show and entering to win a trophy for best bike. Other entrants can participate by bike or car and do not need to be part of the car show. The run will go from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be limited to stops in Lincoln County.

The Friday, Aug. 21 evening events include a meal provided by the Junior Class Parents, Open House for the new school, "We've Got Talent" contest, and a fireworks finale at to be held at the Limon School Complex.

It the spirit of remembrance of the love and joy that Kirsten spread in our community, an inflatable water park will be set up in the stoplight park. Two water slides, a squirt gun obstacle course, and two waterless bouncy houses will complete the scene. Fabulous cars, incredible food, and great vendors will fill downtown Limon. Soap box cars will race, a pinewood derby will be held, Danny Adams, local DJ will entertain, horse shoes will be played, the Rotary Beer garden and the museum will be open all day Saturday, Aug. 22. Please mark your calendars for August 21 and 22 and join us as our community comes together to support a local family.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Limon School Supplies List 2015



2  boxes of basic crayons ( 24 count)
1  bottle of Glue (4 oz size works best with our little hands)
3 glue sticks
1 box washable markers (8 count)
1 box of Kleenix
1 container baby wipes
1 roll paper towels
1 tub of Clorox wipes
1 backpack
1 clipboard
1 pump bottle of hand sanitizer
1 pencil box
1 plain white t-shirt (we will be decorating these in school and will use them throughout the year)

First Degree Murder

By Will Bublitz

A dozen charges have been filed against a Limon man for the alleged murder of his estranged wife.
Richard Allan Lockett, 44, appeared in the 18th Judicial District Court at the Douglas County Justice Center in Castle Rock last Wednesday, July 22. His appearance was on an arrest warrant for the brutal murder of his wife, 36-year-old Kirsten Lockett, who was stabbed to death in Castle Rock during the early morning hours of Saturday, July 18.

 The charges formally filed against Lockett by the 18th Judicial District Attorney are: First Degree Murder – After Deliberation, Class 1 felony; First Degree Murder – Felony Murder, Class 1 felony; Second Degree Kidnapping, Class 2 felony; two counts of First Degree Burglary, Class 3 felony; Second Degree Burglary, Class 3 felony; Stalking, Class 4 felony;  three counts of Violation of a Protection Order, Class 2 misdemeanor; and two counts of Violent Crime – Caused Death/Serious Bodily Injury.

Lockett is currently incarcerated at the Douglas County Jail in Castle Rock on  a no-bond hold. His next hearing is a Case Management Conference set for this Thursday, July 30 in the Douglas County Justice Center, Division 5.

Pick up this week's Limon Leader for the full story and more local news

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Team of True Champions

The East Central 11U All Star baseball team consisted of four Burlington players: Ty Marcum, Hunter Tracy, Michael Gutierrez and Ian Mantey; two Stratton players: Clay Robinson and Braden Wedel; three Hugo players: Wyatt Miller, Colby Simmons and Tyler Higgins; five Limon players:  Chance Cannon, Trey Hines, Ashton Parmer, Ky Bandy and Brady Rockwell; and three coaches:  Rocky Rockwell, Mike Hines and Tom Marcum. This team finished third at the state tournament in Las Animas, Colo., defeating Southern Plains 15-1, before losing to eventual state champion SE Denver 16-2, and second place Lamar 6-4.

All three teams qualified for the regional tournament held in Lamar, Colo. this past weekend.  Rounding out the eight teams in the regional tournament were Boonville and Carthage, Mo; Alliance, Neb.; West Fargo, N.D.; and Cimarron River, Kan. East Central opened the regional tournament with a heartbreaking loss to Carthage, Mo. 8-7.  In their second game, East Central competed well but lost to Lamar 4-1.  Entering their final game of pool play, East Central dominated every phase of the game to defeat Alliance, Nebraska 22-9.

Heritage Festival 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Good Roads, Good People!

By Will Bublitz

Keeping the roadways in good repair is a large part of the life and work of Kris Smith, the Lincoln County Road & Bridge office manager at the County Shop in Hugo.

While this is Kris’s 10th year as the department’s office manager, her involvement in road construction and maintenance goes much deeper because most of her family works in it.

“My father brought us to Limon in 1969 when he was working on the construction of Interstate 70,” Kris said. “My brother is a road foreman, and all my nephews work in road construction. My husband works for Bemas Construction that does all the dirt work for road and housing construction. So, you could say my family is strong in highway construction and maintenance.”

As the office manager, Kris handles all of the administrative work for the county’s Road & Bridge Department which has 29 employees. Lincoln County is divided into four road districts including District 4 which is the County Shop in Hugo.

“I do all the department’s paperwork including payroll, service requests and usage reports on the department’s equipment,” she said. “I also get to go to Denver and Burlington to get the parts for our vehicles and equipment. And, of course, I answer the phone to handle all the complaints and requests for road maintenance.”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Voice of Town Hall

By Will Bublitz

If you phone the Town of Limon or stop by its office, the first person you’ll probably be talking with is Wendy Pottorff, the Deputy Town Clerk and Billing Clerk.

Wendy has served in those two positions since February 2009.

“I really like my job, but it’s a lot of work,” she said. “Before I started working here, I didn’t realize how much the Town of Limon’s employees actually do. Like so many people, I always assumed it all just magically got done, but it takes a lot of time and effort by our town’s staff who are busy all the time.”

As the town’s Billing Clerk, Wendy is responsible for the billing of utilities to home and business owners.

“That’s billing for water, sewer and trash,” she said. “I print all the bills once a month. We have 900 accounts, both residences and businesses.”

Wendy also handles any complaints about the town’s services.

“I hear all the complaints we get about water, sewer or trash problems,” she said. “Basically I’m the first contact a resident has with the Town of Limon because I answer the phone at the office.”
In addition to handling billing and complaints, Wendy handles the deposits of the income generated by the town’s Tamarack Golf Course and Limon Municipal Pool. She also handles the scheduling and registration for those wanting to use the Limon Community Building.

While her job is demanding, Wendy said she really enjoys it because it gives her the opportunity to talk with so many different residents of the town.