Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Open House TONIGHT!

Reminder: Limon Public School is hosting an Open House - Come and Go -
Tonight, November 27th in the school cafeteria from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Come see the floor plans for the new building design. Coffee and cookies will be

This is an important opportunity to give input and be informed about what is happening at LHS!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ramp closure in Limon this week

   LIMON – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the off-ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to U.S. 40/287 at Exit 361 in Limon this week to repair about 150 feet of guardrail damaged by a semi-truck that ran off the road this weekend.
   Exit 361 is the second of Limon’s three I-70 interchanges.
   The westbound ramp will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (November 28 – 30) from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  While the ramp is closed, drivers can use the east Limon exit - #363 or the west Limon exit - #359.  The westbound on-ramp from U.S. 40/287 will remain open while the off-ramp is closed. 

Windbreak Plantings

A possible cost share program for new windbreaks might be the continuous CRP Program.

Continuous CRP sign-up requires land to currently be in cropland. Offers for continuous sign-up are not subject to competitive bidding, 90% cost-share is available for eligible land for field windbreaks, shelterbelts and living snow fences.

Offers are accepted provided the land and producer meet certain eligibility requirements.

For more information contact the FSA or NRCS office @ Hugo at 719-743-2408.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I-70 Accident

Eastboud I-70 closed due to an accident involving two semi-trucks.

A semi bearing the company logo of the Car Quest auto parts store was on fire pointing west in the eastbound lane of I-70 at the 365 Mile Marker at 9:20 p.m.

The semi was completely engulfed and Limon Fire was on scene when we arrived at 9:25 p.m.  The entire scene was being controlled by Limon Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol.

We were able to capture the following pictures before the accident cleanup began assisted by Colorado Department of Transportation and their snow plows that were used to clear auto parts and bottles of oil from the roadway.

Complete accident details will be in next week's paper or as soon as accident info becomes available from the Colorado State Patrol.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Flu Shots!

  Lincoln County Public Health still has flu shots available for this season.

GENOA – Monday, November 26, 10 a.m. – noon           Methodist Church, 203 Main Street, Genoa
 LIMON – Monday, November 26, 1 p.m. – 3 pm             Public Health Office, 465 1st Ave, Limon
HUGO – Tuesday, November 27, 8-12, 1-4                       Public Health Office, 326 8th St, Hugo

Please call 719 743-2526 for any questions. No appointments needed for those dates listed.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CLUB 20 Fights back on setback.

DENVER – A diverse group of stakeholders have released a fact sheet regarding the real impacts of increased setbacks in regards for oil and gas activity.

The current group includes CLUB 20, Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (CACI), Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), La Plata Energy Council, National Association of Royalty Owners Rockies Chapter, and Weld County.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is currently engaged in a setback rulemaking. There are many stakeholders with an interest in the distance from an oil and gas facility to buildings. These include the surface owner, the mineral owner, adjacent landowners, the local government, and the oil and gas operator. Many elements play into this calculation: the property line, the mineral property boundaries, surface and lease agreements, development plans, encroachment on existing facilities, lease lines, drilling spacing orders, access, centralization of facilities, technical limitations, and location of the resource.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Do you manage drought? Or is it managing you?

Ranchers: What would you give to know 30, 40 or 60 days ahead of time that your livestock herd was going to run out of grass?

 Would you give 1½ days of your time?

 Would you like to learn a totally unique approach to drought management that has never been available before?

 Then this workshop is for YOU!  Mark your calendar for Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11 & 12, 2012 and plan to attend a unique and comprehensive Managing Drought Workshop series in Wray, CO.

 This workshop series begins with a session Tuesday afternoon December 11 and a separate session Tuesday evening.  A final session on Wednesday, December 12 will wrap up the series.  Anyone may attend any part or all of the workshop sections.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Lincoln County Election Results

Results are unofficial from the Lincoln County Clerk

Presidential Electors
Virgil H. Goode Jr./Jim Clymer - American Constitution            009
Barack Obama/Joe Biden - Democratic                                       537
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan - Republican                                        1663
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray - Libertarian                                   014

Representative to the 113th United States Congress-District 4
Doug Aden - American Constitution                                           046
Cory Gardner - Republican                                                        1654
Brandon Shaffer - Democratic                                                     421
Josh Gilliland - Libertarian                                                          045

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Americans for Prosperity in Limon

Limon’s railroad park was the landing site for the “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour on Saturday morning.

Following an early morning stop in Ft. Morgan, Jeff Crank and the tour bus stopped in Limon to distribute T shirts and let attendees sign the petition promising to vote against Obama’s failing agenda. 

Crank spoke to attendees about the “jobs” situation.

He said “For every job created by the Obama administration, 75 people have go on food stamps,”

After leaving Limon, the bus tour will visit Burlington, Lamar, LaJunta and Pueblo before the end of the day.

The bus tour has traveled more than 23,000 miles spreading their message.

Along with today's rally in Limon, the tour also has buses in Wisconson, Ohio and Florida.

Learn more at americansforprosperity.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fightback

Regardless of who you intend to vote for, the Limon Leader reminds you to VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Agri-Women tour Colorado Ag Industry!

NEWS from American Agri-Women & Colorado Agri-Women


The 37th annual American Agri-Women convention set for Nov. 7-10 in Denver, Colorado
Learn, share, energize while “Seeking your Fortune in Agriculture”

Women involved in agriculture from throughout the U.S. and Canada will head to Denver, Colorado Nov. 7-10 for the 37th Annual American Agri-Women (AAW) convention. Their purpose reflects the mission of the 40,000-member organization: Gather resources and knowledge to represent the agriculture industry in an educated, professional and passionate manner.

Colorado Agri-Women, a state affiliate, is hosting the event. The convention’s theme is “Seeking your Fortune in Agriculture.” Download the convention registration form and view agenda and other information at   http://www.americanagriwomen.org/2012-convention-dever-colorado

Speakers and programs will cover the latest issues in agriculture, including sustainability, marketing, advocacy and more. Keynote speakers include:
American Stewards of Liberty, property rights & education
Jim Owens, founder, The Center of Cowboy of Ethics & Leadership
Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011
Advocates for Agriculture, Troy & Stacy Hadrick,  Promoting Ag one story at a time.

Break-out sessions will cover such key topics as estate planning and property rights, social media, leadership, parliamentary procedure, and much more to give attendees tools for their own farms, ranches and agribusinesses, and for their work representing agriculture.  

Additional details:

The convention will be held at the Renissance Denver Hotel, which is located off Interstate 70 & Quebec.

Special events include:

First Ever Tweet & Greet…come use your social media skills & chat with other agvocates & ag industry professionals from across the world.

Tours of the Celestial Seasonings, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, ConAgra Mills, & Stranahan’s Whiskey Distillery

Spouse and guest tour will explore Wagner Equipment factory and get to test drive equipment in their demo area.

A post-convention tour will take guests on a tour of Leadville, Colorado

AAW is a national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, representing 60 states and commodity affiliates. AAW helps educate consumers; advocates for agriculture; and provides networking and professional development for its members.

www.americanagriwomen.org on Facebook.com/AgriWomen Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag.)

Follow the convention on Twitter by searching for the hashtag: #AAW2012.