Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Steele's Retirement Party

Join Lincoln County in saying good bye to a piece of local history. The Steele's theater has been entertaining Lincoln County with movies and popcorn for an entire generation.

LCH Ends on positive financial news

By Will Bublitz

Lincoln Community Hospital (LCH) is ending 2012 on a very positive financial basis.

That was the consensus of the Board of Directors after reviewing LCH’s financial statements during its final meeting of the year held last Thursday, Dec. 20.

President Keith James described 2012 as “a great year” for the hospital’s finances.

As proof of that statement, during Thursday’s meeting the board approved a supplemental budget that upped the hospital’s 2012 budget to $13,828,250, including a revenue increase of $1,250,000.

James explained the board always approves a supplemental budget every December, but it usually covers additional expenditures were not expected when the original budget was formulated. However, this time it was different.

“We had to pass this supplemental budget because we had more revenue than we had anticipated,” he said.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Study hopes to reveal drought info

FORT COLLINS - Agricultural economists at Colorado State University are surveying farmers and ranchers to better understand the impact of the 2012 drought on Colorado agriculture – and to design effective management tools for dry times ahead.
“The question we ultimately want to address is, ‘How do we improve the resiliency of agriculture and rural communities in Colorado?’ because we expect more drought,” said James Pritchett, associate professor in the CSU Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, who is leading the survey project. “It’s time to make these systems more resilient, so they can adapt to changes ahead.”
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Help Wanted

We are looking for the right person to fill our classifieds and front desk position.

Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right person.

This is a great opportunity for the right person looking to have a 8:30 -5 job with lunch and weekends off.

Update, 12-31-2012
This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Limon prospers from tourist dollars

By Will Bublitz

While many of its residents do their shopping in Front Range retail stores, Limon is still strong economically because the vast majority of retail sales come from travelers stopping here for fuel, food and lodging.

That was the conclusion of a study by two academic researchers from the Colorado State University who presented their findings at the Thursday, Dec. 6 meeting of the Limon Board of Trustees.

Dr. Martin Shields, Professor of Economics, and Michael Marturana, a CSU Economic Researcher, presented the results of their Limon Retail Leakage Study during a 40-minute presentation at the board meeting.

“A lot of your retail sales comes from outside, which is a good position to be in,” Shields said. “Your sales tax has grown a little over time. What is impressive is that this is happening while your population has declined.”

Limon’s per capita retail sales has risen despite a decrease of the town population over the past 10 years. Currently, the town’s retail sales per capita is  $16,034.

“This is pretty remarkable growth,” Shields said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can it!

Colorado State University Extension Offers Preserve@Home an On-line Food Preservation Class

Will your New Year’s Resolutions include updating your food preservation skills? Want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden’s bounty? Colorado State University Extension invites you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an on-line food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products.  Participants learn how to produce high-quality, preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tool Sale

Paid advertisement for Witt Boys Napa in Limon Colorado.


State launches DUI holiday campaign as Heat Is On crackdown continues

STATEWIDE — It’s that time of year again! Holiday shopping, parties, family gatherings, and other activities keep us on our toes and constantly entertained. During many of these festivities, alcohol is served. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law enforcement agencies statewide want to remind everyone to plan ahead this holiday season with a sober designated driver. A holiday Heat Is On DUI crackdown continues across the state with increased patrols through New Year’s Day.