Thursday, March 28, 2013

Notice of Memorial

Violet Marie Frane passed away March 23, 2013.

A celebration in honor of Violet’s life was held on Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at her home on the Franey Ranch.

See Next week's edition for a full obituary.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wild visitor to Hugo

By: Charles W. Hoffman
Well, I suppose "Wild" is a subjective term, as this small critter seems to be quite tame.

Have you seen this little visitor to the town of Hugo?

This juvenile deer has been wandering around Hugo for  several days now, making quite the talk about town.

He appears to have been hit by a car, but does not seem to have any serious injuries from that accident short of some scrapes and missing hair.

The animal is very friendly, even allowing me to scratch his head while he tried to figure out what I was doing with my camera.

Authorities say that they are not sure why the animal is so tame, and it is not normal for wild animals to let you touch them. They are afraid that the animal may be sick, and made an attempt to capture it on Wednesday.

If you come across a wild animal that appears to be injured or sick, leave it alone and call authorities. They could become scared and try to hurt you, or they could be carrying a disease that could hurt you.  Fight the urge to pet the cute animals and call authorities.

We are working on a followup story to the capture attempt for next week's edition.

Monday, March 11, 2013

LHS To release early

Limon Public Schools will be letting out early on Thursday, March 14, 2013 so families can travel to the first round of State Basketball.

Busses will run at noon.

Limon Child Development Center (LCDC) will maintain their normal schedule, and will NOT be letting out early.

Friday, March 8, 2013

 Denver Post reports on bills being heard today


Colorado gun bills: Bill that bans online concealed carry certification advances in Senate

A bill banning online certification for a concealed carry firearm permit won initial approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday.

The measure worked through the floor debate in about 20 minutes.
Senate Bill 195 passed on a 3-2 party-line vote in state's Senate Judiciary Committee on Mondays.
The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton, and state Rep. Jenise May, D-Aurora.

Monday, March 4, 2013

USDA Loans simplified

USDA to Simplify Guaranteed Farm Loans by Setting Thresholds on Interest Rates

WASHINTON, March 1, 2013— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an interim rule that sets thresholds on the interest rates charged by lenders on guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans. The changes will amend guidelines for interest rates and establish new policies that clearly set the maximum interest rate lenders may charge to borrowers.

"By providing clear thresholds on interest rates for federally-guaranteed farm loans, USDA is ensuring greater certainty to producers, making compliance easier for our lenders and ensuring greater benefits for all farmers and ranchers," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "It is important that American agriculture continue to play a key role in driving economic growth and creating good-paying jobs across the American middle class. By setting thresholds on interest rates, USDA will strengthen access to farm credit."

USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) guaranteed loans reduce the risk of loss to lenders (banks, farm credit institutions and credit unions) by guaranteeing up to 95 percent of the loss of principal and interest on a loan. By reducing a lender's risk, borrowers benefit from a lower rate.