Thursday, February 27, 2014

Headed to Mullen for Basketball? Here are driving directions and maps via MapQuest.
We make no guarantee that this is the "Best" way to get there, but it should help you keep from getting lost.

Hemp Registration

Industrial Hemp Registration Draws Near
CDA Urges Producers to be Aware of Challenges

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Late last year, the Colorado Department of Agriculture adopted the first industrial hemp rules in the state’s history; producers can begin to register with CDA’s industrial hemp program on March 1, 2014. However, potential registrants should be aware of uncertainties that still exist because of federal law.

“While the State passed legislation legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp, there are still many unanswered questions on the federal level,” said Colorado Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Carleton. “We want producers to be fully aware of the issues and challenges facing this crop.”

CDA’s regulatory role with industrial hemp is limited to registration of growers and inspection of crop. The State of Colorado has no jurisdiction over many other factors that producers are faced with. While Colorado legalized the production of hemp (Cannabis spp), growing it commercially is still considered illegal under federal law. The Department of Justice has issued guidelines that will, if followed, limit the likelihood of federal enforcement against commercial producers. Additionally, Congress included in the 2014 Farm Bill a provision permitting some Research & Development activities if following state rules.

The following issues may cause concern for those interested in growing this crop in Colorado. It is important that potential registrants are aware of these issues and understand the potential risks.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pirate Construction Tour.

By Will Bublitz

During a busy Monday, Feb. 17 meeting, the Genoa-Hugo Board of Education toured the school construction project, approved a new school calendar and administrative contracts, rejected an out-of-state trip for students and learned the Pirates will not be fielding a baseball team this spring.

The board met earlier than normal for their monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. to take the construction tour led by Steve Chambers of Nunn Construction and Quentin Rockwell, the owner’s representative.

During that tour, the board members saw that progress that has been made to construct the school’s New South and New North additions. They also viewed the interior renovations to the auditorium, as well as the new kitchen and library.

Rockwell reported the project is still scheduled for competition in August 2014, with closeout occurring in the months following the start of school for the Fall 2014 semester.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Big event at the Library!

Don't miss out!

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 Treasure in a Cornfield presentation at Limon Memorial Library, February 18, at 6:30pm.
Learn about the Steamer Arabia, make found-object jewelry, talk about books, and enjoy light refreshments!
For more information call 719-775-2163

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wildhorse Roundup 2-6-14

Due to the terrible cold and vehicles that won't start,  This week's roundup will be in next weeks paper! But you can read it here now! 

Wildhorse Roundup

By Curtis Schrimp

I saw something on TV about the Amish in Colorado and I have a book about the settlements that failed and it’s about the Amish north of Wild Horse. It was close to where Julius Peterson lived. They finally moved away. It is quite a book. There was some of those folks through here a while back. Bill Skinner said he saw some with their beards and pretty clothes.

Do you suppose I should try to write anything about the Broncos after watching them play Sunday? They did have their trouble didn’t they. What could you write – mostly zeroes.

I had a phone call from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her name was Mary Finch. She and two friends came through here many years ago. There was two ladies and a man. They had three horses and two trailers where they could keep their horses and also sleep in. They stayed at Marty’s ranch for awhile and exercised the horses and then they were on their way to ride on a trail ride in Wyoming. She was very nice to remember us.

I was just remembering “throw another log on the fire”. I did but a little late, but it’s going now.
Allen and Luanna Naugle brought me two plates of dinner. They had been to church in Carson. They never forget me.

LeeAnn called me this Sunday morning. They didn’t have much to say. Her and John had been up to their cabin and enjoyed that. They always enjoy that. They haven’t had much snow but a lot of wind. At Oslo where Kirsti lives, they have a lot of snow. We sure didn’t have that out here.