Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wild Wind.

Extreme winds tear through eastern Colorado on Tuesday. 

With wind gusts approaching 70 mph, and steady winds in the 45-55 mph range, travel is difficult, and several roads remain closed.

Hwy 40 / 287 is currently closed from Limon to Kit Carson, and Hwy 71 is closed from Limon to Ordway due to high winds, accidents and poor visibility.

I-70 was closed from Stratton to Burlington for a short while this morning due to visibility issues stemming from blowing dirt.

There have been two travel trailers blow over, and at least two tractor-trailer rigs blow over between Limon and Genoa.

We will post pictures here as they become available.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mock Accident

Mock Accident highlights very real danger

By Will Bublitz

Sometimes having one’s nose rubbed in the reality of what a fatal traffic accident is really like can have a more lasting impact than all the hackneyed reminders to “don’t drink and drive.” 

That was the purpose of the “Mock Crash” held for the county’s high school students at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Hugo last Thursday, April 17. The event simulated a fatal crash scene with law enforcement and fire/rescue crews responding to assist the victims.

As the students from Limon, Genoa-Hugo and Karval high schools filed into the fairgrounds’ grandstand last Thursday, they were presented with a stage crash scene with a heavily damaged car lying in the middle of the rodeo arena.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Register to grow industrial hemp

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Those interested in growing industrial hemp during Colorado’s 2014 season must register with the Colorado Department of Agriculture by May 1, 2014.

“The rest of the country is watching how we work through this history-making season. It is vital that farmers register if they want to grow industrial hemp; therefore, if industrial hemp is grown without registering with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, law enforcement may be contacted, “ said Colorado Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Carleton.

 To register, visit www.colorado.gov/ag/dpi and click on “Industrial Hemp.” Registrants will need to print the registration form, fill it out, and mail it to the Department with the appropriate amount of payment. Those wishing to pay by credit card or cash must hand deliver payment to CDA at 700 Kipling St, Suite 4000, Lakewood, CO, 80215.

The annual registration fee for commercial production of industrial hemp will be $200 plus $1.00/acre. The annual registration fee for production of industrial hemp for research and development will be $100 plus $5/acre.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wild Horse Roundup

Due to technical difficulties, the Wildhorse Roundup for this week did not make it in before the deadline, but we strive to keep you in the loop.

By Curtis Shrimp
My son Steve was to get a shot in his bad back Friday but I haven’t heard if it helped.

Saturday evening, I watched the Lawrence Welk Show and I enjoyed it very much. I really enjoy Joann Castleon, the piano player, and while she played, a fellow was playing the spoons.  That reminded me of my brother Clarence who played the spoons and taught other folks. I have a book that he wrote and it has pictures of spoon playing.

They sang an old favorite of mine, “Tip Toe Through the Tulips” on the show.

Lee Ann called and we had a nice visit. She said John had gone and caught a nice fish and she said she cooked it and it was really good. She celebrates her birthday next Sunday and there should be quite a few friends over to help her celebrate. She said she got a video off of the computer of when the fellow from the Denver Post was here. She said you can hear me talking. It shows him taking pictures in the house and also around outside. She is going to bring it with her when she came at the end of the month. Jessi, my granddaughter, was home and we had a nice visit too.

I know this hasn’t been very good (We really enjoy your news Curtis!) but I thought maybe I could write a couple little stories next week. One is about Wild Horse barber, Reuben Aaby, called the butcher, the barber, and paper hanger and a little other stuff maybe. 

The Denver Post did a story on our friend Curtis, along with a video that you can watch Here: