Friday, August 28, 2015

Lions make donation

PATIO DONATION – Hugo Lions President John Mohan presents a check for $500 to Judy Vick for the Gift of Life Foundation. The donation will be used for the new patio that is under construction at the Care Center of Lincoln Community Hospital. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A time in the past.

Jessica Hoffman
Craig Bailey stands proudly by the old “Master Clock.”

The Clock in the main office of the school was originally purchased by Limon Schools in the late 1920's and was made by the International Time Recording Co. which is part of today's IBM company.  It is what is referred to as a "Master Clock" because it controlled the bell system and also was connected to all of the clocks in the various classrooms and sent a signal every minute to make sure they stayed on time with the Master Clock.  In the center of the clock there are a stack of 7 big brass dials, 1 for each day of the week and they had teeth that could be moved to set the bell schedule for each day.  As the clock runs, it advances the dials and would ring the bells when it reached the correct time.  

At Limon, as the story is told by some Alumni, the clock was hung in the hallway outside the Superintendent's office.  When the big “old High School” was torn down in the early 1960's it was sold at auction.  It changed hands one more time before ending up with a man in Yuma.  He contacted the Alumni Association in January of 2013 wanting to sell it back. 

The Alumni Association purchased the clock and then raised some donations to have it restored. 
Last spring, the clock was restored but it was found to be in almost perfect order.  The clocksmith cleaned it and made sure it was running properly.  It now is once again keeping time in the office of the new school......although no longer running the bells.  

Later this fall, the plan is to build a shelf/stand for it using bricks from the old Elementary.  Next time you're in the school office check it out and be sure to listen to it clank every 60 seconds! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teeth and gums. Peak Vista is ready.

By Will Bublitz

Helping to improve the health of her patients’ teeth and gums is the job of Kirsten Tacha, a new dental hygienist at Peak Vista Community Health Center in Limon.

Kirsten began working at Peak Vista on July 13 after moving here from Colorado Springs.
“As a dental hygienist, I assess and implement treatment for prevention and intervention of oral diseases,” Kirsten said. “I also educate my patients on oral health to keep their teeth and gums healthy and prevent disease.”

Kirsten’s work includes performing procedures to prevent or treat periodontal disease, which is active gum disease.

“Typically, what that requires is a deep cleaning of the patient’s teeth,” she said. “Most of the patients that come to my chair are here for maintenance such as cleanings, polishing, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene and X-rays. As patients of record with this health center, they come to see me for continuing care.” 

One of the things that Kirsten says she most enjoys about her work as a dental hygienist is that she can work independently.

“Colorado is one of the few states that allows registered dental hygienists like me to operate independently, but here at Peak Vista we work as a team,” she said. “As a hygienist, I collaborate with the dentist to plan treatment. After I finish with a patient, the dentist will come in to do an examination and check X-rays and decide if a patient needs any further treatment. I’m currently working with all the dentists who rotate through this health center.”

Friday, August 21, 2015

Badger Open House

Badgers head back to School on Monday! Have you seen the new school? Take a tour tonight, Friday Aug. 21. at the open house from 4-7.

EF 1 Tornado hits Genoa area

TORNADO DAMAGE – A National Weather Service (NWS) Damage Assessment Team has determined Monday’s storm damage in the Genoa area was caused by an EF1 tornado that packed wind speeds of 90-95 mph. In its initial touchdown, the  small tornado destroyed an open-face barn and some power poles. It then lifted and then touched down a second time south of Genoa where it severely damaged the Hansen Seed Cleaning grain bins. According to Capt. Michael Yowell of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the reason why the tornado siren in Genoa did not sound is that the National Weather Service’s radar imaging did not indicate a tornado in the area at the time and no visual sightings of tornado funnels were seen during Monday’s storm. However, after an onsite survey of the damage on Tuesday, the NWS Damage Assessment Team determined that a small tornado had actually touched down.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eastern Slope makes donation

Eastern Slope Donates to Digital Library

There will be many exciting changes in the Genoa-Hugo School Library this fall.  Under the direction of Lora White, the library has been completely reorganized by genre. The hope is that both students and teachers will be able to find exactly what they are looking for, especially when the librarian is not available.

Genoa-Hugo School accepted a digital literacy donation from Eastern Slope. These funds were offered to each school and public library in the Eastern Slope service area. Genoa-Hugo School has earmarked this donation to help fund its membership into the AspenCat Union Catalog through the Colorado Library Consortium. Students and staff will have access to over 1 million books from 98 different libraries! Joining AspenCat will allow students to use their tablets to find reliable research materials that can be sent directly to the school library, and will give unlimited personal support to the librarian. Using AspenCat and an internet connection, each student will also have access to a large selection of audio books and ebooks.  It will be a fun year as the staff and students explore these new resources!

Frank Reeves, Genoa-Hugo School Superintendent, accepts a digital literacy donation of $1500 from Pat White, General Manager of Eastern Slope. Librarians Shirley Coleman (L) and Lora White (R) are excited for the staff and students to begin using the additional resources made available through this funding.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Colorado Corn’s Front Range meeting to feature critical drone-safety presentation

Colorado Corn encourages farmers and any others interested to attend its combined Districts 1 and 2 meeting in Loveland, where attendees will hear updates about the organization and issues impacting the agriculture industry.

There will also be a presentation from Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association officials, who are looking to inform ag producers on safety and the liabilities of operating drones on their farms and ranches.

Colorado Corn’s Districts 1 and 2 encompass much of the Front Range, stretching from Fort Collins down to Colorado Springs (Weld, Larimer, Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Jefferson, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln and El Paso counties). The District 1-2 meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites (Big Thompson A and B rooms), located at 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland.

The meal is on Colorado Corn at this meeting. No RSVP needed.

In addition to Colorado Corn staff, representatives of the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association will be on hand to discuss the "Think Before You Launch" campaign.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Demolition Derby draws crowd

The annual demolition derby following the Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo drew a great crowd.
Thank you to Sherri Smithburg for sharing these photos with us!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FAIR 2015

SUCH a quick look but here are a few photos of Wednesday at Fair..... We hope it is enough to bring you out to the rest of the week! A Full schedule is available HERE:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Drone-safety presentation

Colorado Corn’s Yuma County meeting
to feature critical drone-safety presentation

Colorado Corn encourages farmers and any others interested to attend its upcoming District 5 meeting in Yuma, where attendees will hear updates about the organization and issues impacting the agriculture industry.

There will also be a presentation from Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association officials, who are looking to inform ag producers on safety and the liabilities of operating drones on their farms and ranches.

Colorado Corn’s District 5 encompasses all of Yuma County. The District 5 meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Irrigation Research Farm, located at 40161 Colo. Highway 59 in Yuma.

This district meeting will be taking place during the 2015 Yuma Farm Show. No RSVP needed.

 In addition to Colorado Corn staff, representatives of the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association will be on hand to discuss the "Think Before You Launch" campaign. This drone education and safety endeavor was created in Colorado and is now being launched nationally.

Peak Vista welcomes nurse practitioner

By Will Bublitz

“Professional” and “caring” are the words that best describe Kendra Back, a family nurse practitioner, who recently joined the staff of Peak Vista Community Health Center in Limon.

Kendra began work at the Peak Vista’s Limon clinic on June 1.

“As a nurse practitioner, I see patients from birth to geriatric,” she said. “I treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. I can also handle emergency situations such as suturing wounds. I’m here to help my patients.”

Kendra comes to her new position at Peak Vista after working all of her adult life in health care. She holds Associate and Master’s degrees in nursing.

As a nurse practitioner, Kendra is trained to perform many of the same tasks that physicians can do.
“I’m a mid-level provider of medical care,” she said. “I can prescribe treatment and write prescriptions as needed by my patients. I also do certain medical procedures.”

Kendra’s demanding work as a nurse practitioner requires her to diagnose a patient’s illness and then prescribe the proper treatment.

“I work independently and have my own set of patients,” she said. “In Colorado, nurse practitioners are not required to work with a supervising physician, but I do consult with the medical center’s physicians at times.”

Like most nurse practitioners, Kendra specializes in a particular area of health care.

Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 Fair Schedule

Saturday, August 1
9:00 a.m. Interview Judging of all 4-H projects, except livestock, poultry and rabbit projects.
2:00 p.m. Fashion Revue Judging (subject to change).

Monday, August 3
Fair Building will be CLOSED.
9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Horses entered & in place. Open Class entries close                 Friday, July 31.
                Written Tests (Events Building).
10:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA & Open Class Horse Halter Classes.
                4-H/FFA & Open Class Horse Showmanship,
                4-H/FFA & Open Class Horse Trail Course.
                4-H/FFA Horse Timed Classes.

Tuesday, August 4
8a.m.-1 p.m. Fair Building Open to 4-H Clubs Only.
10:00 a.m. 4-H Dog Record Books and club officer books
                due to Fair 4-H Office.
10:30 p.m. 4-H Dog Show.
1:00 p.m. 4-H Booths must be in place.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All market livestock must be stalled.
4:45 pm All Livestock Exhibitors meet with Superintendent.
5:00-7 pm All Market Livestock must be weighed-in.
7:00 p.m. Lincoln County Night (Adult-19 & over ONLY).
                To Enter Contact Anita Smith – 719-768-3333

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Poker Run supports Lockett family

The Hub City Classic Car Show organizers have decided to give all the proceeds of this year's Poker Run to the family of Kirsten Russell Lockett, who was murdered recently. The tragedy has struck the community very hard and the needs are great for her children.

 Registration for the poker run will be from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Flying J in conjunction with the car show registration. The fee is $25 for the first hand and $10 for each additional hand. The run is open to everyone. Bikers have the option of also displaying their motorcycle at the car show and entering to win a trophy for best bike. Other entrants can participate by bike or car and do not need to be part of the car show. The run will go from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will be limited to stops in Lincoln County.

The Friday, Aug. 21 evening events include a meal provided by the Junior Class Parents, Open House for the new school, "We've Got Talent" contest, and a fireworks finale at to be held at the Limon School Complex.

It the spirit of remembrance of the love and joy that Kirsten spread in our community, an inflatable water park will be set up in the stoplight park. Two water slides, a squirt gun obstacle course, and two waterless bouncy houses will complete the scene. Fabulous cars, incredible food, and great vendors will fill downtown Limon. Soap box cars will race, a pinewood derby will be held, Danny Adams, local DJ will entertain, horse shoes will be played, the Rotary Beer garden and the museum will be open all day Saturday, Aug. 22. Please mark your calendars for August 21 and 22 and join us as our community comes together to support a local family.