Friday, October 30, 2015

Badgers at Rocky Ford

Badgers vs. the Rocky Ford Meloneers

The Badgers play a conference game against Rocky Ford who is coming off of back to back games without scoring points. The Badgers suffered a tough loss in front of a home crowd last week and will be looking for redemption.

Deadly Crash near Hugo.

By Will Bublitz

A huge accident involving four semis has left two drivers dead, two injured and several cattle dead and injured east of Hugo on Highway 40/287 last Wednesday, Oct. 21.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the collisions occurred at 4:52 p.m. when Duane Olson, 60, of Kansas, veered his westbound semi into the highway’s eastbound lane.

Olson’s semi first sideswiped two semis driven by 29-year-old Joshua Ramirez of Dodge City, Kan. and 43-year-old Jorge Moya of Miami, Fla., before crashing head-on into a third semi driven by Clint Torres, 30, of Mansfield, Texas.

Olson and Torres were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Ramirez was taken by ambulance to Lincoln Community Hospital in Hugo for treatment of minor injuries. Moya was uninjured in the accident.

Despite the impact, all four semis remained upright after the collisions. Olson’s semi came to rest on the north side of the highway while the other three semis stopped on the south side.

The two semis involved in the head-on crash were total losses. The semis driven by Ramirez and Moya sustained serious damage.

Several cattle being hauled by one of the semis were also killed or injured in the crash.

The reason that Olson’s semi veered into the path of the oncoming semis has not yet been determined. The Colorado State Patrol is continuing its investigation.

“This case is still open,” said Trooper Josh Lewis of the State Patrol’s Public Information Office.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Remembering the past

In Remembrance of Arriba’s 1938 Tornado

By: Lola Quinn

Another tornado touched Arriba, Colo. last week Thursday July 2 and although it was not as disastrous as it could have been, many small building were blown around and wheat elevators being moved and trees toppled over, the wind and dirt were overwhelming. One family reported that , as they were sitting in their home watching the weather report on TV saying “ Tornados could be possible” they looked out a northeast window and the very strong wind was just outside of their home. They only had time to open windows as the tornado winds to 97 mph formed a vacuum that can cause much damage.

As I was informed of this, my mind started remembering so many parts of the big tornado that hit Arriba in 1938. I was born in Arriba and was 15 years old when on a Sunday after church and then the usual baseball game, my parents and I were watching a big blue-black cloud that wars forming in the southwest. We realized it was getting closer and as we had a car with a cloth top it was driven very close to the house and my mother covered it with blankets and rocks to hold down the covers. She came running into the house and we ran to stairs that led to the basement. There was a window where we stopped to watch what was going on and the neighbor’s shed was rolling across our backyard at a very fast pace from the ferocious wind.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Badger Volleyball goes BIG

The Lady Badgers take on the Calhan Bulldogs in what could be their toughest match of the year.

The Sad State of Freedom in America

By Mark Hillman

Some 30 years ago, a common retort by my classmates when told that we could not do something was, “It’s a free country, isn’t it?”

I don’t hear that rhetorical question much these days.  Maybe that’s because the answer is changing before our very eyes.

The other day, I had lunch in a restaurant that posted a sign that was once common: “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.”

Well, if they refuse service to someone who isn’t an able-bodied heterosexual white male, they’d better have a good lawyer and deep pockets to defend themselves.

In today’s America, restaurants – like most businesses – are “places of public accommodation,” which means that someone to whom service is refused can file a civil rights lawsuit seeking damages for unlawful discrimination due to race, gender, creed, disability or sexual orientation.

If management had a valid, legal reason for telling the sorehead to leave their property, they may win in court – after spending $50,000 on a lawyer.  Or they may cut their losses and agree to a settlement.
Regardless, they will think twice before refusing service to anyone else in our “free country.”

Anti-discrimination laws were instituted with a worthy intent: to protect unfair treatment of black Americans who, in some places, were told they couldn’t buy food at the local grocery store or be treated at the nearest hospital.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ham Radio Event

Ham Radio Comes Out of Mom’s Basement
and into the 21st Century

The most common response I get when I tell people I am a ham is, “I didn’t know they still do ham radio anymore.  It’s so old fashioned.”

The mention of amateur radio often conjures up images of Radar O’Riley frantically cranking on a military field radio phone or, worse, a thick-spectacled loner in mom’s basement listening to crackling signals coming from a glowing box leaking mysterious radiation.

Modern ham radio has actually moved with and sometimes in advance of the technology we are all familiar with.  Amateur radio can transmit television signals mounted on drones which are used to survey wildfire damage before it is safe for a human to enter the burn area.  Modern hams living in areas struck by severe weather are often the first voices to come out of the affected area.  We work on our stations to make them able to survive a disaster and we use exercises like Field Day to practice taking our radios out and setting up towers and antennas under field conditions.

Among the things which local hams can do is communication via satellite, moon bounce, location tracking, remote messaging, e-mail communication over the radio and signaling via radio transmission.

The Big Sandy Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Jamboree on the Air for local Boy Scouts and for anyone else who is interested in amateur radio.  We will be operating from the Hub City Senior Center starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 17th.  We will run the station as long as we have folks who are interested in joining us.  A light lunch will be served.

If you have ever had an interest in becoming a licensed ham, please come by and see us.  We will be glad to help you prepare to take your license test.  For more information please contact Ed, AD5MQ, 719 297-1092 or Sharon, KC0PBR, 719 648-4857.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Opinions starting to roll in

Dear Editor,

RECYCLING- It’s a good deal! Wait a minute...The Town bills me for recycling, which I may or may not want to do, and collects my $7.00. Approximately a 42 percent increase in my trash fee. The Town then pays my $7.00 to Mr. Holley to pick up my recycling. The Town save between $1.05 and $3.00 in landfill fees. Mr. Holley reaps the profits from the recycling and he has my $7.00.

In return for my $7.00, that the Town has paid to Mr. Holley, the Town is also billing and collecting a fee from him. Therefore, the Town is also paying for postage, envelopes, paper, accounting, etc. for the collection of such fee in Mr. Holley’s benefit and behalf. More than likely the Town will also take the complaint calls if the recycling is not picked up in a timely manner or if the wind has blown it all about. But, lets not forget, the Town has saved $1.29.

This is a good deal for “someone” but not for me, nor the Town of Limon. I will continue to use the current recycling facilities already in place.

Respectfully submitted,
Christie Buchanan

Friday, October 9, 2015

Town Board considers recycling program

By Will Bublitz

A proposal for a townwide recycling program was presented to the Limon Board of Trustees at its Thursday, Oct. 1 meeting, but before agreeing to it the trustees are asking for the community’s input.
Kennard Holley, the owner/manager of Recyco, LLC of Limon, said his new company plans to offer recycling services to all residences and businesses inside the town. The recycling items that will be picked up include aluminum, metal cans and plastics.

“Recyco LLC will provide weekly curbside service, provide the recycling receptacle and handle all issues and components of the recycling process at curbside,” Holley said.

Under Holley’s proposal, the Town of Limon would enter into a year contract with Recyco LLC and agree to pay a $7 per month fee on every residential account. Businesses would be charged on a case-by-case basis after determining the volume of their recycling material.

Flu Season

Influenza is dangerous for children (It’s flu season!)

Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal flu; some of those illnesses result in death.

Children commonly need medical care because of influenza, especially before they turn 5 years old. Severe influenza complications are most common in children younger than 2 years old. Children with chronic health problems like asthma, diabetes and disorders of the brain or nervous system are at especially high risk of developing serious flu complications. Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications. Flu seasons vary in severity, however some children die from flu each year. Last influenza season, more than 140 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported.

The single best way to protect your children from the flu is to get them vaccinated each year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Traditional flu vaccines (called “trivalent” vaccines) are made to protect against three flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus. In addition, there are flu vaccines made to protect against four flu viruses (called “quadrivalent” vaccines). These vaccines protect against the same three viruses as the trivalent vaccine and an additional B virus.
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. Some children 6 months through 8 years of age require two doses of influenza vaccine. Your child’s health care provider can tell you whether two doses are recommended for your child.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

CASB Honors School Board Member

Limon School Board member Bart O’Dwyer is the board member that meets the criteria for the CASB McGuffey Award.  Bart has been an active member of the Limon School Board for the past eight years and is now in the last months of his final term, due to term limits. Prior to coming onto the school board, Bart coached multiple girls’ basketball summer league and gold crown teams coached junior high basketball at the Limon School.  Two years ago, Bart was appointed as the high school girls’ basketball head coach. 

As many of you know, the Limon School District obtained a BEST grant to build a new school and the project began early last year. Bart’s construction experience has been invaluable to the board, particularly in the decision processes relating to construction and design of this monumental project.

As a long-time business owner, Bart’s knowledge and understanding of budget methods have also proven instrumental and he has provided immeasurable assistance to our school district during his tenure on the board.  He has always given 100 percent to the school and the school board, and the input he has provided during multiple budgetary decisions over the past eight years directly contributed to the success of the Limon School.  

I am proud and honored to nominate Bart O’Dwyer for the CASB McGuffey Award!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Possible Scam

Publisher’s note:

We do our best to weed out the junk advertisements from our paper, but it seems like one slipped through last week.

We have received word from the Limon Police Department that this is likely a scam and people seem to be having problems terminating contact once they inquire about the position.

Please disregard the advertisement!

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the advertiser has caused.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Real smart at Limon Chrysler!

By Will Bublitz

Looking for an expert mechanic who can take care of your vehicle? If you are, then go see Dennis Boyles, the new mechanic at the Limon Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership.

Dennis started at the local dealership about four weeks ago. He comes to his new job with 33 years of experience as a auto and diesel mechanic.

“I can do everything from cars to semis to farm equipment to construction equipment,” he said. “My favorites are pickup trucks. I don’t care if they are Fords, Chevys or Dodges because I love working on them. It just seems like these big hands of mine just fit better into those big trucks.”

During his more than three decades as a mechanic, Dennis has worked on all makes and models of vehicles. His experience includes working for several years as the chief mechanic for a company’s fleet of 300 vehicles. Also at one time, he owned and operated his own Recreational Vehicle (RV) business.

“Being a mechanic and working on vehicles is something I love to do,” he said. “In my spare time, I used to build hot rods.”

Dennis’s love for auto mechanics began at an early age while growing up in Lakewood, Colo.
“I knew before I was in high school that I wanted to be a mechanic,” he said. “My Dad was a carpenter, but he built motors on the side. I’d work with him during the summers as his laborer. That’s when I took an interest in mechanics.”

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Badgers vs Cubs

The Limon Badgers volleyball team has a home non-conference match against Simla! Se it live, Right here!