Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lady Badgers v Denver Christian at Vista Peak

Badger Boys at Vista Peak

Seedling Trees


Orders may be placed at the Lincoln County Extension Office by calling 743-2542 and receiving an order form.  Order your trees as soon as possible as some varieties are in limited supply such as Eastern Red Cedar, Ponderosa Pine and Rocky Mountain Juniper.

These trees are supplied by the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery. Some of the varieties available in the bare-root trees are: Native Plum, Sumac, Hybrid Cottonwood, Willows and Nanking Cherry, plus many others. 

Bare-root trees may be purchased in lots of 25 ONLY and are $26 per lot plus tax & handling fee.
Some of the potted trees available are: Colorado Blue Spruce, Austrian Pine, Ponderosa Pine and Eastern Red Cedar, plus many others.  Potted trees can be purchased in lots of 30 ONLY and are $76 per lot plus tax & handling fee.  There are also some varieties available in Trays of 50 and are $50 per lot plus tax & handling fee. There will be a limited supply of Extra Large Potted Austrian Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Colorado Blue Spruce and Eastern Red Cedar for $9 each.

NEW – Variety Packs and Perennials are now being offered!

Trees ordered now will arrive in March.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Save the date

March 6, 2016 is the Box Social in Arriba.

What is a box social? This popular social custom has its roots dating back into the 1930's and 1940's. Its function was to raise money for whatever community project was needed, whether a school, a church, or an organization. Ladies or girls prepared individually prepared and contributed box dinners to be auctioned off to the participants, the highest bidder in each case often having the privilege of sharing the meal with its preparer. 

What should be in the box dinner?  The box dinner should contain a complete meal for two, including dessert. Possible meals could be fried chicken, barbecue ribs or sandwiches along with a salad, i.e. green, potato or macaroni and a dessert such as cookies, pie or cake. Drinks of coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Clerk looks for input

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center
Pursuant to 1-5-102.9 and 1-7.5-107 (4.5) (a) C.R.S., Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder Corinne M. Lengel is seeking written comments from residents of Lincoln County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center.  State statute requires a county clerk and recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of voter service and polling centers.
“In designating voter service and polling center locations, each county clerk and recorder shall consider the following factors to address the needs of the county:

Proximity of public transportation lines and availability of parking
Geographic features, such as mountain passes, that tend to affect access and convenience
Equitable distribution across the county so as to afford maximally convenient options for electors
The existence and location of population centers
Access for persons with disabilities
Use of existing voting locations that typically serve a significant number of electors
Use of public buildings that are known to electors in the county, especially to the extent that using such buildings results in cost savings compared to other potential locations 
When private locations are considered or designated as voter service and polling centers in accordance with Section 1-5-105 (3), methods and standards to ensure the security of voting conducted at such locations.”

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Red Cross Training

More than 40 residents from Northern Colorado will spend the weekend of March 11-13 training with the American Red Cross so that they can be there for their neighbors when disasters large and small strike in our community.

“With our history of wildfires and floods it is vital that we have a strong, well-trained volunteer force in place in our communities before disaster strikes.” said Melissa Venable, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Northern Colorado. “Our upcoming Academy is a great chance to get trained in the Red Cross model to be ready to help when disasters strike. In one weekend you can learn much of what is needed to be able to; work in an evacuation shelter, respond to a local home fire, coordinate relief supplies, and much more.”

A three-day Disaster Academy is being hosted at Timberline Church and the local Red Cross office in Fort Collins from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13. The academy provides a range of essential training for volunteers to serve with the Red Cross during disasters. If you have ever wanted to get involved in any of the following activities, now is your chance to volunteer:     
In an evacuation shelter (shelter staff and licensed health staff) – Friday, Saturday
Interacting with government partners – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Behind the scenes to ensure disaster supplies and resources (logistics) - Saturday
Responding to local disasters – Friday, Saturday
Management and Supervision – Friday, Saturday
For details on class times and to get registered please contact Melody at

Boys v Wiggins

Lady Badgers v Wiggins

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hello, from the Evangelist

I would like to extend my sincere heart-felt greetings to the beautiful town of Limon, Colo.  My name is Tom Wright, and I am one of the evangelists now working for the Limon Church of Christ. The other evangelist is Danny Aragon.  It is an honor and privilege for me to be a fellow worker within this wonderful congregation of Christian laborers, Danny, and God (1 Cor. 3.9). 

 As to background, I grew up in Iowa. After high school, I served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, and then honorably discharged. Next, after graduating college, I spent 20-plus years working in manufacturing engineering. In my forties, I left secular work to enter ministry, while earning Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Theology and Biblical Studies along the way. 

Consequently, for the past 20years, I have taught Bible class, served as pulpit minister, and held Bible studies with numerous individuals. Additionally, I have been blessed of God to write and publish over 10 books on a variety of theological issues.  Finally, I love spending time with my wife Carla (who is a licensed professional pet groomer), grown children, and grandchildren.

Lastly, since we are here to spiritually minister to God, Limon Church of Christ, and the adjacent communities, please contact Danny 719-980-0587 or, or myself at 719-964-8493 or We are here to help tend to your Bible needs no matter what they may be.  We will also be contributing a Biblical newspaper article every week on a rotating basis for the benefit of our readers. It will be titled “FROM THE EVANGELIST.”


Tom Wright (evangelist)  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Boys v Byers

Lady v Byers

Manufacturing and Distribution Impacts of Ports‐to‐Plains

Most local economic development efforts include a focus on primary job development. The 2004 Ports‐ to‐Plains Corridor Development and Management Plan modeled the expanded four‐lane corridor from the Texas/Mexico border to Denver, Colo.

Given its southern terminus at the ports of Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas and the Corridor’s significance as an international trade route, much of the economic development potential of the Corridor stems from economic activity related to NAFTA trade, namely manufacturing and distribution activities. This analysis projected the potential growth in these industries that would occur if development unfolds as it had along other more established NAFTA trade routes of Interstate 35 and Interstate 25.

Between 2006 and 2030, the potential expansion of manufacturing and distribution activities in the Corridor is projected to generate approximately 39,636 jobs and about $16.1 billion in earnings in 2004 dollars throughout the Corridor states.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Commissioners look to the sky

By Will Bublitz

Lincoln County might become the “Cape Canaveral of the Plains” for a day if it is selected as the site for a rocket launching next summer.

This exciting possibility was raised during the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting last Friday, Feb. 5. Troy McCue, executive director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC), said the Colorado Farm Bureau had recently contacted him about the possibility.

McCue explained the United Launch Alliance (ULA) is seeking a launching site in a rural area of Eastern Colorado for its 50-foot, 1,300 lbs. rocket. ULA had originally wanted to launch it from Peterson Air Force Base at Colorado Springs, but was unable to get final approval. Lincoln County, specifically the Karval area, is under consideration as one of the possible sites.

Formed in 2006, ULA is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. Headquartered in Centennial, Colo., it has provided launch services for government and commercial satellites.

The proposed launch, scheduled for July 2016, would be of ULA’s “Future Heavy,” the world’s largest sport rocket being designed and built by ULA’s interns. The launch would be in partnership with Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Governor's Ag Forum

There’s no registration deadline for this year’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, but anyone who does register by Thursday, Feb. 4, will save $50.

Registration for the annual event – now in its 25th year – will be $150 through Feb. 4, and then increases to $200 after that date.

The 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture – titled “Next Generation Agriculture” – is set for 8 a.m. on Feb. 18, taking place at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (3801 Quebec St). The event is open to the public and media. Anyone interested in attending can learn more and register at

There’s no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will take on many of these critical topics, all while examining the future of ag in the Centennial State.
In particular, this event will explore how Colorado can best prepare a next generation of top-notch producers, who will be tasked with feeding a rapidly growing population, and doing so with less resources while facing a number of challenges.