Saturday, December 17, 2016

Badger Basketball Cancelled

Badger vs ECA basketball games have been cancelled for this evening. 

Saturday, Dec. 17

Thursday, December 15, 2016

10th Annual Christmas Program

The Oasis of Hope Church Christmas Program will be held on Monday, Dec. 19 from 12-2 p.m.

RSVP or for transportation, call (719) 740-2498

This event will be held at the Hub City Senior Center 220 E Ave, Limon Co. 

Lower ISO Ratings Could Mean Lower Insurance Premiums

Through the Public Protection Classification Program, the Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluates fire departments and their fire protection efforts and capabilities in their communities throughout the United States.

A community’s protection rating is based 25 percent on its communication system, 25 percent on its water supply capabilities and 50 percent on the fire department’s capabilities and training levels.

This past August, the Town of Hugo and the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department went through an ISO inspection and we are extremely pleased to announce that we lowered our rating to a 4/4Y. Our past rating was a 7/9. This means that in town within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant your rating is now a 4. Any home or business within 5 road miles of the fire station is now a 4Y. This puts Hugo in the top 25 percent of communities in the United States for fire protection ratings.

The lowering of these ratings will mean lowering of home and business owners insurance premiums within the affected areas. These ratings could potentially mean a savings of hundreds of dollars per year per owner depending on your specific insurance plan. The new rates will go into effect February 1, 2017. We strongly encourage everybody that could benefit from this to contact your insurance carrier to see what this will do for you.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Missing boaters at Pueblo State Park

Search underway for missing boaters at Lake Pueblo State Park

PUEBLO, Colo. -- At 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, 911 dispatch transferred a call to Colorado Parks and Wildlife rangers at Lake Pueblo State Park to report a missing person.

The brother of a woman believed to have been on a fishing trip at the lake was concerned because his sister failed to return home when expected.

Shortly thereafter, at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, park rangers in three patrol boats mounted a search for the missing 57 year-old Kimberlie Temple (date of birth: 09/09/1959) and the man she was with, 61 year old Frank Montoya (date of birth: 03/14/1955).

Temple and Montoya were last seen by the aquatic nuisance species inspectors at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. They were boating in a 1978 17-foot Stryker.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Former Limon Teacher Arrested

By Will Bublitz

The Lincoln County community was shocked last week by the arrest of Cody Weber, a long-time local teacher and school administrator, who is accused of allegedly sexual assaulting two juvenile females.

Weber, 36, was arrested and booked into the Lincoln County Jail in Hugo last Wednesday, Nov. 30. He was later released after posting $100,000 bail.

Seven felonies charges, all involving sexual assault on a child by a person of trust, have been filed against Weber.

The sexual assaults allegedly took place while Weber was working as an agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor at the Limon Public School.  He had been employed by the Limon School District from August 2007 until June 30 of this year.

Weber left his teaching position with the Limon district to become the superintendent of the Karval School District. Since his arrest last week, he has been put on administrative leave by that district.
The Limon Leader/Eastern Colorado Plainsman requested the available court documents on the case. The 18th Judicial District provided the 26-page arrest warrant against Weber that was filed November 29. It was heavily redacted with the names of victims and others removed, as well as the specific locations where several of the alleged sexual contacts took place.