One Big Thing: Avian Influenza in Colorado Update

Colorado’s outbreak of bird flu among dairy cattle is now the worst in the country, with more cases in the past month than any other state, according to the latest state and federal data. As of …

Brynlyn M. Owens of Limon named to Spring 2024 Dean's List at Saint Michael's College

COLCHESTER, VT (Grassroots Newswire) - Brynlyn M. Owens of Limon was named to the Dean's List at Saint Michael's College for the Spring 2024 semester. Students who complete at least 12 credits of …

Rural Philanthropy Days Hosted in Northeast Colorado in 2025

Three-day conference to bring statewide philanthropists and grantmakers to the Northeast Region of Colorado, drawing attention to local nonprofits, local businesses, and community challenges and …
The Board of Trustees of Hugo met June 8 to discuss several matters regarding ongoing projects within the town, such as the wastewater system, requests from the Hedlund House …
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Your Community

YARD OF THE WEEK

You’ll find a fantastic yard at 684 F avenue. For the last eight summers Chris and Tammy have put a lot of loving hours into their yard. Beautiful, thank you.

HUGO BBQ DAY

Thank you to Eastern Plains Cowbells for supplying beef for the Hugo BBQ day on June 27, 2024. Many community members came out for good food and conversation. Some folks stayed to participate in the …

MACHINE PITCH TOURNAMENT

Limon Grey won 1st place in the Machine Pitch tournament last weekend. (Photo by Lindsay Frasier)
Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor: In the major east coast city and its suburbs that I grew up in, there seemed to be a far bigger connection to the farms than we have here. There were many Amish and Mennonite …

THANK YOU

I would like to thank all my friends for all the pretty birthday cards and parties. Loved it all!! Alice Williams

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO COMPLETE OUR SURVEY

The Leader is among 60 newsrooms statewide working to better understand our communities by asking residents what they want candidates to talk about as they compete for your vote. What are your top …

CAR CORNER

I was pleasantly surprised by the response and comments I received about the article concerning the movie “America Graffiti”. A fellow auto enthusiast imparted this information to me concerning …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I am a 71 year-old rural Coloradan politically registered as Unaffiliated. I'd like to ask my fellow seniors a simple question: Why vote against your own self-interest? Republicans have vowed …
Sports
Hugo Roping Club had their first gymkhana of the season Friday June 28 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. The next gymkhana is July 4 at 9:00 am, at the fairgrounds. ASSISTED GROUP Rip …
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Limon Grey's 9-10yr Cal Ripken team wins Championship

Limon Grey's 9-10yr Cal Ripken team went to Burlington Saturday, June 15th to play an undefeated Burlington-Carson team in the league tournament. They came out victorious and won the championship …

Limon Badgers Baseball Finish Season as State Runner-Up

By Rocky Rockwell This past weekend on Friday, the Badgers and their fans had a little Deja Vu for the State Tournament final four as they had to battle the same two teams that they faced a week …

LADY BADGER COMPETES AT STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Katelyn Tacha competed at the State Golf Tournament at The Olde Course in Loveland. She placed 53rd with an overall score of 203

LIMON HIGH SCHOOL LLOYD GASKILL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 2024 INDUCTEES

Limon High School’s Lloyd Gaskill Athletic Hall of Fame honors Limon’s top athletes. To be nominated, an athlete must have graduated from Limon High School more than five years ago. Also taken …

BADGER BASEBALL ADVANCES TO FINAL FOUR AT STATE

The Limon Badgers traveled to Pueblo on Friday to take on the Buena Vista Demons in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2A State Baseball Tournament. The Badger offense scored in every inning of the …

MASON JAQUES SIGNS TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE IN STERLING

Limon High School senior Mason Jaques will be attending Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Sitting with Mason is Tonya and Kayla Jaques and standing behind him is Rick Jaques.
The Classifieds
CLASSIFIEDS
HELP WANTED CLERK/CASHIER Martini’s Liquor (part-time/full-time) We are looking for someone friendly, honest, reliable, and punctual who is also able to work some weekends and holidays. Must …
THANK YOU
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY FAMILY AND ALL MY FRIENDS FOR ALL THE PRETTY BIRTHDAY CARDS AND PARTIES. I LOVED IT ALL! ALICE WILLIAMS
CLASSIFIEDS
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS WANTED Parmer’s Automotive, Inc. now hiring new members for our team. Seeking an experienced Automotive Technician and a tire/oil change tech (willing to train). Full-time …
GARAGE SALE
LIMON METHODIST WOMEN OF FAITH GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 29th (Same Day as Limon Firework Festivities) 8am~3pm, 1111 10th Street. No Early Birds.
CLASSIFIEDS
HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS WANTED Parmer’s Automotive, Inc. now hiring new members for our team. Seeking an experienced Automotive Technician and a tire/oil change tech (willing to …
Obituaries
ROSANN (ROSIE) SAFRANEK
Rosann (Rosie) Safranek, age 90, passed away June 24, 2024, in Limon, Colorado. Born March 23, 1934, in Great Bend, Kansas, she was one of eight children of William J. and Catherine (Befort) …
JAMES (LEROY) MOSHER
James (Leroy) Mosher was born on October 8, 1956 to Donald E. Leroy Mosher and Wilma Phillips Mosher in Flagler, Colorado. He joined older brother William Eugene on the family ranch south of Hugo, …
RAYMOND DEAN KERN
Raymond Dean Kern, better known as Rayme, was born August 26, 1962 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Cheyenne Wells Colorado to Robert and Susan Kern. Rayme attended Cheyenne Wells schools where he …
ROBERT WAYNE WITT
Bob Witt was the most peaceful and pleasant man you could ever wish to meet! His hope was to live to see 90 years old. On April 26th, just shy of that, he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family …
STEVEN RANDALL LANGE
Steven Randall Lange, 77, of Sterling passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Denver, CO.  A closed casket service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 1 at the Berean Church in …
Calendar of events
From Past Editions
60 Years Ago..July 2, 1964 Arrangements for every phase of the rodeo here July 3, 4, & 5 have been completed. It appears that the committee has done everything possible under the circumstances to …
60 Years Ago..July 2, 1964 Mrs. Lela Sellon, rural mail carrier, was presented with a 33 year safe driving award pin by Keith Bowhan, Hugo postmaster. Mrs. Sellon started driving the route almost …
60 Years Ago..March 12, 1964 Contrary to rumors which have been widely circulated during the past week, C. P. Peterson of Colorado Springs assured a joint meeting of Rotary, Lions and Chamber of …

REMEMBER WHEN

60 Years Ago..Jan. 2, 1964 Mrs. Floyd Gulliams and Vern Nall were finalists in the Molly Mayfield bowling tournament held Dec. 22. Mrs. Guilliams bowled at Broadway Bowl while Vern was a …

THE WAY THINGS WERE

60 Years Ago..Nov. 14, 1963 The A & W Drive-in operated by the Nordicks in Limon was burglarized with a loss of what money was in the cigarette machine and the jukebox.  It's believed the same …

THE WAY THINGS WERE

60 Years Ago..Oct. 10,  1963 Two Limon vocalists have been selected for the All-State Choir which is being assembled to sing at the State Teachers Convention to be held at the University of …

THE WAY THINGS WERE

60 Years Ago ~ Oct. 10, 1963 Francis I. Coles, 43, of Stratton received head and face lacerations and fractured ribs when his car stalled on the railroad tracks and was struck by the Rock Island …

THE WAY THINGS WERE

60 Years Ago Glen Turner, former Limon teacher who has become a globe trotting instructor since leaving here, was visiting Limon friends last week.  Turner had just returned from Germany after …
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