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Michelle Lambert Friday Night Live at the El Paso County Fair!

You will not want to miss Country/Pop artist, Michelle Lambert when she takes the stage at the El Paso County Fair on Friday, July 19 th (Grandstand Stage, 6pm)! Michelle’s show brings …

LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR & RODEO PRINCESS JIRA KISSEL WELCOMES FAIR GOERS

by Catherine Thurston Jira Kissel, the 14-year-old daughter of Rynea and Dude Kissel, is the 2024 Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo Princess. She is a native Coloradan and lives with her seven …

SCOUTS PARTNER WITH LIMON FIRE FOR FLAG RETIREMENT

By Stephanie Zwick The Limon Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop worked with the Limon Fire Department to retire several American Flags.   The Scouts were able to retire several of the …

LIMON SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES 2024 NEW SPORTS COACHES

By Stephanie Zwick The Limon School Board met on July 15 to discuss the resignation of the high school assistant volleyball Coach Don Schmidt.   They also approved the new Coach Wendy …
Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Nestor, Rick Wulf, Gene and Connie Moore~SAG (Special Assistance Group) drivers and life long friends.
By Juliet Lundy Rick Wulf's pastor from Trinity United Christian Church asked, "What are you doing to serve God?" during a bible study conversation. That question inspired Rick to run 500 miles …
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$2,000 ADDED MONEY FOR RANCHERS PEN OF THREE

Lincoln County is excited to announce the Ranchers Pen of Three Competition now has $2,000 added money! The Ranchers Pen of Three is a show designed to promote the cow/calf industry in the region and …

FRIENDS OF THE GENOA TOWER PIE SOCIAL!

According to Ripley’s Believe It or Not, you can see six states from the World’s Wonder View Tower. While that might be a physical stretch from Genoa, Colorado, you can definitely see …

PROJECT SMILE MEALS

JULY 23 BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Old Fashioned Potato Salad, WW Roll, Strawberries and Bananas. JULY 25 Chicken Ceasar Salad, Tomato Slices, Multigrain Bread, Apple Crisp w/ Whip …
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
Kolter Yoder-Goat Tails Horseback
The Hugo Roping Club would like to say “Thank You” to the 2024 sponsors. We would also like to thank John Palmer and Carlos Leonard for getting the arena and track ready. The next HRC gymkhana is July 19 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. The Hugo Lions Club will have concessions for everyone to come eat.
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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 …

MACHINE PITCH TOURNAMENT

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

HUGO ROPING CLUB RESULTS FOR JUNE 28, 2024

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 …

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
The Classifieds
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Thank You Karval EMT's and Flight for Life Crew for your quick response to our call for help. Linda and Barney Burch   and Carl and Cherry Stogsdill
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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
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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.
Obituaries
LAWRENCE GERALD (JERRY) JOHNSON
Lawrence Gerald (Jerry) Johnson died of natural causes on the morning of July 2, 2024 at his home in Fallon, Nevada. Jerry was the youngest of 10 children born in Denver, Colorado to Minnie and …
ALLEN (AL) SMITH
Allen (Al) Smith was born February 26, 1951, to William R. and Donna L (Clark) Smith in Canon City, Colorado. Al’s dad worked in road construction so the family moved frequently finally …
NATHAN ELI JOSEPHUS
Nathan Eli Josephus 36 of Whitney. Texas, passed away suddenly July 6, 2024. Nathan was born to Rick and JoAnn in Hugo, Colorado. He grew up in Limon, Colorado. where he graduated and worked …
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, …
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From Past Editions
60 Years Ago July 16, 1964 Last week, a mom, dad and their 14-year-old daughter stopped at the Conoco Station in Limon.   While the car was being serviced, the girl went into the restroom …
60 Years Ago..July 16, 1964 Huck Finn Day winners of the costume contest are Craig Nagel, Debbie Hendricks, Rhonda Widhalm and Richard Metcalf. Well over 100 persons including 77 Hucks and …
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 …

YESTERYEAR By Joan Doll ~ from past editions of the Eastern Colorado Plainsman

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 …

REMEMBER WHEN

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 …
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