Think of this as Volume 18, Number 25 of the newsletter I have written weekly since March, 1997. Enjoy.
Tornadoes and similar sudden weather events are a constant threat. Without that weather, there’s drought. The spring snow melt brings the chance of flood. But the early summer rains make everything a velvety green, and the steady wind blows cool until the late afternoon.
It’s a perfect place to observe the uneven nature of the present recovery.
To most travelers, Limon is just an I-70 freeway exit, with the usual collection of small hotels, fast food joints, and gas stations. The biggest employer is the prison just outside of town.
You wouldn't think they could grow much human capital here, but there is indeed a town a mile east of the exit, with a real town square, and real stores. If you take US 40 another 10 minutes east you'll run into Hugo, an even smaller town, which acts as the county seat. It has no fast food. The county courthouse and lock-up are its main employers.
Most years you wouldn't give either town a moment's notice.