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Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

  The Bent County Fire has forced seven households to evacuate the area along the riverbed near the former Bent County Correctional Facility. As of 11am Friday, the fire had consumed approximately 300 acres of land. The fire was first reported at about 5:45pm Thursday afternoon and spread through the evening. Firefighters were present until […]

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

    LAS ANIMAS –A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth on Saturday, June 2 during a “Stock Show University” at the Bent County Fairgrounds in Las Animas. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about daily hair care, clipping, show-day grooming, and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA beef […]

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury, which occurred on Bent County Road 32 and Bent County Road NN, approximately three miles north of McClave, CO. On Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at approximately 6:25am, a 1991 Ford Ranger was traveling northbound on Bent County Road 32. A 2015 Chevrolet […]

To all Bent County Registered Republicans:

To all Bent County Registered Republicans:

In the weeks following the 2016 Republican State Assembly, many people expressed concerns regarding how the Colorado GOP was functioning. Now is the time for any Bent County Republican registered in Bent County to step forward and direct the Bent County GOP in the direction you feel it needs to take. On Thursday, February 2 […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort Creates $1.8 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort Creates $1.8 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 22 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,219 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2015 spent over $1.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 22 jobs in the local area and had […]