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Bent's Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

Bent’s Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840’s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 7, and activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday, December 8.  *PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of a federal government shutdown, Saturday’s activities would be cancelled.* The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 […]

Holiday Motel Becomes Ft Lyon Donation Site

Holiday Motel Becomes Ft Lyon Donation Site

    The Lamar Lion’s Club has once again begun to accept donations for the Ft. Lyons Homeless Shelter using the Holiday Motel at 404 North Main Street in Lamar as the drop off site. The motel desk clerk will provide information and a key to the room being used for donations. Items needed include: […]

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

    The Bent County Harvest Show began in 1942 as the Victory Harvest Show and has since become a long-time tradition to Bent County. Even at its start, the first Harvest Show was identified as a huge success with prizes totaling $110.00 and red, blue, and white ribbons distributed to about 100 winners.  Some […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

At 2:56pm on Saturday, August 25th, the CSP responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bent County Road GG between Bent County Road 6.5 and Bent County Road 7.5.  This is just west of the city of Las Animas in Bent County, CO. The black 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by 23 year old […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

      The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 170 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. On Saturday, March 17 the fort will host “Frontier Skills Day.” This one-day experience will allow adults […]

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo., February 7, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland, is planning seven prescribed fires in Baca County and one in Las Animas County. The planned projects involve broadcast burning to enhance ecosystem health, improve Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat and reduce hazardous fuel accumulations. Skilled fire crews will be on-scene to […]

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

    (January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—*UPDATE* Robert Russell Inlow (DOB: 9/20/1973), wanted in connection with an alleged homicide in Las Animas, Colorado, was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Peoria, Illinois in the afternoon hours of  January 23, 2018. The circumstances surrounding the arrest are not available at this time; however, a nationwide bulletin had […]

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

  Las Animas, CO – Longtime Bent County resident John Thomas has announced he will run for the Board of County Commissioners District 2 seat in the November 2018 midterm elections. Thomas, a Colorado native who has lived in the Lower Arkansas Valley for more than 50 years, has resided in Las Animas since 1985. […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

William “Frank” Huddleston…June 6, 1930 – August 1, 2016

William “Frank” Huddleston…June 6, 1930 – August 1, 2016

Funeral services for former Las Animas Business Man Frank Huddleston will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. William Franklin Huddleston, affectionately known as Frank, was born on June 6, 1930 in […]