Bent County

One month left to Apply for SBA disaster loans

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Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminds small nonfarm businesses in 13 Colorado counties and neighboring counties in Kansas of the November 29, 2018, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began January 23, 2018.

Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meets November 10

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The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will meet Saturday, November 10, at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum located at 560 Bent Avenue in Las Animas. The general meeting will start at 11:00 a.m., followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).

At 1:00 p.m. Dr. Alexa Roberts, Superintendent, and Rick Wallner, Chief of Interpretation, at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site will be the guest speakers. 

Obituary - James E. Miller

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James E. Miller

October 14, 1939 - October 9, 2018

Graveside Memorial Service for long time Las Animas resident James (Jim) Eldon Miller will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018, at Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas. Pastor Diane Hutson will be officiating. 

James Eldon Miller, better known as Jim, was born October 14, 1939, in Las Animas to Glenn Elden and Viola May (Wright) Miller. Jim grew up "on the farm," located just south of Las Animas. 

Bent County Sheriff Warning: Counterfeit Money Circulating in the Area

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Bent County has recently been flooded with counterfeit bills. The Bent County Sheriff's Office is asking people to pay close attention to any $5, $10, $20 or $50 bills they receive.

Currency with the serial numbers listed below is likely to be counterfeit. Anyone spotting one of these bills is urged to contact local law enforcement. Do not attempt to use the counterfeit bills - doing so is a crime.

Recap: Prowers County 4-H Mini Livestock Boot Camps

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So, you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman's minds at one point in their career.

This year Prowers County 4-H held their first ever mini livestock boot camps. These were held June 11- 13 with each night being a different pairing of species all the way from rabbits to market cattle.  

Educational Session Kicks Off Annual Cattlemen Festivities

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How do you bring profit to the cow-calf producer? Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association hosted an educational session April 72018. The panel outlined strategies to address that profitability question.  Panelists Steve Ptolemy of Best Bet Beeflot, Justin Homm of AGRI Beef, and Rick Robbins of Colorado Mills, each touched on different suggestions to aid the cow-calf segment of the beef industry.