Bent County

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.

Annual Meeting Set for Bent’s Fort Chapter – Santa Fe Trail Association

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The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association annual meeting will be held January 13 at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Avenue, in Las Animas.  The general meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by a catered lunch.  The meeting will include the election of officers for 2018, announcement of the Member of the Year, a review of upcoming field trips and presentations in 2018, and an update on the 2021 Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium.

History Presentation - Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

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The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will feature a presentation on Charles Goodnight, his life and legacy, Saturday, November 11.  The meeting will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center located at 560 Bent Avenue, Las Animas, CO.  Prior to the presentation members will hold a general meeting at 11:00 a.m. followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).