Bent County

County Line Rivals place third in home wrestling meet

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The County Line Rivals hosted their home tournament this weekend and here are the results.  The Rivals placed third in a field of  13 teams.  Cheyenne Mountain and Lamar JV tied for first with 172 points and with both teams having the same number of champions it went down to a coin flip and Cheyenne Mountain won the flip.  The Rivals scored 158.5 points for 3rd; Dumas scored 93 points; Holly with 89.5; Limon, 59.5; Ellicott, 50; Baca County, 42; La Junta, 23; Elizabeth, 22; Tribune-Greeley County, 12; Calhan, 11; and Stratton, 9. &nbsp

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.