Bent County

County Line Rivals take second in close Crowley County wrestling meet

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Coming off another 2nd Place team finish in Crowley County, the County Line Rivals came home with 4- 1st place finishers, 3 - 2nd place finishers, and 1 - 3rd place finisher.  Crowley County came away with the 1st place finish with 144 points to County Line's 136.5.  

County Line Rivals return to the mats in Lamar

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The County Line Rivals returned to the mats this weekend after and long and restful Christmas break. The team traveled down the road a few miles to Lamar. Being down a few kids to injuries hindered the team score for the Rivals, as they earned into 4thplace with 107 points behind Crowley County, Yuma, and Lamar. The home team ran away with the 1st place trophy with 278 points.

Santa Fe Trail Association Bent’s Fort Chapter annual meeting set for Saturday

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The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association annual meeting will be held Saturday, January 11, at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Avenue, in Las Animas. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a general business meeting followed by a catered lunch.  

After lunch, there will an update about the Santa Fe Trail Association by Joanne Vancoevern, Association Manager, and Deb Goodrich, Publicity Chair, who will discuss the present and future plans of the Association.

One found dead following structure fire in Las Animas

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The Bent County Sheriff's Office is investigating following a fire Saturday in the 1700 block of 8th Street in Las Animas.

One person was found dead at the home, and BCSO has termed the location as "an active crime scene" in a social media post. The person's identity has not been released.

Eighth Street between Park and McAfee Avenues, as well as the intersection of 8th Street and McBride Avenue are closed and not expected to reopen until at least Monday.

County Line wrestlers take fourth place at Limon

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Well it's not a sprint, it's a marathon and two weeks into the 2019-20 wrestling season the Rivals are rolling right along.  It was a 4thplace finish in a 24-team field that County Line finished up with and although no 1stplace winners it was a pretty solid field of medalist as we had 2 - 2ndplace; 4 - 3rdplace; and 1 - 4thplace finisher.  The Rivals racked up 125 points for 4thplace losing to 1stplace, Lyons and Peyton tying for 1stwith 138 points, and Yuma getting 135.5 for 3rd