Law Enforcement

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.

From the Extension Agent – Keeping our community safe

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After an interesting detour to last Friday's basketball games, I would like to thank the Kiowa County Sheriffs Office, along with the CBI and HIS, for helping to make our county and state safer for our youth.

In my own youth, it was nothing for my brother, sister, and I to walk into town to the pool or a friend's house. Heck, the trip even took us across the busy Highway 287.

I hate to say it, but times have changed. Our little towns in Kiowa County may be smaller, and we may know most everyone, but we still need to be aware if something is out of place.

Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office arrest and summons report – October 2019

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Thursday, October 1, 2019, Deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 78 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour zone. Alvaro Bernal was taken into custody for Violation of Colorado Revised Statutes 42-2-138(1)(a) Drove motor/off highway vehicle when license Revoked and 42-4-1101(1) speeding 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Lopez Bernal was held on a $2,500 bond.