Otero County in southeast Colorado was rated the least livable in the state - at least among counties with populations over 10,000 people.
Billie Jean Gooden
May 30, 1934 - August 13, 2019
Billie Gooden, 85, of La Junta, passed away unexpectedly August 13, 2019, in Aurora. Billie was born on May 30, 1934, to Bill and Ruby Whitman, and was the second born of six daughters. She married her high school sweetheart, Tom Gooden, June 6, 1952, in Raton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death March 18, 2007. They had four children.
Ruth Ella Whorton
January 28, 1941 - July 24, 2019
Ruth Ella Whorton, 78, of La Junta, and more recently of Greeley, died Wednesday, July 24, at Garden Square Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Greeley. Ruth was born in Kermit, Texas, January 28, 1941, to Edna Pauline (Thomas) Eagle and Melvin Greer Eagle.
Author Kellen Cutsforth will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association.
Employees Ryan Davis and Robby Froman are purchasing WW Feed and Supply in La Junta.
A wide variety of craft brew beer flavors will be available for tasting at the Arkansas Valley Brew Fest June 8 in La Junta.
Public comments are welcome at two additional meetings planned to discuss management of the state wildlife area at John Martin Reservoir in Bent County.
A meeting ofthe Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council will be held Tuesday, January 29, Luncheon - 12:00 p.m., Meeting - 1:00 p.m., at the Otero County Courthouse, Room 110A
Leo J. Mills is facing more than a dozen counts of multiple charges in Otero County.
If you live in southeast Colorado, a nonprofit agency can help you with Medicare Open Enrollment questions.