Otero County

Agency on Aging Advisory Council to Meet Tuesday

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A meeting of the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council will be held on Tuesday, July 17, Technical Review Committee 10:00 a.m., at the La Junta Senior Center, 102 East 2nd, La Junta CO.

Agenda items will include LAVAAA Provider Budget Update, Older Americans Act Reauthorization Update, and State Unit on Aging and Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Also, update on 42nd Annual Age Well Eastern Colorado Conference.

The meeting is open to the public, and citizen participation is encouraged.

Feeling Stretched as a Grandparent Raising Grandchildren?

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. 

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. 

Otero County Extension Office Offers Basic Quilting Workshop

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The Otero County Extension Office is offering a free basic quilting workshop, which includes an opportunity to create lap fidget quilts to be giving to dementia and Alzheimer's patients.

The workshop will be held June 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 411 North 10thStreet in Rocky Ford. While the workshop is free, registration is required.

Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Otero County Crash Saturday

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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of man from Swink.

According to information from CSP Trooper Michael Tafoya, John Miguel Narez-Estrada, 28, was driving a 2013 Ford Raptor pickup west on Highway 10 about three miles west of La Junta in Otero county. The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and crashed into a bridge abutment. The pickup became airborne and was engulfed in flames before it landed in an irrigation canal.

Narez-Estrada was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.