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GOVERNMENT, MUNICIPAL, BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT INFO

 

Las Animas – Bent County Chamber of Commerce

https://www.labcchamber.com/

 

City of Las Animas

City Council, Light & Power, Public Works

https://www.colorado.gov/cityoflasanimas

 

Colorado Judicial Branch – Bent County Docket Search

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Dockets.cfm?County_ID=52

 

Bent County Development Foundation

A resource for business retention, expansion and recruitment.

Civic, Government, and Local Information

http://bentcounty.org/

 

Connecting Colorado

Connecting Job Seekers with Employers

https://www.connectingcolorado.com/

Bent County

bentcounty.net

 

Bent County Sheriff

https://bentsheriff.com/

Non-Emergency

 (719) 456-1363

 

Las Animas/Bent County Volunteer Fire Department

435 W. 5th St. Las Animas, CO 81054. Phone: 719-456-1110

 

Bent County Ambulance Service

52 N. Bent Ave. Las Animas, CO 81054. Phone: 719-456-1915

 

Bent County Extension  

The Bent County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

http://bent.extension.colostate.edu/

 

Southern Colorado Community Foundation

https://sccfcolorado.org/

Early Childhood Council of Bent, Otero & Crowley Counties

https://www.boccouncil.com/expecting-new-parents

 

BENT COUNTY SCHOOLS

Las Animas School District

https://la-schools.com/

 

McClave School District

http://www.mcclaveschool.org/

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & CHARITIES

Bent County Public Health/ WIC

(719) 456-0517

 

Bent County Social Services Department

Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, LEAP Heating Assistance & More

(719) 456-2620

 

Las Animas/Bent County Housing Authority

427 6th Street. Las Animas, CO 81054. Phone: 719-456-2748

 

Las Animas Helping Hands

A local charitable organization/ pantry

http://www.lasanimashelpinghands.org/

Tri-County Housing & Community Development

Home Repairs for Owner-Occupied Homes

http://www.tchcdc.org

Bent County Healthcare

Elder Services, Childcare Services, Day Care, Preschool Program, After School, Summer Programs, Community Services, Get Fit Wellness Center, Therapy Services, Volunteering, Skilled Nursing Care, Short-Term Stay, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services

http://www.bentcountyhealthcare.com/

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless- Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community

https://www.coloradocoalition.org/property/fort-lyon-supportive-residential-community

 

NEWS

Las Animas News

http://www.lasanimasnews.com

 

Bent County Democrat

http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/

 

 

THINGS TO DO/ VISITOR INFO/ LOCAL AREAS OF INTEREST/ HISTORICAL SITES

 

Bent County Recreational League

Adult and Youth Activities

https://www.bentrec.com/

 

Bent County and the Pioneer Historic Society

Boggsville, John W. Rawlings Heritage Center & Museum

Bent County Art Guild

http://www.bentcountyheritage.org/

 

Bent’s Old Fort - National Park Service

https://www.nps.gov/beol/index.htm

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway

http://www.santafetrailco.com/

 

Visit Colorado!

https://www.colorado.com/

 

Colorado.com’s description of Las Animas & Visitor Info

https://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/las-animas

Colorado History

List of Interesting Places on the National Historic Register

https://www.historycolorado.org/

http://legacy.historycolorado.org/oahp/bent-county

 

Rocky Mountain PBS Video on Courthouses, Featuring Bent County Courthouse

http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365922974/

 

Ghost Towns

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/co/cobent.html

 

GENEALOGY

Bent County Genealogy

http://cogenweb.com/bent/

 

The Official Bent County-Las Animas Cemetery District

http://www.bentcountycemetery.com/

 

Genealogy Trails

http://genealogytrails.com/colo/bent/

 

Library of Congress- Fort Lyon National Cemetery

https://www.loc.gov/item/co0924/

 

National Park Service

https://www.nps.gov/beol/index.htm

 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife- John Martin Reservoir

http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/JohnMartinReservoir

My Heritage Library Edition

http://ezproxy.aclin.org:2048/login?auth=labc&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9038144&profile=mhlibed

 

TRANSPORTATION

GATS – GOLDEN AGE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

Monday – Friday (closed holidays) Las Animas In-Town Bus Service

http://www.bentcounty.net/residents/docs/GATS%20brochure%202017-03-27.pdf

 

BENT COUNTY TRANSIT

Monday – Friday/ Fort Lyon to Las Animas to La Junta Bus Service

http://www.bentcounty.net/residents/docs/Brochure-Public%20LJ%20%20Lamar%20(2).pdf

 

BUSTANG

Monday – Friday/ Bus Service from Lamar to Pueblo

https://www.ridebustang.com/lamar-pueblo

 

City of Las Animas – Bent County Airport

https://www.airnav.com/airport/7V9

 

Golden Gate Manor Medical Transport

(Non-Emergency/ Will Transport out of Town)

http://www.goldengatemanor.com/transportation/non-medical_transportation

 

Local Facts

Colorado DOT map of Las Animas

http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/staticdata/Downloads/CityMaps/Las%20Animas.pdf

 

U.S. Census Factfinder

https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml?src=bkmk

 

U.S. Census of Agriculture Info

https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/Colorado/cp08011.pdf

 

WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_County,_Colorado

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Animas_Post_Office

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_County_Courthouse_and_Jail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_County_High_School

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boggsville,_Colorado

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lyon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prowers_Bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Trail_Mountain_Route-Bent%27s_New_Fort

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Colorado#Bent_County

 

Colorado Encyclopedia / Bent County Entry

https://coloradoencyclopedia.org/article/bent-county

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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