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1912 Jail

1912 Jail
325 Amb Thompson Blvd
Las Animas, CO 81054

CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

The unique Bent County jail was built in 1912 at a cost of $8,478.00. It is located north of the Bent Co. Courthouse on Highway 50. The downstairs contained the residential quarters for the sheriff and family. A separate entrance led to the jail proper located on the second floor. Curtis Gates, aka Ken Curtis and Festus of the popular TV series Gunsmoke, was among the many who lived in the jail. Curtis grew up in Bent Co and his father, Dan Gates, was sheriff for six years.

Bent County Senior Opportunity Center

Bent County Senior Opportunity Center
701 Park Avenue,
Las Animas, CO 81054

Phone: 719-456-2147

Fax: 719-456-2147

Email: simonagallegos@bentcounty.net

9:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday except legal holidays. Simona Gallegos, Director.

SAGE service lunches, and meals on wheels available at 11:30a.m. Call 719-456-1823 for more information on these services.

Bent County Senior Citizens Club

Bent County Senior Citizens Club
308 6th St.
Las Animas, CO 81054

A fun place to go, make new friends and socialize. Open Monday thru Friday starting at 12:30PM..

Business meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Potluck birthday dinner with entertainment on the 15th of each month.

All seniors welcome – 50 years and older. Guests welcome.

Lightcap Construction

Lightcap Construction
8901 County Road EE
Las Animas, CO 81054

Cell: 719-688-5800

Open 7:30AM to 4:00PM, longer if necessary.

All types of construction: new or remodel, sheet-rocking, framing tile work, shingling, wall cabinets, etc. Call Richard for a free quote.