Las Animas/Bent County Chamber of Commerce 

August 2017

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Southeast Area



By Jennifer Wells

Southeast Area Family and Consumer Science Agent

Phone: (719) 254-7608

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CSU Southeast Area Extension Agents Relocate

Jennifer Wells, Southeast Area Director, announced that Bruce Fickenscher has transferred from the Kiowa Extension office to the Range and Livestock agent position located in Otero and Crowley Counties. Fickenscher states that he is looking forward to the new challenges and that producers in all Southeast Area Counties are encouraged to contact him through their local Extension Office or directly at 719-688-3043 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The second relocation is Barry Acton, 4-H Youth Development agent, from Baca County to Crowley and Otero Counties. Acton looks forward to working with the youth and their families in the two counties. Acton can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The other agents that are currently serving the Southeast Area, which includes the counties of Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca, Bent, Crowley and Otero, are: Amy Kelley 4-H Youth Development in Cheyenne and Kiowa Counties; Lacey Mann, 4-H Youth Development in Prowers and Bent Counties, Family and Consumer Science agent Kaye Kasza located in Bent County; and Agronomist Wilma Trujillo located in Prowers County.

Contact phone numbers for Southeast Area Offices are: Baca – 719-523-6971, Bent – 719-456-0764, Cheyenne – 719-767-5716, Crowley – 719-267-5243, Kiowa – 719-438-5321, Otero – 719-254-7608, or Prowers – 719-336-7743.

The CSU Extension Agents serve the population of the Southeast Area. For more information on services available to you go to .


County Extension Offices

Baca County

700 Colorado St.

Springfield, CO 81073


Bent County

1499 Amb. Thompson Blvd.

Las Animas, CO 81054


Cheyenne County

425 S. 7th W.

P. O. Box 395

Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810


Crowley County

603 North Main St.

Courthouse Annex

Ordway, CO 81063


Kiowa County

1305 Goff

P. O. Box 97

Eads, CO 81036


Otero County

411 N. 10th

P. O. Box 190

Rocky Ford, CO 81067


Prowers County

1001 S. Main

Lamar, CO 81052



Featured Non-Profit Organization:

Arkansas Valley Pregnancy Center

Serving women and their families since 1995.

Now offering ultrasound to diagnose viable intra-uterine pregnancy.

All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!

24/7 Helpline: 384-5561

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

Wed, Aug 16
Las Animas School Registration

Wed, Aug 16
7:55 am
McClave Schools Start K-12

Mon, Aug 21
Las Animas School Starts

Mon, Aug 21
6:00 pm
Las Animas School District Meeting

Thu, Aug 24
5:00 pm
LAHS Volleyball @ Calhan

Fri, Aug 25
6:00 pm
McClave HSFB vs Sanford

Sat, Aug 26
1:00 pm
LAHS Football vs Miami Yoder

Tue, Aug 29
4:00 pm
LAHS Volleyball @ La Junta

Wed, Aug 30
8:00 am
PHSBC Field Trip

Fri, Sep 1
7:00 pm
McClave HSFB @ Pikes Peak Christian

Fri, Sep 1
7:00 pm
LAHS Football @ Fowler

Sat, Sep 2
11:00 am
McClave VB Quad

Tue, Sep 5
5:00 pm
LAHS Volleyball @ Swallows Academy

Wed, Sep 6
8:00 am
Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic

Thu, Sep 7
1:00 pm
Las Animas Blood Drive

Thu, Sep 7
4:00 pm
McClave HS VB vs Walsh

Thu, Sep 7
4:00 pm
LAHS Volleyball vs Fowler

Sat, Sep 9
8:00 am
Early Settlers Day La Junta City Park

Mon, Sep 11
10:30 am
Community Wide Food Distribution

Mon, Sep 11
12:00 pm
LA/BC Chamber Meeting

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