Otero County

Stabbing death in La Junta under investigation

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The La Junta Police Department, with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, continues to investigate a stabbing that left one man dead.

Last Friday, around 6:30 a.m., the La Junta Police Department received a 911 call about a man lying in the street at the intersection of 9th Street and Santa Fe Avenue. The victim was transported to the Arkansas Regional Valley Medical Center in La Junta where he later died.

The Otero County Coroner notified next of kin and identified the victim as Charles Shane Cheatham, 47, of La Junta.

Golden Plains Insurance celebrates 10th anniversary

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This August marks the 10-year anniversary of Golden Plains Insurance. 

Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for a variety of different areas of your life, from personal, home, business, and agricultural insurance policies. 

Over the past 10 years, Golden Plains Insurance has been successful at evolving and changing to stay ahead of other staffing industry business platforms and has positioned itself in the most competitive way possible.

Governor appoints Samuel S. Vigil to the 16th Judicial District Court

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed Samuel S. Vigil to the 16th Judicial District Court.  The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Michael A. Schiferl, and is effective July 2, 2022.  

Vigil is a part-time Bent County Court Judge, a position he has held since 2013, and a part-time District Court Magistrate, a position he has held since 2020, both in the 16th Judicial District.