The Bent County Courthouse along with banks and post offices will be closed in observance of Independence day.

All federal, state, county and local government offices will be closed Thursday, as well for the Fourth of July festivities. The courthouse along with the other government offices will resume regular business hours Friday.

The Las Animas-Bent County library will also be closed on July 4. They too will resume regular business hours Friday.

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