Harley Benson, the 23-year-old drowned recently in John Martin Reservoir, is being honored with a memorial fund set up in his memory at the First National Banks of Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Fowler, Ordway and Monument. The purpose is to help the family with expenses.

A person may contribute to the fund by mail, the drive-up window, or the tellers inside the banks; simply mention Benson's name and tell them you wish to contribute to the fund. Benson was the victim of a drowning incident at John Martin on Saturday.