September 22, 2012 7:36 PM
The chiles continue to roast in downtown Pueblo today! It turns out, it's not just Puebloans or even people from our state that love the Chile and Frijoles Festival.
Many people drive for hours from other states just to get what they call the best peppers in the country!
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September 15, 2012 6:30 PM
We're a little less than a week away from the Chile and Frijoles Festival in Pueblo!
This year, you'll see some new sights, including the Fiesta Village right beside the El Pueblo History Museum.
Fiesta Village will have authentic mexican food, live mariachi music, and more! The festival has... more »
August 5, 2012 6:15 PM
Children in Chile will have to enjoy Happy Meals without toys under a new law. Passed in June, the law bans toys from children's meals at McDonald's and other restaurants in an attempt to curb the growing problem of childhood obesity. It also applies to the makers of cereal and... more »
April 4, 2012 9:35 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's Supreme Court has rejected challenges to a hydroelectric dam project filed by environmental groups. The court's ruling Wednesday upholds an earlier decision by an appeals court in the southern city of Puerto Montt that the project doesn't violate the constitutional rights of those who challenged... more »
March 15, 2012 6:55 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Police have used water cannons and tear gas to break up a march by thousands of Chilean students. It is the first protest this year by student groups whose demonstrations demanding education reform paralyzed major cities in 2011. Protest leaders say between 5,000 and 7,000 high... more »
September 3, 2011 3:33 PM
A popular flavor from Pueblo County is heating up appetites in Colorado Springs. The Historic Rock Ledge Ranch hosted their first Chile Chili Festival this afternoon.
Farmers from Milberger Farms in Pueblo fired up the roasters and served up samples of three varieties of chile; the Pueblo Chile, Anaheim... more »
October 13, 2010 12:28 PM
The man who operated the drills to reach the trapped miners in Chile is a contractor from Colorado.
Jeff Hart was drilling water wells for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when he got the call to fly to help in the mine rescue. He spent the next 33 days... more »
October 12, 2010 5:10 PM
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By tomorrow morning, all of the 33 miners who've been trapped for nearly 10 weeks in a Chilean mine are expected to be on the surface. The first dozen to be rescued were reunited with family members overnight and this morning. The rescue... more »
September 27, 2010 8:43 PM
By all accounts the Chile and Frijoles Festival in Downtown Pueblo was a big success. The Pueblo Chamber of Commerce estimates the 3-day festival attracted about 100,000 people. "We had as many people, if not more than we had last year," said Rod Slyhoff, President of the Pueblo Chamber. Farmers... more »
August 18, 2010 2:07 PM
Calling all salsa and chile cooks! The Colorado State Fair will sponsor a green chile contest as well as a salsa competition at this year's event in Pueblo.
Prizes of $50 to $100 will be awarded.
The Green Chili Championship will be held on Saturday, September 4 at... more »
July 12, 2010 1:05 PM
Seeds from Colorado were placed in a doomsday vault over the weekend.
Wenk's Yellow Hots, Pico de Gallos and the unpredictably hot San Juan "Tsiles" chili peppers are now in a vault on a remote archipelago in the Arctic.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., says he and other congressmen... more »
June 11, 2010 8:18 AM
The chief of Peru's criminal police says Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot has told police that he knows the location of the body of missing U.S. teen Natalie Holloway.
Gen. Cesar Guardia tells The Associated Press that Van der Sloot "let slip that he knew the place... more »
June 10, 2010 8:13 AM
Peru's criminal police chief says that Joran van der Sloot's confession in the murder of a 21-year-old woman was so complete that police decided there was no need to take him to the crime scene for a walkthrough.
Gen. Cesar Guardia says the case against van der Sloot, who... more »
June 4, 2010 8:21 AM
The uncle of a teen who disappeared in Aruba in 2005 says he hopes authorities there reopen the case now that the man linked to his niece's disappearance has been arrested in a killing in Peru and is facing extortion charges in Alabama.
Speaking to NBC's "Today" show Friday,... more »
June 3, 2010 3:16 PM
Chilean police say they have detained a Dutch man who has long been suspected of killing American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
This time Joran van der Sloot was being sought in the death of a woman in Peru, five years to the day after Holloway disappeared. Police say... more »
April 13, 2010 8:23 PM
Two restaurants are facing off this week for the title, best slopper in Pueblo. As we told you Monday, the Travel Channel is featuring the Sunset Inn and Gray's Coors Tavern in an upcoming episode of Food Wars. It's a slopper showdown! In one corner, Coors. "You know the taste,... more »
April 13, 2010 5:51 PM
The Travel Channel is in Pueblo filming an episode of Food Wars. Their goal is to find out who makes the best slopper, Gray's Coors Tavern or Sunset Inn? But, we wondered how many other restaurants serve the ubiquitous slopper? Here is a list of the 26 restaurants that we... more »
April 13, 2010 12:32 PM
Here's what I'm working on today. The Travel Channel will be shooting video at Gray's Coors Tavern today for an upcoming episode of Food Wars . Host Camille Ford is asking people who has the best slopper in town? Coors? Or the the Sunset Inn? Tonight, you'll hear from the... more »
April 12, 2010 7:03 PM
The slopper has always been famous in Pueblo, but now the whole country will know it. The green chile burger will be featured on an up coming episode of the Travel Channel's Food Wars . Tuesday, they'll be at Gray's Coors Tavern. Today they filmed at the Sunset Inn and... more »
April 12, 2010 12:26 PM
Here's what I'm working on today: Over the next few days the Travel Channel will be filming an episode of Food Wars in Pueblo. The show will focus on Pueblo's famous slopper. For those of you not from around here, that's a hamburger smothered in green chile. The show pits... more »
March 13, 2010 10:49 AM
Chile's president says it will cost twice as much to recover from its devastating earthquake and tsunami as it will cost Haiti. But Sebastian Pinera says his country will be able to finance much of its own reconstruction. Thanks to surplus stashed away in better times, Pinera says Chile will... more »
March 9, 2010 5:13 PM
A pioneering deep-sea robot made by Massachusetts researchers has been lost off the coast of Chile.
Researchers abruptly lost contact with the $1.1 million robot Friday after it reached the Pacific Ocean floor, nearly 2 miles down. Scientists believe a glass sphere that helped keep the robot buoyant may... more »
March 9, 2010 12:56 PM
The Earth really did move during the massive Chile quake: Researchers say cities and islands physically shifted west a bit.
Thanks to GPS, scientists at Ohio State University and the University of Hawaii found that the city of Concepcion moved at least 10 feet to the west. It is... more »
March 2, 2010 2:30 PM
The earthquake in Chile has brought new attention to a dangerous undersea fault along the Pacific Northwest.
The fault is capable of producing the same type of mega earthquake as in Chile and inflicting heavy damage on cities like Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.
The fault has been dormant... more »
March 2, 2010 12:31 PM
Earth's days may have gotten a little bit shorter since the earthquake in Chile. But don't feel bad if you haven't noticed. A NASA scientist says the difference would be only about one-millionth of a second. Richard Gross and his colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., calculated... more »
March 2, 2010 10:43 AM
The 40 retirees enjoying summer vacation at a seaside campground nestled under pine trees knew they had to move fast after Chile's powerful earthquake struck.
They didn't make it. The tsunami came in three waves, surging 200 yards into this Pacific Ocean resort town and dragging away the bus... more »
March 1, 2010 9:30 AM
Chile's president says the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake created "a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort" to recover. President Michelle Bachelet, who leaves office on March 11, says the country will accept some of the offers of aid that have poured in from around... more »
February 28, 2010 12:06 PM
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says the death toll has now reached 708 dead.
Rescuers edged their way toward residents trapped in a toppled apartment block early Sunday and survivors huddled around bonfires in the rubble of their homes as the death toll in Chile continued to rise after one... more »
February 28, 2010 8:54 AM
Five University of Colorado students studying in Chile have been accounted for following Saturday's magnitude 8.8 earthquake. University officials say three students are in Santiago and two are in Valparaiso. A sixth student who planned to travel to Chile on Sunday will wait until officials review the study program in... more »
February 27, 2010 1:05 PM
The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii.
All 118 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Chile were accounted for, State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson said. She had no immediate information on the status of other... more »
February 27, 2010 12:20 PM
A devastating earthquake has struck Chile, killing at least 214 people.
The magnitude-8.8 quake has collapsed buildings and bridges and sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. Roads have been destroyed, and electricity, water and phone lines have been cut to many areas. In the town of Talca,... more »
February 27, 2010 11:45 AM
Sirens across Hawaii are blaring a warning to tourists and residents of a potential tsunami. The sirens sounded through the pre-dawn dark on all Hawaii's islands at 6 a.m. (11 a.m. EST), alerting people in coastal areas of the need to retreat to higher ground. Waikiki's world-famous beaches were empty... more »
February 27, 2010 6:42 AM
A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 64 people, triggering a tsunami and rattling buildings more than 200 miles away.
President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile.
Telephone and power lines were down, making a quick damage assessment difficult in... more »
September 25, 2009 1:29 PM
Southern Coloradans eat bushels of greens chiles every year. Besides tasting great, they're nutrition powerhouses. New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute reports that chiles have the following vitamins and minerals: Calcium Importance: Builds and maintains bones and teeth; regulates heart rhythm; eases insomnia; helps regulate the passage of nutrients... more »