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1 year 2 months ago

State Fair wants tax increase

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State Fair board members are hoping local voters will approve a half-cent sales tax increase to raise $1.3 million for the expo each year. The funds would add to the money the fair and other agencies have traditionally gotten from the Pueblo City Council and...

2 years 3 months ago

Students get a head start on the future

High school students look to the future! It was a chance for them to meet people who work in their desired career field and learn more about their options, like college, the Armed Forces, or technical training centers. Those involved say it's important to plan ahead. "A lot of students...

2 years 11 months ago

'What If' is underway

The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos. The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed...

3 years 5 months ago

Health Fair scheduled

The Nursing Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo will coordinate a host of local organizations to provide health screening and education at a health fair on Saturday, April 9. The annual event runs from 7 a.m. to noon at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Avenue in Pueblo....

3 years 6 months ago

High school kids shop for their dream job

Graduation and summer internships are on the horizon and one high school offered a program for their students to meet potential employers. Rampart High School in Colorado Springs hosted a Career Day on Friday morning. It was an opportunity for students to meet and talk with a variety of professionals....

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado State Fair turns higher profit

More good news for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Recently released figures show the 11-day fair run this year turned a profit of roughly $980,000. That's up about $160,000 from the 2009 fair. General Manager Chris Wiseman says the fair saw higher food and carnival sales. However the rodeo...

4 years 3 days ago

Monday at the Colorado State Fair

The crowds will be smaller today, but the fun will be there for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Here's what's happening: Cowboys Kickin' Cancer Fundraiser/50th PRCA Dodge Rodeo 7:00 pm Rodeo from Rodeo Arena Stage - $10 regular rodeo ticket $50 ticket for special St. Mary Corwin...

4 years 2 months ago

Enter now for state fair chocolate contest

Love to bake with chocolate? Then the Colorado State Fair has a competition perfect for you. Registration is now open for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship. Bakers must submit a recipe with at least one all natural Ghirardelli baking product (chocolate chips, bars and/or cocoa), and up to 10 other ingredients....

4 years 2 months ago

Street Rods - with a twist

The Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals are back in Pueblo this weekend, and thanks to a rule change, the event is growing. Up until last year the customized cars had to be manufactured in 1949 or before. This year they've added another three decades. So while most cars are...

4 years 3 months ago

State Fairgrounds sports new venue

The Colorado State Fair has a new venue in which to present shows and other activities. It's a fabric tension structure that looks something like a high-tech tent. It's part of a partnership with Hansen WeatherPORT Corp . in Delta, Colorado. The sponsorship provides an 18,000 square foot building...

4 years 5 months ago

Two rescued from fair ride

Two people stranded high in the air aboard a stalled fair ride have been rescued after nearly an hour. A fire department spokeswoman says a call came in at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday to report the stalled ride at the Miami-Dade County Fair. News footage showed the seemingly calm riders...

4 years 6 months ago

CSU-Pueblo job fair

In this economy many people are still looking for jobs. CSU-Pueblo will host its annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 3. The event will be located in the Occhiato University Center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. "The Career Fair will be of special interest to all CSU-Pueblo students-not...

4 years 6 months ago

CSU-Pueblo plans career fair

More than 45 local, regional, state, and national employers will participate in Colorado State University-Pueblo's Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3 in the Occhiato University Center. Employer turnout is impressive given the downturn in the economy when jobs are so few. "The...

4 years 11 months ago

Dad and son excel at cricket-spitting

When it comes to spitting a cricket for distance, the central Wisconsin talent seems concentrated in one Marshfield family. Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 22 feet, 8 inches at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday. Minutes later, his son Jared shot his cricket 10 feet, 5 inches...

4 years 11 months ago

Move over, Twinkies: Deep-fried butter is here

Who among us hasn't simultaneously marveled and shuddered over accounts of deep-fried Twinkies? Deep-fried Oreos? Deep-fried bacon? Well, brace yourself, because a new deep-fried item has been invented that's so bold, so audacious, so brazen, it's bound to take your breath away. The invention is none other than: Deep-fried...

5 years 2 hours ago

New freak show at Fair blazin' hot

The world's smallest acrobat, a six-legged steer and a fire-eating man are all part of new sideshow act at the fair, nicknamed "Freak Show." One of the stars of the show is Flame-O, a man who juggles, rides a unicycle, and eats fire. "It's years and years of practice. Not...

5 years 1 day ago

Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair

If you're planning to go to the rodeo at the Colorado State Fair, Tuesday is the perfect choice. Pepsi Dollar Day presented by News First 5--Just $1 will get you into the fair; $1 also gets you into the rodeo and on carnival rides. Tuesday, September 1 Pepsi Dollar...

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