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1 week 3 days ago

Pueblo seeks applicants for vacant council seat

PUEBLO - Applications are being accepted for the open city council seat in Pueblo. Councilman at Large Chris Kaufman resigned last week amid criticism that he and two other council members broke state sunshine laws during an email conversation with the county transportation director. Pueblo residents interested in filling the...

2 weeks 1 hour ago

Future bleak for Pueblo MLK museum

PUEBLO - The Martin Luther King Jr. Museum and Cultural Center on Pueblo's north side is getting a late second chance at life. A debt collection agency that bought the propert at a tax sale earlier this year halted their eviction yesterday to give the community time to rally support...

2 weeks 1 day ago

Many TCAP scores dip in Pueblo City Schools

PUEBLO - Student TCAP scores in Pueblo City Schools dropped district wide this year. The test results released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Education show the number of students in Pueblo who scored either advanced or proficient in reading and writing declined over a majority of grade levels. ...

4 weeks 3 hours ago

Rain a mixed blessing for Pueblo farms

PUEBLO - The rain has sweep through Southern Colorado every afternoon this week, like clock-work. Out on the farms and ranches of Pueblo County, the moisture is a mixed blessing. "The rain is good for one guy and bad for another guy," explained farmer Shane Milberger. "The ranchers are...

4 weeks 2 days ago

Pueblo takes lead on concussion testing

PUEBLO - For student athletes, back to school time usually means time for sports physicals. However you can add base-line concussion testing to that list for teens in Pueblo. A medical study organized by Doctor Rocky Khosla, MD of Rocky Mountain Sports and Family Medicine has collected more than 5,000...

1 month 5 days ago

Shelter fires back at inspector's criticism

CAÑON CITY - The Fremont County Humane Society is firing back at an inspector who publicly criticized their board of directors. In his most recent report to the Cañon City City Council, retired agriculture inspector Bill Lester raised concerns about the number of animals euthanized by the shelter and the...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Same sex couples wed at Pueblo courthouse

PUEBLO - Dozens of same sex couples made a dash to the Pueblo County Courthouse Friday morning to be first line to receive marriage licenses from the Clerk and Recorder. Jessie Finau and Stephanie Martinez were deeply moved to have the government formally recognize their relationship in this way....

1 month 2 weeks ago

Museum to shine light on Pueblo landmark

PUEBLO - An icon of the Pueblo landscape will be shining bright Friday evening. Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mills gave permission to members of the Bessemer Historical Society and Steelworks Museum to shine flood lights on their famous blast furnaces. The museum hopes to draw attention to a new...

1 month 3 weeks ago

County fair underway in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Fair is underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Many students who are part of 4H programs bring their animals to the fairgrounds to compete in the annual livestock show and sale. Hannah Bowman is anxious to show her two pigs. "I'm pretty excited to see...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Third Pueblo halfway house to close

PUEBLO - Criminal offenders receiving substance abuse treatment at Crossroads Turning Points in Pueblo will be moved to other halfway houses around the state or released into the community over the next sixty days. When the county's contract with Crossroads expired last month, the owners told commissioners they would not...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Budget projections alarm sheriff

PUEBLO - As deputies move into the new Pueblo County Judicial Building this month to secure that facility ahead of an August opening, Sheriff Kirk Taylor is speaking out about suggested budget cuts that could force him to lay off employees next year. Taylor said he has told the County...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Mom pleads for help solving daughter's murder

COLORADO SPRINGS - The mother of a murdered college student hopes someone will come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of her daughter's killer. Police found the body of 20-year-old Angelina Sicola in her Stetson Hills apartment one year ago today. The Palmer Ridge High School graduate...

4 months 1 week ago

Military charity wins new truck

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thanks to the help News 5 viewers and Facebook fans, a Colorado Springs charity that helps families of fallen soldiers and first responders won a new truck in a nationwide contest from Toyota. The staff at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota handed over the keys to...

4 months 2 weeks ago

Petitions approved for water district recall

EL PASO COUNTY - The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office approved two petitions today to recall members of the Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District Board of Directors. Recall organizers intend to remove board members Janice Pizzi and Bryan Mendiola. They will have until June 8 to gather the necessary...

4 months 2 days ago

Plea deals struck in Pueblo abuse case

PUEBLO - The aunt and uncle accused in a high profile child abuse case in Pueblo County both pleaded guilty to single charges of Child Abuse Negligently Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 4 Felony. As part of the agreement, nine other felony and misdemeanor charges against each were dropped....

5 months 3 weeks ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

4 months 3 weeks ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

4 weeks 2 days ago

Community split over fire report findings

EL PASO COUNTY - The release of the executive summary of a report by an independent investigator looking into the emergency response to the Black Forest Fire brought out strong emotions from people in the community. Those who support Fire Chief Bob Harvey were bolstered by the findings that...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Mobile home fire a total loss

PEYTON - A mobile home fire in Eastern El Paso County was a total loss Thursday. Dispatchers were first called at 10:40 a.m. to respond to the fire at a home at 17390 Jones Road. Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire was started by an ignition or explosion of a...

6 months 3 weeks ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

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