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1 week 3 days ago

Slum study sought for Lower Westside

PUEBLO - Pueblo City Council is expected vote tonight on proposed resolution asking the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority to study the Lower Westside neighborhood for consideration as a slum, blighted area, or a combination of the two. The resolution comes following a meeting in early August in which a...

1 week 6 days ago

Finalists named for Pueblo Council vacancy

PUEBLO - Five finalists seeking appointment to the vacant Pueblo City Council seat from District 4 have been selected for interviews next week. Council plans to individually interview John Cordova, Roger Gomez, Jean Latka, Ralph Kenneth O'Neal and David Webb during a televised Work Session Monday. The seat was...

2 weeks 1 day ago

Pueblo election certified

PUEBLO - Results from the November election have been certified in Pueblo County. For weeks, the partisan canvass board had not approved the results amid complaints over how some ballots were counted. A team from the Colorado Secretary of State's office investigated those complaints Wednesday and did not find a...

2 weeks 2 days ago

Three more charged in July homicide

PUEBLO - Homicide detectives with the Pueblo Police Department have arrested three more people in a deadly shooting that killed a 23-year-old man and an unborn baby this summer. Detective Gabriel Maldonado states in court documents that Ashley Garcia, the 23-year-old girlfriend of suspected shooter Damen Blake, bought the...

2 weeks 2 days ago

Pueblo police warn of car break-ins

PUEBLO - Police in Pueblo want shoppers to be vigilant this holiday season about keeping valuables locked up and out of the view of criminals. Vehicle break-ins are common this time of year as one Pueblo woman learned the hard way. Paula Trujillo said she did what many of...

3 weeks 2 days ago

Public meeting set for old power plant

PUEBLO - City planners and members of Black Hills Energy want to hear from Puebloans about the future of the old Power Plant 5 & 6 located downtown off Victoria Avenue. The plant has been decommissioned and the power company has plans to demolish the structure. However, the City...

3 weeks 3 days ago

Eagles bring state title match to Pueblo

PUEBLO - For the first time since 1987 Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo will host a state football championship game. The East High Eagles beat Discover Canyon Saturday to advance to the the state title game against Rifle. With school out this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, Eagles Head Coach...

1 month 1 week ago

Deadliest year on record in Pueblo

PUEBLO - It has been the deadliest year on record since the Pueblo Police Department began tracking homicide statistics in 1984. There have been 14 deaths investigated this year, higher than the 12 homicide cases of 1991 and 11 of 1996. Of those 14 deaths, the police department indicates...

1 month 1 week ago

East side shooting victim identified

PUEBLO - A 15-year-old boy in died after being gunned down in the streets on the east side has been identified. The Pueblo County Coroner reports Isaac Lucer died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Pueblo police report the shooting happened at around 12:40 p.m. on East 11th...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Robbery suspect sought in Pueblo

PUEBLO - Investigators with the Pueblo Police Department are asking for help identifying a robbery suspect. They believe the man in this surveillance photograph pointed a handgun at the clerk at the Family Dollar store in the 1100 block of Bonforte Boulevard on Wednesday night at about 9:46 p.m. He's...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Shelter closes for a day for deep cleaning

CAÑON CITY - If you tried to visit the Fremont County Humane Society Wednesday, then you probably saw that they were closed. Shelter Director Doug Rae wanted to spend a whole day with his staff cleaning and sanatizing the entire building. Employees removed the animals and took apart cages for...

1 month 3 weeks ago

PCC classes rank tops in state

PUEBLO - Pueblo Community College was recognized for helping students find work after graduation. Hospitals are especially eager to hire graduated from the colleges new Surgery Technician program which just began this fall semester. In addition to classroom lectures and lessons on surgical tools, students who enroll in the...

2 months 4 days ago

Pueblo buys new street lights, sewer pipe

PUEBLO - The Pueblo City Council voted unanimously to spend $4.2 million to install new, energy-efficient LED street lights through the city. The city awarded a $2,147,136 contract with $400,000 in contingency funds to Conserve A Watt Lighting to purchase the new lights. A second contract for $993,812.50 with...

2 months 4 days ago

Council backs safety tax increase

PUEBLO - A majority of the Pueblo City Council supports the passage of a proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase designated for improvements in the police and fire departments. Council voted 4-2 in favor of a resolution in support of Ballot Question 200 Tuesday night. Council President Sandy Daff...

2 months 5 days ago

Piñon truck stop reopens

PUEBLO COUNTY - A popular stop for travelers on Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Pueblo has reopened. The Rocky Mountain Travel Plaza, known informally as the Piñon Truck Stop, is now open under new ownership. The truck stop closed in February of 2011 when the previous owner ran into...

2 months 1 week ago

Rail administrator notes increase in young riders

PUEBLO - The Federal Railroad Administrator visited Pueblo Thursday to congratulate members of the Southwest Chief Commission on winning a transportation grant to keep the Amtrak line going. Joseph Szabo encouraged the group to continue its cooperation with other states in seeking future grants to help save and eventually...

2 months 1 week ago

IRS warns of phone scams

PUEBLO - The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers in Southern Colorado not to fall victim of a telephone scam. The scammers have called multiple people in Pueblo in recent weeks claiming to be auditors and making threats to try and get access personal bank account information. Other calls have...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Athletics drive recruitment at CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO - Take a look around campus and you'll spot the signs of growth in the Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics Department. Across the street from the Thunderbowl, construction is underway on a new stadium for the Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Visit the swimming pool and you'll spot workers installing electronic...

2 months 2 weeks ago

New traffic circle opens in Pueblo West

PUEBLO WEST - It's a transportation first in Pueblo County. A new traffic circle was dedicated at the intersection of Purcell and Platteville Boulevards. The $965,000 project replaces the four way stop that had become outdated and unsafe for the volume of cars that cross through the intersection. ...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Virginia fugitive captured in Pueblo

PUEBLO - Deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested a fugitive from Virginia last night. Terrence Lee, 42, was taken into custody at about 8:00 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Landing Apartment Complex. He was wanted on a felony charge of Aggravated Malicious Wounding by the Norfolk Police...

3 months 1 day ago

District considers Plan B for accreditation

PUEBLO - Call it Plan B. Administrators in Pueblo School District 60 are in talks with an independent school accreditation organization to ensure high school graduates can go on to college even if the district loses its state accreditation in two years. Superintendent Dr. Connie Jones doesn't believe that...

3 months 6 days ago

Health Department encourages flu shots

PUEBLO - Flu season is just around the corner and healthcare professional say now is the time to get a flu shot. Doctors offices and pharmacies across Southern Colorado have the vaccines in stock. Healthcare workers with the Pueblo City County Health Department say it takes two weeks for...

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