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2 years 6 months ago

Plant a free tree

If you're looking to plant a tree for free this season, here's a great way to do it. Sign up to get a free tree from Tree City USA. You'll have to pick it up, but you get to pick where you plant it! Click here for the...

3 years 6 months ago

Fierce wind too much for Pueblo turbine

You'd think all this wind would be great to produce energy, but even wind power generators can only tolerate so much.In Pueblo, the iconic wind turbine in front of the Vestas factory has been temporarily shut down because of the ferocious wind. Vestas says its towers usually need wind...

3 years 6 months ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

4 years 3 days ago

Black Hills moving on power plant construction

Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy. Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.

4 years 1 month ago

Xcel, subcontractor, blamed for worker deaths

Federal investigators say Xcel Energy and its contractor failed to adequately plan for hazardous work before a hydroelectric plant fire that killed five workers in Colorado. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the October 2007 fire on Wednesday. The work included taking flammable solvents...

4 years 7 months ago

Humming noise traced to power plant

An incessant noise reported by residents in eastern Pueblo County has been traced to the Comanche Generation Station, located southeast of the city of Pueblo. The noise, best described as a "hum" is coming from the third and newest of the coal-fired electric generating facilities. A news release from...

4 years 8 months ago

Black Hills moves forward with Pueblo plants

Black Hills Energy says its moving forward with plans to build two natural gas plants in Pueblo. On Wednesday, the power company gave community leaders more specifics on the project. Black Hills has purchased equipment and is now finalizing construction plans. The plants will be located on ten acres of...

4 years 11 months ago

Pueblo chosen as site for new power plant

Black Hills Energy has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar power plant in Pueblo. However, the project is still in negotiations. The plant could cost between $425 to $515 million. It would be located near the airport in Pueblo's industrial park. Black Hills Energy says the project could...

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