May 21, 2013 12:17 PM
PUEBLO - One of the racecars in this weekend's 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be sporting a little piece of Pueblo as it speeds around the Brickyard.
Panther Racing's National Guard Indy Car has two stickers bearing the logo of the Center for American Values (CAV) on... more »
May 14, 2013 10:02 PM
PUEBLO - The state agency that oversees halfway houses believes managers at Pueblo's Minnequa Community Corrections followed all the proper procedures after an offender in their custody died 18 months ago of a drug overdose.
Adam Beauchamp, 27, took a lethal amount of Fentanyl back on November 20, 2011... more »
May 13, 2013 8:44 PM
PUEBLO - A Colorado Springs mother is frustrated with the lack of answers provided to her 18 months after her son died of a drug overdose while serving his sentence at a Pueblo halfway house.
The body of Adam Beauchamp, 27, was found in his bed at Minnequa Community... more »
May 8, 2013 8:52 PM
PUEBLO - When parole officers relocated some 60 offenders from the Community Corrections Services Inc. (CCSI) facility in Pueblo last Friday, owner Al Gurule told News 5 at the time that he had simply decided not to renew his contract.
Then on Monday, we discovered a report by state... more »
May 8, 2013 3:57 PM
CANON CITY - Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's office arrested their "most wanted" fugitive Tuesday. Matthew Lee Boyd, 36, escaped from a community corrections facilty in Pueblo last Thursday.
The sheriff's office say Boyd had a history of assaulting officers and was known to carry several knives with... more »
May 7, 2013 7:56 PM
PUEBLO - All of the community corrections programs in Pueblo have a history of inadequately following state regulations, consequently increasing the risk to public safety.
As recently as September , the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) with the Colorado Department of Public Safety ranked Minnequa Community Corrections and Crossroads... more »
May 6, 2013 7:50 PM
PUEBLO - The Pueblo halfway house Community Corrections Services Inc. (CCSI) that closed suddenly Friday morning had a history of security issues. In August, state auditors found "concerning public safety issues" at CCSI and determined that "escapes were not managed appropriately."
The report details instances where head counts were... more »
May 3, 2013 8:28 PM
PUEBLO - Using trash bags and cardboard boxes, around 60 men living at Pueblo's Community Corrections Services Incorporated packed up their belongings Friday morning and moved to another facility to serve out their time.
"All they did was gave them a bags and said pack up, yous are leaving,"... more »
May 2, 2013 8:21 PM
Colorado Springs city leaders announced this week they will spend $46 million dollars improving their aging stormwater system. Many of the projects are aimed at better controlling the increased run-off from the Waldo Canyon Burn Area.
"We want to move it forward as quickly as we can," said City... more »
May 1, 2013 9:40 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Civil unions officially became legal across Colorado Wednesday and as gay and lesbian couples celebrated across the state, a community rally and mass ceremony marked the occasion in Pueblo.
At least 16 couple's applied for and received the first civil union licenses to be granted in... more »
April 29, 2013 6:04 PM
The family of a missing woman offered new information her disappearance Monday. Kelsie Schelling is the 22-year-old from Denver who was last seen in Pueblo on February 4th.
She was headed to Pueblo to meet up with her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas. That same morning, she had a doctor's appointment... more »
April 22, 2013 8:51 PM
Some Pueblo Community College students and LGBT performers said they were discriminated against after a drag show was cut short at a school function.
Nicole Craig was one of the performers from last week's PCC Spring Fling. She entertained the crowd as a drag king, dressed as a man.... more »
April 19, 2013 8:43 PM
DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month.
Beginning in the fall... more »
April 16, 2013 11:49 AM
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April 16, 2013 10:52 AM
Pueblo Firefighters said three people were home when a trailer caught fire around 5:00am in the 2000 block of Belmont Avenue. One of the residents tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but it didn't work. All three did make it out of the home safely.
Firefighters... more »
April 6, 2013 12:20 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a motorcycle while walking across a highway in Pueblo. Henchi Chen was hit at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Westroads Avenue at about 5 a.m. Friday. Police say the man was crossing... more »
March 23, 2013 4:17 PM
C-DOT has closed US HWY 50 east of Pueblo in both directions from Pueblo to Rocky Ford. Crews say the closure is due to conditions in the area getting worse. Now word on when the highway will reopen. more »
March 23, 2013 1:21 PM
Mother Nature may be looking to the future after turning the page to spring earlier this week, but taking a look outside it's clear old man winter is still living in the past and isn't about to go without a fight.
Roads became pretty snow covered this morning, especially around... more »
March 21, 2013 12:44 AM
It was a deadly crash that shook the Pueblo community; now, a plea deal in the case. Gilbert Sanchez reached a plea agreement with the District Attorney Wednesday night. Last April he was speeding and driving drunk when he ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle, killing three teenage... more »
March 13, 2013 5:59 PM
If you enjoy a stroll along the Riverwalk in Pueblo, you'll be happy to hear it's once again full of water. It was drained back in early January, so crews could clean out the bottom of the channel. This happens once a year, usually in January when less people visit... more »
March 8, 2013 8:53 PM
As of December, national unemployment was at 7.7%.
Colorado's is roughly the same at 7.6%.
But Pueblo's is much higher at 11.3%. "Clearly the numbers are higher than we would like," said Jack Rink, PEDCO President and CEO.
But change is ahead.
"We obviously would like to... more »
March 3, 2013 5:29 PM
There's a money stealing website out there that all Pueblo parents need to know about.
It's through Find Sports Now, and it claims to enroll your child in city sports if you pay a fee. The City of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department says this is a fraudulent site. If... more »
March 2, 2013 5:40 PM
Hundreds of tiny hockey players converge on Pueblo!
The Pueblo Ice Arena is hosting the Hockey Jamboree, which has brought in 34 teams from all over Colorado and other states. The teams are made up of kids ages eight and under only, and it's meant to teach them about teamwork.... more »
March 2, 2013 5:38 PM
A group of people who are against increased gun control show up to a forum on guns with State Senator Angela Giron just to find out it's been canceled.
A sign on the door said that because she held an impromptu town hall last weekend, today's forum would not be... more »
March 1, 2013 11:07 PM
Pueblo residents had a chance to sound off tonight about a proposal to use the airport for army helicopter training. It was the first of several public meetings to discuss the plan and its impact on the community. City Council is studying whether or not it's a good idea. Fort... more »
March 1, 2013 7:45 PM
A Pueblo County Sheriff's deputy and his family are calling for more to be done to keep dangerous police officers off the streets.
The beating of Anthony DeHerrera's son, Michael, was captured on video tape back in 2009.
Anthony DeHerrera is employed with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.... more »
February 23, 2013 6:28 PM
Hundreds of people showed up in Pueblo today for a meeting about gun control with Democratic State Senator Angela Giron.
Last weekend, we told you about a public meeting she held with the topic of conversation centered on foreclosure.
Many people showed up to that hoping that meeting... more »
February 19, 2013 1:49 AM
DENVER - Among the handful of Democratic representatives voting against gun control measures Monday was freshman representative Leroy Garcia of Pueblo. He voted no on three of the four measures, only supporting the universal background check bill.
"We don't want criminals or people who shouldn't have guns possessing guns,"... more »
February 13, 2013 6:45 PM
With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs.
... more »
February 13, 2013 12:48 PM
News 5 uncovers hundreds of sexual assault kits collected are not being sent off for testing.
"We assume evidence is being submitted for testing after a victim comes to law enforcement and goes through the additional traumatic experience of having the evidence collected," House District 43 Representative Frank McNulty... more »
February 12, 2013 1:30 PM
The City of Pueblo is looking for a unique way to remember the history of Memorial Hall.
They're asking for anything you may have, old pictures or ticket stubs, that they can scan and keep as a tribute to the building.
The best images will be displayed in an... more »
February 11, 2013 3:59 PM
There are huge improvements happening to the Arkansas River in Pueblo.
We found out why crews are placing large rocks in the river.
It's a pretty big project.
"It's 7.1 miles," said Pete Gallagher, President of Fin-Up Habitat Consultants.
Placing rocks in the river may seem... more »
February 10, 2013 12:37 PM
There's now a new way for you to connect with the City of Pueblo.
Pueblo's City Manager says a new hotline is a way to open lines of communication with the public. They're calling it the Verify System.
You can now dial 719-553-2677 and leave a message. Within three... more »
February 5, 2013 5:30 PM
It's not often that a burglary is busted while it's happening, but that's exactly what happened in Pueblo twice in one day. We found out what happened and why the cops are grateful.
"Someone called in and said they saw someone in the home," said Sgt. Eric Gonzales of... more »
February 3, 2013 5:41 PM
You may watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials, or the half-time show, or maybe for the game itself.
It turns out, the favorite part of the Super Bowl for many is the food. Were you one of those who braved the crowds? Many of you did just to... more »
January 30, 2013 6:24 PM
Negotiations continue between the City and County of Pueblo and the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak Region. They have operated the Humane Society and animal control in Pueblo for the past decade through a contract with the City and County. Their budget this year from the city was cut... more »
January 26, 2013 5:55 PM
Around a hundred people came out to show their pride in their neighborhood. Members of the City held a meeting to talk about the revitalization of Bessemer in Pueblo. City Council member Sandy Daff will soon be working at NeighborWorks to focus on Bessemer. They wanted to let people know... more »
January 25, 2013 1:11 PM
KOAA and KOAA.com, the Cordillera owned #1 NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO, is seeking a Photojournalist. Candidate will gather facts, interviews and b-roll for stories as needed, both alone, and with a reporter. Post news and breaking news from the field to our social media platforms. There is a... more »
January 22, 2013 4:36 PM
Neighbors in the ten hundred block of W. 13th Street in Pueblo are angry over a burned out house that's still standing nearly six months after it caught fire.
"It's stressful because there's lots of people breaking in constantly," said Jeremy Bravo, a neighbor. "The smell. There's always ash in... more »
January 19, 2013 6:44 PM
The community of Pueblo gets together to discuss violence. It's a chance for them to speak with local leaders, including State Senator Angela Giron.
We went to find out where people stand on gun control.
Several ideas were tossed around when it comes to what's causing gun issues across... more »
January 15, 2013 9:00 PM
At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House... more »
January 14, 2013 6:59 PM
The City of Pueblo is on the hunt for a few good volunteers.
Every year, Americans participate in a Day of Service. This year in Pueblo that day is next Monday, January 21, and you're needed to clean up City Park. If you'd like to help out or find out... more »
January 14, 2013 6:21 PM
If you're ready for an update to I-25 in Pueblo, it's closer to reality than ever before!
A study has been going on for about 12 years. The seven mile, $800 million project will have to be done in sections, and it can't start until an environmental impact statement... more »
January 12, 2013 5:45 PM
The Pueblo County Democratic Party met today to fill the County Commissioner seat left open by Jeff Chostner who's moving on to be the new District Attorney. Several candidates had three minutes each to convince delegates to vote for them. After two votes, the winner with 53% of the vote... more »
January 9, 2013 8:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43... more »
January 9, 2013 8:06 PM
This is how bad this flu season has gotten; some hospitals -- like Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, Pennsylvania -- are finding ways to separate their flu patients from others.
They've set up triage tents outside.
Some hospitals in Denver have separated patients not necessarily with tents. Denver... more »
January 9, 2013 2:01 AM
Pueblo businesses are on alert following a recent rash of robberies.
10 places have already been hit since the beginning of the year.
Around 6:15 p.m. Monday, a man stormed into the Fashion Hotline store with a gun and demanded cash.
Surveillance video released to News 5... more »
January 7, 2013 1:54 PM
It's time once again to drain the Riverwalk in Pueblo.
It happens once a year to clean out the bottom of the channel. This time they choose to do it in January when less people visit due to weather, but they do still invite you to come down to the... more »
January 7, 2013 1:52 PM
If you still haven't gotten rid of your Christmas tree, you have a great recycling option in Pueblo. Take your tree, free of all ornaments, garlands, tinsel, and lights, to Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscape. They're located on Vision Lane in Pueblo. Trees are stacking up out there everyday, and... more »
January 1, 2013 10:39 AM
Pueblo police are investigating two officer involved shootings that occurred early this morning. During a patrol in the area of 11th and Greenwood, officers investigated what sounded like gunshots. During that investigation - police say they came across a suspicious vehicle that fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit ensued.... more »
December 31, 2012 2:55 PM
A fire is still burning inside the old Alpha Beta Meat Packing building in Pueblo.
It shut down roads over night, but they are now reopened. It all started around 10:30 last night, and it could take until tomorrow to fully extinguish. Fire crews have been on the defensive for... more »
December 31, 2012 2:53 PM
After the shooting in Connecticut, a local church decides they want to try to do something to help out.
That's when the folks at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pueblo got the idea for a gun drive.
They asked everyone to bring in guns they no longer need or... more »
December 26, 2012 6:04 PM
Tonight we're uncovering more about the man shot and killed by police in Pueblo. Richard Robert Licon, 40, does have a previous record. Back in 1999 he pled guilty to aggravated robbery with intent to kill. That landed him in jail for seven years. Today Pueblo Police tell us they're... more »
December 25, 2012 6:24 PM
A man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Pueblo. It happened near Evans and Arthur Streets, that's close to Abriendo.
Officers say it was originally a domestic violence call, but when they got on scene that changed. A man ran out of the front door and shot... more »
December 25, 2012 5:50 PM
Not everyone can cook a nice home Christmas dinner, so there was a chance in Pueblo to enjoy one! For 30 years the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission has prepared a turkey dinner, and hundreds came out to eat up the goodness at Union Depot today.
The volunteers say... more »
December 22, 2012 7:25 PM
A local horror buff, turned author, has published his first book and it's based in Pueblo!
His pen name is Junior Sajbel, and he and his wife, Cupcake, wrote The Keeper.
Today, they held a book signing to celebrate at Pueblo Records and Tapes.
It's the first in... more »
December 22, 2012 7:23 PM
Christmas gifts can light up a child's face.
That's especially true when they're in the hospital, so the Honors Society at Central High School in Pueblo visited them today at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center.
Just like Santa's elves, they brought joy and presents!
"It's always a good... more »
December 19, 2012 5:15 PM
It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay... more »
December 16, 2012 6:35 PM
There's nothing better at Christmas time than the sound of children singing carols. Hundreds came out to enjoy a Christmas concert by Bella Prima Musica Children's Choir in Pueblo. Kids of all ages sung popular Christmas songs this afternoon at Sacred Heart Cathedral. It was a wonderful way to celebrate... more »
December 16, 2012 3:10 PM
Over one hundred kids are a little happier this christmas.
The non profit Families Helping Families organized a gift donation and give away for families they found through Los Pobres organization. Today was the Christmas Party where Santa handed out the gifts, and families got a chance to eat... more »
December 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Five thousand children in Pueblo will have bigger smiles this Christmas.
Their parents said a big thank you today as well. Many organizations, like the Salvation Army, Posada, Toys for Tots, and The Toy Run, got together to provide a shopping station for parents.
It means those who were... more »
December 12, 2012 6:47 PM
We first told you last night about hours being cut at Vestas in Brighton.
Now those same cuts could be coming to the company in Pueblo. It would take hours from 40 to 32 hours a week. Wind energy companies across the country are going through a slowdown in business.... more »
December 12, 2012 5:57 PM
The controversial "drum major" quote on a Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in D.C. will be removed. The quote is said to be inaccurate since it was cut from a longer quote of his. It's etched in stone, so they say they can only remove it, not replace it. Replacing... more »
December 12, 2012 5:51 PM
After two and a half years, ground finally broke today on a new Emergency Services Center in Pueblo. It will be a hub of communication that operates 24 hours a day. It will be technologically advanced and capable jumping into action for emergencies. About 75 first responders and those from... more »
December 11, 2012 6:51 PM
With a smaller amount of money coming in this year, the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region is trying to figure out how to operate the Pueblo Animal Shelter and Animal Services. We found out about the negotiations.
The City of Pueblo has a contract with the Humane... more »
December 10, 2012 7:12 PM
Cold weather may have kept you indoors, but it didn't stop FedEx.
Those delivering on ground make hundreds of stops a day. Today is the busiest day of the year for FedEx due to so many online orders and many wanting to make sure their loved ones' Christmas gifts arrive... more »
December 5, 2012 5:56 PM
Those who live near 28th Street and 6th Avenue in Pueblo are confused by a new handicap curb that's been put in. We found out why it doesn't connect to any sidewalks, and what will have to be done so it does in the future. It's a strange sight, but... more »
December 3, 2012 6:35 PM
When you go to sleep at night, you may worry about burglars, but it turns out daytime burglaries are the ones on the rise in Pueblo.
There were 1483 reported by this time last year, and so far this year there have already been 1595. That's a 7.5% increase. It's... more »
December 1, 2012 7:16 PM
A group in Pueblo takes the chance to raise awareness of HIV and aids.
It's World Aids Day and across the globe different events were held to help teach the public about the disease.
Volunteers in Pueblo got together to tell others the vast possibilities of surviving and living... more »
November 28, 2012 7:15 PM
As the Pueblo County Animal Shelter gets ready for the holidays, they're still waiting to find out its 2013 budget.
The shelter is part of the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak Region.
They have a contract with the City of Pueblo. In the city's proposed 2013 budget, funds... more »
November 27, 2012 7:56 PM
A dog tased, shot, and killed in Commerce City on Monday belonged to a Pueblo man; it was staying with a relative while he was out of town.
A neighbor across the street in Commerce City watched the whole situation unfold, and filmed it on his cell phone. He... more »
November 27, 2012 6:40 PM
After a public hearing last night and a vote buy City Council, non-cigarette tobacco sales in Pueblo now have to be through licensed businesses.
It includes any smokeless tobacco, hookah, and e-cigarettes.
Those for it, like the Pueblo City-County Health Department, tell us it's because a recent survey... more »
November 23, 2012 5:31 AM
While several stores still open early in the morning on Black Friday, some say Thanksgiving has been "Black Thursday." Several stores like Walmart opened at eight last night and others at nine, but many chose to open at midnight, and we went to find out about the excitement.
Excitement... more »
November 22, 2012 12:07 PM
A driver in Pueblo West died after being hit by a semitrailer. The crash happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Purcell and Platteville, according to the Pueblo County Coroner.
The victim was identified as 65-year-old Ed Tezak. The coroner says Tezak lived in Canon City and had a... more »
November 18, 2012 6:06 PM
A hero has come home to the Home of Heroes. With the help of many in Pueblo, the American Legion Riders officially welcomed home Lance Cpl. Colton Carlson today with a special luncheon in his honor. Here's more on this amazing marine who was injured overseas this past May.
It... more »
November 17, 2012 3:33 PM
Volunteers take their Saturday to help out in the yards of senior citizens. Rake Up Pueblo is all a part of the Senior Resource Development Agency. The volunteers go out to the homes of those that signed up for the program to rake up leaves and clean up the yard.
... more »
November 17, 2012 11:45 AM
America Recycles Day is being celebrated Saturday in Pueblo at the Nature and Raptor Center.
They have the Green Living Series, giving earth-friendly workshops to reduce environmental impacts; that's on Saturday running from 10 am until 3 pm. You can learn about local recycling info and bring your plastic... more »
November 14, 2012 7:42 PM
When it comes to Amendment 64 -- legalizing possession of marijuana for anyone over 21 years old - a lot of people say feel the process is going to take a while to work out. Everyone is waiting for a reaction from the federal government, but in the meantime people... more »
November 11, 2012 6:40 PM
On this day, many veterans say the world stops just to remember the sacrifices they made. Many of them laid their brothers to rest decades ago during wars overseas, and to this day they do not forget why they served their country.
We went out in search of veterans... more »
November 10, 2012 5:11 PM
It's a flag football tournament that started out as a fun rivalry between brothers. Now in its fourth year, the Turkey Bowl has become a full blown tournament between ten teams with a total of 120 players. They played out at CSU-Pueblo, and all of the proceeds from the event... more »
November 10, 2012 5:08 PM
Cheers went up on Union in downtown Pueblo as veterans marched through to the sounds of a marching band. It was the 11th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Parade put on by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. Drew Dix was the Parade Marshall. He's a Congressional Medal of Honor... more »
November 6, 2012 2:30 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado inmate suspected of being the "Ether Man" serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Robert Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Bruce is serving... more »
November 6, 2012 1:03 PM
Everything seems to be going well here in Pueblo.
You can tell there are a few volunteers who seem to be a little stressed out, but when you ask how things are going, they just smile and say "It's an election."
Just remember all of the work they've put... more »
November 5, 2012 12:54 AM
An elderly woman is alive thanks to some people she's never met before. A Pueblo man was the first to react when he saw the woman in trouble; her house caught on fire after she was smoking near her oxygen tank.
Manuel Martinez was driving down the street when... more »
November 3, 2012 8:24 PM
Around 1,200 people packed the gym at Central High School in Pueblo today.
We were there to hear from Vice President Joe Biden during one of his last campaign stops this election season.
It's not the first time Joe Biden's been to Pueblo right before an election. He... more »