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5 days 15 hours 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...

1 week 2 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...

1 week 6 days ago

Pueblo overpass project nears bidding

PUEBLO - Construction of a new $14.5 million overpass on the north side of Pueblo could begin as soon as the end of the year if City Council gives the project its blessing. The overpass would cross Interstate 25 right at the Pueblo city limit connecting drivers to Dillon Drive...

2 weeks 5 days ago

Suspicious death victim suffered head trauma

PUEBLO - Preliminary autopsy results show the victim of a suspicious death from Sunday evening suffered head trauma before he died. However, Pueblo County Coroner Jim Kramer said he is still awaiting results of toxicology and other tests before he can officially determines the cause and manner of death of...

1 month 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...

1 month 1 week 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...

1 month 1 week 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. ...

1 month 3 weeks 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...

1 month 3 weeks 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...

2 months 1 week 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....

2 months 1 week 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...

2 months 2 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...

2 months 2 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...

2 months 2 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...

2 months 2 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...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Sheriff says no special treatment given

PUEBLO - Sheriff Kirk Taylor doesn't mince words about the biggest question in the Commissioner Buffie McFadyen ordeal. We asked whether she was given special treatment and Taylor replied, "No sir, I don't believe she was." Deputies pulled up on McFadyen and Pueblo County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell...

9 months 4 days ago

Commissioner takes vacation

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen was absent from the Board of County Commissioners budget work session Tuesday. McFadyen's office administrator said her boss was on vacation and did not know when she would return. McFadyen has avoided the news media since releasing a sheriff's deputy incident report...

9 months 3 days ago

Commissioner released dash camera video

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen personally released documents and dashboard camera video to the news media of her January 25 traffic stop in which deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office describe her and the Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell too drunk to drive home from a parking...

1 year 5 days ago

Court records suggest pattern of abuse

PUEBLO - Disturbing new details of a child abuse case in Pueblo may help explain why bail for the two adults charged was set at $1 million dollars each. The children, who were between the ages of 2-9 during the investigation, suffered broken bones and serious burns among other injuries....

1 year 1 month ago

Pueblo jail near capacity

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County jail is nearly full. The inmate population is up at least 12 percent this year and there are just 10 of the jail's 720 beds available. In fact, there are enough female inmates at the jail that guards had to pull out spare "sled"...

1 year 2 months ago

Pet food plant closing in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Mars Petcare plant at the Pueblo Airport Industrial Park will soon be closing. The 41 employees at the plant notified last month that the facility would close in September. Ryan Bowling, a spokesperson for Mars Inc. says American dog owners are choosing smaller breeds over large...

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