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5 days 8 hours 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...

5 days 8 hours 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...

1 week 3 days 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...

1 week 5 days 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 weeks 4 days 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...

3 weeks 3 days 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...

1 month 3 days 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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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...

1 month 2 weeks 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...

2 months 16 hours 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 months 4 days 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 months 5 days 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. ...

2 months 2 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...

2 months 2 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...

3 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....

3 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...

3 months 1 week 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...

3 months 1 week 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...

3 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...

3 months 1 week 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...

2 months 2 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...

10 months 2 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...

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