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3 months 3 weeks 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...

5 months 2 weeks 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...

5 months 4 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 The $965,000 project replaces the four way stop that had become outdated and unsafe for the volume of cars that cross through the intersection. ...

7 months 4 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...

8 months 3 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...

8 months 7 hours 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...

1 year 3 months 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 6 months 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....

2 years 8 months ago

Drought devastating the family ranch

Cattle ranchers Harold and Jean Meinzer have been forced to deal with 10 years of the driest conditions they can imagine. "We're just trying to hang on like everybody else," Harold said. "We haven't had the ponds filled since ‘02." The Meinzer's ranch, Four Corners Ranch, sits on...

2 years 10 months ago

Annual disaster drill under way in Pueblo

Pueblo County emergency personnel are conducting a drill today. The drill involves crews from all over the county, from the Pueblo Chemical Depot to Pueblo West. Testing will include the warning sirens in Avondale and a test of emergency radios.

2 years 11 months ago

3 Pueblo County residents face drug charges

Three Pueblo County residents have been arrested on drug charges in Fremont County. 51-year-old Billy Jo Graves, 34-year-old Jeremy Dean Stephenson and 36-year old Tina Marie Young were arrested April 13th for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The trio was arrested following a...

2 years 11 months ago

Rabid skunks found in Pueblo

Three skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo. Public Health Department officials announced Wednesday that these are the first skunks to test positive in Pueblo County this year. Skunks positive with rabies were found at Garland Road on the Mesa, on Paloma Place and Roselawn Road in...

3 years 4 days ago

Wind fans fires

Two brush fires kept fire fighters busy in Pueblo County this afternoon. Both are now contained. One burned brush along the Arkansas River bottom near Blende. It burned about 5 acres. Another burned prairie land near 55th Lane and Elderberry. That fire burned 3 to four acres. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Highway 50 homeless camper arrested

A man who's been living along Highway 50, near Fowler, is now under arrest. News 5 caught up with Roy Gleiter in December, after he had been in the area for a few months. He stopped in eastern Pueblo County last summer while making his way across the country; he...

3 years 2 months ago

Cruelty case could cost thousands

At minimum it will cost Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region $20,000 to care for the 34 horses, 31 dogs and a llama that seized from a Boone woman's property Friday. This is the third time Valerie Harris, 55, has been charged with...

3 years 5 months ago

Voter registration deadline tomorrow

A reminder that the last day to register to vote is tomorrow, and If you are registered but did not vote in the last election you should renew your registration. You can register or renew by either calling your county clerks office or visiting the secretary of state's website. ...

3 years 7 months ago

Fire restrictions lifted in Pueblo County and City

Pueblo County and City are no longer under fire restriction. Sheriff Kirk M Taylor lifted the Stage I Fire Restrictions this evening. This means that residents of Pueblo County can again have outdoor fires for yard debris, agricultural needs, and recreation. Simultaneously, Pueblo City Fire Chief Christopher Riley lifted...

3 years 8 months ago

Update: crews still looking for body

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office crews continue to look for a body in the Arkansas River near the Fremont County Line. Rafters found the body earlier this afternoon and called authorities. So far, search crews have not located it. We'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest...

3 years 8 months ago

Fire restrictions in your county

Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills. Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind...

3 years 10 months ago

Severe thunderstorm warning for Pueblo and Huerfano

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Huerfano County and southwestern Pueblo County until 1:30 p.m. At 12:25 p.m. trained weather spotters reported a severe thunderstorm producing quarter size hail. This storm was located 31 miles south of Pueblo.

3 years 10 months ago

UPDATE: Young boy killed in accident

A deadly crash on I-25 last night killed a 12 year old boy from Pueblo. It happened near exit 106, just north of Pueblo, around 7:00 p.m. State troopers say the truck the boy was in rolled, ejecting him and two others inside. The driver, Michele Meastas, was seriously...

3 years 11 months ago

Plan for Pueblo nuclear power plant rejected

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Pueblo County commissioners have rejected a request to rezone land in the eastern part of the county for a nuclear power plant. The Chieftain reports the commissioners voted 3-0 Monday against a special land-use permit sought by Pueblo lawyer Don Banner. He has proposed rezoning...

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