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September 12, 2011 10:38 PM
Pueblo Police seized 100 kilos, around 220 lbs., of cocaine Sunday morning during a routine traffic stop. It's the largest amount of cocaine Pueblo Police have ever come across.
Police say Mark Bailey and Lisa Calderon of California were driving a rental car north on I-25, when they were... more »
August 29, 2011 9:18 PM
A Pueblo native, that's ranked 12th in the nation for bareback riding, is competing in tonight's rodeo at the Colorado State Fair.
Casey Colletti says the rodeo is something that runs in his family. His dad did it for about 25 years, so Casey says he was pretty much... more »
August 27, 2011 7:23 PM
There's a lot going on at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo everyday, and a lot of the events are free with gate admission.
For a full schedule, click here.
August 10, 2011 8:30 PM
More than ten pounds of black tar heroin seized, 24 people arrested and another five people wanted, in connection with a major drug bust in Pueblo.
Friday Pueblo Police and the D.E.A searched a home and car along Montezuma road, wrapping up a nine month investigation. The estimated street... more »
August 8, 2011 12:11 AM
A family argument in Pueblo ends with two people shot.
Police say two men were shot around 2:00 Sunday morning at a home in the 3000 block of Thatcher Ave. The men weren't seriously hurt, they have been released from the hospital.
No arrests have been made, but police... more »
August 8, 2011 12:07 AM
Pueblo Police say a man's on the loose, after breaking into Freed Middle School this afternoon.
Police say it happened just after noon. School security tried to chase down the culprit, but lost him. We haven't confirmed whether anything was taken from the school or not.
July 27, 2011 1:16 PM
Someone broke a $5,000 sculpture in downtown Pueblo and left the public to pay the bill. The piece consists of a large concrete medallion with insets shaped like doves. It was on display at the corner of 3rd and Santa Fe near the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and Sangre de... more »
July 11, 2011 12:25 AM
The National Weather Service says a severe thunderstorm in Pueblo County this afternoon produced a land spout tornado and it caused some minor damage to a couples property.
It tore through their car port, slamming it up and down on the parked car underneath. The car's windshield was completely... more »
July 4, 2011 7:54 PM
It was a warm 4th of July, but people in Pueblo West knew exactly how to cool off.
Thousands lined Joe Martinez Boulevard for this morning's annual Wet Parade. Armed with water guns and buckets full of water, they all soaked each other before the parade even started. Once... more »
May 30, 2011 3:27 PM
Rangers at Lake Pueblo State Park say four kids and three adults had to be rescued when their boat started sinking today.
With the wind, rangers say the waves are high at the lake; water started coming over the boat, and the boat started to sink. The kids were wearing... more »
May 30, 2011 1:59 PM
Tonight friends and family of Robert Seamans are hosting a benefit at 3 Below, a dance club in downtown Pueblo. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and several items donated by The Rockies will be auctioned off.
Denver Police say 27 year old Seamans was attempting to slide down a... more »
May 29, 2011 8:35 PM
Pueblo Firefighters say they have contained a fire burning along the Nature Center trail in Pueblo.
It started just before 5:00 p.m. and burned 10 acres. Pueblo Firefighters say it was burning on the south side of the river between the river and the trail, east of Pueblo Blvd. and... more »
May 24, 2011 2:41 PM
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.
May 17, 2011 11:58 PM
Family and friends are mourning a little boy, whose life was cut tragically short.
A candle light vigil was held at the spot where 9-year-old Michael Nagy was killed. Pueblo Police say he ran into traffic, yesterday on Pueblo Boulevard, near Avis. He was struck by a car and died.... more »
May 17, 2011 9:03 PM
A free class about how to make non-toxic household cleaners will be held Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 noon and again at 5:30pm at the Pueblo City-County Health Department, 101 W. 9th Street.
PuebloCAREs (Community Action for a Renewed Environment) is hosting this class. They say almost every home contains some... more »
May 17, 2011 8:56 PM
The Pueblo City-County Health Department is hosting a free class for businesses to better understand commercial recycling options in the Pueblo area.
The free class will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 10:00am-noon at the Pueblo City-County Health Department,101 W. 9th Street on the third floor. Attendees will learn... more »
May 14, 2011 6:17 PM
It was a day of patriotism and respect Saturday in downtown Pueblo. Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient, joined two of his forbearer, Drew Dix and Pete Lemon, at a rededication ceremony for the Home of Heroes Memorial at the Pueblo Convention Center.
"Only... more »
May 9, 2011 2:11 PM
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... more »
May 8, 2011 11:45 PM
One person's dead and, two others hurt in an accident just north of Pueblo.
State Troopers say a pick-up truck rolled just after 7:00 tonight on I-25 near exit 106. Three people were thrown from the truck, one died at the scene. The other two, a man and woman, were... more »
April 26, 2011 2:27 PM
A Pueblo West man is dead after an early morning crash in Pueblo.
According to the State Patrol, it happened just after 6:30 this morning at the intersection of Pueblo Blvd. and 24th St. Troopers say a jeep headed north on Pueblo Blvd. crashed into a Chevy car turning onto... more »
March 12, 2011 5:48 AM
Pueblo Police officers are investigating a vehicle to vehicle shooting that led to a car accident overnight. It happened early Saturday morning near the intersection of Abriendo Avenue and Corona Avenue.
Police say the driver of a Ford was shot by another driver in a dark colored Honda Civic... more »
January 28, 2011 11:13 AM
Unless you can trust it, rely on it and plan from it, the work we do at News First 5 is of no value.
Therefore, accurate information that's been well-sourced and double-checked and balanced coverage that represents all sides of a story are our two highest priorities every day,... more »
January 23, 2011 10:50 PM
Pueblo Firefighters quickly put out a house fire in the 27 hundred block of 2nd Ave. tonight.
Police say that the fire started in an upstairs bedroom, around 8:00 p.m. Everyone in the home got out ok, no one was injured.
The cause of the fire is still... more »
January 16, 2011 11:53 PM
One person was hit and killed by a car tonight, south of Pueblo.
State Troopers say it happened around 6:30 p.m. on the frontage road that runs next to I-25, near exit 83. They say a man and woman were walking on the road and the woman jumped in front... more »
November 15, 2010 8:20 PM
Monday marked America Recycles Day, celebrated on November 15th every year since 1997. It's a day to inform, educate and promote recycling in the US.
At the Recycle Depot located in Bulbs Plus in Colorado Springs, they properly dispose of universal waste. things like electronics, batteries and light bulbs, "What... more »
November 15, 2010 12:09 AM
America Reycycles day is today. To mark the day you can drop off recyclables for free at the Pueblo Convention Center.
You can bring plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard by from 8-5 at the convention center. It's located at 320 Central Main St. in downtown Pueblo. The event is open... more »
November 8, 2010 7:29 PM
Grants totaling more than $750,000 have been awarded to farmers around the state, including a seed cooperative in southern Colorado. With so many of us turning to organic foods, it could mean more choices.
Hobbs Family Farm in eastern Pueblo County grows organic vegetables and open pollinated seeds. They... more »
October 29, 2010 9:38 AM
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials say bus service will begin Nov. 9 between Salina and Wichita and from Wichita through southwest Kansas and into Colorado.
The Department of Transportation says it's using about $2 million to help Wichita-based Prestige Bus Lines buy new buses and cover expenses associated... more »
October 12, 2010 12:15 PM
Vestas Wind Systems is officially celebrating the opening of its new Colorado factory with a visit from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Salazar's visit Tuesday at the wind tower factory in Pueblo is the first stop on his national renewable energy tour. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer's factory in Pueblo... more »
September 28, 2010 3:55 PM
The deadline to register to vote in the November general election is this coming Monday, October 4th.
In Colorado Springs, voter registration forms are available at each of the three Clerk & Recorder's Office locations:
downtown at the main office at Centennial Hall (200 S. Cascade Avenue)... more »
September 17, 2010 8:34 AM
A Denver homeless man accused of kidnapping hikers near Nederland has been found incompetent to stand trial.
A judge announced Thursday that Joseph Scott Carter, 43, was found incompetent by staff at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Carter will stay at the hospital pending another review in... more »
September 14, 2010 4:14 PM
The Army is cutting back on the number of mustard agent shells it wants to explode in closed chambers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The Army proposes to use explosions to destroy up to 40,000 shells, down from 125,000 in an earlier plan.
The Army says data and... more »
September 13, 2010 11:08 AM
Award-winning newsman John Quiñones will kick-off Colorado State University-Pueblo's annual Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday.
Quiñones has won seven national Emmy Awards for his work on ABC's Primetime Live, Burning Questions and 20/20.
Quiñones will speak at 7 p.m. in Hoag Recital Hall.
The 2010-2011 Distinguished Speakers Series... more »
September 10, 2010 1:38 PM
Volunteers will fan-out in Pueblo Saturday to paint the homes of selected low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners. Close to 250 volunteers will participate in this year's Operation Paintbrush, which will rehab close to two dozen home.
A volunteer kick-off breakfast at 7 am will fortify the volunteers for the... more »
September 9, 2010 2:09 PM
The man killed in a motor scooter accident in Pueblo Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Dennis Aguilar, 52. Aguilar died when he crashed into the back of an SUV that had stopped. He was not wearing a helmet.
Police say no charges will be filed against the SUV... more »
August 31, 2010 3:20 PM
If you're age 60 or older--Wednesday is your day at the Colorado State Fair. Seniors receive free admission.
Classic country crooner Charley Pride will perform at the Events Center.
Here are some of the highlights from the Wednesday Fair Calendar:
Centura Health Senior Day Senior citizens 60... more »
August 30, 2010 4:50 PM
If you're watching your budget but still want to have fun, Tuesday is your day for the Colorado State Fair. It's Pepsi Dollar Day presented by News First 5.
Admission to the Fair, carnival rides, and rodeo tickets are all only one dollar each this Tuesday. Never been to... more »
August 27, 2010 2:21 PM
The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo, including a Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Dust Saloon Saturday morning, followed by the State Fair Parade through downtown beginning at 10 am.
Here's what's on the schedule this weekend--
Friday, August 27
Home Brew Competition... more »
August 26, 2010 2:27 PM
If you want to tell Sen. Mark Udall how Congress should be running the county, you'll get your chance Friday and Saturday. The senator has events planned in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Sen. Udall will begin his events with a field hearing of the Senate's Special Committee on... more »
August 25, 2010 10:00 AM
Colorado has been awarded a $124,000 grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to battle invasive mussels. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will use the money to publish a manual outlining procedures to stop the spread of mussels from a waterway that's already contaminated. The manual will be available... more »
August 24, 2010 12:12 PM
The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is seeking an Instrumental Music teacher.
The deadline to apply is next Monday.
Starting pay is $4,400-$6,300 per month. more »
August 20, 2010 11:38 AM
Black Hills Energy is studying two options for its coal-fired power plant in Canon City to comply with a new Colorado law aimed at cutting pollution from power plants.
The company says it is studying whether to convert the plant to woody biomass or shutter it and expand a... more »
August 20, 2010 11:29 AM
Bechtel has an opening for a technical writer/editor in Pueblo at its Chemical Depot project. The position is aimed at a recent college graduate with a degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field.
Apply by Aug. 26.
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August 20, 2010 8:23 AM
Court records say family members who sued over a fatal Colorado crash of a jet owned by Circuit City Stores have reached settlements of their lawsuits.
A document filed Thursday in federal court in Denver didn't disclose terms. The crash in February 2005 killed the jet's two pilots and... more »
August 19, 2010 1:09 PM
Walgreens and AARP have begun offering free health screenings in Pueblo, Pueblo West and Canon City.
Six health tests valued at $140 -- bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass analysis -- will be given free in Pueblo through Aug. 29.
It's part of... more »
August 19, 2010 8:11 AM
Colorado Republicans were in Phoenix Wednesday to learn about Arizona's new immigration enforcement measure and talk about crafting one of their own.
Colorado Rep. Kent Lambert, who is running for Senate this year, says he plans to introduce legislation that matches Arizona's law "as identically as possible."
Lambert... more »
August 18, 2010 11:54 AM
The Song of Pueblo will be performed Friday, 7:00 p.m., at El Pueblo History Museum.
The multi-media concert is comprised of fourteen original compositions by director Daniel Valdez and performed by El Pueblo Ensemble, led by Tom Munch, accompanied by Johnny Watson, David Enke and Linda Amman.
Discover... more »
August 17, 2010 4:40 PM
A military helicopter landed at the Colorado National Guard Armory in Pueblo today. These photos were snapped by Pueblo Fire Department Spokesman Woody Percival.
The armory is near the Colorado State Fairgrounds. more »
August 17, 2010 4:00 PM
The families of two pilots killed in the Colorado crash of a jet owned by Circuit City have reached a proposed settlement with the federal government.
The lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration alleged that an air traffic controller was partly to blame for the crash near Pueblo in... more »
August 16, 2010 2:49 PM
A proposed land swap in western Colorado that would benefit a Florida billionaire, who's also a donor to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, is opposed by hunters and fishermen who say the plan smells of political favoritism.
Salazar's spokesman says he's simply trying to help a constituent by proposing the... more »
August 16, 2010 8:22 AM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes spent the weekend choosing a running mate.
Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes was interviewing four or five candidates, and he will have an announcement early in the week. The deadline for choosing a running mate under state law is Tuesday.
Democratic candidate John... more »
August 12, 2010 4:31 PM
Colorado's newest state senator has taken the oath of office. Sen. Angela Giron, a Democrat, was sworn in Thursday.
She replaces Sen. Abel Tapia, a Democrat from Pueblo who stepped down because he was term-limited and wanted to make way for his successor.
Giron previously worked in the... more »