March 16, 2013 4:02 PM
After a string of thefts in Pueblo West, two people are now behind bars.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says 13 thefts from vehicles happened from March 10 through 14.
After investigating, they did a search warrant at the home of Tyler Baker, 25, where they found several of... more »
March 7, 2013 9:57 PM
It's a place known for helping those with disabilities. Now the Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Pueblo West, also known as TREC, is closing down.
"There's something magical between human beings and horses," said David Russell, TREC Vice-Chairman.
Horses have a way of helping those with disabilities.... more »
February 6, 2013 4:31 PM
It's a city that's been booming for years, with a high climb in population since 2000. We found out more about Pueblo West when it comes to people and real estate.
"We get people in and out of here quite a lot," said Laurie Cozzetto, Community Development Manager for Pueblo... more »
January 8, 2013 8:36 PM
Austin Smart of Pueblo South High School is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Aquafina Athlete of the Week.
The 18-year old senior is on the South wrestling team. He has had to overcome a bunch of injuries, including a concussion last year that caused him to miss his entire... more »
December 24, 2012 6:47 PM
When the Oasis Christian Church in Pueblo West encouraged its members to do 26 acts of kindness in memory of the Sandy Hook victims, one family knew exactly what they wanted to do. Jennifer Garcia's son, Andre, has leukemia. They know what it's like to be in and out of... more »
December 24, 2012 6:10 PM
It was a challenge from the Oasis Christian Church in Pueblo West to do 26 acts of kindness in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook.
What's better than getting a little help with your bags in a crowded shopping center parking lot? Larry Reynolds and his son, Devon,... more »
November 24, 2012 11:57 PM
Hoehne High School won the 8-man football championship game 58-30 at Granada Saturday. The Hoehne Farmers finished their season a perfect 13-0.
In the 4A football semifinals, number-one seed Pueblo West lost at five-seed Monarch 14-6. Cyclones star running back Derek Jackson ran for 194 yards and finished the... 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 14, 2012 6:51 PM
Tense moments in a Pueblo West neighborhood today.
This all happened in the 300 block of Karval where seven homes had to be evacuated, and nearby Liberty Point Elementary School was locked down for several hours. Sheriff's deputies discovered two improvised explosive devices at a home, with the resident... more »
October 22, 2012 7:04 PM
Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied in Pueblo West today. Around 500 people showed up just one day after he spoke in Colorado Springs.
He took the stage this morning at Vision Mechanical. Ryan used the location for his speech because it's a small business, and he says that's what... more »
September 29, 2012 5:21 PM
It's a cheaper way to clean up your house and yard, and many Pueblo West residents took advantage of it today.
The Health Department, along with other groups in Pueblo West, organize a clean up in the area once every year.
It gives people a chance to get rid... more »
September 22, 2012 7:46 PM
Pueblo's Hyde Park neighborhood on the west side has a new look.
Once a year, the Health Department goes into different communities to pick up trash and provide a dumpster service where you can drop off bulk trash items for only $15 a truckload. Today, they collected 45 truckloads and... more »
September 10, 2012 2:09 AM
A Pueblo West High School freshman is taking a stand on bullying. After years of being victimized herself, she's helping others cope by telling her story and offering a safe place online for people to talk about it.
For as long as Rhiannon Winch can remember, people have considered... more »
September 3, 2012 8:50 PM
Since Amendment 20 passed in 2000, legalizing medical marijuana in Colorado, the industry has gone through a lot of changes.
News 5 met with one man jumping through hoops to get his store open.
Rick Genova is a fourth generation farmer.
"Corn, sweet corn; we grew so... more »
July 17, 2012 4:51 PM
A 31-year-old Pueblo West man is dead after trying to lead State Patrol on a high speed chase.
It started on I-25 just north of Pueblo when a speed-monitoring aircraft clocked a motorcycle speeding.
When troopers tried to stop the motorcycle, a chase began. Speeds of more than 100... more »
July 10, 2012 4:48 PM
For many in Pueblo West, the sight of flooded streets was a first.
"I never thought that ditch would fill because it's always empty," said Thomas O'Connor, a resident.
A retention pond failed at Walker Ranch and filled drainage ditches and a dry creek bed yesterday.
Luckily no... more »
July 10, 2012 2:44 PM
A path of muck and flattened plants is leftover from flooding yesterday.
It happened when rain over filled a rentention pond then broke a dam at Walker Ranch.
We'll hear from a resident who was close to the flooded area later today as well as Pueblo West Public... more »
July 9, 2012 6:19 PM
Flood waters washed out streets in Pueblo West.
Galileo Drive is usually a road that travels through a dry creek bed.
Workers with the Pueblo West Metropolitan District say heavy rains Sunday night and Monday morning over filled some retention ponds on Walker Ranch.
A dam broke sending... more »
July 4, 2012 6:30 PM
If you wanted relief from the heat Wednesday morning, Pueblo West was the place to be. The tradition started as a fire chief in the 1970's spraying sweaty spectators, and now thousands of people fight in water wars, dump water on people they didn't even know, and enjoy the water... more »
July 4, 2012 5:24 PM
If you're still looking for a show with a bang this holiday, not all of them have been canceled. There are two in Pueblo County. One of those is part of the 2012 Rollin' on the Riverwalk from three to ten tonight.
Click here for more on the show at... more »
June 14, 2012 6:44 PM
Fire consumes a home in Pueblo West leaving it a complete loss.
Several crews from Pueblo West got the fire under control on Sibley Drive in about 15 minutes.
Chief Brian Caserta says two people were inside at the time of the fire and were able to make... more »
June 14, 2012 3:34 PM
Fire crews in Pueblo West are working on a mobile home fire.
The home is on South Sibley Dr.
Smoke can be seen for miles and crews say that the home is 85% engulfed.
We have a crew on the way and will update when more details... more »
May 21, 2012 7:09 PM
Pueblo Sheriff's Deputies arrested three people Saturday for a burglary in the 100 block of N. Bumgardner Road in Pueblo, and they may be linked to more unsolved burglaries in the area.
The three are identified as Jozette Marrujo, 22, Derek Valdez, 24 and Kayla Saldana, 21. All three... more »
May 18, 2012 6:28 PM
Pueblo Sheriff's officials say a Pueblo West couple may be charged with child abuse after their toddler was hospitalized with a head injury.
The 20-month-old child was taken to Children's Hospital in Denver on May 7. Doctors determined there was a brain injury and said it was not accidental.... more »
May 9, 2012 11:23 AM
Pueblo West will have a new member of the Metropolitan District Board. Lew Quigley, the retired Pueblo City Manager, was elected yesterday, along with incumbent Jerry Martin.
The other incumbent, Bill Vickers, was not re-elected. He placed third in the balloting. more »
May 8, 2012 5:49 PM
If you're tired of driving through construction on McCulloch Boulevard in Pueblo West, you're in luck!
You only have to wait a little longer to see its completion. Those with Pueblo County's Public Works department say they hope to have the road open by the Wednesday before Memorial Day.... more »
April 17, 2012 2:19 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after about a three hour standoff in the 600 block of Paradise Road last night in Pueblo West.
Family members reported Michael Seedorf, 53, had threatened them and talked of suicide.
Area homes were evacuated and just after midnight Seedorf was... more »
April 16, 2012 12:21 PM
Southern Delivery System (SDS) crews will have construction activities crossing Purcell Boulevard at N. Jarosa Drive in Pueblo West through Friday.
Two-way traffic will be maintained on Purcell, however motorists are advised to use slower speeds when traveling near these construction activities. Detours in the area will be clearly... more »
March 12, 2012 7:39 PM
A dirt parking lot along I-25 just north of Pueblo, that's often used for car-pooling, is about to get a facelift.
Pueblo has received a $126,000 grant for phase one of the Park and Ride near mile marker 108.
This grant is in addition to money from Pueblo County... more »
March 7, 2012 11:21 PM
Air Academy will face D'Evelyn for the 4A girls high school basketball championship Friday.
The Kadets defeated Pueblo West 49-36 Wednesday in the semifinals at Boulder's Coors Events Center.
D'Evelyn handed Pueblo South its first loss of the season, 57-53 Wednesday, in the other semifinal game.
The... more »
March 5, 2012 6:31 PM
Five teenagers in Pueblo County may be charged with a crime after causing quite a scare outside a Wal-Mart. Boys wearing masks and dark clothing grabbed another teen and drove off in a van. It turned out the incident was just a prank designed to look like a kidnapping, but... more »
February 15, 2012 12:11 PM
The sign that welcomed people to Pueblo West for decades is gone, demolished yesterday as part of a road-widening project on McCulloch Blvd.
The sign was originally the west end of an arch that had been taken down years ago. It featured a large mosaic showing Lake Pueblo with... more »
January 27, 2012 7:14 PM
It took two acts of honesty to return a Pueblo West couple their $400, and the restaurant owners who held the cash for the past month couldn't be happier to give it back.
During the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas days of late December, Cris and Arlene Beltran... more »
January 27, 2012 5:15 PM
Torey Kuznicki was sentenced to 40 years in prison this afternoon in death of Michael Hopkins of Pueblo West in June of 2010.
Hopkins was shot in his home during a middle-of-the-night burglary. Kuznicki was 16 at the time.
Kuznicki pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder. The forty... more »
November 19, 2011 2:54 PM
Pueblo high-schoolers are trying to get everyone ready for Thanksgiving.
They spent the day helping Tom and Louie's Cupboard with loading up boxed meals at the State Fairgrounds Saturday; making sure they get all the essentials for a Thanksgiving meal together.
"There's tons of things; potatoes, beans, rice,... more »
September 26, 2011 8:17 PM
Parents in Pueblo West are being reminded to talk to their kids about strangers after a possible case of a stranger trying to lure a child into his car.
It happened September 15th near Pueblo West Middle School. Extra deputies are now patrolling the area. The 11 year old... more »
September 7, 2011 8:21 PM
PUEBLO WEST- Tonight's edition Mike and Mike's Neighborhood came to you live from Pueblo West at the Pueblo Association of Home Builders Parade of Homes. There are nine homes in all on display. The parade runs September 9th and 18th and News 5 is a proud sponsor.
Click here... more »
August 30, 2011 11:46 AM
A fire station in Pueblo West has received a generous gift. Fire Station #3 has received a new fire truck, worth close to $200,000. The truck was paid for with federal grant money from the Chemical Stockpiile Emergency Preparedness Program.
The truck is assigned to respond to emergencies at... more »
July 31, 2011 6:20 PM
A woman in Pueblo West is desperate to find her dog, who's been missing for more than a year. In fact, she's spent more than $2,500 running ads in newspapers hoping someone will return her. "I hope someone knows where she is," said Hannelore Lode, Gypsy's owner. "I called her... more »
July 26, 2011 6:57 PM
Drivers in Pueblo West can expect delays as construction starts on a busy roadway. South McCulloch Blvd. is getting a makeover between U.S. Highway 50 and John Powell Blvd. Crews are repaving the road, adding turn lanes and improving the drainage system.
Construction is scheduled Monday through Friday for... more »
July 7, 2011 8:25 PM
The victim in Pueblo West from yesterday has been ID'd as Tina Marie Sanchez. The 23 year old was a Pueblo resident.
The Coroner says there were no signs of trauma. Toxicology tests are pending.
Her body was found in a field of Platteville yesterday afternoon.
If... more »
July 6, 2011 11:27 PM
Investigators are looking in to a suspicious death after an unknown woman's body was found near the side of the road in Pueblo West. Sheriff's deputies were called to a field on E. Platteville Blvd. near Winona Dr. in Pueblo West just after 2:30 Wednesday afternoon after a passing driver... more »
July 4, 2011 2:00 PM
The official numbers aren't in, but quite a crowd turned out for the annual Wet Parade in Pueblo West, and people came from all over the state. I talked to a family who drove all the way from Greeley for the unique event. The parade just wrapped up. We'll have... more »
June 25, 2011 3:42 PM
A standoff this morning in Pueblo West ended with a man going to jail. Nicholas Bouzos, 31, was arrested on menacing and assault charges as well as for the discharge of a firearm.
The incident began when a deputy spotted a woman walking in the middle of the road... more »
June 17, 2011 12:58 PM
Construction has started on a billion dollar pipeline project in Southern Colorado. The Southern Delivery System will transfer water from the Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security and Pueblo West.
Tonight on News First 5 at 5 p.m. we'll talk about how long the project will last, jobs... more »
May 20, 2011 2:02 PM
Breaking news in Pueblo West--- 25 people have shown up at the Parkview ER off Highway 50 complaining of nausea, vomiting, and eye irritation. Ambulances from across the area have been called in to help and it has been declared a HAZMAT situation.
We have a crew heading to... more »
May 2, 2011 10:47 PM
A Pueblo West family says hearing about Osama bin Laden's death came as a surprise, especially because the U.S. Military has been looking for him for nine years.
Dave and Mary Ann Cardinal's son-in-law, Chris Faughnan, died in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11,... more »
May 2, 2011 1:48 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers are investigating a shooting that killed a woman in Pueblo West yesterday.
Deputies were called to the 1200 block of N. Ladonia Drive yesterday afternoon.
There they found Sharonda Khrayza, 21, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The woman was not conscious and... more »
April 29, 2011 7:15 PM
The smoke from the Wetmore fire is blowing toward Pueblo West. That has resulted in many people calling 9-1-1 to report possible fires.
Residents are being told to report smoke or visible flames, as usual, but beware the smell of smoke in the air is mostly likely coming from... more »
March 16, 2011 2:22 AM
Pueblo West senior Ian Imamura can add another honor to a long list of accolades. Imamura has been selected as this week's "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week."
Imamura was part of the Pueblo West basketball team that made it all the way to the 4A... more »
March 11, 2011 6:09 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in Pueblo West early this morning after a disturbance at 736 E. Hahn's Peak.
Robert Kirby, 61, was charged with attempted murder, menacing and assault. A 30 year old woman at the residence said Kirby had threatened to kill her. She... more »
March 11, 2011 3:09 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Connor Ervin scored with 22.1 seconds left and had a key steal in the waning seconds Thursday, helping the Windsor Wizards beat the Pueblo West Cyclones 57-54 in the Class 4A state semifinals. Ervin's basket gave No. 9 Windsor (23-4) a 56-54 lead. He then stole... more »
January 25, 2011 8:01 PM
Colorado Springs City Council has put the issue of eminent domain on hold.
Tuesday evening, councilmembers asked Colorado Springs Utilities to go back to the negotiating table for 14 property owners in Pueblo West. Utilities is trying to acquire the land for the Southern Delivery System project, a 62-mile... more »
January 24, 2011 6:24 PM
A Pueblo teenager faces charges of murder, burglary, assault and theft in the death of a Pueblo West man last summer.
Torey Kuznicki, 17, was in court this afternoon in Pueblo for the first time. He was arrested in Illinois after an exhaustive investigation by the Pueblo Sheriff's Office.... more »
January 8, 2011 8:08 PM
Nick Nicholas is helping Health4Haiti, a group of doctors and other medical professionals who go to Haiti each year to provide medical care. The group has access to an x-ray machine in the Haitain city of Gonaives, but it's not hooked up to electricity.
"It's got one hospital for... more »
January 6, 2011 8:57 PM
The jury has been seated in the trial of Paul Stark. The Pueblo West man is accused in the sex assault and murder of Ashley Patterson. The 14 year old was found dead in 2009.
4 men and 10 women were picked. It took three days to select the... more »
December 24, 2010 5:00 PM
The Pueblo Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant in a murder that happened last summer.
Michael Hopkins of Pueblo West was found dead in his home in June. He had been shot twice.
This afternoon the Sheriff's Office announced a 17-year-old male is their prime suspect. They... more »
December 10, 2010 2:18 PM
A church in Pueblo West is reaching out to help dozens of families--who were affected by a daycare fire. The Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West took in 40 children for daycare services. The children had been going to Children's Palace in Pueblo West--but the daycare was damaged by a fire... more »
December 3, 2010 8:25 PM
A man was rescued from the pond in Pueblo West Friday evening after falling out of a raft.
We're told the man and another person had taken a boat onto the pond, it got stuck in the middle of the pond, so they brought a raft out to get... more »
November 30, 2010 5:26 PM
A Pueblo West daycare is shut down after a fire started this morning in a clothes dryer. The fire started around 10 a.m. at Children's Palace on Spaulding just east of Purcell.
Fire damage was contained in the laundry room, but the whole building was filled with smoke. It... more »
November 12, 2010 1:05 PM
Pueblo Police are investigating a possible hate crime that happened in the parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium on November 5. A freshman from Pueblo West High School reported he heard an ethnic slur and turned to see who said it when someone hit him in the face. This happened... more »
November 9, 2010 1:22 PM
A Pueblo West man has been arrested for molesting two young girls.
Jamie Nolen, 33, is accused of sexually assaulting two girls, one of them under the age of 10.
According to court records, one of the victims said Nolen had raped her numerous times. The other said... more »
October 13, 2010 12:05 PM
Pueblo West has a new district manager, for the third time in the past year and a half. Jack Johnston was unanimously approved by metro district board members at Tuesday night's meeting. "I'm excited about it," said Johnston, who's been a resident of Pueblo West since 2006. Johnston is the... more »
September 10, 2010 7:01 PM
A woman had her car stolen by an armed man at the Pueblo West Library according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. A suspect was later arrested in Colorado Springs.
It happened around 12:30 at 298 E. Joe Martinez, less than a hundred yards from a Sheriff's Office Substation.... more »
September 8, 2010 2:20 PM
The Pueblo West Metro Board has chosen Jack Johnston, currently HARP Authority Executive Director, as its new District Manager. Johnston must still officially accept the position and agree to a contract.
If he accepts the job, Johnston will be the third District Manager is just a year and a... more »
August 19, 2010 7:42 PM
A fire at the end of County Road 298 in Custer County is out.
Both Custer and Fremont County Fire crews were on scene. 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 1:09 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies seized more than 100 marijuana plants from the basement of a home in Pueblo County.
After a search warrant was issued last Friday, deputies seized about 120 marijuana plants from a home in the 1700 block of Cougar Drive in Pueblo West. The investigation started... more »
August 13, 2010 6:38 PM
A woman in Pueblo West is facing mounting medical bills and a terrifying health situation nearly a year after being bitten by a rattle snake. Rebecca Armstrong's pain and wounds are still so severe doctors may have to amputate her arm. "I never saw, I never heard anything, I felt... more »
August 11, 2010 1:36 PM
A pick-up truck heading east on Highway 50 in Pueblo West blew a tire. The driver lost control, crashed through a railroad-ties fence and ended up in an arroyo.
The driver was not injured. Traffic is not impacted. more »
August 5, 2010 2:11 PM
Pueblo Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting on Pueblo's west side.
Mathew Miller, 20, was shot once in the chest Wednesday evening. He was walking near the intersection of 14th and Lambert when he was accosted.
After words were spoken by Miller and someone in... more »
August 3, 2010 11:04 PM
The heavy rains Monday washed out roads in several parts of Southern Colorado. A section of Kenosha Drive in Pueblo West was closed after it washed out and several nearby streets were also covered in dirt and debris Tuesday morning. The rain even slowed construction on a stretch of McCulloch... more »