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3 years 4 months ago

Veteran's success through art

For some of our war veterans the transition back to civilian life can be difficult. Many struggle to find work to make a living, but there are success stories. Army veteran Jerry Shook works construction during the day, but in his evenings he's the proud owner of The Mud...

3 years 5 months ago

America Recycles Day; where to recycle all year

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...

3 years 5 months ago

Growing seeds for the future

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...

3 years 5 months ago

Strong mayor initiative passes, now what?

Voters in Colorado Springs have spoken, and they want city government to change. Issue 300, which creates a strong mayor position, passed Tuesday with nearly 60% of the vote. Issue 300 changes the city charter, creating that full time mayor position, and changing the structure of city hall. Just a...

3 years 6 months ago

Free addiction support group

There is a new, free program being offered to the community through University of the Rockies, to help people deal with all kinds of addictions. Robbin Trumble, a grad student at University of the Rockies, is hosting SMART, self management and recovery training, "SMART Recovery is an alternative form of...

3 years 6 months ago

Strong support for "Kids on Bikes"

Kids on Bikes gives bikes to kids, hundreds since 2005, and at a fundraiser Tuesday a special guest showed her support for the program. Linda Armstrong Kelly, the mother of cyclist Lance Armstrong, knows first hand what a bike means to a kid. It's a reason she's a big supporter...

3 years 9 months ago

Pot debate in the City of Pueblo

17 dispensaries filed paperwork with Pueblo County Thursday, the deadline set by the state, for dispensaires to get approval from local governments to operate legally. It's a growing business in the county, but dispensaries still aren't allowed in city limits. Earlier this week the only openly operating medical marijuana...

3 years 9 months ago

Containing the Pueblo plague

The Pueblo City County Health Department has started work to contain the plague, which has hit the southwestern part of pueblo. Workers began placing insecticide dust in each prairie dog burrow on the southwest side of town, near Galbreth Rd. and highway 78 Tuesday. A prairie dog from the...

3 years 10 months ago

Hercules, a dog with a special job

Hercules, a four year old lab-boxer mix, works as a grief counselor at Roselawn Cemetary in Pueblo. He works from eight to five every day and his work includes providing comfort to those that have lost someone, "he'll go into a room with them and our counselors and funeral...

3 years 11 months ago

485 mile fundraising effort

Every year, 5th graders from Pueblo City Schools head to the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, they get to hike and learn about ecosystems. The park is now facing the challenge of keeping funding going for such programs so the park's founder, Dave Van Manen, is embarking on...

4 years 1 week ago

Pueblo Fish Hatchery getting national attention

Its Walleye spawning season and biologists and employees with the Division of Wildlife in Pueblo have been working overtime for almost a month to produce Walleye. Something different this year though, they are getting national attention for their efforts. A national TV network, the World Fishing Network, featured the...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Allergy season is here

It's that time of year, allergy season; maybe you're dealing with watery eyes and a runny nose. The tree pollen count is especially high right now and doctors say they are seeing more patients, "Patients are calling with sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. They're miserable," says asthma and...

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