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10 hours 38 minutes ago

Robbery suspect sought in Pueblo

PUEBLO - Investigators with the Pueblo Police Department are asking for help identifying a robbery suspect. They believe the man in this surveillance photograph pointed a handgun at the clerk at the Family Dollar store in the 1100 block of Bonforte Boulevard on Wednesday night at about 9:46 p.m. He's...

2 days 2 hours ago

Shelter closes for a day for deep cleaning

CAÑON CITY - If you tried to visit the Fremont County Humane Society Wednesday, then you probably saw that they were closed. Shelter Director Doug Rae wanted to spend a whole day with his staff cleaning and sanatizing the entire building. Employees removed the animals and took apart cages for...

1 week 21 minutes ago

PCC classes rank tops in state

PUEBLO - Pueblo Community College was recognized for helping students find work after graduation. Hospitals are especially eager to hire graduated from the colleges new Surgery Technician program which just began this fall semester. In addition to classroom lectures and lessons on surgical tools, students who enroll in the...

1 week 3 days ago

Bed bugs can be a problem at businesses

A company in our area being treated for pests has highlighted an unusual problem in the Colorado Springs area -- bed bugs in the work environment. After receiving calls from people concerning the Xerox Customer Care facility on Garden of the Gods Road, we asked a company spokesperson if...

2 weeks 2 days 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...

2 weeks 2 days 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...

2 weeks 4 days 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...

3 weeks 1 day 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...

3 weeks 3 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...

4 weeks 2 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...

4 weeks 2 days 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. ...

1 month 6 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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. ...

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