March 27, 2013 12:24 PM
The debate continues at City Hall in Colorado Springs over the future of the Martin Drake Power Plant downtown. Despite some opposition, Colorado Springs Utilities is moving forward with a new emission control system.
It's called the NeuStream scrubbers, and the project is now 60% complete with a major... more »
November 28, 2012 4:26 PM
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Farmers in the revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory. Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at the Sunland peanut butter plant. The plant shuttered for two... more »
March 14, 2012 9:16 AM
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Sign up to get a free tree from Tree City USA. You'll have to pick it up, but you get to pick where you plant it!
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March 30, 2011 8:02 PM
Construction on the new half billion dollar power complex in Pueblo County is halfway there. For most Pueblo customers this means most of the power they use will be produced here.
Black Hills Corporation is building the complex east of CSU-Pueblo. There are eight natural gas-fired turbines at the... more »
March 22, 2011 4:37 PM
You'd think all this wind would be great to produce energy, but even wind power generators can only tolerate so much.In Pueblo, the iconic wind turbine in front of the Vestas factory has been temporarily shut down because of the ferocious wind.
Vestas says its towers usually need wind... more »
March 15, 2011 11:23 PM
Lines are being drawn in Pueblo County as county commissioners consider bringing a 24,000 acre nuclear power plant to Avondale. The debate is so heated, meeting nights are split based on those in favor and those who aren't. Tuesday night belonged to those in favor of bringing the plant to... more »
March 12, 2011 6:47 PM
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami. more »
February 23, 2011 8:25 PM
Plans are moving forward to allow the construction of a nuclear power plant in Southern Colorado. The plant would be located about 25 miles Southeast of Pueblo. County commissioners must now decide whether to okay the project.
The project certainly has it's critics, including the Sierra Club which argues... more »
February 23, 2011 12:47 AM
A group wants to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County including a nuclear power plant, but not everyone supports it.
Puebloans for Energizing Our Community want to build the energy park south of Highway 50, about 25 miles east of Pueblo.
The land is zoned... more »
February 22, 2011 4:35 PM
Pueblo Attorney Don Banner will present a plan tonight to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County that would include a nuclear power plant. The Sierra Club has voiced opposition to any nuclear power plant, calling it a dangerous form of energy.
The Pueblo County Planning and... more »
February 21, 2011 2:50 PM
Pueblo Attorney Don Banner will present a plan at tomorrow's Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to build a clean energy park in southeast Pueblo County that would include a nuclear power plant.
The Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. at 1001 N. Santa Fe... more »
October 27, 2010 3:53 PM
A Mississippi man has been killed in what police call a "terrible accident" at the Vestas wind tower factory in Pueblo. The Pueblo County Coroner has identified the man as John Keel, 21. Sgt. Eric Bravo with the Pueblo Police Department says Keel was helping crews load towers on a... more »
October 19, 2010 8:34 AM
Palisade voters are being asked for a property tax increase that supporters say will help the town's fire protection district after a loss of funding.
Palisade Rural Fire Protection District Treasurer Maggie Somerville says the property tax increase is needed because the town will lose $50,000 in revenue when... more »
September 28, 2010 8:22 PM
Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black... more »
September 2, 2010 8:49 AM
Gov. Bill Ritter will visit Vestas Towers plant in Pueblo this morning, where he'll discuss Colorado's leadership in the New Energy Economy.
Vestas, maker of wind generators, is hosting more than 100 international investors and journalists for the company's bi-annual Capital Markets Day.
August 25, 2010 3:55 PM
Federal investigators say Xcel Energy and its contractor failed to adequately plan for hazardous work before a hydroelectric plant fire that killed five workers in Colorado.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the October 2007 fire on Wednesday.
The work included taking flammable solvents... more »
August 23, 2010 3:32 PM
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is criticizing Xcel Energy for its handling of the aftermath of a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant.
In a letter sent Monday to Xcel CEO Richard Kelly, the board cited a list of "troubling episodes" unique to the... more »
August 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Doctors want to warn parents about a poisonous plant teens are eating to get high. It's called Datura stramonium, but it's better known as jimson weed. In Pueblo, there have been a few cases where kids ate the plant and ended up in the emergency room. "Most parents don't know... more »
June 14, 2010 2:26 PM
Tonight-June 14, city council is expected to vote on a deal that could bring a $450 million power complex to Pueblo. Last month the project almost came to a halt--but now it appears a compromise has been made. Black Hills Energy has selected Pueblo as its preferred site to build... more »
June 2, 2010 4:19 PM
Gardening season is here! If you're looking for ideas on how to make a Xeriscape garden there are free tours in Pueblo this weekend. The Xeriscape Garden Tour runs Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Pueblo. It continues on Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to... more »
May 26, 2010 7:34 PM
Plans to build a $525 million dollar power complex in Pueblo has hit a roadblock. The sticking point, one sentence in a 24-page agreement. Now Black Hills Energy and some Pueblo City Council members are on opposite sides of the fence. It all comes down to something called a project... more »
April 23, 2010 5:04 PM
The Pueblo West Metro District wants to send waste water into the Pueblo Reservoir, which is also where many people get their drinking water. The proposal isn't sitting well with county leaders, but Pueblo West says its safe and necessary.
"You're always trying to get water, and you're always... more »
April 14, 2010 10:34 AM
The last sardine cannery in the U.S. packs its last can tomorrow in Prospect Harbor, Maine. Stinson Seafood has succumbed to the same pressures as other canneries: declining demand triggered by changing tastes, a differing business climate, and stiff competition from overseas. Lela Anderson has worked in sardine canneries since... more »
March 31, 2010 1:38 PM
Some Pueblo County residents want county commissioners to make Xcel Energy shut down its new power plant until the utility can stop the noise that has driven some people out of their homes.
They asked commissioners for help Tuesday. Minneapolis-based Xcel says it will spend $1.5 million to muffle... more »
March 22, 2010 12:00 PM
Lawyers for the Army and the Colorado health department will return to court next month to talk about monitoring chemical weapons after bad weather forced a postponement in a conference scheduled last week.
A new settlement conference is scheduled in Denver federal court for April 27. The state sued... more »
March 16, 2010 5:31 PM
I just got back from the Board of Water Works meeting in Pueblo. Here's what happened: The board unanimously approved a contract to supply water to land near the airport, where Black Hills Energy wants to build two power plants. The contract runs for 20 years, with two 10 year... more »
February 23, 2010 5:28 PM
Resident near the new Comanche 3 Power Plant on the southeast side of Pueblo will hear tonight about possible fixes for a humming noise that has irritated many neighbors.
The meeting, at 7 p.m. at Pueblo County High School, will give Xcel officials a chance to explain their theories... more »
February 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Plans are in the works to bring more energy production to Southern Colorado and with it hundreds of new jobs. Helios Solar announced on its website, it wants to build at least one manufacturing plant along Colorado's front range. The plant would manufacture revolutionary solar units called Suncubes. Pueblo and... more »
February 11, 2010 7:07 PM
An incessant noise reported by residents in eastern Pueblo County has been traced to the Comanche Generation Station, located southeast of the city of Pueblo.
The noise, best described as a "hum" is coming from the third and newest of the coal-fired electric generating facilities. A news release from... more »
February 9, 2010 12:42 PM
Investigators looking into the cause of an explosion that killed five people at a Connecticut power plant under construction are interviewing survivors, while crews work to ensure the badly damaged building is safe.
Deputy Fire Marshal Al Santostefano says crews are slowly and carefully removing more than 100 gas... more »
February 4, 2010 9:33 AM
South Carolina officials say a Colorado company will build a $68 million plant to make electric buses. The plant could have as many as 1,300 workers.
State Sen. David Thomas said Wednesday he hopes the Proterra LLC plant will lead to suppliers and related industries coming to South Carolina.... more »
January 20, 2010 7:30 PM
Black Hills Energy says its moving forward with plans to build two natural gas plants in Pueblo. On Wednesday, the power company gave community leaders more specifics on the project. Black Hills has purchased equipment and is now finalizing construction plans. The plants will be located on ten acres of... more »
December 29, 2009 7:00 PM
Pueblo City Council members have approved a deal that could bring a $500 million power generating complex to Pueblo. This may be a victory for Black Hills Energy and city government, but the Sierra Club says it may have a huge impact on public health. With talk of these two... more »
December 29, 2009 11:20 AM
City council has approved a deal that could bring a $500 million power complex to Pueblo. On Monday night, council voted 5-0 to pass the agreement, which will annex 30 acres of land near the airport into the city of Pueblo. Black Hills Energy purchased the land to build two... more »
December 28, 2009 8:00 PM
Days away from the new year, the City of Pueblo is on the verge of balancing its 2009 budget. It all comes down to a city council vote on Monday night. If approved, it could bring a new $500 million power plant to Pueblo and with that millions of dollars... more »
December 16, 2009 7:42 PM
City leaders are trying to get a new $500 million power plant built in Pueblo. Black Hills Energy is considering building the plant about 2-miles northwest of the Pueblo Industrial Airport, but the company is also considering other options. The proposed project could bring up to 40 permanent jobs to... more »
December 9, 2009 2:58 PM
Two workers who were hurt Wednesday morning in a blast at an industrial plant near Houston.
They have been taken to a hospital as a precaution for what the company describes as inhalation injuries. The explosion shook nearby homes, and sent up black smoke that was seen for miles.... more »
November 16, 2009 10:28 AM
A Chinese-owned manufacturer of solar panels plans to build a 100,000 square-foot headquarters and manufacturing plant in the Phoenix area. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer plans to announce Monday that Suntech Power Holdings will open a facility that would produce solar panels sometime in 2010 and eventually employ 250 or more... more »
October 19, 2009 3:45 PM
Pueblo's new $240 million wind turbine factory has started production. On Monday, Vestas held a christening ceremony to celebrate the first tower built by workers.
"They used to christen ships as a favor to the gods to bring success to the crew, for good luck. We're tapping back on... more »
October 1, 2009 4:56 PM
Black Hills Energy has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar power plant in Pueblo. However, the project is still in negotiations. The plant could cost between $425 to $515 million. It would be located near the airport in Pueblo's industrial park.
Black Hills Energy says the project could... more »