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3 days 23 hours 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 week 1 day 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 week 4 days 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...

2 weeks 3 days 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...

4 weeks 2 days ago

Homeless Using Pueblo Fountains to Bathe

Public fountains in Pueblo are being used as showers, and it's costing the city thousands of dollars to clean up. The homeless have been seen showering off and washing their clothing in fountains along City Center and Grand Avenue. "Chester's Smoke and BBQ" food truck owner, Keith Schmidt, has...

1 month 1 day 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...

1 month 5 days 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...

1 month 6 days 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. ...

1 month 1 week ago

Survey: Puebloans want their roads fixed

PUEBLO - When it comes to city services, Puebloans say fixing the streets should be job number one. A survey conducted this summer shows nearly two thirds of of the population are unsatisfied with the quality of road maintenance. Almost the same number of people say City Council should give...

1 month 1 week ago

Puebloans want their roads fixed

PUEBLO - A survey of Pueblo residents conducted this summer revealed their top priority was improving city streets. When asked which city services should receive the most emphasis over the next two years, 62 percent of the survey takers listed Maintenance of City Streets as one of their top three...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Rain a mixed blessing for Pueblo farms

PUEBLO - The rain has sweep through Southern Colorado every afternoon this week, like clock-work. Out on the farms and ranches of Pueblo County, the moisture is a mixed blessing. "The rain is good for one guy and bad for another guy," explained farmer Shane Milberger. "The ranchers are...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Pueblo takes lead on concussion testing

PUEBLO - For student athletes, back to school time usually means time for sports physicals. However you can add base-line concussion testing to that list for teens in Pueblo. A medical study organized by Doctor Rocky Khosla, MD of Rocky Mountain Sports and Family Medicine has collected more than 5,000...

2 months 1 week ago

Same sex couples wed at Pueblo courthouse

PUEBLO - Dozens of same sex couples made a dash to the Pueblo County Courthouse Friday morning to be first line to receive marriage licenses from the Clerk and Recorder. Jessie Finau and Stephanie Martinez were deeply moved to have the government formally recognize their relationship in this way....

2 months 1 week ago

Museum to shine light on Pueblo landmark

PUEBLO - An icon of the Pueblo landscape will be shining bright Friday evening. Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel Mills gave permission to members of the Bessemer Historical Society and Steelworks Museum to shine flood lights on their famous blast furnaces. The museum hopes to draw attention to a new...

2 months 1 week ago

County fair underway in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Fair is underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Many students who are part of 4H programs bring their animals to the fairgrounds to compete in the annual livestock show and sale. Hannah Bowman is anxious to show her two pigs. "I'm pretty excited to see...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Third Pueblo halfway house to close

PUEBLO - Criminal offenders receiving substance abuse treatment at Crossroads Turning Points in Pueblo will be moved to other halfway houses around the state or released into the community over the next sixty days. When the county's contract with Crossroads expired last month, the owners told commissioners they would not...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Budget projections alarm sheriff

PUEBLO - As deputies move into the new Pueblo County Judicial Building this month to secure that facility ahead of an August opening, Sheriff Kirk Taylor is speaking out about suggested budget cuts that could force him to lay off employees next year. Taylor said he has told the County...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

1 month 3 weeks ago

4th of July weekend events

Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Philharmonic Fabulous Fourth - July 4, 7:30pm Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth - July 4, 10am-5pm Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration - July 3-4 Ice Cream Theatre Presents: Art Guffaw! - July 5, 6, 7pm Ride for the Brand Rodeo &...

3 months 2 weeks ago

Fire in Downtown Pueblo Rekindles

Fire crews battled two fire rekindles Thursday along Court Street in downtown Pueblo. The fire inspector says the roof collapsed on hot spots making it difficult to get water underneath. "We have to figure out a way to get under the roofing material," Fire Inspector, Gary Micheli says. "Either...

4 months 2 weeks ago

Chemical emergency drill held in Pueblo

It may have looked like the real thing, but the sirens and emergency personnel near the Pueblo Chemical Depot on Tuesday were part of a drill. It's called the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program and is done annually between the Army, FEMA, and local partners from the state and...

4 months 3 weeks ago

Plea deals struck in Pueblo abuse case

PUEBLO - The aunt and uncle accused in a high profile child abuse case in Pueblo County both pleaded guilty to single charges of Child Abuse Negligently Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class 4 Felony. As part of the agreement, nine other felony and misdemeanor charges against each were dropped....

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