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3 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. ...

2 years 11 months ago

Pueblo rodeo star cashes in at NFR

Casey Colletti doesn't have much to say about his time at the National Finals Rodeo. His brief response, "it's been awesome," may sum up what a whirlwind season it's been. "It's hard explain," Colletti said. "To watch it on TV every year to then being there and watching myself...

3 years 1 week ago

Rodeo Star has Pueblo roots

You won't find many professional athletes who string fences on the family farm, but that's the way it is in professional rodeo. There's no draft, no signing bonuses, and the farm system is literally a farm system. "It's not the easiest sport on your body," explains professional bareback rider...

3 years 1 month ago

Child abuse cases double in Pueblo

Board members for Pueblo Child Advocacy Center say child abuse is on a sharp increase this fall. The center typically helps around 200 children a year, but in the past three months that number has doubled. The center held a Run or Ride fundraiser Sunday morning at the Pueblo...

3 years 1 month ago

Pueblo teen killed on Beulah Highway

An 18 year old from Pueblo was killed in a car accident on Colorado Highway 78, the Beulah Highway, about 10 west of Pueblo early Saturday morning. State troopers report that Carlos Torres was driving in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee when, at around 4:50 a.m., he lost control at a...

3 years 3 months ago

Steel mill opens gates for 125th anniversary

The Pueblo steel mill is a landmark in our state's industrial history and this weekend the Bessemer Historical Society is celebrating their relationship with their big iron neighbor. In honor of the event, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel opened their gates to public bus tours on Saturday. The Bessemer community...

3 years 3 months ago

Fugitive suspects booked in Pueblo jail

The 3 Florida siblings sought by authorities from across the country are now being booked at the Pueblo County jail. Grace Lee Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley were all captured after a police chase that started at around 9:38 a.m. Wednesday in Colorado City and ended...

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo man spruces up school statue

When students at Central High School in Pueblo go back to class this fall, they'll find a cherished piece of artwork greeting them in a shiny new coat of paint. Pueblo resident Matt Capritta spent the morning repainting the base of the wildcat statue in front of the school, with...

3 years 3 months ago

Drowning victim identified

The Pueblo County Coroners offices has identified the drowning victim who died Sunday while swimming at the Pueblo Reservoir. Einn Brasher, 16, went underwater just before 5:00 p.m. in an area known as Hook's Cove on the southwest side of the lake. This is the second drowning at the...

3 years 5 months ago

Hospital promotes a healthy Bessemer

St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo wants people in their neighborhood to lead healthier lives. As part of the Healthy Bessemer initiative, the hospital gave around 70 people free health screenings Saturday morning. While the sum value of the screenings is estimated at around $1,500, organizer Michele DesLauriers says...

3 years 6 months ago

Elderly fire victim was retired cop

Relatives say they are still in shock over the fire that claimed the life of an elderly man early Pueblo Sunday morning. David "Pete" Stringer, 80, was a retired Pueblo Police Officer and had been asleep in the basement of his home on Vail Avenue near City Park Saturday night...

3 years 7 months ago

Fire burning in Pueblo

A large plume of smoke can be seen from a grass fire burning in Pueblo. Firefighters were called to the area of I-25 and 13th Street just before noon Saturday. This is the view from our Pueblo weather camera. News First 5 has a crew on the scene and...

4 years 1 month ago

Applications being taken for food relief

If you need help putting a bountiful Thanksgiving meal on your table this year, applications are already being accepted in Pueblo for food baskets from Tom & Louie's Cupboard. The annual food drive served more than 500 families last year. Applications will be taken until Nov. 3. Call the...

4 years 1 month ago

Historic home tour in Pueblo this Sunday

Pueblo's stunning, historic homes have been featured in national publications. This Sunday, you'll have the opportunity to tour five homes--a fun outing or an opportunity to get ideas for your own home. Historic Pueblo is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Historic Home Tour, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday,...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: PCC Administrative Assistant

Pueblo Community College has two openings for Administrative Assistants. One position is in the Gateway to College Program . Apply by Oct. Starting pay is $2573 per month. The second position is in the AmeriCorps Program . Apply by Oct. 1. Starting pay is $2,117 per month.

4 years 2 months ago

Sister City Festival in Pueblo Saturday

Pueblo has six sister cities--Puebla and Chihuahua in Mexico; Bergamo and Lucca Sicula in Italy; Maribor, Slovenia; and Weifang, China. The cultures of each area will be celebrated Saturday at the 2nd Annual Sister City Festival, to be held at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The free event will feature food...

4 years 2 months ago

Fountain Creek cleanup this Saturday

Trash will be cleaned out of Fountain Creek this Saturday in an effort organized by the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels, a branch of the Sierra Club. They're still seeking volunteers. If you'd like to help, meet at El Centro del Quinto Sol, 609 N. Erie Ave., around 9:15. Volunteers...

4 years 2 months ago

Gov. Bill Ritter in Pueblo today

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.

4 years 4 months ago

I-25 rollover south of Pueblo

A semi has rolled over on I-25 about 30 miles south of Pueblo. The crash is at milemarker 71. One lane is blocked by emergency vehicles. There's no word on injuries, or when the crash will be cleared.

4 years 6 months ago

Click It or Ticket Pueblo campaign kicks off

Pueblo is kicking off a new Click It or Ticket campaign, designed to get drivers to buckle-up.The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Pueblo Police and Pueblo County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in an 11 am Proclamation from the City and County of Pueblo. The police chief,...

4 years 11 months ago

Pueblo's YWCA receives Daniels grant

Pueblo's shelter for battered women and children received an early Christmas present Monday--a check for $35,000. The YWCA of Pueblo received a $35,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Family Crisis Shelter. The grant will allow the YWCA to provide crisis intervention and emergency shelter to an estimated 350 women...

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