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2 weeks 4 days 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...

7 months 5 days ago

Commissioner released dash camera video

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen personally released documents and dashboard camera video to the news media of her January 25 traffic stop in which deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office describe her and the Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell too drunk to drive home from a parking...

10 months 1 week ago

Court records suggest pattern of abuse

PUEBLO - Disturbing new details of a child abuse case in Pueblo may help explain why bail for the two adults charged was set at $1 million dollars each. The children, who were between the ages of 2-9 during the investigation, suffered broken bones and serious burns among other injuries....

2 years 1 week ago

Drought devastating the family ranch

Cattle ranchers Harold and Jean Meinzer have been forced to deal with 10 years of the driest conditions they can imagine. "We're just trying to hang on like everybody else," Harold said. "We haven't had the ponds filled since ‘02." The Meinzer's ranch, Four Corners Ranch, sits on...

2 years 2 months ago

Annual disaster drill under way in Pueblo

Pueblo County emergency personnel are conducting a drill today. The drill involves crews from all over the county, from the Pueblo Chemical Depot to Pueblo West. Testing will include the warning sirens in Avondale and a test of emergency radios.

2 years 3 months ago

3 Pueblo County residents face drug charges

Three Pueblo County residents have been arrested on drug charges in Fremont County. 51-year-old Billy Jo Graves, 34-year-old Jeremy Dean Stephenson and 36-year old Tina Marie Young were arrested April 13th for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The trio was arrested following a...

2 years 3 months ago

Rabid skunks found in Pueblo

Three skunks have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo. Public Health Department officials announced Wednesday that these are the first skunks to test positive in Pueblo County this year. Skunks positive with rabies were found at Garland Road on the Mesa, on Paloma Place and Roselawn Road in...

2 years 3 months ago

Wind fans fires

Two brush fires kept fire fighters busy in Pueblo County this afternoon. Both are now contained. One burned brush along the Arkansas River bottom near Blende. It burned about 5 acres. Another burned prairie land near 55th Lane and Elderberry. That fire burned 3 to four acres. ...

2 years 6 months ago

Highway 50 homeless camper arrested

A man who's been living along Highway 50, near Fowler, is now under arrest. News 5 caught up with Roy Gleiter in December, after he had been in the area for a few months. He stopped in eastern Pueblo County last summer while making his way across the country; he...

2 years 6 months ago

Cruelty case could cost thousands

At minimum it will cost Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region $20,000 to care for the 34 horses, 31 dogs and a llama that seized from a Boone woman's property Friday. This is the third time Valerie Harris, 55, has been charged with...

2 years 9 months ago

Voter registration deadline tomorrow

A reminder that the last day to register to vote is tomorrow, and If you are registered but did not vote in the last election you should renew your registration. You can register or renew by either calling your county clerks office or visiting the secretary of state's website. ...

2 years 11 months ago

Fire restrictions lifted in Pueblo County and City

Pueblo County and City are no longer under fire restriction. Sheriff Kirk M Taylor lifted the Stage I Fire Restrictions this evening. This means that residents of Pueblo County can again have outdoor fires for yard debris, agricultural needs, and recreation. Simultaneously, Pueblo City Fire Chief Christopher Riley lifted...

3 years 1 week ago

Update: crews still looking for body

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office crews continue to look for a body in the Arkansas River near the Fremont County Line. Rafters found the body earlier this afternoon and called authorities. So far, search crews have not located it. We'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Fire restrictions in your county

Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills. Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind...

3 years 2 months ago

Severe thunderstorm warning for Pueblo and Huerfano

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Huerfano County and southwestern Pueblo County until 1:30 p.m. At 12:25 p.m. trained weather spotters reported a severe thunderstorm producing quarter size hail. This storm was located 31 miles south of Pueblo.

3 years 2 months ago

UPDATE: Young boy killed in accident

A deadly crash on I-25 last night killed a 12 year old boy from Pueblo. It happened near exit 106, just north of Pueblo, around 7:00 p.m. State troopers say the truck the boy was in rolled, ejecting him and two others inside. The driver, Michele Meastas, was seriously...

3 years 3 months ago

Plan for Pueblo nuclear power plant rejected

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Pueblo County commissioners have rejected a request to rezone land in the eastern part of the county for a nuclear power plant. The Chieftain reports the commissioners voted 3-0 Monday against a special land-use permit sought by Pueblo lawyer Don Banner. He has proposed rezoning...

3 years 4 months ago

UPDATE: Wildfire in Rye contained

News First 5's James Amos has just given an update from the scene of the wildfire near Rye in Pueblo County. Officials report that the fire has been contained and no homes were damaged. The fire sparked from embers that blew in from an unrelated controlled burn. A majority...

3 years 4 months ago

Wildfire near Rye on a Red Flag day

The Pueblo County Sheriffs Office tells News First 5 that a grass fire is burning near the town of Rye. There are homes threatened but no injuries have been reported at this time. The photos attached by our reporter James Amos shows the remote area where smoke is rising.

3 years 5 months ago

Update: Mother, twins escape house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed. "We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan...

3 years 5 months ago

County director resigns, interim director appointed

The Pueblo County attorney's office says Greg Severance has resigned from the county. Severance was the former Director of Pueblo County's Public Works Department. Last month, commissioners announced they wanted a civil engineer to run the department, which meant Severance was no longer eligible to hold his position. Severance...

3 years 5 months ago

Pueblo County appoints interim director

Pueblo County Commissioners have appointed an Interim Director of the newly created Department of Engineering and Public Works. The county's current senior engineer Alfred Randall is now in charge of that department. Last month, commissioners changed the department from "Public Works" to "Engineering and Public Works". Commissioners said they...

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