Search of Pueblo for the Jingle Bell Rock worth $30,000 in prizes comes to an end

Pueblo Courthouse
Posted at 7:59 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 16:06:10-05

PUEBLO — People in Pueblo searching for a valuable holiday stone worth a big chunk of change in prizes can stop their search. The Jingle Bell Rock has been found.

The contest from KPHT 95.5 is an annual event where winners compete for $30,000 in prizes. As of 1:30 p.m., the radio station reports someone has come forward to claim the prize.

Tyler B. says he found it on Jerry Murphy Rd where several others were conducting their own hunt after several hints from the radio station personalities.

Normally, the rock is found before Christmas. The radio station says this is one of the longest times people have gone without finding the Jingle Bell Rock.

The rules are pretty simple, a distinct rock is hidden somewhere in Pueblo and whoever finds it and brings it back to the radio station wins $30,000.

"So many people do get involved in it and one guy told me once that "I was thinking about you you're kind of doing a bank robbery in reverse" because we have to be real sneaky. We have to do all this stuff to hide the rock," explains KPHT Program Director Nick Donovan.

This is the 49th year of the contest.

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