Happy Birthday Pueblo West! While most of us dread reaching the 50 year mark, it's a milestone to be celebrated for the growing community in Pueblo County. And this week, the celebration has lasted all week long and will culminate
in the "50Fest" this weekend.
The event has something for everyone. Free events like a community cookout, a movie in the park, car show, Octoberfest, corn hole and pickleball tournaments, a craft fair, an amateur art show and a whole lot of other family friendly events. The fun begins on Saturday morning at 8 at Civic Center Park.
A little history lesson here, on September 16th, 1969, Robert McCulloch handed over the assets of this planned community he called Pueblo West, and it's been growing ever since. It has had it's share of growth related issues, but it is a vibrant community to be sure, that sees no end in sight as far as growth goes, now sporting a population of around 30,000. It was a newly formed special district a half century ago, overseeing the development of roads, fire protection, water and wastewater, all the essentials for a community that anticipated growth, including and abundant parks and recreation system.
This is a proud community that has distinguished itself from it's next-door-neighbor, the city of Pueblo, bringing a different vibe to Pueblo County. And the week long celebration has been a real treat for those who have been
a part of the community's growth. We spoke with Fire Chief Brian Caserta on Friday who told us "this has been awesome, I totally enjoyed and really gotten into the true history of Pueblo West and how it was established and it means a lot to me."
Congratulations to the fine folks in Pueblo West, here's to another 50!