A Pueblo native, Chris Wiseman is eager to try his hand at local government after working several years at the state and federal levels. Wiseman was general manager of the Colorado State Fair for 12 years, and he will become the next District 3 Pueblo County commissioner in January. “I have spent a lifetime in […]
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Lately, Denver Broncos fans’ heads have hung much like New Mexico Hatch chiles grow — toward the ground. Perhaps the team’s outlook would be a little brighter had it chosen Pueblo chiles, which grow upwards, for its concession fare at Mile High Stadium. In late May, the Broncos announced a deal...
If the 12-foot bronze eagle at Golden Guardian Park in Pueblo West had a sign around its neck, it would read: “Open for business.” “Pueblo West is the fastest-growing community in Pueblo County,” said Harley Gifford, the special district’s interim manager. “Last year, I think we almost hit 300 [new] homes and we are on […]
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Nurses on the job hunt might be surprised to discover Pueblo pays better, on average, than Colorado Springs. “The cost of living also is much more reasonable in Pueblo compared to the Springs,” said Karren Kowalski, president and CEO of the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. Attracting nurses is more important than ever as medical […]
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Dashon King had difficulties in school because of autism. “I’m a slow learner,” he said. “I need time to understand things. As a kid I had trouble with that — I got picked on.” At CSU-Pueblo, he found a diverse community where people were accepted regardless of backgrounds or disabilities, and he was able to […]
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Colorado’s oldest surviving daily newspaper, the 150-year-old Pueblo Chieftain, has been sold to GateHouse Media, the nation’s largest publisher of daily newspapers — a move that, although expected, sent waves of anxiety through the community. Jane Rawlings, president of the Star-Journal Publishing Corp. and publisher of the Chieftain, announced May 8 that the company had […]
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A bipartisan Senate bill will tap the expertise of the Institute of Cannabis Research at CSU Pueblo to develop marijuana tracking technology for the state. SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert and Sen. Leroy Garcia with Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Yeulin Willett, was introduced Jan. 10. “The intent of this […]
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Diana Hall, founder and owner of ActivArmor, knew she had a good idea for a new product — a 3D-printed, open-weave cast that would be more durable, cleaner and easier to manage than a traditional cast. What she didn’t know was how much more she needed to know about being a startup entrepreneur. “I had […]
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It may seem like career opportunities would be more plentiful outside small cities like Pueblo, but its size is one reason it’s a great place to be a young professional. Instead of competing for mentorships and resources with the many aspiring professionals in bigger cities, Pueblo has more to help young adults than first meets […]
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Colorado Springs residents may periodically complain about utility rates, but they’re in pretty good shape compared to their southern neighbor, Pueblo. The two largest cities in the greater Pikes Peak region are only 40 miles apart, but their electric utility costs are very different. Based on national averages, Colorado Springs rates for commercial, industrial and […]
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It’s a tale of two close, but diverse cities: Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Located less than an hour apart, business owners often find themselves asking “why not” when it comes to opening a second location in one of the two regions. The reasons for doing so can vary, but commonly business owners cite market potential […]
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