Patrons of downtown Pueblo can soon enjoy a stroll through Gateway Park to check out the new Pueblo Convention Center Expansion. The $31 million project is expected to be completed this spring, according to the Downtown Pueblo Association website. It includes a new 449-space public parking garage, a 17,500-square-foot exhibition hall, the Professional Bull Riders […]
Some of best advice newly elected Mayor Nick Gradisar has received came from the man at the helm in Colorado Springs. “Mayor [John] Suthers told me to make a strong effort to develop that cooperative, collaborative relationship with the city council as this new system of government takes off,” he said. “I think it’s important […]
The manufacturing industry in the Steel City has been part of Pueblo’s economy for much of the southern Colorado burg's history.
The Pueblo Community College Foundation has announced three new members to be inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame in February. Dr. Carl Bartecchi, Renee Carson and Andrew Trainor will be honored Feb. 16 at the 29th Pueblo Hall of Fame dinner, according to a new release from the foundation. The dinner will begin at […]
A decade from now, many patients will be making appointments to see a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor. That’s especially likely in rural southern Colorado, where the shortage of primary care physicians and other health practitioners is acute. According to the 2017 Access to Care index compiled by the Colorado Health Institute, the counties […]
In the 17th century, farmers in the American Colonies were required by law to grow hemp, a valuable raw material used to make rope, cloth and parchment. Hempseed oil fueled lamps in colonists’ homes. According to historians, Thomas Jefferson wrote a draft of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. Now, 400 years later, Colorado […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]