By Ashleigh Hollowell When Chuck Golinvaux purchased the Pueblo West powersports dealership HyMark Motorsports in 2013, five lenders turned him down, doubting he could increase revenue by even 15 percent in the first year. He arranged a deal with the previous owner, Jack Thompson, in order to purchase it despite the doubters, and within the […]
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Lynn Clark, the assistant director of Pueblo’s Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, is a New Jersey native who attended Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. She’s been married to Rick Clark for 30 years and has two sons, a daughter-in-law, an American Quarter […]
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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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Donielle Gonzales fondly remembers the days when, as an ambassador for the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, she attended ribbon cuttings and other ceremonies wearing a scarf, necklace and earrings adorned with the likenesses of Pueblo chiles. Now she’s the chamber’s tourism director and also executive director of the Pueblo Chile Growers Association. “From a chamber […]
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Railroad passenger service could create a major economic impact for Pueblo and all along the Front Range, says Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace, who has worked for several years to make that a reality. “It’s not just Pueblo, but Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Fort Collins,” Pace said. Limited service in Pueblo has been approved — […]
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It was an idea that grew out of a mentoring program in Pueblo — and now the concept is looking to go nationwide this year. Diana Hall, owner and founder of ActivArmor, which manufactures 3D-printed splints, was running the La Jente Mentoring Program on Pueblo’s Eastside. During her 2½ years there, among the six or […]
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State lotteries are unlike most government agencies. They provide no essential services, receive no tax money and serve no broad public purpose. Instead, they compete fiercely with private gambling providers for those who enjoy placing a bet. Headquartered in a renovated bank building in downtown Pueblo, the Colorado Lottery was authorized by voters in 1983. […]
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A few years ago, the building at 745 Industrial Blvd. in Pueblo West was just another vacant warehouse, one of many victims of the Great Recession. “It was empty for years,” said owner Rob Lucero. “No one wanted these buildings, but then a guy who wanted to start a marijuana grow came along. I rented to […]
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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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After nearly six months with no commercial flights, Pueblo Memorial Airport is gearing up for a better year, thanks to recent terminal upgrades and new businesses. Within the past three months, the 3,872-acre airport has unveiled a new restaurant, a new private aviation company and a remodeled terminal. It currently offers one commercial flight to […]
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Retail marijuana is helping kids go to college — at least in Pueblo County. Revenue from the excise tax on retail marijuana sales has provided $420,000 for 210 high school graduates from Pueblo County to attend either Pueblo Community College or Colorado State University-Pueblo in the fall. The $2,000 scholarships are renewable each year for […]
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