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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
RazMaTaz Established: 1988 Employees: 5 Location: 335 S. Union Ave., Pueblo Contact: shoprazmataz.com; 719-544-3721 While preparing to mark its 30th anniversary, a woman-owned store in Pueblo was recognized for its contributions to the business community. In September, RazMaTaz received the first Spotlight on Local Business Award from the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. The...
Pueblo will see increased economic impact from L3 Doss over the next decade, thanks to a $2.9 million grant from the city of Pueblo and the renewal of a 10-year pilot training contract with the Air Force. A military flight training facility located next to the Pueblo Memorial Airport, L3...
Pueblo’s historic Eastside was the city’s first neighborhood. Today, it’s a hub for small, family-owned businesses that have been in the area for decades — some have been open in the same location for 50 years. But in recent years, the Eastside has shown its age, and many business...
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...
It’s a southern Colorado business story that began more than 50 years ago in Rocky Ford. That’s where Sylvia Gobin purchased an office supply store (which has since closed) that eventually expanded to seven locations in the region, employing four generations of her family. Bob Gobin, Sylvia’s son, is now...