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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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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Pueblo could beat Colorado Springs to actually building a new downtown baseball stadium. But can the smaller city succeed where the Springs has so far been unsuccessful? Pueblo architect Gary Anzuini believes so. His plans show a decidedly urban ballpark anchored in Pueblo. “I’ve always been fascinated by the old stadiums,” said Anzuini, “and the […]
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Looking for a gorgeous Victorian house to restore — or would you prefer one in move-in condition? Perhaps a grand mansion that would make anything on Wood Avenue look like a backyard shack or a simple brick bungalow for less than $100,000? You won’t find either in Colorado Springs. But drive 40 miles south on […]
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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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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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By the end of 2016, years of planning and working with the state will start to pay off for the city of Pueblo. That’s when the city plans to break ground on the first phase of its Regional Tourism Act projects: expanding the city’s convention center, adding a global training center for the Professional Bull […]
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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 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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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 Doss is expected to bring […]
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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 with Albuquerque, N.M.-based 505 […]
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By Ashleigh Hollowell Big R, a farm and ranch supply store that was founded on Colorado’s eastern plains in 1962, started as a small family business with around 25 employees. More than five decades later, it’s the largest ranch and home supply retail chain in the state — and they aren’t finished growing yet. With […]
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