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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Caroline Trani just missed being a Colorado native, born into a military family while her father was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyo. Trani’s parents, grandparents and sister, along with several members of her extended family, are all from Colorado. “I have family all along the Front Range,” said Trani, executive director of the Southern Colorado Small […]
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As the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center moves forward under the ownership of Colorado College, it’s interesting to compare today’s FAC with Pueblo’s Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center. Founded in 1972, 36 years after the FAC opened its doors, the Sangre de Cristo is and always has been all about Pueblo and Southern […]
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On Friday, Jan. 20, Sandy Stein received the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor: Citizen of the Year. Stein, a longtime Pueblo business and community advocate, was given the award based on decades of service to Pueblo, working on behalf of a variety of organizations to raise money and promote the Steel City. For Stein, […]
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“I’ve been coming here since 1969,” said Skeeter Medina, perched on a barstool at Gus’s Place. “There were six of us, all friends growing up in Pueblo, and we decided to check it out. I was 20, and I’ve been coming here ever since.” “We’re the oldest bar in Pueblo,” said owner Gino Mittino, tending […]
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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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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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When Garrison Ortiz says he had to work to get to where he is today, he isn’t kidding. The Pueblo native and county commissioner was raised by his mother and extended family, and recalls, while campaigning, trying to convince his grandmother to vote for him. “She said it depended on where I stood on the […]
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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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Brues Alehouse helps Pueblo sing a positive tune HARP is kind of the future of Pueblo,” said 26-year-old Pueblo native Tony Garcia, who opened Brues Alehouse & Brewery on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo earlier this year. Brues isn’t just another taproom attached to a small-scale brewery. Located in the former downtown police station, […]
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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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