By Ashleigh Hollowell Off historic Union Avenue in downtown Pueblo, just next to the Arkansas River, sits a small family-owned and -operated manufacturing business that has defied the odds for decades. Aztec Manufacturing opened in 1947 and has been at the same downtown location for its entire 70 years. The company specializes in steel manufacturing […]
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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 […]
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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 owners blame an apathetic city government […]
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While the 17-mile stretch of two-lane interstate between Monument Hill and Castle Rock has gotten the bulk of commuter attention recently, the corridor that connects Pueblo with the southern edge of Colorado Springs has also been seen as a symbol of a transportation system that once seamlessly connected the nation, but has since fallen victim […]
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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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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 store […]
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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 […]
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The number of homicides and burglaries in Pueblo dropped substantially last year, as other violent and non-violent crimes — such as robberies and theft— continued to rise, according to data from the Pueblo Police Department. The homicide rate in the southern Colorado city dropped from a total of 13 cases in both 2014 and 2015 […]
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It’s fascinating to imagine the competition between Pueblo and Colorado Springs more than 100 years ago, when Pueblo was a mighty industrial city and Colorado Springs a quiet tourist town. In those days, Pueblo brimmed with civic ambition and the money to realize the dreams of its elected leaders. One of those dreams remains in […]
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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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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. 10. “The intent of this […]
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