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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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“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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Founded in 1972, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center was originally funded by grants from the federal Economic Development Agency and Pueblo County. The center originally consisted of a single gallery, a 500-seat theater, studio/classroom spaces, a dance studio, as well as a conference and banquet facility. The museum expanded in 1982 and again in […]
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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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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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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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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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For nearly a year, Pueblo County commissioners have quarreled bitterly with the city of Pueblo’s electric utility provider, Black Hills Energy. The issue: high electric bills, which may sharply increase from current levels if the Public Utilities Commission approves an $8.5 million rate increase, first submitted to the PUC last May. The PUC reduced the […]
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The managers of Pueblo’s newest hotel say they were attracted to the Steel City’s inexpensive housing and a new vision for its downtown. Carliann Ward and her spouse Jordan moved back to Pueblo from Denver to open The Station, a mini-hotel located above Brues Alehouse on the Pueblo Riverwalk. “We were living in this tiny […]
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Born in Puerto Rico, Pueblo County Commissioner Terry Hart grew up in the Denver area. His parents were both southern Colorado natives, hailing from Trinidad and Manzanola. But his heart’s always been in Pueblo. Hart first came to Pueblo in 1971 to attend college at Southern Colorado State College (now Colorado State University, Pueblo). Graduating […]
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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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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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