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Both Colorado Springs and Pueblo are trying to put together deals to build downtown sports/event facilities. Political and business leaders as well as downtown advocates in each city have long yearned for such facilities. It’s an article of faith among economic development advocates that such sports venues accelerate and sustain downtown economic revitalization. Yet they’re […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lynn Clark, the assistant director of Pueblo’s Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, is a New Jersey native who attended Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. She’s been married to Rick Clark for 30 years and has two sons, a daughter-in-law, an American Quarter […]
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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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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 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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