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From The Tricolour To The Lone Star, Why Are There So Many Flags On Pueblo’s Seal?

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Pueblo Mountain Park Marks 100 Years

On Jan. 15, 1920 the city of Pueblo bought some 600 acres in the Wet Mountains about a half hour southwest of town. This forested land near Beulah became Pueblo Mountain Park. Read the story and see photos @krcc.org

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Artists Ready To Paint On Fresh Concrete Canvas In Pueblo And Regain The World Record for Largest Outdoor Mural

The last section of the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo will be resurfaced this winter. Here, the old surface containing the mural is being taken down, while the new surface is clean. Planning for new art is underway. – Photo … Continue reading

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New Study Explores Southwest Chief’s Economic Impact In Colorado

A new study says Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger rail line puts $49 million a year into Colorado’s economy. Last year Amtrak threatened to stop running the train through southeastern Colorado and use buses to cover that part of the route. … Continue reading

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Legal Pot Changes The Work Of Some Drug Detection Dogs

Widget (left) poses with $460,000 in contraband from a 2015 related bust. Sage poses with bags of heroin seized during a 2018 drug bust. Both are Pueblo Police Department Special Investigations / K9 Detectives. Photo courtesy of PUEBLO POLICE DEPARTMENT … Continue reading

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Measuring The Success of the Colorado State Fair

More than 444,000 people attended this year’s Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, which ended on Labor Day. Fair officials say that’s down slightly—about 7 percent—but the fair was a success by the standards that count. Listen to and read the … Continue reading

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Pueblo City-County Library District Receives National Medal

The Pueblo City-County Library District is receiving the nation’s highest honor from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Pueblo’s libraries are among the 10 institutions being recognized for their community work. Jon Walker, executive director for the library district, … Continue reading

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Last Chance To Comment On Pueblo’s Arkansas River Levee Recreation Master Plan

One of the last chances for the public to give input on future recreation along the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo comes during an open house at Pueblo City Hall Thursday, May 10  from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The city, along … Continue reading

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Pueblo Teachers Strike For Pay & Respect

Hundreds of  teachers, students, parents and others picketed around the Pueblo School District D60 administrative offices at noon Monday as teachers and paraprofessionals went on strike.       -Photo by Shanna Lewis Teachers will be on the picket lines again … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Comment on Colorado Smelter Superfund Cleanup Plan in Pueblo

The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting public comment on a proposed interim plan to begin clean up in the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in south Pueblo. The clean up addresses toxic lead and arsenic left behind when the smelter closed … Continue reading

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