Category Archives: KRCC

Amtrak Service To Pueblo Could Be Reality

Amtrak could start serving Pueblo’s Union Station by the end of next year by connecting to the existing Southwest Chief route between Los Angeles and Chicago. A special train would run between Pueblo and LaJunta twice a day. Pueblo passengers would stay … Continue reading

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Report: Pueblo’s ‘Real’ Minimum Wage 8th-Highest In US

The low cost of living in Pueblo means minimum wage workers there fare relatively better than their counterparts in most other cites, according to a new study. SmartAsset.com compared minimum wage and cost of living numbers from 161 U.S. cities. … Continue reading

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19 Pueblo Homes Test Positive For Lead Contamination

A number of homes near Pueblo’s Colorado Smelter Superfund site have tested positive for lead contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The EPA tested outdoor soil and indoor dust at 102 homes. Nineteen had high lead levels. Steve Wharton, … Continue reading

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Work on Pueblo Levee Wrapping Up for the Season

Work on the Arkansas River levee that protects downtown Pueblo from flooding is winding down for the season. Planning for the next phase is underway. Removing and replacing the concrete facing from more than a half mile of the original … Continue reading

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Stormwater control agreement allows water pipeline to open on schedule

Yesterday, Pueblo County approved a storm water control plan totaling at least $460 million paid by Colorado Springs. This agreement will allow a new pipeline to start operations as planned tomorrow. The Southern Delivery System or SDS is designed to … Continue reading

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A Reprieve for Pueblo’s Corn Maiden Mural

As repairs on the aging Arkansas River levee move ahead, heavy equipment will cut through the image of a corn maiden, along with scores of other paintings that cover the 2.8-mile long levee. Construction workers are taking extra care as … Continue reading

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Arkansas River Levee Work Expected to Resume in February

The Pueblo Conservancy District is moving forward to find a contractor for the next phase of work to repair the Arkansas River Levee. Contractors will need to remove 12 feet of dirt and concrete from the top of the existing … Continue reading

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Pueblo Levee Repair Work to Get a Late Start

Work to repair and extend the levees that protect downtown Pueblo from flooding will likely get underway again early next year, a little later than expected. This phase of the project includes taking about 12 feet off the top of the … Continue reading

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Results of blood work and soil testing done in the area of the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo were released this week. Toxins were found.

Results of blood work and soil testing done in the area of the former Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo were released this week. Toxins were found. One hundred and thirty-five people considered most at risk for exposure to lead … Continue reading

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Colorado Starry Nights: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Receives Dark Sky Certification

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison just became Colorado’s first International Dark Sky certified National Park, and the ninth in the nation. The Western Slope park was recognized for its exceptional night sky views, as well as its efforts to … Continue reading

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