Category Archives: Reported Story

Historic Cabin Hidden Inside Walls Of Modern Home Is Being Restored In Southern Colorado

A 150-year old cabin discovered encased in the walls of a modern home in Beulah, southwest of Pueblo, is undergoing restoration. The cabin was once the home of Peter and Emily Dotson, who played a role in developing Southern Colorado … Continue reading

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Slag Pile Cleanup At Colorado Smelter Superfund Site In Pueblo May Be Delayed

The Environmental Protection Agency may not have funding next year for a portion of the clean up at the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in south Pueblo. This project targets toxic lead and arsenic left behind when the former smelter closed more than a century … Continue reading

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How One Of Colorado’s Worst Natural Disasters Reshaped Pueblo

The Arkansas River doesn’t seem threatening as it ripples past Pueblo’s historic district. But in early June of 1921, it was a very different story. That’s when days of heavy rains combined with mountain snowmelt to catastrophic results. Listen to … Continue reading

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Colorado Elected The Nation’s First Female Lawmakers, One Of Them Was The First Woman To Draft And Pass A Bill

In 1895, one of the hottest debates at the Colorado statehouse was over a very intimate subject: at what age should a woman, or girl, be legally able to consent to sex? Leading the charge to raise Colorado’s age of … Continue reading

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From The Tricolour To The Lone Star, Why Do So Many Flags Fly Over Pueblo, Colorado?

The narrow domed tower of Pueblo City Hall rises above the shops and eateries on historic Union Avenue and the nearby Arkansas Riverwalk. Inside the imposing century-old building, the official city seal presides above the council chambers, embedded in the … Continue reading

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Once Listed In Green Book, Pueblo’s Coronado Motel Gains National Historic Status

The 1940s Coronado Motel in south Pueblo was once included the Negro Traveler’s Green Book, now the well preserved Pueblo Revival-style lodge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. See photos and read more at 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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Alabama’s First Sandhill Crane Hunt In More Than A Century

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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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