Category Archives: Reported Story

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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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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Audio Postcard and Slideshow from the 2015 Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to check out the annual celebration of the state’s agriculture and more. They’ll have plenty to do from spinning on rides at the … Continue reading

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Construction Changes to Cause Loss of Pueblo Levee Mural Sooner than Expected

A lot of dirt needs to get moved to repair the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo, and plans for the repairs are changing so that dirt can be put to use on other projects. Those changes may affect efforts to … Continue reading

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KRCC News Wins Again for Reporting on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

KRCC News picked up a third honor earlier this month for “Railroad West,” a series reporting on Colorado’s possible loss of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route. The Associated Press Television and Radio Association selected the project for the “Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story Award of Excellence” for Class 2 radio … Continue reading

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Planners Discuss Recreation on the Levee in Pueblo

Work on the first phase of rebuilding the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is complete, and the conservancy district that oversees the levee is starting to look at potential recreational opportunities as they plan the rest of the repairs. In … Continue reading

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KRCC News wins regional Murrow award for continuing coverage of Southwest Chief

The Radio Television Digital News Association selected KRCC’s “Railroad West” series as the winner of the 2015 Region 3 Edward R. Murrow Award in the “Continuing Coverage” category for small market radio stations. This series focused on Colorado’s possible loss of Amtrak’s Southwest … Continue reading

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Rules for Repainting Pueblo Levee Mural Under Discussion

Repair work on the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is destroying the world’s largest mural. The Pueblo Conservancy District board oversees the levee. It’s preparing guidelines to cover design, approval, and maintenance for new artwork. They got mixed comments from … Continue reading

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