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Peter Roper Retires After Nearly 30 Years At The Pueblo Chieftain

The longtime newspaperman reflects on southern Colorado, from moments in history to the best restaurant in Pueblo. Listen to Roper on Colorado Matters

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Million Dollar Restoration Planned For #Pueblo’s Historic Goodnight Barn

An old stone barn near Pueblo is about to get a million dollar facelift. It’s the last surviving structure of the northern headquarters of the Goodnight Cattle Company. The very real lives of old west cattlemen Charles Goodnight and Oliver … 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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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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2018 @ColoStateFair In #Pueblo Winding Down Today

Labor Day marks the last day of the Colorado State Fair. Story to follow on KRCC later this week.

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That Time We Met A Mermaid From Pueblo. No, Really. True Story

Pixy Wright is founder of Pueblo’s Mermaid Lagoon. And, because the tail prevents her from walking, she was carried into the CPR News studios by her husband, Bill Wright. And he is dressed as a pirate. Hart Van Denburg/CPR News A story … 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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Why Folks in Southern Colorado Often Say, “We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us.”

There are families in Colorado who didn’t move an inch, but found themselves in another country. Let’s go back to 1848 — the end of the Mexican-American War. Mexico gave up a huge part of what’s now the southwestern United … Continue reading

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