PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Some Colorado farmers say they are planting more this year following the winter snow and spring rain.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported Monday that farmers in southeastern...
Saints add 5 undrafted rookies
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed five undrafted rookies since the NFL draft ended on Saturday.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a Colorado State Patrol squad car during a traffic stop, dragged a trooper for a short distance and then led other officers on a high-speed chase...
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo County authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by police as 31-year-old Daniel Gurule of Pueblo.
Man killed by police in southeast Colorado
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police in southeast Colorado have shot and killed a 31-year-old man after they say he pointed a gun at officers.
The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. Saturday following...
Woman suspected of stabbing girls before crash arrested
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman suspected of stabbing her young daughters before plunging her car into a river in southeast Colorado with the children inside.
Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American...
Police kill suspect who wounded officer in Pueblo
DENVER (AP) — One man is dead after being shot by police in southern Colorado. In Denver, police say a carjacking suspect fired at police leading one officer to return fire early...
Workers find submerged body along Pueblo Riverwalk
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police are investigating after a body was found submerged along the Pueblo Riverwalk.
KKTV reports workers trying to refill a fountain that sits in the middle of the...
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Officials say about one-fourth of the mustard agent contained in decades-old shells stored at a Colorado chemical depot has been destroyed.
Colorado casino plans adjoining 104-room hotel
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A casino in central Colorado is planning to build an adjoining 104-room hotel.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports Wildwood Casino announced Monday plans for the $14 million...
City working on plan to keep animal services running
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo officials are working on a "stopgap measure" to keep animal services running until a new operator is announced.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale, the latest in an ongoing battle over energy development in a region that's...
Colorado man arrested in 1994 Texas killing
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police have arrested a 73-year-old man wanted in Texas for a killing that happened 25 years ago.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says deputies and federal...
ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures...
Gradisar on track to become Pueblo’s first mayor in decades
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo is getting its first mayor in decades.
Ballots in Tuesday's runoff mayoral election are still being counted in the southern Colorado city but there aren't expected to be enough votes to erase the lead of attorney Nick Gradisar.
Pueblo has had a city council and city manager form of government. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Gradisar led the charge to switch back to a mayoral form of government in 2017.
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The Latest: Interstate 70 in Colorado reopens after storm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local):
Transportation officials have reopened a 185-mile (298-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 70 between Denver and the Kansas border that was closed because of ice and blowing snow.
1 killed, 1 injured in chase and police shooting in Colorado
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say one person is dead and another injured after they fired on a car that attempted to run over an officer during a chase.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday west of Pueblo. No officers were injured.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the vehicle pursuit began in neighboring Fremont County where a patrol vehicle was struck.
Inmate found dead in Pueblo County jail cell
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a 58-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the Pueblo County jail.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports detention officers were serving food Wednesday morning when they discovered Mauro Hernandez unresponsive in his bed. Deputies and medical staff were unable to revive the man.
Mother arrested for child abuse in 10-week-old son’s death
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse following her 10-week-old son's death.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says Jannie Gatlin was arrested at home Friday after police an autopsy found the infant died of extreme malnourishment.
Gatlin, who is 24, is being held in the Pueblo County Jail. Online records do not indicate if she has an attorney to comment on the arrest.
Pueblo program helps ex-prisoners, others rejoin workforce
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — After leaving the correctional system, Alexander Guytan said being accepted into a local halfway house was the first step to a new life.
"I didn't know anybody out here in Colorado but it was something new," Guytan said. "A chance for me to start over."
A critical part of beginning anew, however, is securing stable employment with a living wage.
And with a criminal record, Guytan quickly discovered the challenge he was facing wasn't going to be an inconsequential one.
Southern Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed in crash eulogized
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Friends, family and fellow officers gathered in Pueblo to pay their respects to a southern Colorado sheriff's deputy who was killed in a car crash while responding to a disturbance.
Pueblo County Commission rejects solar energy project
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An application to build a solar farm in southern Colorado has been denied by Pueblo County commissioners.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the application by Invenergy to build 750 acres of solar panels failed on a 3-0 vote Wednesday.
Area residents had opposed the facility, fearing it would be a fire risk and devalue their property.
Pueblo’s election for mayor heads to January runoff
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The race to elect Pueblo's first mayor in decades will head to a runoff in January.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the 16-candidate mayoral election has been whittled down for the runoff to two candidates, attorney Nick Gradisar and former city council president Steve Nawrocki.
EPA to test for lead, arsenic at Pueblo baseball fields
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will test for lead and arsenic at the Runyon Sports Complex, Pueblo's main baseball fields.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the Pueblo County commissioners gave the EPA permission Tuesday to access the Runyon Field Study area for activities related to the Colorado Smelter Superfund Site.
Man’s body found in Colorado ditch in suspicious death
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say an unidentified man's body has been found in a ditch east of Pueblo in southern Colorado.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's office says the case is being treated as a suspicious death, but there were no obvious signs of trauma.
A witness on Saturday morning reported seeing what he believed to be a body in the Bessemer Ditch in eastern Pueblo County. A dive team was brought in to help recover the body.
US plan for destroying chemical weapons clears legal hurdle
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army's plan to change the way it destroys some chemical weapons stored in Colorado has met one regulatory requirement, but other steps remain.
The Army said Friday a review concluded there would be no significant environmental impact from using closed detonation chambers to destroy problematic chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
New Colorado Democrat Senate majority selects leaders
DENVER (AP) — Pueblo's Sen. Leroy Garcia will serve as president of a Colorado Senate taken over by Democrats in this week's election.
Garcia was chosen Thursday by the 19-member Democratic Senate caucus.
Democrats eliminated an 18-17 GOP majority in the 35-member chamber.
Man found dead after blaze erupts at home in Pueblo
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old man died after an accidental fire erupted at a home in Pueblo.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports police and firefighters arrived at the home in the Belmont neighborhood Monday, finding most of the flames were already extinguished by the man's adult son.
CSU-Pueblo finds $7.9M deficit from unfunded accounts
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University-Pueblo officials say annual bond payments were being paid from unfunded accounts causing a $7.9 million deficit.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the payments dating back to 1998 created negative account balances that accumulated. The issued was not discovered until earlier this year.
Ex-Pueblo DA investigator sentenced in gambling ring
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge has sentenced a former investigator in the Pueblo District Attorney's Office to four years of probation for assisting a nationwide bookmaking ring and using the office to facilitate the illegal gambling.
Inmate killed in altercation at federal prison in Colorado
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Officials say an inmate has died following a confrontation with another inmate at a federal prison in Florence, Colorado.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports 37-year-old Maxie Graham was pronounced dead at a hospital following the altercation Sunday morning.
Teen killed in Pueblo shooting Thursday night
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Pueblo and have taken another 17-year-old into custody.
KKTV in Colorado Springs reports that Pueblo Police Capt. Kenny Rider says an altercation between two groups of people occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday and led to shots being fired.
Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation
PEUBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate.
Colorado chemical weapons destruction plant gearing back up
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado plant destroying obsolete U.S. Army chemical weapons has taken a step toward resuming full operations.
Officials said Monday the Pueblo Chemical Depot restarted one of the final steps in the process, using bacteria to treat liquid hazardous waste.
The plant is destroying 780,000 shells containing 2,500 U.S. tons (2,270 metric tons) of mustard agent under an international treaty.
Colorado man who set friend on fire seeks sentence reduction
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man convicted of setting his friend on fire is seeking a sentence reduction.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports 35-year-old Michael Scavarda of Canon City was sentenced in July to 15 years in prison after a Fremont County jury found him guilty of assault, arson and menacing charges.