Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Closing a coal-fired power plant in Pueblo to meet Colorado climate goals is easier said than done

This much is certain: Comanche 3 ­— Xcel Energy’s $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant in Pueblo — is going to close. When and how are now issues of intense debate before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The fate of the plant — the state’s largest single emitter of carbon dioxide — is key to Colorado […]

Posted inClimate, Energy, Environment, News

Stingy car electrification plan by Black Hills Energy drives Pueblo inequity, advocates say

Jamie Valdez is on the lookout for a used car deal, and the longtime Pueblo environmental activist is ready to put his money where his advocacy is.  But the used hybrid he wants rarely turns up in southern Colorado car markets, and when one does, the price has jumped again. National electric vehicle reports say […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado teachers, parents and students have been forced to adapt to periods of remote learning. Kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and offices have been converted into temporary classrooms as students try to absorb new material through small boxes on a computer screen. But some families have struggled to adapt more than others. […]

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2 Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies shot while trying to confront man making threats

Two Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies were shot Friday afternoon while trying to confront a man who, from his home in Pueblo West, was making threats toward government buildings and law enforcement in Tennessee. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said both wounded deputies are expected to fully recover. “They’re going to be fine,” he said. One […]