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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 […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government

Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election

Updated at 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 Colorado voters are casting ballots in droves ahead of the 2020 election, pushing vote totals toward new levels. As of 9 a.m. Nov. 5, 3,295,192 people had cast ballots, or 78.7% of total registered voters, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. This is the second presidential election in Colorado […]

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Pueblo flipped to Trump from Obama in 2016. How the swing county votes this year will speak volumes.

PUEBLO — Mayor Nick Gradisar climbed onto a stage in the heart of Colorado’s steel city on Saturday evening and asked his community not to take a gamble on Donald Trump as it did in 2016. “This election is our chance for redemption,” the Democrat said during a car rally hosted by former Vice President […]

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Pueblo saw hemp as an economic opportunity, so it pounced with taxpayer dollars and hopes of growing big business

PUEBLO — In 2016, Steve Turetsky was looking to get into hemp, scouting around Colorado for the right place to build the farm he would use to feed the growing market for CBD. He needed cheap land, plenty of water and infrastructure for distribution.  Pueblo had all of those things — and wanted his business. […]

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A Pueblo center for troubled kids had 243 abuse allegations in the year before it closed

A center for kids with severe behavioral and psychiatric problems was ordered to close its doors in 2017 — but not until 243 reports of suspected abuse and neglect were filed in the span of a year, according to an investigation released Tuesday by the state’s child protection ombudsman. The delay allowed children and teens […]

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First-of-its-kind study of Colorado suicides reveals traumatized communities — for reasons that differ across the state

Parents in the four Colorado counties with the highest rates of youth suicide used these words to describe their emotional state: paralysis, exhaustion, desperation and surrender. By surrender, the parents meant leaving their jobs to watch over their kids or “outright moving to other communities” to run away from a rash of youth suicides, according […]