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Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee is a Colorado gem. It’s also a reminder of the state’s deadliest disaster.

As Pueblo recently dedicated its new Arkansas River levee and recreational amenities, it also commemorated its greatest tragedy: a flood that decimated its city center and killed at least 1,000 people. What Pueblo is today is inextricably tied to that June 1921 disaster, as over the past century the community transformed the river that nearly […]

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Murals return to Pueblo’s levee as artists make concrete above the Arkansas River their canvas

PUEBLO – With her specially created paint holder in one gloved hand and a brush in the other, Valrie Eisemann added a wide swath of bright blue paint to her mandala before grabbing her rope and scrambling up the concrete slab. The 33-year-old real estate broker from LaVeta was visibly shivering. “Laying on cold concrete […]