Pueblo

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The Colorado State Fair has lost money for 21 straight years, audit finds

The audit also says the fair authority has no comprehensive marketing plan and no target audience despite spending $1.1 million per year on marketing

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Pueblo Economic Development Corp. sees hemp as a natural extension of southern Colorado’s ag and industrial heritage, and is laying down cash and tax credits to lure companies that agree to meet job-creation goals

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge dismisses lawsuits challenging private management in two Colorado school districts

David H. Goldberg, a Denver district court judge, ruled that the union failed to establish how the order had caused injury and so lacked grounds to sue

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado now has more school districts on four-day weeks than any place in the nation — with little research on the benefits

Money moved more than 100 districts to forge ahead with the largely untested strategy. Parents and teachers learned to love it, but nobody knows its impact on kids and learning.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Cigarettes all over again? Colorado has the highest youth vaping rate in the country.

Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Cities across Colorado saw how gentrification impacted Denver. They’re trying to avoid the same pitfalls.

Hot real estate markets put the state's city planners on alert to avoid displacing vulnerable populations, but with unique local factors in play

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Dollar stores — 18 of them — have filled in gaps as conventional grocers pulled up stakes in Pueblo

Economic developers acknowledge an uneasy relationship with deep-discounters as Pueblo's economy tries to rebound

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s booming pronghorn population is running horns-first into newly built neighborhoods

The state's 85,000 pronghorns are a wildlife management success story, but development on the prairie is conflicting with natural patterns

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Pueblo will elect its first mayor in decades today. Here’s why the city hopes the move will be a watershed moment.

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades