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A long-languishing Pueblo subdivision could become one of Colorado’s largest zero-energy communities

The environmentally friendly homes would make up just a tiny portion of the North Vista Highlands neighborhood. Developers think they will lure buyers looking for solar-ready homes built from nontoxic materials.


Colorado Republicans decide not to opt out of 2022 primaries

The opt-out effort was defeated by a vote of 241-172, though the Colorado GOP may challenge the state's open primary system in court

Politics and Government

Colorado redistricting commissioners mull big changes to latest draft of congressional map

People on the Western Slope aren’t happy about being grouped with Boulder, and Fort Collins residents say they don’t belong with the Eastern Plains

Politics and Government

More than 36,000 Colorado kids from low-income families could miss out on the Child Tax Credit, advocates fear

While families that file taxes with the IRS will get checks or deposits automatically, parents who don’t file will need to sign up

Politics and Government

Opinion: Environmental justice led the way in Colorado’s legislative session

Lawyered up, educated and networked, we’re equipped to make even more progress together

Opinion Columns

Missing Pueblo man with Alzheimer’s found dead near his assisted-living home

Daniel Otero was reported missing July 17 and was found dead south of the facility Wednesday


Man dies after motorized paragliders crash into Colorado lake

Colorado Parks and Wildlife told news outlets that witnesses say the two men were skimming the lake's surface with their feet when they crashed


Colorado neighborhoods will get tougher toxic air monitoring of heavy polluters

House Bill 1189 passed this week with a push from community advocates and conservation groups seeking more real-time, publicly disclosed tracking of dangerous pollutants like benzene.


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

A 24-foot wall of water fed by torrential rain along the Front Range slammed through the narrow Arkansas River channel in downtown Pueblo on June 3, 1921.


“A secret garden”: Hidden peonies on a farm near Pueblo became a public obsession

After COVID kept visitors away, the family-run attraction needed help. Support quickly bloomed.


Steel mill furnace explodes in Pueblo, injures 7

All seven were able to walk out and expected to survive after Saturday's blast.


Search resumes for Pueblo cemetery’s storied mass graves

Students from the Colorado School of Mines, led by archaeologist Michelle Slaughter, are searching the oldest portion of the Roselawn Cemetery


For Indigenous rights activists in Colorado, coronavirus brought momentum and pushback

Like its viral predecessors, the novel coronavirus has torn through Indigenous communities with particular vehemence. For many of them, this year has brought new urgency to old protests.


Breakdowns, shutdowns and cost overruns plague Xcel’s Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant, investigation finds

Electricity from the state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant near Pueblo costs 45% more than forecast, Colorado Public Utilities Commission reports. Xcel says Comanche will be used as a backup to renewable generation after 2030.


Man gets nearly 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb Pueblo synagogue

Judge Raymond P. Moore set the 235-month sentence for Richard Holzer, 28, and imposed a 15-year term of supervised release.

Crime and Courts

Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.

Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.


20-year-old Pueblo woman was “close to dying” after strokes linked to coronavirus


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

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said both wounded deputies are expected to fully recover.

Crime and Courts

Colorado is working to keep coronavirus overflow hospitals as an option as third wave persists

State officials are looking to extend leases for the alternate care sites through March. Hospitals, meanwhile, have activated “surge plans” to increase capacity.


Pueblo teachers are battling a district requirement that they go to school, even though students are at home

One elementary school has had a dozen coronavirus cases this fall, forcing remote learning. Teachers say they don't feel safe.

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