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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.

Coronavirus

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.

Education

3 numbers that explain Republican Lauren Boebert’s victory in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

Diane Mitsch Bush’s loss can be explained, most easily, by the Democrat’s failure to secure a big victory in Pueblo County

Politics and Government

Colorado regulators probe why the coal-fired Comanche 3 power plant has been out of service for months

Xcel Energy customers have been paying for the $1.3 billion plant since it opened in Pueblo 10 years ago and now are picking up the tab for costly repairs and electricity purchased to meet summer demand

Energy

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

Structural repair ground the old murals to gravel, but now painters have begun the physically demanding work to restore the critical public works project’s role in the city’s essential artistic life.

Culture

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

Will Joe Biden be able to do what Hillary Clinton couldn't four years ago?

Politics and Government

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot

Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce

Crime and Courts

Colorado cold snap could disrupt state’s marijuana industry

Jon Vaught, CEO of a cannabis biotech firm Front Range Biosciences, said the temperatures below freezing Tuesday and Wednesday combined with snow were “catastrophic for growers.”

Business

Rail mill project solidifies Pueblo’s “Steel City” moniker

Steel-making in Pueblo is inextricably linked with the city, which this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary with Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I)

Business

30 years after passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, key inequities remain in Colorado

The biggest remaining hurdles for people living with disabilities continue to be accessible housing and fair employment opportunities

Health

Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state

Starting at the Oklahoma-Kansas-Colorado border and headed toward the state’s northwest corner, India Wood is more than halfway through her expedition. She wanted to see more than just the prettiest, most popular places.

Coloradans

Here’s who funded the last-minute, $1.5 million attacks on Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary

The latest campaign finance filings show John Hickenlooper continued his fundraising juggernaut, but Cory Gardner still has more cash in the bank

Politics and Government

Father, son die in rafting accident on Arkansas River near Pueblo

The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims as 46-year-old Ricardo Valencia Sanchez and 16-year-old Jose Louis Valencia.

News

Colorado State Fair re-imagined amid coronavirus

All entrance fees would be waived at this year's fair

Coronavirus

Supreme Court ruling on DACA brings more time, but no less uncertainty for Coloradans

In their own voices: Five Colorado young people explain how DACA shaped their lives and what the Supreme Court's decision means to them.

Coloradans

Coronavirus cost Colorado’s solar industry thousands of jobs, but there’s one bright spot

Home rooftop solar shows resilience while other sectors stumble during the pandemic

Energy

Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence

Crime and Courts

Enrollment usually rises at community colleges during an economic downturn. That’s not the case during coronavirus.

Fall enrollment among Colorado community colleges is down 22% at a time those schools have become more reliant on tuition

Education

What if we never need the $100 million coronavirus overflow hospitals Colorado is building?

One lease, for the Colorado Convention Center, costs $60,000 per day. But state emergency officials say the five makeshift medical centers are Colorado’s health care insurance policy.

Coronavirus
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