Pueblo http://krcc.org en Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-pd-launches-trial-interactive-crime-fighting-tool <p>The Pueblo Police Department is running a 45-day trial of a new interactive crowd-sourced crime fighting platform. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The platform is called <a href="http://CrimeSuspect.Net" target="_blank">CrimeSuspect.Net</a> and equips citizens with the ability to help law enforcement fight local crime.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:43:49 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17214 at http://krcc.org Pueblo PD Launches Trial for Interactive Crime-Fighting Tool Vestas to Add Workers http://krcc.org/post/vestas-add-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wind turbine manufacturer </span>Vestas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it’s expecting to add at least 850 factory workers statewide this year.&nbsp; 400 have already been hired.&nbsp; The announcement comes after one of the best years for orders placed with the company, and after leaner previous years led to a series of layoffs at its Colorado plants.&nbsp; In a statement, </span>Vestas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says 80 of those workers will be at its Pueblo facility, where they’re expected to reach full capacity this year.&nbsp; The company also Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:54:15 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 16154 at http://krcc.org Vestas to Add Workers Study: Economic Impact of Amtrak in Southern Colorado http://krcc.org/post/study-economic-impact-amtrak-southern-colorado <p>Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Rail Service runs through southern Colorado and into New Mexico on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles.&nbsp; The route faces repair costs, and Colorado’s portion of that could be about 40 million dollars over the course of 10 years.&nbsp; As KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports, a new economic impact study breaks down what those repairs mean to Southern Colorado, and what it would take to add a train station in Pueblo.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:07:51 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & Rachel Gonchar 14854 at http://krcc.org Study: Economic Impact of Amtrak in Southern Colorado Pueblo Landlord Fined for Code Violations http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-landlord-fined-code-violations <p>A landlord in Pueblo has pleased guilty to code violations in rental properties. KRCC's&nbsp;Eliza Densmore reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pueblo Police Department’s Code Compliance Unit executed the case.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 14 units held a total of 70 code violations, including problems with plumbing, pests, and fire protection systems.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:57:56 +0000 Eliza Densmore 14528 at http://krcc.org Pueblo Landlord Fined for Code Violations Superfund Status Sought for Pueblo Smelter Site http://krcc.org/post/superfund-status-sought-pueblo-smelter-site-0 <p>Governor&nbsp;John Hickenlooper is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to put an area near the old Pueblo smelter site on the national Superfund list. KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar reports.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:45:27 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 14482 at http://krcc.org Superfund Status Sought for Pueblo Smelter Site Reimbursement for Recall Elections Unlikely http://krcc.org/post/reimbursement-recall-elections-unlikely <p>Now that Colorado’s historic recall elections are over, there’s an ongoing clash about who should foot the bill. The recalls of two Democratic lawmakers cost over $400,000. As Bente Birkeland reports, the Secretary of State’s Office says he can’t legally reimburse counties for the elections.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:38:05 +0000 Bente Birkeland 13968 at http://krcc.org Reimbursement for Recall Elections Unlikely Miners Eligible for Free Black Lung, RESEP Health Screenings http://krcc.org/post/miners-eligible-free-black-lung-resep-health-screenings <p>Active and retired miners are eligible for free health screenings in Pueblo this week through the <a href="http://www.nationaljewish.org/programs/prevention/miners-clinic/" target="_blank">Miners Clinic of Colorado</a>. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:30:12 +0000 Eliza Densmore 13910 at http://krcc.org Miners Eligible for Free Black Lung, RESEP Health Screenings Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/recall-effort-leader-run-clerk-recorder-pueblo <p>The president of the group that led efforts to recall a state senator in Pueblo is running for clerk and recorder. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><div><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:17:58 +0000 Eliza Densmore & AP 13878 at http://krcc.org Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo High Speed Rail Meetings in Pueblo, Colorado Springs http://krcc.org/post/high-speed-rail-meetings-pueblo-colorado-springs <p></p><p>Residents of Pueblo and Colorado Springs get to weigh in on a high speed rail study that looks at transportation from Pueblo to Fort Collins via the Denver International Airport. &nbsp;KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/ICS" target="_blank">The study</a> looked at existing high speed rail technologies and various impacts and feasibility issues. It comes from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Transit and Rail.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:34:04 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz 11644 at http://krcc.org High Speed Rail Meetings in Pueblo, Colorado Springs Pueblo County Maps Flood Damages http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-county-maps-flood-damages <p>Pueblo County has released a new interactive map showing flood damage for the past year.&nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Eliza Densmore 11264 at http://krcc.org Pueblo County Maps Flood Damages Clerks in El Paso, Pueblo Counties Say Voter Turnout Appears Up http://krcc.org/post/clerks-el-paso-pueblo-counties-say-voter-turnout-appears <p></p><div><p>Colorado voters have until 7 tonight to turn in their ballots in today’s election.&nbsp;For nearly a month, El Paso and Pueblo County Clerks have been collecting mail-in ballots.</p></div><p>Despite a slow start, Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz is optimistic about the turnout.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:14:17 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 11000 at http://krcc.org Clerks in El Paso, Pueblo Counties Say Voter Turnout Appears Up Expansion Plans for I-25 in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/expansion-plans-i-25-pueblo <p></p><p>A seven-mile section of I-25 through Pueblo is slated for improvements starting this spring. It&rsquo;s the first part of a two-phase project called the New Pueblo Freeway. Some 165 people attended a recent public hearing for the project hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation. KRCC&#39;s Shanna Lewis was there and has this report.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:51:29 +0000 Shanna Lewis 9649 at http://krcc.org Expansion Plans for I-25 in Pueblo New GOP State Senators Sworn Into Office http://krcc.org/post/new-gop-state-senators-sworn-office <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">A pair of Republican state lawmakers took the oath of office yesterday, after winning historic recall elections last month. Gun control legislation was behind the recall effort. But even with two more Republican Senators at the state capitol, Democrats are still in control of both the House and Senate. Bente Birkeland has more.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:14:52 +0000 Bente Birkeland 9582 at http://krcc.org New GOP State Senators Sworn Into Office Public Hearing in Pueblo for I-25 Expansion http://krcc.org/post/public-hearing-pueblo-i-25-expansion <p></p><p>Pueblo residents are invited to a public hearing tonight&nbsp;about some upcoming planned improvements on Interstate 25. &nbsp;KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.</p><p></p><p>The Colorado Department of Transportation along with the Federal Highway Administration are hosting the meeting which consists of an information session and an opportunity to ask questions and weigh in on the projects.</p><p>Planned improvements include fixing deteriorating roadways, widening the highway between 29<sup>th</sup> and Indiana Avenue, and adding shoulders.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Eliza Densmore 9489 at http://krcc.org Public Hearing in Pueblo for I-25 Expansion Pueblo Reports Fourth West Nile Case http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-reports-fourth-west-nile-case <p></p><p>The Pueblo City-County Health Department is reporting another West Nile Virus case. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>All four cases of the mosquito borne virus in Pueblo County this year have been confirmed within the past month.</p><p>Pueblo City-County Health Department director Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods expects the risk of mosquito bites and West Nile Virus to decrease as the weather gets colder, but still recommends precautions like draining standing water, avoiding the outdoors at dusk and dawn, and using deet.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:43:57 +0000 Maggie Spencer 9483 at http://krcc.org Pueblo Reports Fourth West Nile Case Testing for Toxins in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/testing-toxins-pueblo <p>Testing for lead and arsenic exposure is underway for a sampling of Pueblo’s south side residents this week. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis reports:</p><p></p><p>Federal staffers recruited participants who live within a half mile of the former Colorado Smelter. The smelter ceased operations in 1908, but slag – waste material from making steel – was left behind. The tests are aimed at children and women of childbearing age. Dr. Bruce Tierney is a medical officer with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:12:18 +0000 Shanna Lewis 9019 at http://krcc.org Testing for Toxins in Pueblo Voters Oust Morse, Giron http://krcc.org/post/voters-oust-morse-giron <p></p><p>Voters ousted two Democratic state lawmakers yesterday in the first ever recall elections of state legislators.&nbsp; The recalls come in the wake of new gun legislation passed earlier this year.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs conceded around 9:30, calling the defeat symbolic. &nbsp;Morse was unapologetic over his stance on the new gun control measures, and says it was worth the political risk.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:51:07 +0000 Shanna Lewis & Andrea Chalfin & Liz Ruskin 8434 at http://krcc.org Voters Oust Morse, Giron Voting Centers Open Until 7PM in Recall Elections http://krcc.org/post/voting-centers-open-until-7pm-recall-elections <p></p><p></p><p>It’s election day for parts of El Paso and Pueblo Counties. State senators John Morse and Angela Giron are facing possible recalls. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin caught up with the El Paso County Clerk at Centennial Hall, where at mid-day, voter traffic was moving swiftly.</p><p></p><p>This is one of seven voting centers open today in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Clerk Wayne Williams says turnout today has been lighter at times than last week, but he says there could be an after-work rush.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:05:50 +0000 Liz Ruskin & Shanna Lewis 8413 at http://krcc.org Voting Centers Open Until 7PM in Recall Elections Colorado Cities Noted for Business, Careers http://krcc.org/post/colorado-cities-noted-business-careers <p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:57:09 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6864 at http://krcc.org Colorado Cities Noted for Business, Careers Pueblo City-County Health Reports West Nile Presence http://krcc.org/post/pueblo-city-county-health-reports-west-nile-presence <p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:34:56 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6585 at http://krcc.org Pueblo City-County Health Reports West Nile Presence