Latest Pueblo News

Man freed in competency mix up arrested again in SC killings

May. 13, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man charged with killing two sisters in South Carolina 12 years ago but who disappeared out of the legal system after he was found incompetent to stand trial was arrested Thursday in Colorado after authorities reinstated his charges, a sheriff's office and a family...

Firefighters contain blaze along Arkansas River in Pueblo

Apr. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — State and local firefighters have established a perimeter around a 20-acre (7.8-hectare) grassland fire in Pueblo that briefly forced people to evacuate a neighborhood next to City Park, a fire official said. About 30 personnel were working the edges of the...

Firefighters battle small wildfire along river in Pueblo

Apr. 10, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters in Pueblo were battling a wildfire on Sunday that charred roughly 20 acres (7.8 hectares) of a grassy, wooded area along the Arkansas River and forced evacuations in at least one neighborhood. No structures were immediately damaged as about 50...

EXPLAINER: Biden extends student loan freeze through August

Apr. 06, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that federal student loan payments will remain paused through Aug. 31, extending a freeze that began in 2020 but was set to end after this month. The action is meant to help millions of borrowers regain financial footing before they’re back on the...

Managing crowded parks raises equity, access concerns

Mar. 20, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — If anybody could work the system and get access to wildly popular open space this summer, you’d think Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Taishya Adams would have a good shot. But there she is, just like everyone else, penciling early March on her planner as...

Haaland: Report on Indigenous boarding schools expected soon

Mar. 16, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

The Interior Department is on the verge of releasing a report on its investigation into the federal government's past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told journalists during a call Wednesday that the report will come out in April but...

Election-year debate over crime as Colorado panel moves bill

Mar. 04, 2022 01:36 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The partisan divide over how to confront escalating street crime came to the fore Thursday as a Colorado legislative panel advanced a Democrat-sponsored bill designed to let local communities use state grants for neighborhood improvements in high-crime areas. Debate...

Boulder's Steve Fenberg elected Colorado Senate president

Feb. 22, 2022 14:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Senate has elected former Democratic Majority Leader Steve Fenberg of Boulder to succeed Leroy Garcia of Pueblo as the chamber's new president. Fenberg was elected by a unanimous vote Tuesday, and Sen. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City becomes the new...