Latest Pueblo News

Showtime for singing therapist amid coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The robust sound system that would serve, in a sense, as the harbinger of hope, was spread over several “reserved parking” spaces. Between the speakers, acoustic guitar at the ready, stood the smiling, sweet-natured soul in whose hands, and voice, that audio equipment...

Trial moved back for accused Colorado synagogue bomb plotter

Jun. 29, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge rescheduled a trial for an alleged white supremacist accused of plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore set a Feb. 22 trial date for the case against Richard Holzer, The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sunday. The judge granted the...

Pueblo police shoot, kill armed man during confrontation

Jun. 24, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police during a confrontation in southern Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 43-year-old Kevin Pulido was shot by three officers in the city's South Side on Tuesday and died at the scene. Residents reported...

Father, son die in rafting accident on Arkansas River

Jun. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An Aurora man and his son died in a Father’s Day rafting accident on the Arkansas River near Pueblo, officials said. The Pueblo County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims as 46-year-old Ricardo Valencia Sanchez and 16-year-old Jose Louis Valencia. They were...

Colorado State Fair re-imagined amid coronavirus

Jun. 21, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State Fair organizers are moving forward with a re-imagined expo this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Stoller, the fair's general manager, received unanimous support last week from the event's board of authority to move forward with a pared-down celebration that...

Bodies of 2 missing swimmers recovered at Lake Pueblo

Jun. 12, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the bodies of two swimmers who were reported missing at Lake Pueblo in southern Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say one body was found late Friday afternoon using sonar, and the other was found a short time later by an underwater drone. The...

2 inmates escape prison camp in southern Colorado

May. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for two inmates who escaped a minimum-security federal prison camp in southern Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports 35-year-old Jose Rodriguez and 42-year-old Raul Guzman were noticed missing during Wednesday morning's inmate count at the Federal Bureau of...

1 killed, 1 injured in Pueblo officer-involved shooting

May. 15, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A police officer in Colorado has fatally shot a driver and injured a passenger while being dragged by the stolen vehicle in Pueblo, authorities said. The Pueblo Police Department has said the officer, who was not identified, attempted to stop the stolen sedan Friday around 2 a.m. before...

Michela Blosfield waves to members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing as the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets fly over UCHealth Memorial North Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, May 6, 2020, to salute local health care workers, first responders and essential workers. (Chancey Bush/The Gazette via AP)

Flyover passes over Colorado hospitals, prison

May. 6, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado got a flyover to salute health care workers and others responding to the coronavirus outbreak and to boost morale. The Colorado Air National Guard launched F-16 Fighting Falcons from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon. Their first destination was the Sterling...