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Colorado looks to stem the closure of schools for students with intense needs

Specialized Colorado schools that serve students with intense behavioral, mental health, and special education needs are closing because they don’t have enough funding. Over the past five years, the number of these schools, known as facility schools, has shrunk by 30%. The decrease strains public school districts that rely on facility schools to help children […]
Posted January 12, 2023 by Wire Reports

Frisch concedes to Boebert in CD3 race

The race between Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in Colorado is over. During a live announcement Friday morning, Frisch said he had conceded the race, which remains exceedingly close but not likely to change in Frisch’s favor. “I just got off the phone with Rep. Boebert,” Frisch said. “I […]
Posted November 18, 2022 by Wire Reports

Sen. Bennet soundly defeats GOP challenger O’Dea to win reelection to third term

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet appeared to have easily secured a third full term in the Senate on Tuesday night, a resounding win for Colorado Democrats that could mark a turning point for how the state’s electoral politics are perceived. Bennet led Republican challenger Joe O’Dea 56% to 42% as of 9:30 p.m., according to […]
Posted November 8, 2022 by Wire Reports

Polis wins reelection for 2nd term as Colorado governor

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis won a second term Tuesday night, handedly defeating his Republican opponent Heidi Ganahl. As of 8 p.m. on Election Night, Polis had about 61% of the vote and Ganahl had about 37% of the vote. The Associated Press called the race at 8 p.m. GET THE MORNING HEADLINES DELIVERED TO YOUR […]
Posted November 8, 2022 by Wire Reports

Mushrooms, affordable lunches: Your guide to (some of) the 2022 ballot initiatives

Mushrooms, affordable lunches: Your guide to (some of) the 2022 ballot initiatives
The conventional wisdom and statistics suggest voters are more likely to show up for a presidential election than a midterm. Here in Pueblo County, Clerk and Recorder election canvass numbers show (county.Pueblo.org/clerk-and-recorder-department/election-results), 59.31% of registered voters cast ballots in the November 2018 midterm race compared to 77.17% in 2020’s historic presidential election, when Joe Biden […]
Posted September 29, 2022 by Regan Foster

Colorado farming is a multibillion dollar industry - so why are so many residents hungry?

Colorado farming is a multibillion dollar industry - so why are so many residents hungry?
“Pueblo has so much food available. We’re so close to the farms and there’s so much opportunity for us to feed the community.”
Posted August 26, 2022 by Regan Foster

Colorado health department to publish weekly monkeypox data through online dashboard

Colorado health department to publish weekly monkeypox data through online dashboard
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now sharing additional monkeypox data online in a format similar to its COVID-19 dashboard. The data, which will be updated on a weekly basis, includes county case numbers, statewide demographic data and a chart that shows the overall trend of cases in the state. There have […]
Posted August 18, 2022 by Wire Reports

Colorado River crisis: Dispute, drought have local implications

Colorado River crisis: Dispute, drought have local implications
Two decades of drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin have prompted dire warnings and alarming headlines about climate change and the Colorado River water crisis.
Posted July 29, 2022 by Joe Stone

Increase in fatal accidents cause for concern

Increase in fatal accidents cause for concern
The Colorado Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies say the rise of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Pueblo County has reached concerning levels. As of July 13, 20 people have died in 16 accidents this year. According to data collected by CDOT, 32 crashes resulted in 34 deaths in 2021 and in 2020, […]
Posted July 29, 2022 by Luke Lyons

Pedestrian accidents on the rise

Pedestrian accidents on the rise
In addition to fatal vehicle crashes, law enforcement has noticed an upward trend of crashes in which pedestrians are killed or injured in Pueblo County.
Posted July 29, 2022 by Luke Lyons
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