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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

Pueblo County Democrats censure county commissioners over endorsement of Republican

Pueblo County Democrats censure county commissioners over endorsement of Republican
The Pueblo County Democratic Party removed two sitting county commissioners from its central committee after they endorsed a Republican candidate for an open commissioner seat.
Posted July 20, 2022 by Wire Reports

Pueblo Star Journal fundraiser digs up more than $3,000

Pueblo Star Journal fundraiser digs up more than $3,000
A Pueblo Star Journal fundraiser June 23 at historic Watertower Place raised $3,003.34 ...
Posted July 8, 2022 by Staff Report

Pueblo County clerk Gilbert 'Bo' Ortiz loses post in primary election

Pueblo County clerk Gilbert 'Bo' Ortiz loses post in primary election
Pueblo County will swear in a new clerk and recorder next year for the first time in 16 years.
Posted June 29, 2022 by Staff Report

Law enforcement investigating election equipment tampering in Pueblo County

Law enforcement investigating election equipment tampering in Pueblo County
Local law enforcement and the Colorado secretary of state’s office are investigating an incident in Pueblo County where a voter allegedly tampered with election equipment during in-person primary election voting on Tuesday. The unnamed voter tampered with a Dominion Voting Systems ImageCast X machine, which is used to mark a ballot with a voter’s selections […]
Posted June 29, 2022 by Wire Reports
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