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Pueblo County one of most solar-friendly communities in U.S.

PUEBLO –  Pueblo County was recently recognized for being one of the most solar-friendly communities in the U.S, by a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. On Wednesday, December 13, Pueblo County was awarded a Bronze SolSmart plaque for the County’s work to remove barriers to solar growth.

Front Range Passenger Rail proposal delivered to Legislature

PUEBLO – A legislative proposal for the development of a Front Range Passenger Rail system, from Trinidad to Fort Collins, was submitted to the Colorado State Legislature by the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission on Friday, December 1.

Pueblo working to prevent disaster-related deaths in at-risk populations

PUEBLO – Pueblo has been doing a great job for years planning for disasters and emergencies to ensure the local population’s needs are met. One of the reasons why Pueblo is so prepared for emergencies is because of events like the one hosted by the Pueblo Area Agency on Aging (PAAA) on Friday, December 1, 2017.

County dedicates holiday lighting to need for more foster, adoptive parents

PUEBLO – Pueblo County dedicated its annual Historic Courthouse Holiday Lighting ceremony to the need for more foster parents in the community.
Pueblo County Commissioner Garrison Ortiz emceed the lighting ceremony which also kicked off a family-entertainment gift card drive to benefit foster families.

Pueblo County celebrates 10th Adoption Day

PUEBLO – Seven children found their forever homes on Friday, November 17, 2017 during Pueblo County’s 10th Adoption Day celebration. Five families adopted the seven children during the final adoption hearings held in the Honorable Judge Schwartz’ courtroom at the Dennis Maes Judicial Building. 

Reason#2 - Three reasons people don’t do foster care, and why they’re wrong

Myth #2: I can’t afford to be a foster parent
PUEBLO – Adoption through foster care costs little to nothing, yet one of the most common myths of foster care and adoption is, “I cannot afford to be a foster parent,” or “I cannot afford to adopt.”

County aims to maintain law and order in jail without funding from ballot issue

PUEBLO – After the Pueblo County Jail ballot initiative failed in the 2017 Coordinated Election, Pueblo County will take a hard look at possible other solutions to address infrastructure, liability and safety concerns in order to maintain law and order in the most overcrowded jail in the State of Colorado.

Springs voters approve $17 million in annual stormwater fees

PUEBLO – Colorado Springs voters approved a ballot measure securing $17 million in annual stormwater fees to be used exclusively for stormwater drainage and flood control projects, including the list of 71 projects identified in the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Pueblo County and Colorado Springs regarding the permit for the Southern Delivery System.

Next steps for Front Range passenger rail proposed to legislature

DENVER – For the first time since its establishment, the Front Range Rail Commission gave the State Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee an update on the recommended legislative next steps for bringing passenger rail service to the Interstate 25 corridor.
The Front Range Rail Commission’s recommendations for the next legislative steps are:

County getting ready for the holidays early

Just one day after Halloween, Pueblo County was already getting ready for Santa.  On Wednesday, November 1, Pueblo County inspected and replaced the 466 lights on the dome of the Historic Courthouse and nearly four thousand mini multi-colored lights were strung on the trees.  An additional 10 colored lights will be positioned to reflect down on the building from the eves of the Historic Courthouse and two spotlights will illuminate the main entrance for the holidays.