COURTHOUSE HOLIDAY LIGHTING HONORS ALL WILDFIRE RESPONDERS
PUEBLO – Christmas is about community, it takes a community to fight wildfires, so what better time to honor our wildfire responders than Christmas.
PUEBLO – Pueblo County’s Economic Development Department will be implementing a new marketing campaign for the Pueblo Enterprise Zone Program to educate businesses and individuals about the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit and to increase donations to Pueblo’s Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects.
PUEBLO – Wildfire responders who helped protect the Pueblo community will be honored during the 2016 Historic Pueblo County Courthouse Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2, at 6 p.m.
The annual free event will also feature holiday music performances, an opportunity for children to visit and take a picture with Santa and view the holiday decorations inside the Historic Courthouse that have also been dedicated to wildfire responders.
PUEBLO – A made-in-Pueblo chiller and other new energy-saving solutions were hoisted into place by crane at the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse this morning. These energy-efficient solutions, which are expected to reduce annual energy costs for the county by $38,000, will bring Pueblo County close to achieving its goal of reducing energy consumption by 5 percent in all county buildings.
PUEBLO – Sunday, October 30, 2016 will be celebrated as Weatherization Day in Pueblo County and the State of Colorado. On Wednesday, October 26, Pueblo County Commissioners designated the day to raise awareness of the Weatherization Assistance Program. This free program has provided assistance to low-income households for 40 years in the State of Colorado by providing cost-effective and energy-efficient improvements to homes, thereby reducing the consumption of energy in both winter and summer months.
PUEBLO – The cause of the Junkins Fire burning in Custer and Pueblo counties was confirmed by Incident Command to have been the result of a wind blowing a metal building onto power lines.
The Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAG) provides matching federal funds to assist our nation’s firefighters control and extinguish fires that threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. An FMAG declaration is an assurance that the federal government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will assist firefighters by providing financial support to control or suppress the declared fire event.
October 17, 2016 DENVER
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Junkins Fire in Custer and Pueblo Counties.
While fire operations on the Beulah Hill Fire continue, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Bureau is transitioning to recovery. The public information hotline continues operation to assist Beulah residents with any needs.
With significant progress made in the containment of the Beulah Hill Fire, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Beulah Volunteer Fire Department, and the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black are allowing all Beulah residents to return to their homes beginning at 1 p.m. today (October 7, 2016). All residents will be required to get a re-entry permit at the 4-H Building on the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Processing of the re-entry permits will begin at 10 a.m. Proof of address will be required to obtain a permit. No residents will be allowed back to their homes without a re-entry permit. Permits will be required for residents to be allowed past law enforcement traffic control points, which remain in effect today.