Dry & breezy with lots of smoke
WEDNESDAY: Drying out overnight, we’re socked in with smoke from multiple wildfires burning in the Colorado Springs area. We start much colder than the last few days, waking up in the teens and 20s in most lower lying areas. Highs this afternoon will be right around average with 47 in Colorado Springs and 54 in Pueblo. Winds will stay breezy but much calmer than yesterday, in the 10 to 20 MPH range.
Cold front brings rapid temperature drop and snow flurries to Pueblo
A cold front swung into Pueblo late Tuesday morning, bringing a sharp drop in temperatures and thick snowfall in some parts of town after a sunny start to the day. The snow got so thick that the National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a snow squall warning that included a large swath of Pueblo County shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The warning, which lasted until 1:45 p.m., warned of “dangerous life-threatening travel” from “white-out conditions in heavy blowing snow.”
Mayor Graham holds meeting with Pueblo homeless advocates in response to camping ban
Pueblo Mayor Heather Graham held a meeting last week with homeless advocates and nonprofits that assist the unhoused in response to a camping ban that city council passed earlier this month. More than 35 people and organizations attended the meeting. It was held in city council chambers and the discussions...
Pueblo's Mosh Burger closing as owner focuses on health and his 'new lease on life'
The owner of the popular Mosh Burger eatery in the Fuel & Iron Food Hall is stepping away from the restaurant business for now to focus on his health. Chris Doose first opened the restaurant as Mosh Ramen last April and rolled out its new burger menu when it rebranded in September. Doose's food was well received under both versions of the restaurant.
Pueblo West firefighters recognized for saving man's life in heroic ice rescue
Pueblo West firefighters who executed a risky nighttime operation to rescue a man from an icy pond in January received a standing ovation during the metro district board meeting Monday. Pueblo West Fire Chief Brian Caserta, flanked by the group of heroic firefighters, told the board they "responded to a...
NWS Issues Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado
Description: The National Weather Service Office of Pueblo Issued the Following Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado... NWS Issues Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado. Bent County-Crowley County-Kiowa County-Otero County-Prowers County-Pueblo County- The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a * Snow Squall Warning for... Northern Otero County in...
Winter Weather Advisory issued February 27 at 11:10AM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Pueblo CO
* WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to two. inches. Winds gusting as high as 80 mph. * WHERE…Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing. snow could significantly reduce visibility. The...
Live music festival coming to downtown Pueblo in April featuring 30-plus musicians, bands
Downtown Pueblo will play host to a two-day live music festival in April that will feature more than 30 musicians, some local and others from out of town. The festival, called Steel City Music Showcase, will take place April 12-13 between 6 and 11 p.m. on both nights. There will be four stages, three of which will be indoors. Each stage will feature different performers every hour. ...
Two months after nixing marijuana excise tax, Pueblo City Council wants to bring it back
Pueblo Mayor Heather Graham was one of two city councilors who voted against slashing the city's marijuana excise tax in December 2023. Now she wants to bring it back. Less than two months after Pueblo City Council approved slashing the city’s excise tax on marijuana, council is considering an ordinance to bring it back.
Pueblo Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 54 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories
Pueblo Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 54 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 54 crimes were reported in Pueblo. The most common crime was theft, which accounted for 19 cases, closely followed by arrests which were 17 in number. Assaults were also significant, with 6 incidents reported. Vandalism and trespassing contributed to the crime count with 5 and 3 cases respectively. The data also reveals that other types of crimes and burglaries were the least reported, each with 2 incidents. This data provides a clear snapshot of the crime situation in the place, shedding light on the types of crimes that are most prevalent, and those that occur less frequently. The high number of thefts and arrests is a cause for concern, indicating a need for increased security measures and law enforcement efforts.
Pueblo receives nearly $800k grant to train and recruit police officers
Pueblo City Council approved a nearly $800,000 grant for recruiting and training law enforcement officers over the next two years in a 6-0 vote Monday evening. The goal of the State’s Mission for Assistance in Recruiting and Training (SMART) Grant Program, provided by the Colorado Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance, is to provide grants to law enforcement agencies to increase the number of P.O.S.T.-certified and non-certified law enforcement officers who are representative of the communities...
Who will be Pueblo's next Student of the Week? Vote here by Feb. 29
Four extraordinary high school students are highlighted in the Pueblo Chieftain's latest Student of the Week feature and poll. This week's students come from Dutch Clark Digital Online at Paragon, Pueblo Central High School, Pueblo East High School and Rye High School. All four high-achieving students have excelled both inside and outside of the classroom.
Crime rates drop in Pueblo for first time in 2 years
For the first time in two years, law enforcement officials are reporting a drop in crime rates in the Steel City.
High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 2:42PM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Pueblo CO
* WHAT…West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. * WHERE…Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and Wet Mountains. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be...
Puppy Love By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Vice-chair
The 2024 Super Bowl that went into overtime was an exciting game. However, the 2024 Puppy Bowl was equally exciting and definitely the cutest competition in sports. Warner Bros. Discovery and Best Friends Animal Society partnered to “stage” the event in order to ”spotlight” pet adoption.
KRDO’s Tuesday Afternoon Pet of the Week
Floof is your KRDO Pet of the Week from Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region! He is a three-year-old white Great Pyrenees that came in as an owner surrender and now he’s patiently waiting for his new family to walk in the doors. Floof is a big dog...
🚨 Update: Deputy En-route to Assist at Tetakusim & Cocoim in Pascua Pueblo
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Arizona. The Pascua Yaqui Police Department has dispatched a deputy to assist at the intersection of Tetakusim and Cocoim within the jurisdiction of the Pascua Pueblo. Local residents and commuters are advised to exercise caution when approaching the area and to respect any instructions provided by law enforcement officials on the scene. The deputy's engagement aims to ensure public safety and manage the situation effectively. More updates will follow as the situation develops.
Rural community calls for equity with train from Fort Collins to Pueblo
The State of Colorado is moving forward with plans to create a commuter rail service from the Wyoming border to the New Mexico border, but some rural community leaders say the service may not be equitable to their residents. The Front Range Passenger Rail District is in the planning process for a train that supporters say will provide quick and reliable train access to those looking to travel between major Colorado cities like Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. However, some elected leaders in the town of Berthoud tell CBS News Colorado's Dillon Thomas they feel the service doesn't benefit...
Red Flag Warning issued February 26 at 7:52PM MST until February 27 at 4:00PM MST by NWS Pueblo CO
* Affected Area…Fire Weather Zones 230, 233 and 237. * Winds…West 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph on Tuesday. * Relative Humidity…As low as 10 percent. * Impacts…Conditions will be favorable for rapid rates of fire. growth and spread. A Red Flag...
Upcoming Events in Pueblo, Colorado: A Guide to the First Week of March 2024
Tickets for the 2024 PUEBLO, CO REGIONAL event are available for booking. The event is associated with TOP Season 27, hosted by Talent On Parade, a platform showcasing talents.