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If you watched Donald Trump's speech in Pueblo — and let me now speak in praise of C-SPAN, which is how I watched it...
Cold shower A busted boiler at the Pueblo County Jail left inmates shivering in the showers when the facility had no hot water for three days this...
In Pueblo, the moderator left it to the candidates to hold each other accountable. It didn't work. Boos and hisses abounded after every non-answer.
Colorado Democratic state Senate President John Morse speaks his mind and has endured no end of pains recently as a result. But it's a refreshing quality in a lawmaker -- a Colorado tradition that might include Morse, as well as two current, long-shot Republican candidates for governor: state Senator Greg Brophy and notoriously great interviewee, illegal-immigration scourge and former Congressman Tom Tancredo.
In a radio interview Friday, Republican Senate candidate George Rivera said he couldn't really criticize Sen. Angela Giron for "voting her conscience" when she supported the hot-button gun-control laws last spring that have spurred constituents in her Pueblo district to attempt to recall her from office.
In a year fraught by gun violence across the nation and with the anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting fast approaching, tempers over gun control have flared so high, the issue may invite the state’s first-ever lawmaker-recall votes. The efforts mounted so far have fast made a battleground of Colorado’s local politics, with organizers on both sides accusing each other of harassing petition signers, undermining the democratic process and undercutting hard-won balanced budgets.
Not surprising in the midst of an ongoing nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, much of the heated opposition to a proposed reactor in Pueblo the last two nights has reportedly focused on safety and fallout in the event of a meltdown. The Pueblo Chieftain reported more than 500 people, most of them opponents, came out to a Pueblo County commissioners meeting Wednesday night to express their fears about possibly being home to Colorado’s first active nuclear reactor since Fort St. Vrain in Platteville, east of Longmont, was shut down in 1992 and later converted to a natural gas plant.
Xcel produces 1,410 megawatts of electricity in Pueblo -- enough to power at least a million homes -- but sells none of it to local residents. It does, indirectly, sell a percentage of that power to Pueblo households through Black Hills, which has a franchise agreement with the city, but will do so only until the end of next year, when the current contract is set to expire.