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EDITORIAL: Save the waterworks

It’s doubtful that the Founding Fathers of our country imagined that future generations of Americans would celebrate our country’s independence by repeatedly dousing each other with water. Nevertheless, the Pueblo West Wet N’ Wild Independence Day Parade has grown into a fun tradition that attracted about 16,000 participants earlier this month. The problem is that […]

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EDITORIAL: Governor’s climate ‘goals’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued a set of “goals” — not enforceable mandates, to be sure — for reducing greenhouse gas emissions last week, seemingly as a rebuke to President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change accord. In a separate move, Hickenlooper said Colorado would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, which […]

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EDITORIAL: Illegal fireworks, cease-fire

Contrary to the Pueblo Police Department’s official line, illegal fireworks do pose a serious danger to public health and safety. Just look at the very serious injuries from fireworks to a 15-year-old high school wrestler and a 7-year-old boy, both caused by fireworks explosions on July 4. Don’t quibble about whether they were illegal or […]

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EDITORIAL: Crime Stoppers needs to find more revenue sources

It’s hard to argue with Pueblo Crime Stoppers’ success. Since its founding in 1983, tips provided through the organization to law enforcement officers have resulted in nearly 2,400 arrests and 3,500 cases solved. Those numbers include 22 homicide cases. The tips also have resulted in more than $11.3 million worth of property being recovered and […]

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EDITORIAL: St. Mary-Corwin is here to stay

Rumors of the demise of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center have been greatly exaggerated. Brian Moore, St. Mary-Corwin’s president and chief executive officer, and Mike Cafasso, the hospital’s vice president of operations, made that point very clear during their meeting with The Pueblo Chieftain’s editorial board last week. “One of the biggest questions that I’ve fielded is, ‘Is […]

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EDITORIAL: Plan to fix up Clark’s building Downtown is a great idea

A historic building at the intersection of Main and Third streets is about to enter a new phase of its existence, courtesy of NeighborWorks of Southern Colorado. The nonprofit organization announced plans last week to convert the 15,000-square-foot building into a mixed-use development with retail businesses on the ground floor and apartments on the second […]

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EDITORIAL: Just insist that the new police chief live in Pueblo County

The City Council and City Manager Sam Azad will hire a new police chief soon to replace retiring Chief Luis Velez. And the city has declared that the next chief will have to live within the city limits — as do all city department heads now. Frankly, we think that requirement is parochial and unnecessary. […]

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