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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: Thanks, Southwest Motors, for supporting the Fair and the community!

We were thrilled to hear the news this past weekend that the events center at the Colorado State Fairgrounds still will carry the name of Southwest Motors, at least through 2022. Friday, Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings announced a new partnership with Mike and Randi Zavislan, owners of the well-known car dealership, that will see […]

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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: Plan for better roads

Colorado needs a workable plan to invest in a better state highway and local transportation system than we have now. Current conditions are intolerable. All of us are adversely affected by inadequate roadways that cannot carry the ever-increasing traffic, particularly between Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. Interstate 25 woes will only get worse as […]

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Pueblo Chieftain editorial: Plan for better roads

Colorado needs a workable plan to invest in a better state highway and local transportation system than we have now. Current conditions are intolerable. All of us are adversely affected by inadequate roadways that cannot carry the ever-increasing traffic, particularly between Colorado Springs and the Denver metro area. Interstate 25 woes will only get worse as […]

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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: The jobless rate is very low, but what if we need skilled workers for a new business?

Colorado continues to rank among the top states in the nation for jobs, but the growth rate is slowing, according to Ryan Gedney, senior economist for the state labor department. “When we get to unemployment rates this low, it’s natural that you can’t sustain the growth rate that you had,” he saidAs reported recently, Pueblo’s […]

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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: Riverwalk plan is a go, and that’s fantastic news for Pueblo

Whew! After months and months of meetings and disagreements, confusion and all sorts of other issues, Pueblo’s plan to use state funds to improve the Historic Riverwalk of Pueblo has been approved. The state Economic Development Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Pueblo’s plan. To put it simply, it is fantastic news for our community! The […]

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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: We think O’Neal will encourage transparency in D60

We think R. Kenneth O’Neal is an excellent addition to the Pueblo City Schools board. O’Neal was appointed by the board last week to fill a vacant seat. He is a decorated Army veteran, an accomplished nurse and educator, and a member of the Pillars of Unity community advocacy group. O’Neal took the oath of […]

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The Pueblo Chieftain editorial: It’s time to figure out how to fix our transportation issues

Colorado taxpayers dodged a bullet this past legislative session when a proposed half-cent state sales tax hike was rejected. House Bill 1242 would have increased state sales taxes by $568 million in the first full year (fiscal 2018-19). The Senate Finance Committee voted 3-2 to kill the bill on April 25, even though it had […]

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