1. Sheriff News
  1. offIcer involved shooting

    Critical Incident Response Team Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

    October 6, 2022 - The 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team has been activated to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting late Wednesday night in Colorado City involving Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies. Read on...
  2. Dennis Triggs

    Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest Suspect in Pueblo West Bank Robbery

    September 29, 2022 -Detectives with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested a 34-year-old man Thursday in the robbery of the U.S. Bank in Pueblo West. He also was identified as a suspect in a separate robbery in Pueblo. Read on...
  3. death investigation

    Detectives Investigating After Human Remains Found in Avondale Field

    September 28, 2022 -The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues an investigation after human remains were found Sunday morning in a field in the Avondale area of Eastern Pueblo County. Read on...
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    Man Seriously Injured in RV Fire in Wildhorse Neighborhood

    September 27, 2022- A 51-year-old man suffered serious burns after the RV he was living in caught fire late Monday night in the Wildhorse neighborhood, located in the northern part of Pueblo County. Read on...
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    Pueblo West Man Arrested Following Hours Long Standoff with Deputies

    September 19, 2022 - A 51-year-old Pueblo West man was arrested on several felony charges after an hours-long standoff with Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies. Erin Kemling was arrested Sept. 8 after SWAT members entered the home he was barricaded inside. Read on...
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    Residents Reminded to Take Steps to Prevent Thefts from Auto

    September 7, 2022- With a recent increase in reports of thefts from auto, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to take precautions to prevent their vehicles from being a target for thieves. Read on...
  7. Garrison Gurule

    Barricaded Subject Taken Into Custody After Hours Long Standoff

    September 7, 2022 - A 34-year-old man who barricaded himself in a Southside Pueblo apartment was taken into custody without incident following an hours-long standoff Tuesday afternoon. Read on...
  8. Donovan Duran

    Man Sentenced to DOC in JR Country Store Burglaries

    September 6, 2022 - A 23-year-old Pueblo man has been sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections for his role in two burglaries that occurred at the JR’s Country Store in east Pueblo County. Read on...
  9. Robert J. Smith

    Lamar Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Child Prostitution

    September 1, 2022 - A 72-year-old Lamar man pleaded guilty to soliciting for child prostitution in connection with his June 12, 2021, arrest in Pueblo. Robert J. Smith of Lamar was one of seven men arrested June 2021, as part of Operation Predator. Read on...
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    Drivers/Parents Reminded to be Cautious at Bus Stops, School Zones

    August 12, 2022 - With summer vacation coming to an end and classes beginning for local children, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers to be attentive and follow all traffic laws in and around Pueblo County District 70 schools and bus stops. Read on...
  11. Death Investigation

    Sheriff’s Office Investigates Death in Pueblo County Jail

    August 9, 2022- The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating circumstances surrounding the death today of a 40-year-old woman while she was in custody at the Pueblo County Jail. She was found unresponsive in her assigned cell at about 10 a.m. Read on...
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    Woman Found in Possession of Suspected Fentanyl While Being Booked into Pueblo County Jail

    August 7, 2022- A keenly aware Pueblo County Sheriff’s detention deputy found more than 300 suspected fentanyl pills on a woman as she was being booked into Pueblo County Jail Saturday night on a traffic warrant. Read on...
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    Residents Urged to Take Steps to Prevent Heavy Equipment Thefts

    August 1, 2022 - With a growing trend in heavy equipment and semi-truck thefts, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to take precautions to prevent their equipment from becoming a target for thieves. Read on...
  14. Robert James Martinez

    Man Arrested After Returning to Scene of Previous Crime

    July 28, 2022 - Quick response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies, along with help from watchful Pueblo West business owners and residents, led to the arrest Thursday of a 26-year-old man after he returned to where he earlier attempted to burglarize. Read on...
  15. Jared Berckefeldt

    Wanted Men Arrested After Eluding Deputies

    July 27, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 25-year-old man who was sought on warrants including felony eluding after he twice drove away from deputy’s attempting to stop him, including one instance where he rammed a patrol vehicle. Read on...
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    Sheriff Taylor Promotes Four Employees

    July 21, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor recently promoted four employees: David Lucero promoted to Undersheriff; Steve Bryant to Law Enforcement Bureau Chief; David Spicer to Sergeant and Dannette Pike to supervisor in the comm center. Read on...
  17. William Plymell

    Pueblo West Man Arrested for Child Sex Assault

    July 6, 2022 - After several months of investigation, Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 75-year-old Pueblo West man on Tuesday on several felony charges related to sexual assault and sexual exploitation of child. Read on...
  18. HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

    UPDATE: Pueblo West Suspicious Death Investigation Now Homicide Investigation

    June 29, 2022- The suspicious death investigation of a 13-year-old girl who was body was found in her home in Pueblo West Monday morning is now being investigated as a homicide. Read on...
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    Water Main Break Impacting Dormitory, Kitchen at Pueblo County Jail

    June 29, 2022 - A water main break at the Pueblo County Jail Tuesday has left the dormitory and kitchen area of the facility temporarily without water service. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Pueblo West Home

    June 27, 2022 -The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a female was found deceased in a Pueblo West home this morning. Read on...
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    CIRT Investigating Inmate Death at Pueblo County Jail

    June 23, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of the 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team to assist in an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old female at the Pueblo County Jail. Read on...
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    Two Men Arrested for Burglary at Pueblo West Storage Facility

    Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men early this morning in the burglary at a Pueblo West storage facility after quickly responding to a call of the crime in progress. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Captain Dawn Ballas Among FBI National Academy Graduates

    June 13, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Capt. Dawn Ballas, a 20-year agency veteran, is known as a champion of causes. In March, Capt. Ballas took on a new challenge as she was accepted to and now a grad of the 282nd session of the FBI National Academy Read on...
  24. Nicholas Tumblin Booking Photo

    Nicholas Wayne Tumblin Charged with Homicide in Raymond Ray Death

    Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office announces a Homicide Warrant in the October 2021 Homicide of Raymond “Terry” Ray Jr has been served. HOMICIDE WARRANT SERVED IN 2021 CASE Pueblo Co
  25. Ramon Aguirres

    Deputies Quickly Arrest Two in Pueblo West Armed Robbery

    May 31, 2022 - Quick response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to an armed robbery call in Pueblo West Monday, led to the arrest of a man and a woman following a short vehicle pursuit that ended in a prairie on the westside in the City of Pueblo. Read on...
  26. Lisa Baker

    Woman Arrested for Embezzling Thousands from Former Employer

    May 19, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 52-year-old woman today on a felony warrant in connection with the embezzlement of more than $240,000 from a Pueblo West business where she had been employed. Read on...
  27. Fire Danger in Pueblo County

    Residents Urged to Be Aware of High Fire Danger; Adhere to Restrictions

    May 11, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that the county remains in Stage 1 fire restrictions, which prohibits most types of open burning, the sale and use of fireworks without a permit and restrictions on outdoor smoking. Read on...
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    Sheriff Taylor Awards Scholarships to Two Local High School Students

    May 3, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor today awarded the 2022 County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship to two local students, Central High School’s Kaitlyn Jesik and Pueblo County High School’s Aaron Krinsky. Read on...
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    New Process for Sending Mail to Pueblo County Jail Inmates

    April 29, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new digital format for how incarcerated individuals receive mail. The format changes the process for those sending personal mail to the Pueblo County Jail. Read on...
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    Nearly 2,000 to Participate in May 4 Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    April 29, 2022 –The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) annual exercise will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The exercise is scheduled to start at approximately 9 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Body Found in Southwest Pueblo County Identified

    April 26, 2022 - The man whose body was found early Sunday morning on Little Burnt Mill Road just south of Starlite Dr. has been identified as Fred Joseph Giron, 46, of Pueblo. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a suspicious death. Read on...
  32. Investigation

    Sheriff’s Office Investigating After Body Found in Southwest Pueblo County

    April 24, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found this morning on a road in southwest Pueblo County. Deputies responded to the area of Little Burnt Mill Road, about a half mile from Starlite Dr, at 2:25 a.m. Read on...
  33. Got Drugs

    Deputies Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Annual Take Back Event

    April 19, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office will host three locations for citizens to drop off their expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take Back event. Read on...
  34. Jeremiah Bryant

    Man Arrested on Federal Charges in 2020 Home Explosion in Pueblo West

    April 19, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 41-year-old man Monday afternoon on a federal warrant related to a May 2020 explosion and fire at a Pueblo West home caused by a butane hash operation. Read on...
  35. STAGE IFIRE RESTRICTIONS (3)

    Pueblo County Placed on Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    April 13, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor, in consultation with county fire chiefs, is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions effective immediately for Pueblo County due to the high fire danger that persists in the region. Read on...
  36. Job Opening

    Sheriff's Office Hiring Detention Deputies

    April 1, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the position of detention deputy. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license. The deadline to apply is April 24. Read on...
  37. Thomas Cosgrove

    Detectives Arrest Man Wanted for Crimes Against Elderly Woman

    March 29, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 53-year-old man today on a warrant for several felony charges in connection with the armed robbery of an elderly Pueblo West woman earlier this month. Read on...
  38. Michael Marquez

    Deputy’s Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Pueblo West Man

    March 29, 2022 - The quick response and keen awareness by a Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputy to a theft from auto call early this morning in Pueblo West led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man, who was later found to have methamphetamine in his possession. Read on...
  39. Erik Hannula

    Suspect Arrested Peacefully After Barricading Himself Following Crime Spree

    March 25, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from Colorado State Patrol, arrested a man peacefully Thursday after a crime spree in which he stole items from a store, menaced two men and then barricaded himself in a Pueblo West home. Read on...
  40. Alvin Lark

    Deputies Arrest Sex Assault Suspect; Seek Information on Separate Case

    March 24, 2022 - A 38-year-old Pueblo West man was arrested Sunday by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for sexual assault after an off-duty deputy recognized him at a convenience store. Read on...
  41. Israel Masimer

    West Park Man Arrested After Threatening Neighbors with Knife and Gun

    March 23, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old man for felony menacing Tuesday afternoon after he threatened several neighbors with a knife and a gun in a West Park neighborhood. No one was injured. Read on...
  42. Burnest Johnson

    Man Arrested After Commanding Dog to Attack Deputies While They Checked His Welfare

    March 21, 2022 - A 45-year-old convicted felon who commanded his dog to attack Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies as checked his welfare early Sunday was arrested for assault and arson after deputies learned he tried to set his Pueblo West house on fire. Read on...
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    Detectives Conducting Compliance Check Finds Illegal Marijuana Grow in Pueblo West Home

    March 15, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Detectives with the Special Investigations and Narcotics unit found an illegal marijuana grow at a Pueblo West home while conducting marijuana compliance investigations. The grow had 36 plants. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Donates Equipment to Ukraine

    March 15, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has stepped up to help the people of Ukraine by donating more than 80 ballistic vests that will be used to assist the Ukrainian military in their war with Russia. Read on...
  45. Garland Waldroop

    Pueblo West Man Arrested for Theft After Failing to Complete Project

    March 10, 2022 - Following an extensive and thorough months-long investigation, Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 55-year-old man today at his Pueblo West home on a warrant for theft and bait advertising. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Warning of Cash App Thefts Using Borrowed Cell Phones

    March 9, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a brazen trend involving an unsuspecting act where an individual borrows a cell phone and then uses it to transfer money out of the victim’s banking or cash apps to their own. Read on...
  47. Samuel J. Rivera

    Detectives Find Drugs, Gun After Arresting Felon for Auto Theft

    February 28, 2022 - Pueblo, CO: A 36-year-old convicted felon, who was tracked down in a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon as part of special operation by members of a BATTLE team, was also found to be in possession of a handgun and drugs. Read on...
  48. Shooting Investigation

    Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating Shooting in Pueblo West

    February 26, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting this morning in Pueblo West that seriously injured a 29-year-old man. A possible suspect has been identified. No arrests have been made. There is no threat to the public. Read on...
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    CIRT Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Pueblo West

    February 22, 2022 - A report of a suspicious person at a Pueblo West middle school today led to a fatal officer-involved shooting after the suspect attempted to disarm a Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputy. Read on...
  50. Amir Everett

    Deputies Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Robbery Suspect

    February 19, 2022 - The quick response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to a robbery call today at the Pueblo West Walmart led to the swift arrest of a 47-year-old man who was apprehended while attempting to steal a vehicle in the store parking lot. Read on...
  51. Brandon Black

    Suspect Tied to Two Auto Thefts on St. Charles Mesa Arrested

    February 15, 2022 - Members of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit, along with local parole officers, arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the theft of two vehicles last week from a St. Charles Mesa area neighborhood. Read on...
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    Sheriff Taylor Names New Bureau Chief, Announces Four Other Promotions

    February 10, 2022 - Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor named Paul Toth as the new Detention Bureau Chief. Taylor also promoted David Clements to Captain, Jesse Alcantara to Lieutenant, Sara Gonzales and Lisa Atteberry to sergeant. Read on...
  53. Adam C. Montoya

    Man Arrested After Alert Resident Reported Stolen Credit Card Used

    February 10, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old man early this morning at a North Side hotel after learning he had used a recently stolen credit card at the location. Read on...
  54. Brandon Anderson-Parrado

    Man Arrested in September Fatal Accident

    January 29, 2022 - A 23-year-old man arrested earlier this month in New Jersey is now in the Pueblo County Jail on a felony warrant in connection with a September 11, 2021,fatal traffic accident. Read on...
  55. Derec Duran (2)

    Two Arrested Following Altercation Outside Dennis Maes Judicial Building

    January 28, 2022 - Two women were arrested after an altercation between family members of a suspect and a victim occurred outside the Dennis Maes Judicial Building following a sentencing hearing Friday afternoon. Read on...
  56. Donovan Duran

    Detectives Arrest Man in Convenience Store Burglaries

    January 26, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 22-year-old man today in connection with two recent burglaries at the JR’s Country Store in east Pueblo County. Read on...
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    Pueblo County Residents Urged to be Aware of Fire Danger

    January 18, 2022 - With an abnormally dry winter upon us and an abundance of fire fuels available in dried trees, grasses and shrubs, Pueblo County residents are urged to be aware of the high fire danger that exists in the area. Read on...
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    Captain Clements Graduates from Northwestern University Program

    January 14, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Captain David Clements recently graduated from the internationally respected Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command. Read on...
  59. Noah Hamilton

    Detectives Arrest Three in August Assault

    January 4, 2022 - An ongoing investigation by Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives into an assault of a 23-year-old man in August 2021 has led to the arrest of three Colorado Springs men in connection with incident. Read on...
  60. Investigation Update

    Body Found East of Pueblo City Limits Identified

    December 29, 2021 - The body found east of the Pueblo City limits on November 13, 2021, has been identified. Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter, working with a forensic anthropologist and odontologist, identified the remains as Ronald Cancino, 63. Read on...
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    Deputies Partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods to Provide Sports Balls to Kids

    December 28, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is getting on the ball when it comes to creating positive interaction with youth in the community. The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods to equip deputies with sports balls. Read on...
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    Wind Causes Disruptions, Damages Throughout Pueblo County

    December 15, 2021 - The strong winds that blew through Pueblo left a trail of trouble from toppled trees, flying debris, damaged roofs, fences, downed power lines, multiple power outages, a few structure fires, four brush fires and an overturned trailer. Read on...
  63. Francisco Estrada

    Detectives Investigate Stabbing in North Pueblo County

    December 12, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a stabbing late Saturday that left one man in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Read on...
  64. Ricardo Gomez

    Thousands in Stolen Equipment Quickly Recovered, Suspect Identified

    December 2, 2021 - Solid investigative work by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives led to the swift identification of a suspect and recovery of a stolen truck, trailer and excavator worth more than $160,000 taken in a burglary Thursday. Read on...
  65. Doug Gibson

    Suspicious Activity Call Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicles, Three Arrests

    December 2, 2021 - Suspicious activity reported at a Salt Creek residence Wednesday led Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to three stolen vehicles and the arrest of two people in connection with the thefts and a third on an outstanding warrant. Read on...
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    Deputies Find Large Illegal Marijuana Grow After Responding to House Fire

    November 23, 2021 - Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies responding to a structure fire in eastern Pueblo County Monday afternoon uncovered an illegal marijuana grow with an excess of 1,400 plants. The grow had an estimated street value of $1.4 million. Read on...
  67. Investigation Update

    Investigation Continues After Body Found East of Pueblo

    November 20, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the body found November 13 just east of the Pueblo city limits. Read on...
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    Overnight Burglaries Point to Single Suspect

    Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office responded to break-ins at two different sporting goods stores in Pueblo County overnight. Review of surveillance video has tied the two scenes together and added a third to this suspect's burglary spree. Read on...
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    Body Found Over Weekend

    On the afternoon of Saturday, November 13th, a man hiking just outside Pueblo city-limits, near Langdon and State Highway 96 reported seeing what he believed to be a dead body. Read on...
  70. Troy Maes

    Call Leads to Arrest of Man Attempting to Break into Vehicle

    October 12, 2021 - Swift response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to a Pueblo West resident’s call this morning about a suspicious person checking car doors led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man. Read on...
  71. BREAKING!!!

    Detectives Investigating After Body Found in Eastern Pueblo County

    September 22, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of man whose body was found Monday in Eastern Pueblo County. Deputies responded to the 1200 block of 33rd Lane after a property owner reported finding a body on his land. Read on...
  72. Robert James Killis

    CSU Pueblo Student Arrested After Cache of Weapons Found on Campus

    September 22, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Colorado State University Pueblo student Tuesday after he was found with a large cache of loaded weapons, including a semi-automatic rifle, and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Read on...
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    Juvenile Seriously Injured in Car Accident on Liberty Point

    September 17, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a one-vehicle accident at Liberty Point in Pueblo West that left a juvenile passenger with serious injuries but non-life threatening. Three others had minor injuries. Read on...
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    Automated Weather Stations Installed in Two Pueblo County Communities

    September 8, 2021 - Fire agencies in two Pueblo County communities have a new tool to help them with observing potential wildland fire conditions, predicting fire behavior and monitoring fuels in their respective areas thanks to a federal grant program. Read on...
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