This podcast is hosted by long-time local radio DJ Dave Moore. (P.S. If you'd like to get to know Dave listen to Episode 1) Dave started a podcast just for Pueblo, Colorado in January 2020. This podcast shares the stories of Pueblo people. We feature great guests, grand events, grabbing history lessons and good conversations. So, whether you're new to the community or a native, you'll enjoy Pueblo's Podcast. Look forward to a new episode every month or so and let’s be Pueblo proud! Thanks for following along. Learn more at Pueblospodcast.com
Episode 47: Checking out upgrades to local libraries
Sherrie Baca executive director of Pueblo County Libraries joins Dave on the Podcast.
They discuss the seven libraries Master Vision Plan to renovate and refresh public libraries across Pueblo Counties. That plan includes the Barkman library that's current closed, where $4.5 million in investments and 2,700 square feet will be added.
Since 2003 they have checked out more than 14 million library materials. Baca also reminds Puebloans that most things have gone digital, people can stream music, movies, and read e-books and audio books free with a library card.
The library has also received a grant through the state to allow Colorado City and Rye residents can access telehealth services through the library system. Meeting rooms are available at no cost with the exception of the Ryals Grand Event Space at the Rawlins library. More than 1,000 laptops, tablets and hotspots are checked out currently.
They are currently asking for the public to help fund the library renovations for Barkman & Lucero libraries.
For more information go to pueblolibrary.org
Season 4: Year in Review
Pueblo's Podcast has completed season four, let's take a look back.
Pueblo is a community with a lot to offer, whether that's bringing in businesses to our town through PEDCO, or creativity with Ovation & Musical Community Productions.
Our community also prioritizes our health, like the Pueblo Health department, and GOAL High School putting mental health of students first.
Every now and then someone is in need and Pueblo steps up, whether that's for a student's education or adopting an animal.
Inspiring stories flow from our community that make Pueblo truly Proud, like young golfer Brady Shaw.
Stay tuned for season five of Pueblo's Podcast and send your ideas to PueblosPodcast@gmail.com.
Episode 46: Going backstage of a Holiday Favorite
Dave Moore welcomes Jeff Orman and Raeann Herrick to the podcast.
Pueblo’s Musical Community Productions is putting on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” at Memorial Hall ahead of the holidays.
Set in late 1941, most of the action takes place in the main characters' home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio.
The story centers on a family’s struggles of separation during the Christmas season and in the weeks leading up to Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of World War II.
It’s a heartwarming tale of family and hope that is set in the golden age of radio that you won’t want to miss.
All Show Dates:
November 30th, at 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE
December 1st, at 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE
December 2nd, at 1:00 pm BUY TICKETS HERE
Learn more at Memorial Hall’s website.
Episode 45: Giving our furry friends a helping paw
Dave Moore is joined by Vickie Torres with PAWS for Life on the podcast. PAWS for Life is Pueblo's only No-Kill shelter. Their mission is to help lost or unwanted animals; to return lost ones to their owners whenever possible or after having them spayed or neutered, place them in good homes; and to educate the public about intelligent and humane treatment of animals.
PAWS is located off Pueblo Blvd. and is not supported by federal funds so they rely on donations and volunteers
Their money goes to food for pets, vet expenses if needed, and operating costs.
$10.00 - Helps provide treats for training and packwalks.
$25.00 - Helps cover the cost of microchips
$35.00 - Helps cover the cost of food.
$100.00 - Helps cover the cost of spay and neuter fees.
Tap here to donate.
KIX Country is partnering with PAWS to feature a pet of the month to help get the word out about pet adoptions.
Tap here to see pets available for adoption.
Episode 44: Young golfer on par to go pro
Dave Moore is joined by young golfer Brady Shaw. He's a 12-year-old stand out competitor. He competed in the 2023 Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship on April 2, at Augusta National Golf Club.
He has won 70 golf tournaments and his first win was at six years old. Brady shares some golfing tips and who his favorite golfer is.
Brady is the son of Jeff & Dacia Shaw. Jeff is the president/CEO of the Pueblo Economic Development Corp (PEDCO).
Brady hopes to go pro and we are rooting for him!
Episode 43: Your favorite fair has a few new looks
The Colorado State Fair is back for the 151st year. It's a tradition in Southern Colorado and this year it runs August 25 – September 4, 2023.
The fair has all your favorites but also a lot of improvements. The fair has added grass, trees and colored concrete. There is also a white canopy near the Prairie Entrance that is designed to be a movie canvas for LED lights. There are $200,000 worth of LED lights, so it's not just a canopy it has its own show.
Some other favorites are the Governor’s Plate that highlights Colorado’s diverse agricultural products and chefs. There's also a Fine Arts Competition and Slopper Eating Contest.
There are dozens of Free attractions like the crowd favorite sandcastle. Sandscapes will sculpt 150 tons of sand into a mountain of fun you don’t want to miss. Located near the Prairie Gate.
There are a lots of Deals & Discount Days:
Friday, Aug. 25, and Friday, Sept. 1 Senior Day: Free Admission for Seniors 60+. "$5 Til 5 Friday" Admission Will Be $5 Plus Every Food Stand Will Offer A $5 Item Until 5 p.m.Monday, Aug. 28. Monday, Sept. 4 CSU Pueblo Kids Day: Free Admission for Children 12 & UnderTuesday, Aug. 29 Two Can Tuesday: Free Admission with a Donation Of Two Canned Food Items Wednesday, Aug. 30 One Price Wednesday:Includes Fair Admission, Ranch Rodeo, Ned Ledoux Concert, and a Carnival Ride WristbandThursday, Aug 31 Back to School Day: Free Fair Admission & $25 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband with Student Voucher or Coupon TICKET PRICES:
Adult Gate Admission – $9 through August 24, $15 starting August 25
Kids (ages 5-12) – $7
Children 4 & under are FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Labor Day: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.(midnight)
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. -12 a.m. (midnight)
Labor Day: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.(midnight)
Family Fun Zone Rides are open when the fair opens and close at 10 p.m. daily.
Unlimited Ride Band* – $32 through August 24,
$40 starting August 25
Megapass* – $160 through August 24, $200 starting August 25 Individual Credit – $1
*Some specialty rides not included
Tap here to see more about the concerts and other details of the fair.