I grew up in Pueblo. At least once a day, somewhere in Pueblo, someone says that. Some people remember the town during World War II; some remember Crews Beggs on Main Street; some remember Skaggs drug stores, Gibson's department store, Crown Discount Store. But nearly everyone remembers the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s.Read more
Premiere Ballet, founded in October 2011 by Mykhaylo (Misha) Izotov and Melian Izotova, is Pueblo's newest ballet company. Right now, it's just the two of them. Misha is the director and choreographer and Melian is the ballerina who also handles the administrative side. Eventually, they hope to have a full company of committed performers including a dance school. Melian says, "We are looking for a building where we can establish our company and school. Currently, we are working in association with Nancy Tracey of the Ballet Barre at 4th and Greenwood. Performers in The Bolero, however, come from a variety of studios including Grupo Folklorico. It's an all-Pueblo production." Misha adds, "People who just want to dance. We give them the opportunity."Read more
The weather may have cooled off, but the cycling community in Pueblo is heating up with the recent addition of Cycle of Life to the list of thriving green businesses in our fair city. Cycle of Life, located at 111 E. Abriendo Ave. across from the library, is a used bike store, repair shop and hangout spot. They aim to provide affordable bikes and repairs to Pueblo bikers on a sliding scale and create a more cohesive and active community.Read more
Eco-junkies and green novices alike can always use more tips to help connect the daily routine with the environment.
Recycle One New Type of Material
Although Pueblo does not have a free one-stop drop-off for common recyclables, there are free drop-off spots for most materials, and many local companies accept recyclable items for a small fee. Sign up for curbside recycling or a drop-off service for the most convenience. See the health department's Pueblo Area Recycling Guide for the latest information (pueblohealthdept.org).Read more
"Oh you don't need to get me anything for Valentine's Day."? "Let's just go out to dinner instead of buying gifts."
Do any of these February statements sound familiar? Your partner may want to play it cool this Valentine's Day, but you can still add sentimental value to this Hallmark-inspired frenzy. Try creating a gift made from materials you have around the house for your partner/spouse/friend. You'll be showing affection to the planet as well as your sweetheart. Here are several ideas (including websites with complete directions) to get the love flowing:Read more
By Wade Braodhead, Jenny Kedward, and Johnmark Wiley
Salida is Spanish for 'exit,' but the only thing you'll be leaving behind is ordinary.
Less than two hours heading West from Pueblo on Highway 50, through the hard rock curves of one of the most beautiful canyons on earth, Salida sneaks up on you. Nestled at the foot of a great rift valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Salida welcomes visitors to the real Rocky Mountains. What is interesting here is not just God's creation, but man's. The environment constructed over millions of years is enough to take your breath away, yet only sets the backdrop for a lovely town.Read more
300 West Abriendo Avenue has a long history. It has operated as a home, a convent, and a bed and breakfast. Today, most Puebloans recognize the address as the Abriendo Inn. However, Sangre de Cristo Hospice has taken up permanent occupancy, adding to the list of unique tenants of the property. The Inn was purchased by the non-profit in November of 2011 after it had been through foreclosure.Read more
Four years ago, President George W. Bush signed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into law, thus authorizing the US Treasury to commence the $700 billion "bailout" of a number of national banks and financial services companies. In response, outraged citizens across the country began divesting funds from America's Big Four banks: Bank of America, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo. During this intense national protest, depicted by Occupy Wall Street and the Move Your Money campaign, why aren't more Puebloans joining this movement and relocating their money to support community banks? Or are they?Read more
Daryl Davis is a black man with a unique taste in fashion. Mr. Davis collects the robes of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) and, no, he did not buy them at some demented specialty store. He most certainly never tried them on... all right, maybe once.Read more
(This is PULP's first foray into horoscopes. They are written by a local astrologer and we would love to hear your feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!)
Pisces (2/19 - 3/20) You are feeling especially attractive and lucky this month. That's because you are. It's an excellent month for your love life and career. Hone in on your chameleon-like skills and you will have what it takes to adapt to any situation, like ones that might creep in on the 24th.?
Aries (3/21 - 4/19) Been in a bit of a rut lately, Aries? Go buy those new shoes - they'll take you on an interesting march. Your karma might finally catch up to you for the better - or worse. You have a tendency to act before you think. This can be perilous.Read more