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LOCAL BRIEFS - News  Pueblo Chieftain

Education Association. to host presentation. The Pueblo Education Association will host a presentation on Community Schools at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central ...



Central High teacher placed on leave; police notified  Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo City Schools (D60) has placed a Central High School teacher on leave until further notice after the unnamed educator sent a text message "regarding a ...



Pueblo D60s facilities needs meeting at Central High turns passionate  Pueblo Chieftain

While it was intended to be a two-hour overview of the "state of the district," Thursday's town hall meeting at Central High School saw that Pueblo City Schools ...



Hybl reflects on El Pomar work  Ag Journal

COLORADO SPRINGS — What started as a bad headache for Bill Hybl became a life-threatening medical emergency that changed how he viewed the rest of ...



Rockford Diocese issues statement after 22 clergymen accused of sexual misconduct  MyStateline.com

CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) - Lawyers who have represented clergy abuse victims released a list of names of 395 Catholic clergy accused of abuse in Illinois, ...



Pueblo Central, Pueblo Centennial begin Bell Game activities - Sports  Pueblo Chieftain

So excited was the student body at Central High School that it decided to get Bell Week off to an early start.Central had two theme days last week while looking ...



STEM showcase introduces Pueblo Central Wildcats to courses  Pueblo Chieftain

*Fresh* off the two-man assembly line, the triangular-shaped vessel with the flashy exterior was set for its first test.Immersing the craft into several inches of water, ...



Pueblo school closures, upgrades among D60 choices  Pueblo Chieftain

School closures and consolidations, new school construction and millions of dollars of needed upgrades.As anticipated, these are among the potential remedies ...



Pueblos Central High School gymnastics 2019 season in jeopardy  Pueblo Chieftain

It's impossible to ignore the success of Central High School's co-op gymnastics team.Numerous banners decorate the walls after entering the doors at Nogare's ...



Renovate or build new? In some instances, new schools can be built for less than the cost to repair  Pueblo Chieftain

As revealed in great detail in a master plan and facilities assessment, the current state of the 30 schools that make up Pueblo City Schools (D60) is, at best, ...



1919  Bent County Democrat

Last week, it appeared the brouhaha over Colorado's civil rights commission had been settled by the state's supreme court. That was just wishful thinkingThe ...



Red or Blue? Craddock has clear-cut choice  Pueblo Chieftain

Will he be red-faced or singing the blues late Friday night following the Bell Game?Dave Craddock has been swimming in emotions all week.The former Central ...



Pueblo Central boys and girls basketball split home doubleheader against Harrison  Pueblo Chieftain

Both Central High School basketball teams entered Tuesday night with winning streaks, but only the boys emerged with the victory at Jim Ranson Court.



Zach Odell takes over as Centrals AD  Pueblo Chieftain

As Zach Odell settles in to his new position as athletic director at Central High School, there's no doubt he already has a fan.His 9-year-old daughter."She thinks ...



Martin brothers doing it all for Pueblo Central football  Pueblo Chieftain

It's not often a coach describes players' athletic ability by the way they jump on and over boxes.“It's really something to watch,” Central High School football ...



GPSA picks Alvin Sampson as top Pueblo sports moment  Pueblo Chieftain

Wrestling a bear seems like something a crazy person would do.If that's the case, then that must mean former Central High School wrestler Alvin Sampson is ...



Central Valedictorian: "We're just getting started" - News  Pueblo Chieftain

For 135 senior students at Central High School, Saturday marked a momentous occasion as the Wildcats received their high school diplomas on center stage at ...



DuPage County Leadership Team Honorable Mentions, 2018-2019  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the 2018-2019 Daily Herald DuPage County Leadership Team.



Bell Game brings better feel this season  Pueblo Chieftain

Central High School football coach Kris Cotterman likes the feel of this game.Perhaps it's because it's later in the year. Perhaps it's because it's a league game.



11 schools cancel classes in D-60 for Friday for teacher rally in Denver  KKTV 11 News

At least 11 schools cancelled class for Friday in D-60 as teachers continue to call off in the district.



Pueblo Central football cruises against Sand Creek  Pueblo Chieftain

Sometimes football can be a tale of two halves. One team's scouting pays off in the first half while the opposing team adjusts to make the comeback.Central High ...



Pueblo Central swim team fighting through adversity  Pueblo Chieftain

Central High School girls swimming team's season has been less than ideal. Injuries continue to plague the Wildcats' lineup and they don't have a home to swim ...



Pueblo D60 forums on school closures, other financial issues, begin this week  Pueblo Chieftain

This week will see the start of four public forums on the Pueblo City Schools' (D60) district-wide facilities assessment and master plan.On Wednesday ...



1917: Central High School burns  Pueblo Chieftain

Central High School almost burned down the week of Feb. 26, 1917, according to The Pueblo Chieftain.The school was partially destroyed by "one of the most ...



Students, Alumni protest potential Pueblo East H.S. closure  KRDO

Talks of school closures and consolidation at Pueblo City Schools has led to protests outside of a district meeting Thursday afternoon.



Pueblo’s Central High hosts realistic active shooter drill  Pueblo Chieftain

Two armed intruders, assisted by an inside plant, entered Central High School Friday afternoon with malevolence in their hearts.As teams of diligent first ...



Bell Game rivalry spills over into retirement community  Pueblo Chieftain

As she made her way through the smiling seniors, some in her beloved blue and others in cross-town rival red, Jordan LaFebre was nearly overcome with ...



Pueblo Central softball looking to take South-Central League  Pueblo Chieftain

Getting to the very end of something and then losing it all is one of the worst feelings in the world. Like writing a long essay for school, but forgetting to save it and ...



Public gives input on D60 Master Plan, option of school closures considered  KOAA 5

PUEBLO – Wednesday night's gathering at Centennial High School was the first of four public meetings to address a crisis in Pueblo City Schools and discuss ...



Aspen High School principal among inductees into Pueblo high school’s hall of fame  Aspen Daily News

Mulberry was principal there prior to joining Aspen High School in 2015.



Pueblo Central beats Mitchell behind Martin brothers performance  Pueblo Chieftain

Philadelphia is known as the city of “Brotherly Love,” but Central High School might be doing them one better.Brothers Nico and Brandon Martin led the Wildcats ...



Pueblo high school wrestlers begin the road to state  Pueblo Chieftain

Most prep wrestling coaches tell their competitors everything up to this point is glorified practice.Now, it's time to see how far those reps will take Pueblo high ...



Pueblo D60 board spends $4 million to keep East, South open  Pueblo Chieftain

Amidst murmurings of potential school closures, the Pueblo City Schools (D60) board of education agreed to spend $4 million to keep two operating.For what ...



Bell and Cannon Game in danger as D60 considers closures  KOAA 5

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Time for D60 to make some tough decisions  Pueblo Chieftain

File this one in the category of “better late than never.” A few days ago, the Pueblo City Schools (D60) board gave approval to a couple of policy documents that ...



Pueblo Knowledge Bowl a brainy battle  Pueblo Chieftain

With hexadecimal equations, mechanical advantage formulas, sound wave ratios and European novels figuring into the challenge, a more fitting name would be ...



Pueblo South softball rakes in 13-6 win over Pueblo Central  Pueblo Chieftain

Tuesday night South High School softball coach Wes Madrill looked toward his team's matchup with Central Thursday night. He stated that the game would set ...



Some Colorado schools brace for state intervention, while others cheer their progress  Chalkbeat Colorado

Two Colorado school districts and six individual schools failed to show enough improvement to raise their ratings under the state's accountability system. Unless ...



Pueblo Police not pursuing charges against D60 teacher for text  KOAA 5

PUEBLO – Police have determined the teacher put on leave by District 60 for an inappropriate text just made a mistake with a typo. They will not pursue criminal ...



Pueblo D60 master plan, including possible school closures, subject of forums  Pueblo Chieftain

It's an in-depth, well researched report that highlights the many challenges Pueblo City Schools (D60) is facing in terms of its aging structures and declining ...



Pueblo Central, Pueblo East and Pueblo West softball drop first game at CHSAA 4A state tournament  Pueblo Chieftain

AURORA — A youth movement for Pueblo softball was evident at the start of the season. Despite the young age, five local teams qualified for the 4A state ...



Central High School graduates 164  Pueblo Chieftain

Valedictorian: Gregory Daniel VigilSalutatorian: Jullianna Rose TorrezGold cord: Mya Chante-Ska Coca-Gallegos, Cassidy Jeannette Montee, Jessica Faith ...



Liaisons want Pueblo D60 to pursue community school model  Pueblo Chieftain

Today, state education officials are expected to decide the future course for the struggling Risley International Academy of Innovation and Heroes Middle School, ...



Former Pueblo Central drama teacher recalls strange occurrences  Pueblo Chieftain

One night, in early 1995, Elizabeth "Bebe" Mestas and her husband Richard were in the Pueblo Central High School theater running rehearsal for what would ...



Pueblo police engage active shooter in East High mock drill  Pueblo Chieftain

The hall, which only moments before had been filled with the carefree sounds of East High School Eagles walking to class, was now an eerily silent channel of ...



Fight begins for Schumann family - Sports  Pueblo Chieftain

It's amazing what love and support can do in tough times. The Schumann family of Pueblo West has learned that this week.In fewer than 24 hours Wednesday ...



Central High School first semester honor roll - Lifestyle  Pueblo Chieftain

Seniors, 4.0 and above -- India Aaron, Toni Catulli, Eva Darling, Marcos Espinoza, Kyra Janson, John Keating, Max Markuson DiPrince, Elijah Martin, Emilio ...



Pueblo City Schools board recall petitions on way to clerk  Pueblo Chieftain

The signature-gathering phase of the student-led recall effort against three Pueblo City Schools (D60) board members is now complete.Central High School ...



New report on enrollment and infrastructure gives grave news to Pueblo City Schools  KRDO

At Tuesday's Pueblo City School Board meeting, the board of education received some harrowing reports regarding the districts facility conditions and ...



GAME OF THE WEEK | First-half miscues hurt Sierra in 45-28 loss to Pueblo Central  Colorado Springs Gazette

First-year Sierra coach Draye Ersery was not happy after the Stallions' 45-28 loss to Pueblo Central on Friday.



Pueblo Central principal abruptly resigns  Pueblo Chieftain

As noted in an email sent to Central High School staff and supporters, Principal Lynn Seifert announced her resignation effective July 31.Seifert, who recently ...



Spirit of the Dutch  Pueblo Chieftain

The scoreboard, an achievement in modern technology, plays colorful videos as teams scoot across the bright green synthetic turf.It's a far cry from the busted, ...



Pueblo Centennial wrestling beats Cheyenne Mountain with a tiebreaker  Pueblo Chieftain

The Centennial High School wrestling team had to blow the dust off the rule book to determine a winner for their dual Wednesday.It came down to the eighth rule ...



State Board of Education recommends external management partner to help Heroes Academy, Risley International  KOAA 5

PUEBLO – Action is being taken to help two struggling middle schools in Pueblo: Heroes Academy and Risley International Academy of Innovation.



Master Plan highlights issues at Pueblo D60  KOAA 5

PUEBLO – A master plan draft made for Pueblo City Schools shows various issues within the district, along with ways to fix them, which include renovating, ...



Ranson comes out of retirement to familiar role  Pueblo Chieftain

As of today, Brad Ranson is coach of the Central High School boys basketball team.That's about all he'd commit to at this point, saying so with a laugh.Ranson is ...



Longtime Pueblo coach hopes to bring energy to Wildcats program  Pueblo Chieftain

Longtime Pueblo coach Carlos Lopez has been named the girls basketball coach at Central High School.Lopez brings plenty of experience and expertise to the ...



Mariachi program enriches students lives, attitudes  Pueblo Chieftain

Mariachi, Jerry Vigil believes, isn't simply music.It's a way of life -- one he is eager to introduce to the students of Pueblo City Schools (D60).What started out as a ...



Jump man, jump man, Nico Martin is up to something for Pueblo Central boys basketball  Pueblo Chieftain

When discussing who has the highest vertical in the South-Central League, Central High School's Nico Martin doesn't believe that it's him.Despite the 6-foot ...



Pueblo Centennials Gary Adamson honored in Bulldogs home finale victory  Pueblo Chieftain

Thursday's visuals at Centennial High School resembled a scene from a movie.Hundreds of children, adults, coaches and former wrestlers gathered around the ...



D60 to spend another $2.1M on aging school buildings  Pueblo Chieftain

Aging facilities and infrastructure continue to be a concern for Pueblo City Schools (D60), as witnessed by more than $2 million in capital expenditure projects ...



Jesik, Lucille (Ercul)  Pueblo Chieftain

Lucille (Ercul) Jesik, 92, of Pueblo, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Lucille was born Sept. 30, 1925. She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph; daughter, ...



Pueblo coaching legend Jimmie Earl Jim Ranson passes away at age 89  Pueblo Chieftain

The basketball court at Central High School is named in his honor. And for good reason.Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson, 89, one of Pueblo's sports legends, passed ...



Pueblo D60 board hears comments, approves projects - News  Pueblo Chieftain

During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Pueblo City Schools (D60) board of education heard from Heather Graner, the mother of a D60 student, who ...



Rye High School’s Cole Miller, Mikey Atencio advance in Class 2A state wrestling tournament; Pueblo Centrals Jimmy Gonzales wins opener  Pueblo Chieftain

DENVER – Rye High School wrestling is one step closer to accomplishing its goal.The Thunderbolts underclassmen Cole Miller and Mikey Atencio advanced to ...



D60 student leaders present concerns to superintendent  Pueblo Chieftain

Twelve student leaders from Pueblo City Schools' (D60) four high schools, distressed about the ongoing teachers strike and accompanying school closures, ...



Pueblo D60 graduation ceremonies - News  Pueblo Chieftain

This year's graduation slate kicks off Thursday, when Dolores Huerta Preparatory Academy, a D60 charter school, holds its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. ...



Former star athlete at Central, CSU hitting his stride as a gospel recording artist  Pueblo Chieftain

Puebloans remember Chaz Miles fondly: He was a multi-sport star at Central High School.On the football field, the basketball court or the track, it didn't matter ...



Four to enter Pueblo Centennial hall of fame  Pueblo Chieftain

Three Bulldogs and a former principal are headed into Centennial High School's Hall of Fame.Alumni Lewis Meade Quigg, Joseph Luther Nava and Jerry Lee ...



S-CL softball teams going through a youth movement  Pueblo Chieftain

Fall is finally here.Well, not on an actual calendar, but the high school sports season begins today in Pueblo with Centennial High School opening the softball ...



Pueblo Parade of Lights rolls on despite rain  Pueblo Chieftain

Literally, there was rain on the parade.In spite of weather that turned from relatively delightful to downright frightful just like that, the 29th annual Parade of Lights ...



Boettcher scholar credits D60, Central  Pueblo Chieftain

It's a coveted merit-based scholarship that provides Colorado graduating seniors a full-ride to any four-year institution in the state.Central High School's Peyton ...



Some Colorado schools see big gains in grad rates. Find yours in our searchable database.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Two metro-area school districts, Westminster and Aurora, recently in the state's crosshairs for their low-performance, posted significant increases in their ...



Four to be inducted into South High hall of fame  Pueblo Chieftain

As approved by the South High School Alumni Foundation's board of directors, four Colts will be enshrined in the school's hall of fame on Nov. 3.Dave Aguilera ...



Pueblo's Bell Game: The Zenith Of A High School Football Rivalry That's Lasted 125 Years  Colorado Public Radio

Pueblo's Central and Centennial High Schools have been rivals on the football field since 1892. It might be the oldest high school rivalry in the west and for the ...



Pueblos South-Central League girls wrestling team are a group of trail blazers  Pueblo Chieftain

In just over two weeks, the Pueblo South-Central League girls wrestling team has accomplished so much.On Jan. 30 they became an official squad. Then on ...



D60 nurses earn national certification; theyre the only ones in Pueblo schools so-designated  Pueblo Chieftain

Two Pueblo City Schools (D60) nurses were among only four statewide to earn certification from the National Board of School Nurses, Inc.By virtue of exemplary ...



D60's Risley International and Heroes Academy fail to make the grade in state standards  KOAA 5

PUEBLO – District 60 announced today the state will issue an order for the district to contact an external management organization to take over Risley ...



Spann, Somerlid schools sold to Head Start  Pueblo Chieftain

The Pueblo City Schools (D60) board on Tuesday authorized the sale of the shuttered Spann and Somerlid elementary school buildings.Each property was sold ...



Colorado prep wrestlers closing in on the four-time state champion club  The Denver Post

With the 2019 CHSAA state wrestling tournament about a month away on Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center, four seniors are closing in on joining the prestigious ...



State ratings identify 163 Colorado schools in need of improvement  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than 160 Colorado schools received one of the state's two lowest ratings, making them eligible for additional assistance but also vulnerable to intervention ...



Mercer out as Central High School football coach  Pueblo Chieftain

Central High School did not renew the contract of head football coach Jeremy Mercer.And that worked out because Mercer was leaving anyway.Athletic director ...



Broncos great Upchurch delivers inspiring address  Pueblo Chieftain

No stranger to huddles in big-time situations, Rick Upchurch calmly gathered together his young minions."Come here kids," began Upchurch, his intent eyes ...



Vest, Donald  Pueblo Chieftain

Donald Vest, 70, passed away on July 22, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Don was born in Denver and grew up in Pueblo. He graduated from Central ...



Pueblo proud: McCulley headed to Redskins  Pueblo Chieftain

Ty McCulley said the call and question was simple. So was his answer.McCulley quickly said yes to the Washington Redskins on Saturday, agreeing to join the ...



“The Bell Game” between Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial selected to Great American Rivalry Series schedule  The Denver Post

The oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River and the biggest football rivalry in the state is garnering attention once again this fall, as "The Bell Game" between ...



Hockey game to raise funds for stricken Pueblo officer  Pueblo Chieftain

Cpl. David Jacober is an 18-year veteran of the Pueblo Police Department. For 11 of those years, he was the school resource officer at Central High School, and ...



Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo:The 38th annual Scholarship Awards Celebration  Pueblo Chieftain

Who: Dante Alighieri Society of PuebloWhat: The 38th annual Scholarship Awards CelebrationWhen: May 6Where: Pueblo Country ClubHighlights/honorees: ...



Test results can spell relief or gloom for state's lowest performing schools and districts  Chalkbeat Colorado

All three school Colorado districts under the gun to improve their academics showed some gains on test results released Thursday — but the numbers may not ...



PREP BASEBALL: Central takes down South  Pueblo Chieftain

Central High School pushed across five runs in the fifth inning en route to a 10-8 victory over South in the South-Central League opener for both teams at ...



6 high achievers earn full rides to CSU-Pueblo  Pueblo Chieftain

Six high-achieving Pueblo area students have been named by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation as recipients of full-ride Kane Family ...



Brad Ranson era 2.0 begins for Pueblo Central boys basketball  CHSAA Now

The Ranson family name is written all over the boys basketball program at Pueblo Central, which is why Brad Ranson returned to the team.



Prep Wrestling: Seven Beetdiggers headed to state  Brush News-Tribune

Oswaldo Nunez and Wyatt Pfau dominated in championship matches as they helped pace Brush to a runner-up finish in the Class 3A, Region 4 Wrestling ...



Pueblo student leaders moving forward with D60 board member recall effort  Pueblo Chieftain

A group of Pueblo City Schools (D60) high school student leaders who vocally and visibly supported teachers and paraprofessionals during the recent five-day ...



Cañon City Tigers, Florence Huskies to face tough competition at wrestling regionals  Canon City Daily Record

About a year ago, Zac Hanenberg entered the state tournament with the most individual wins in Cañon City Tigers history, but the Tigers now have a new win ...



Defense of Donthe Lucas files 35 motions, 1 accusing Kelsie Schelling's father in disappearance  KRDO

The April 2nd trial date for Donthe Lucas is inching closer and closer. The former Pueblo Central High School basketball star stands accused of killing his ...



Wildcats, Bulldogs collide for 117th time  Pueblo Chieftain

It's 'Cats vs. 'Dogs. 'Dogs vs. 'Cats. The Bell Game is set for 7 p.m. Friday night at Dutch Clark Stadium, the annual meeting between the football teams at Central ...



Longtime Central administrator named interim principal  Pueblo Chieftain

A longtime Pueblo City Schools (D60) educator and administrator has been named Central High School's interim principal following the sudden resignation of ...



Colorado state wrestling tournament results, Day 2  The Denver Post

The Colorado high school wrestling state tournaments take place Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Our staff will be ...



PHOTOS: Colorado high school wrestling state tournament 2019  The Denver Post

The Colorado high school wrestling state tournament returned to the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver on Thursday, Feb. 21, for the first of three days of action.



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