Pueblo's Podcast

Pueblo's Podcast

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

Episodes

July 31, 2022 32 min

Dave Moore chats with Scott Stoller General Manager of the Colorado State Fair about the 150th year of the fair.

Some favorites are back and there's some new additions to the fair. The sandcastle, slopper eating content and Governor’s plate are back! 

There are also several discount days to help you save a little money and still make memories at the fair:

  • Fridays kids under 12 get in FREE
  • Sunday, Aug 28 first responders get 50% off
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    Jim & Paulette Stuart speak to Dave Moore about the Medal of Honor.  Pueblo is known as the Home of the Heroes but do you know the reason behind it?

    Pueblo is known as the hometown of four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients – William J. Crawford – Army – WWII; Carl L. Sitter -Marines – Korea; Raymond G. “Jerry” Murphy- Marines- Korea;  and Drew D. Dix- Army -Vietnam.

    To honor this history, The Pueblo Home of Heroes Associat...

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    This month Dave Moore talks with Pueblo Fire Captain Woody Percival about important fire preparedness tips no matter if you live in the county, the mountains or a populated part of town. 

    Even though southern Colorado had a late May snow and is seeing some rain, Captain Percival explains that we still need to be aware of potential fires. 

    He says a disaster like the Marshall Fire, Black Forest or Waldo Canyon Fire CAN happen in Pue...

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    Dave Moore chats with Duane Nava the new President of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

    Duane filled the spot in November 2021 left by the passing of Rod Slyhoff an icon in the community that spent decades at the Chamber.

    Duane knows he has “big shoes to fill,” but he says he is ready for the challenge ahead.

    He says keeping Pueblo business owners happy, the community involved and sharing Pueblo’s strengths with other communi...

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    Dave Moore is back for our 30th episode. We're welcoming Steve Nawrocki & Bill Zwick to the podcast.  These two men have been instrumental in designing, funding and planning the Gateway to the Southwest project

    You may have noticed one of the sculptures at Pueblo's north entrance at the Dillon Drive bridge.  The two sculptures intend to welcome people to Pueblo, encourage drivers to stop in our town and not just drive...

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    Editor's Note: Dave Moore had oral surgery and is doing fine but he doesn't sound like himself so his daughter Carly Moore is filling in as host on this episode.   

    As we kick of season three of Pueblo's Podcast we're asking our city leaders, what their goals are for 2022. Each Monday this week we will chat with a city council member.

     Due to Colorado's Sunshine Law Pueblo's Podcast could not interview City C...

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    Editor's Note: Dave Moore had oral surgery and is doing fine but he doesn't sound like himself so his daughter Carly Moore is filling in as host on this episode.   

    As we kick of season three of Pueblo's Podcast we're asking our city leaders, what their goals are for 2022. Each Monday this week we will chat with a city council member.

     Due to Colorado's Sunshine Law Pueblo's Podcast could not interview City C...

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    **Editor’s note: Dave conducted this interview before Councilor Martinez-Ortega pled guilty to a misdemeanor for defacing the Christopher Columbus statue in Pueblo.**

    As we kick of season three of Pueblo's Podcast we're asking our city leaders, what their goals are for 2022. Each Monday this week we will chat with a city council member.

    Due to Colorado's Sunshine Law Pueblo's Podcast could not interview City Council...

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    As we kick of season three of Pueblo's Podcast we're asking our city leaders, what their goals are for 2022. Each Monday this week we will chat with a city council member.

     Due to Colorado's Sunshine Law Pueblo's Podcast could not interview City Council as group, but in fairness we did ask all the council members the same questions.   

    This week we're hearing from Sarah Martinez who is brand new to council. She w...

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    As we kick of season three of Pueblo's Podcast we're asking our city leaders, what their goals are for 2022. Each Monday this week we will chat with a city council member. 

     Due to Colorado's Sunshine Law Pueblo's Podcast could not interview City Council as group, but in fairness we did ask all the council members the same questions.   

    This week we're hearing from Dennis Flores who has been on council since Jan....

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    January 19, 2022 12 min

    Here’s a look back on Season two of Pueblo’s Podcast. 

    The Pueblo community really means a lot
    to us and I'm sure to you as well. 

    We asked our listeners to share what Pueblo means to them and we’d feature it in an upcoming episode. 

    In this episode we have shared a few of them, keep sending them our way. 

    Just leave us a voicemail. That's all it takes! Give us a call at 719.470.0715 and leave us a message about what makes you P...

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    December 1, 2021 25 min

    Abbie Krause the  Executive Director of the Pueblo Zoo talks with Dave about all things ElectriCritters. 

    You can come and enjoy holiday lights at the zoo starting now until Dec. 26 with the exception of Christmas and Christmas Eve.  All the light displays are original and made especially for Pueblo Zoo exhibits.  They try to move things around and add something new every year so even if you have been to  ElectriCritters before you...

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    November 3, 2021 35 min

    CDOT’s Michelle Puellen joins Pueblo’s Podcast once again to talk about a whole slew of projects. Mainly the Highway 50 & Purcell interchange, but she also discusses the Gap Project between Monument and Castle Rock and the stretch of I-25 from South Academy to Fountain. Puellen said that stretch is a key corridor for commuters and inter-regional travel, as well as critical defense access and haul route for military personnel an...

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    In this special edition of Pueblo’s Podcast, Dave Moore and Gunnison Pagnotta and Alan Van Norman talk about GOAL High School. Education has changed due to the pandemic however GOAL has not. GOAL High School has been doing remote learning for more than a decade.  GOAL High School is a multi-district, charter, blended online school.  Blended online means classes are online but students have the option to come in-person to a drop-in ...

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     Storyteller Gregory Howell sits down with Dave Moore to do just that: Tell fascinating stories about Pueblo and the secret tunnels beneath our feet. Did you know there is a massive network of tunnels -- similar to the catacombs -- underground in Pueblo?  Gregory Howell gives us the inside look at how these tunnels were used, mainly during prohibition times to smuggle bootlegged goods. 

    Howell is currently a Commissioner on the His...

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    Dave Moore and Scott Stoller chat once again. Scott the General Manager of the Colorado State Fair joined us on the Podcast last summer to talk about how the State Fair was downsizing and reimagining the event during the Pandemic.  The State Fair is back for 2021!  Get ready for 11 days family fun with 60 entertainers, 10,000 exhibits, ad 45 rides. Listen to this month's podcast to help you plan your visit to the State Fair.  T...

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    During this episode Dave Moore visits the Sarah Shaw Dance studio and chats with studio director Donna Lira. The two will discuss the loss of dance icon Sarah Shaw, how the studio is carrying on in her absence and how the community and city council stepped up to memorialize her forever. 

    A bronze sculpture of Sarah now sits outside Memorial Hall so that as the show goes on, Sarah can still welcome guests to each recital.

    The sculpt...

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    This is a BONUS episode commemorates a catastrophe in the Pueblo community that forever changed the landscape of the southern Colorado town.
     
    On June 3, 1921,  a cloudburst developed over Pueblo. During a typical cloudburst, over half an inch of rain may fall in a matter of minutes, and that is exactly what happened in Pueblo, according to NOAA. As the torrential rains fell, the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek quickly began to swe...

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    * Some of this content might be sensitive to some listeners*

    Since March 2020, Dave has been conducting podcast interviews over the phone, but for this episode, after receiving both vaccine shots Dave conducted his first in-person interview.

    In this episode, Dave Moore is sitting down with Jennifer Chavez with the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center. 

    The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization where they help  children who have...

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    In this episode Sarah Joseph with the Pueblo Department of Public Health & Environment returns to the podcast to give an update on where we are at this stage in the pandemic.

    It has been a year almost to the day that Pueblo's Podcast started the Coronavirus Special Edition to inform the community at the very start of the pandemic, now there are more and more vaccines being distributed and hope is on the horizon. 

    However, S...

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