Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away?

A storm rolls in over Pueblo West.
Debris lays along the newly formed edge of Fountain Creek.
Southern Colorado had been suffering from drought conditions for almost ten years, then May 2015 arrived.
Sediment covers a bike trail along Fountain Creek in Pueblo.
According to the National Weather Service, parts of El Paso county have received anywhere from 8-10 inches of rain during the month of May. There have only been seven days in May that measurable precipitation has not fallen in Colorado Springs. With the years of drought like conditions and abnormally high amount of rain in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Fountain Creek, which originates in the mountain town of Woodland Park, pushes its way south through Colorado Springs, then further south to Pueblo and serves as a tributary to the Arkansas River. With the quick hitting storms and 24 days of rain Fountain Creek has overflowed its banks, eroded land, changed the course of the creek and created a clean-up problem for Pueblo. The complete impact the flooding and changing course of Fountain Creek may not be determined for months after the water recedes and the clean-up has taken place, but the one thing that is for certain, is that habitats have been altered, the landscape along the creek has been changed and work needs to be done to protect the integrity of the creek and it's surrounding areas in the future.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day In Pueblo

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of our nation. With the designation as the Home of Hero's with four Medal of Honor recipients and many soldiers of Fort Carson and their families calling Pueblo home it is only fitting that the city of Pueblo and the Pueblo Veterans Council held a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Bridge along the Pueblo River Walk.

Pueblo native, retired Air Force Colonel and current Pueblo County District Attorney Jeff Chostner opened the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Marching Band's Staff Sergeant Manford sang the National Anthem as the band members were on hand to provide music for the ceremony.

Formers service members of the Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and current Members of the Pueblo Ritual Team provided a 21 Gun Salute.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Paul Browning

Paul Browning is 2014 Mass Communications graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo. He was a four year starter for the ThunderWolves and is the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He is a Colorado native that went to Widefield High School before choosing to attend CSU-Pueblo. During his tenure with the ThunderWolves Paul was part of four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship teams and won a National Championship. In December of 2014 he capped off his Senior season with the only touchdown reception in the ThunderWolves 13-0 defeat of Minnesota State University, Mankato for the Division II National Championship. In May of 2015 Paul was invited to participate in the Cleveland Browns Rookie Mini-Camp and earned a contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Paul's focus, determination and hard work ethic have been the catalyst that made him a huge success in college and landed him a roster spot with the Cleveland Browns in the NFL, where he will continue to display the attributes that have made him a success off and on the field and represent Pueblo in the national spotlight.

    Paul watches the defense before taking the field again in the 
2014 quarterfinals game against Ohio Dominican University.