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Episode 12: Lending a hand up to those in need
Released Dec. 1
*Stay tuned at the end of this episode to hear OUR YEAR IN REVIEW*
For the final episode of 2020 Dave Moore talks with Kathy Cline the Executive Director of the Pueblo Rescue Mission. This organization is doing a lot to keep people warm, fed and off the streets. The Pueblo Rescue Mission completed their construction in January 2020. Kathy Cline said they’ve been nearly at capacity since they opened. The shelter has already provided about 27,000 nights of shelter. They serve a hot meal every evening. Since they started at the beginning of this year, 30,000 meals have been served. Cline said financial contributions are the most valuable and a check can be sent to PO Box 9167 Pueblo, CO 81008 or you can donate online by tapping here. If you’d like to drop off sleeping bags, blankets, hats, gloves or socks you can bring them to 728 W 4th Street. Pueblo will still be hosting a community dinner for Christmas and are looking to serve 600 people during that time. This year it will be a to-go meal due to COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to help serve. Call 719-924-8413 or tap here to learn more.
Released Nov. 1, 2020
Dave Moore checks back in with Sarah Joseph with the Pueblo Department of Public Health & Environment discussing options as Pueblo is seeing another COVID-19 surge. On Thursday, October 29, Pueblo’s Mayor instituted a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. until November 13. Pueblo was notified by the state, due to their increased COVID numbers, they have to turn things around before they move into Safer-at-home Level 3 which means tighter COVID-19 restrictions. >> Tap here to see the state’s rules according to the COVID dial. Mayor Gradisar hopes that a curfew will slow the spread. Sarah discusses what types of things are attributed to the increased spread and what it means for restaurants, bars, and schools.
*Editors note: This episode was recorded on Oct. 29 and a possible transition to Safer-at-home Level 3 (Orange) is mentioned. Pueblo moved to that level Nov. 14.*
Released Oct. 1, 2020
Dave Moore speaking with Bob Campbell, Events & Marketing Manager of the Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center. Dave & Bob are old friends from their radio days, however on this episode they will explore all the things to do, see and learn at the Arts Center. The Sangre De Cristo Arts Center first opened in June 1972, they are coming up on their 50th anniversary. During the pandemic, they reopened on April 1 and right now exhibits and events are still able to take place with some COVID-19 limitations. Dave & Bob also talk about their fascination with glass blowing and how you can learn how it works in their current exhibit — the Inspiration Glass Art Show. You can also celebrate Halloween & Dia de los Muertos with the Arts Center from October 27 to November 7. It’s a week long event of Halloween arts and crafts. Puebloween itself is on Friday, October 30. This event is free but you do have to reserve a time and a ticket. Call 719-295-7200 or tap here to buy tickets or schedule an event.
Released Sept. 1, 2020
Pueblo’s first strong mayor in decades, Nick Gradisar, sits down with Dave Moore. The two discuss the city’s plans on recovering from COVID-19, what’s the future of Black Hills Energy and even the Mayor’s favorite ice cream. You’ll also hear the Mayor’s plan to get more people to visit as well as live and work in Pueblo. Mayor Gradisar will also share how he encourages Puebloans to get involved in their city government.
The following two episodes are part of a special edition:
In the midst of COVID
Released Aug. 21, 2020
Pueblo’s Podcast highlights two industries and how they are dealing with COVID-19: entertainment and education. The education system is one of the many industries forced to adapt due to the pandemic. In this special edition of Pueblo’s Podcast, Dave Moore and Gunnison Pagnotta talk about GOAL High School. As districts all around the country are moving to online and remote method of teaching, GOAL High School has been doing it this way 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 center at any time.
There are dozens of drop-in centers around the state. GOAL serves a wide range of student needs from social-emotional to food insecurities; to honors and early college programs. They are accepting new students for the 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment is open until September 29th at: goalac.org or call 877-776-4625. Enroll now.
Released Aug. 14, 2020
In this special edition we are focusing on ENTERTAINMENT. The entertainment industry one of the many industries impacted by the pandemic. In this special edition of Pueblo’s Podcast, Dave Moore and Scott Stoller outline the changes to the Colorado State Fair. They’ll explain how people can participate in the fair virtually, the secrets that will be revealed each weekend, and even how you can STILL satisfy that fair food craving. Many of you know Pueblo is the spiritual home of the slopper. This local delicacy features a cheeseburger lovingly smothered—slopped, really—in delicious green chili. The World Slopper Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating’s 2020 slate of sanctioned events at the Colorado State Fair on Sept 5th. Last year’s championship, Darron Breeden broke a WORLD record eating about 28 sloppers in eight minutes.
Learn more about this year’s fair on their website.
Episode 8: Performing Pueblo’s History through Song
Released August 1, 2020
Juan and Deborah Espinoza — architects of the song of Pueblo — walk Dave Moore through Pueblo’s history dating back 300 years. The song of Pueblo is more than just a song, it’s an anthology of performances of different genres. This episode presents parts of the performance giving you an immersive history lesson you won’t want to miss. From the Ludlow Massacre, to The Great Flood of 1921, to the beginning of the Pueblo Chieftain; you will feel like you were there!! The usual performance is about two hours long; so this condensed version gives you the history behind the songs. It is definitely worth your time. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, performances have been put on hold, but check back on their website for shows in 2021.
Episode 7: Splashing the Town with Color
Released July 1, 2020
Dave Moore, Jenn de Groot and Matte Refic give you a behind-the-scenes look at the murals of Pueblo. Both are artists who started very young. Though their lives have crossed paths, on this podcast is the first time they are speaking. de Groot a CSU-Pueblo alum has a company called Jaybird Designs. Refic has painted hundreds of murals throughout the streets of Pueblo. Probably the most recognized one: the wall of the Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center and possibly the least-known piece, but the most powerful one, sits inside the Supermax Prison in Florence. They discuss their careers as well as the future of the Arkansas River Levee project. See Pueblo through the eyes of a street artist.
Episode 6: Giving students confidence in the classroom
Released June 1, 2020
Dave Moore asks you to lend a hand to the Assistance League of Pueblo along with Madeline Murray and Pat Klomp. It’s an organization run completely by volunteers. Their main program is Operation School Bell. It provides clothes for kids in K-8th grades who wouldn’t normally have new clothes to start the school year, giving them more confidence in the classroom. They receive funding through events like the Dillard’s Holiday Fashion Preview & Luncheon. Also, their thrift store, the Bargin Box is open year-round. The Assistance League of Pueblo is always in need of volunteers and your financial help. Call (719) 544-1528 or learn more here.
The following three episodes are part of a special edition: Coronavirus in our Community
Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community 3: Supporting Pueblo Marketplace
Released May 1, 2020
This is part three of our Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Garrision Ortiz, joins Dave Moore on the podcast!
They are discussing SupportingPueblo.com a new online marketing for small businesses during this pandemic. It is truly a community effort, the Pueblo Convention Center, SRDA, the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment all coming together to make sure Pueblo businesses continue to thrive. Find out how your businesses can sign up or how you can support at supportingpueblo.com.
Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community 2: PAWS for life
Released April 24, 2020
This is part two of our Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community Dave Moore chats with Kelly Ramos with PAWS for Life — an animal shelter in town. They discuss how their role has changed during the pandemic and how although they usually reach out to the community for help, they are lending a hand to those in need. If you need free pet food you can stop by, find out when at pawspueblo.org or call 543-6464.
Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community 1: Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
Released April 17 , 2020
This is part one of our Special Edition Coronavirus in our Community Dave Moore has a conversation with Sarah Joseph with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. She talks about best practices to keep you and your family safe as well as gives insights as to when our community might be bouncing back. If you have more questions head to the PDPHE website or call Pueblo’s COVID-19 Hotline at 583-4444.
Episode 5: Reimaging Colorado’s Mineral Palace
Released April 1, 2020
Dave Moore and Paulette Stuart take a trip back in time when Mineral Palace was a building not just a park. That’s right! There used to be an actual palace there. The building took a while to design and build, but once it was finally complete it was celebrated with a 4-hour parade through town and a picnic for thousands. However, the celebration didn’t come without consternation between the North and South side.
Episode 4: Illuminating Pueblo’s past through neon art
Released March 1, 2020
Works of art that look better in the dark. Dave Moore and Joe Koncilla from Koncilja And Koncilja law firm shedding some light on a local landmark. As Joe explains how he got the bright idea for Neon Alley and how decades later he keeps it shining. Joe calls it “the greatest assembly of neon art west of Time Square and east of the Las Vegas Strip.”
Joe & Dave will illuminate Pueblo’s past as they share a few stories behind some of the signs. You can check it out near the intersection of Union Avenue and B Street in downtown Pueblo or at puebloneonalley.com.
Episode 3: Celebrating as Pueblo turns 150
**PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded before the COVID-19 Pandemic.**
Released Feb. 1, 2020
Dave Moore is joining the Pueblo Downtown Association’s Mike Carlisle as they plan a variety of celebrations as Pueblo turns 150. Mike & Dave chat about how multiple organizations around town will be hosting celebratory events, offering one-of-a-kind discounts, and selling unique merchandise all in honor of Pueblo’s 150th birthday. Pueblo was incorporated in 1870, at the confluence of the Arkansas and Fountain Rivers, even before Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. The association encourages any other businesses to host a tribute and share it with the community. 150pueblo.com
Episode 2: Traveling through town with CDOT
Released Jan. 15, 2020
Dave Moore is talking travel through town with CDOT. Michelle Peulen & Dave discuss road projects around town and talk about unexpected bumps in the road that are more than just potholes. (Hint: They are alive!) This episode gives you a look ahead at Pueblo’s highway projects and how CDOT plans to update a road with a decades-old expiration date. cotrip.org
Episode 1: Kicking it off
Released Jan. 1, 2020
Dad & daughter duo break the ice in the debut episode. Carly Moore introduces you to the host of the podcast, her dad Dave Moore in a kicking it off episode format so you can get to know the host better. Future episodes will be in an interview format learning more about people and places in Pueblo.
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