pueblo west events: Things to Do in and Around Pueblo 14-20 Aug 2010 - 08/13/10 11:46 AM
This is the last weekend before school starts in Pueblo West.  If you are looking for things to do in and around the area, here are a few suggestions:
· Writing and publishing workshop with Maria Melendez
Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Ryals Room - 4th floorAll aspiring writers are invited to attend a writing and publishing workshop with Maria Melendez, published author and editor of Pilgrimage, a literary magazine, which is presently housed at the Nature and Raptor Center.  Maria also serves as the acquiring editor of Momotombo Press and contributing editor to … (1 comments)

pueblo west events: Upcoming Pueblo West Events - Pueblo West Neighborhood Watch, Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Lake Pueblo Clean-Up - 04/09/10 02:09 PM
With Spring definitely in the air (trees are tinged with green, daffodils are blooming) there are more outdoor activities scheduled in Pueblo West.  Here are some upcoming events:
Neighborhood Watch Group - Tuesday, April 13, 7pm, Pueblo West Library.  For more info contact LT. Bill Brown at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department at 719-671-4036 or group coordinator Ralph Silva at 719-547-3202. Annual Fishing Derby - Saturday, April 24, 8am to noon at Cattail Crossing Park.  This is for kids 4-15.  Pre-register before April 21 for extra goodies and a lower fee of $3.00.  Registering after April 21 will cost $5.00.   Registration forms can … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Happy Halloween! - 10/30/09 10:29 AM
Can you believe all of this snow and winter weather we've been having?  A little early for me!  However, the snow should be gone to celebrate Halloween on Saturday.
Halloween Bash:  The Pueblo West Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Halloween Bash at Lovell Park on Oct. 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on ball field No. 1 and is free to all who attend.
Participants will receive a treat when they arrive and are invited to participate in carnival games, cake walks and a costume contest, which will begin at 3 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, the Halloween Bash will … (1 comments)

pueblo west events: Happy Birthday Pueblo West! 2009 Pueblo Parade of Homes - 09/18/09 01:23 PM
Pueblo West is 40 years old!  Can you believe it?  Stop by the Pueblo West library on Saturday between 10am and 5pm for celebration activities provided by the Pueblo West History Association.  There will be a "virtual tour" of Pueblo West early homes, entertainment provided by the Pueblo West High School choir and the Pueblo SunSational chorus, and light refreshments.
Don't forget, the Pueblo 2009 Parade of Homes continues this weekend.  See the latest in building techniques from some of Pueblo 's finest builders.  Especially interesting are the energy conservation innovations.  Tickets are $5.00 at Loaf and Jug.

pueblo west events: New Housing Laws Effect July 1, Happy 4th! - 06/26/09 05:56 PM
Some important Colorado laws go into effect on July 1st.
House Bill 1091 requires Carbon Monoxide detectors in all single family and multi-family homes offered for sale, transfer, or rent.  Any residential real property containing a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage will be required to have a carbon monoxide alarm properly installed within 15 feet of the entrance to each room lawfully used for sleeping.   See HB-1091 for the details.
House Bill 1109 expands the protection given to home owners under the Foreclosure Protection Act. The only action taken in the bill is to revise the … (1 comments)

pueblo west events: New Source for Trees/Shrubs – Call Before You Dig – Pueblo West Clean-Up - 05/29/09 12:44 PM
Nan Black, landscape consultant extraordinaire (719-545-2098) who is helping me plan out my next round of landscaping, told me that a GREAT source for trees and shrubs, is Continental Tree Farms, Inc. at 48300 Forest Park Rd in Avondale (719-947-3090).  To get there, take highway 50 east, past the airport, past the depot exit and turn right on Avondale Blvd and then left on Forest Park Rd. John Guadagnoli helped me pick out some GREAT trees and shrubs.  There is a huge selection (as in acres and acres) and the prices are VERY reasonable. 
Remember, if you are going to dig … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Colorado Home Away From Home, Senior Water Aerobics and Life With the Combat Veteran - 03/20/09 12:27 PM
I have to say, I find this whole concept of unknown people reading my blog just quite amazing!
I had gotten a call from the owner of Colorado Home Away From Home, which is a transitional housing venue right here in Pueblo West (see: http://www.coloradohomeawayfromhome.com/).  Now, I've stayed in some pretty fancy digs (like that time I stayed in the Marina Del Rey Ritz-Carlton in my pre-real estate days while working as a computer security consultant or some fancy-schmancy time shares around the world).  But, I have to say that NONE of those can touch the elegant comfort you can find at the … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Absolute Auction - 12/05/08 06:40 PM
You may have gotten a glossy brochure in the mail about the December 9th Absolute Auction of 1223 South Skyline Lane, Pueblo West.  There is more info on the auctioneer's website at http://grandestatesauction.com/ (couldn't find the address though) and there was an ad that ran in the Pueblo West View (also without address).  The viewing dates and times before the 2:00 Auction on Tuesday are show below.  It's not too often (OK, never - all my real estate clients are normal people) that I get to see a 12,000+ sqft home with all the amenities overlooking Pueblo West Dam.  So, I'll … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Flu Shots, Bereavement Group, Vehicle Winter Survival Kit & Happy Thanksgiving - 11/26/08 12:34 PM
Hi Everyone,
For my loyal followers, sorry I didn't get to a blog last week.  My hubby was sick and I was following behind his every sneeze and cough with a can of Lysol spray.  Which should be a reminder to those of you that haven't got your flu shots - it's not too late!
The Holiday Season can be a difficult time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Grief over old losses can resurface and recent losses can make the Holiday Season a confusing and difficult time.  Come and discuss how to cope with … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Pueblo West Happenings This Coming Week - 10/17/08 04:22 PM
A special meeting of the Pueblo West Metro District Board of Directors will be held on Oct 21, at 6:00pm, at the metro district office.  The meeting will discuss expansion of the water and wastewater treatment facilities to include proposed rate hikes.  The board will be receiving public comment at this time.  Get Involved!
Where I'll be this weekend:
Saturday, October 18, Fort Carson Military Retiree Appreciation day at the Special Events Center , Building 1829, Fort Carson from 7am to 12pm.
Saturday, Oct 18, Pueblo West High School 9th Annual Crafts Sale from 9am to 4pm.
Sunday, Oct 19, Pueblo … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: "Know Your Stuff" Home Inventory Software and Weekend Events - 09/19/08 09:37 AM
With all the natural disasters occurring lately due to hurricane and rising water in other parts of the country, I've thought about what would happen if a weather or fire emergency occurred here in Pueblo West.  In addition to calling your insurance company BEFORE a problem arises to make sure that your insurance coverage is adequate, it is a good idea to have a record of all of your personal belongings.  "Know Your Stuff" is a free software program offered by the Insurance Information Institute.  You can download the software from http://www.knowyourstuff.org.  This software allows you to create a room-by-room inventory … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: Fun Times in Pueblo & Pueblo West - 07/11/08 11:12 AM
Let’s help Pueblo Community College & CSU-Pueblo celebrate their 75th Anniversary! There will be plenty of activities starting with a 7.5K Run/2-Mile Walk at 7:30am. Then, from 8am until 6pm, there’s a Pancake Breakfast, Health Fair, Car Show, Art Show, Entertainment, Texas Roadhouse BBQ, Games and MORE! Register on-line for the run/walk at http://www.socorunners.org. Find out more about the 75th Anniversary at http://www.pueblocc.edu/75th_celebration. Come and enjoy the festivities!
If you’re up for something more relaxing, the 8th Annual Parade of Ponds takes place this weekend. There are several locations to visit all over Pueblo and Pueblo West. Pick up flyers at … (0 comments)

pueblo west events: The "Wet" 4th of July Parade is Back! - 06/13/08 04:06 PM
"It's Official - the "wet" 4th of July parade is back for Pueblo West!  The parade begins at 10:00 am at the intersection of South Purcell and Joe Martinez and runs down Joe Martinez to Civic Center Drive.  Squirt guns are OK but water balloons are NOT.  Anyone with a frozen water balloon will receive a citation from the Sheriff's Department.  Other 4th festivities include the Lions Club pancake breakfast starting at 7:00 am; a Snap Fitness/United Way 3K Fun Run at 8:00 am; activities at Golden Guardian Park; a concert from 5:00 to 11:00pm and fireworks at dusk.  See you … (1 comments)