Author: Jacque K

Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Parade – November 8



The Pueblo Chieftain Veterans Day Parade, “Pueblo’s Salute to the Spirit of Our Veterans” will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00am and is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. The Veterans Day Parade gives the community an opportunity to honor and say thank you to all of Pueblo’s military veterans. Please join us as we pay tribute to Pueblo’s Veterans!

The parade route runs along Union Avenue between East B Street and West 1st Street and begins at 10am! 

This parade is one of several events going on this week to honor our cities veterans!


Also happening? November 2 (Sunday) at 3pm is the Pueblo Choral Society’s “Patriot’s Dream” concert!  This concert will be held at Hoag Hall on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and military members and $10 for students. They are available by calling 369-2456 and will be sold at the door.

The Pueblo Choral Society presents a musical celebration of freedom to honor the heroes who have preserved those freedoms and to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the composition of The Star Spangled Banner. Perennial favorites such as “God Bless America” and a salute to the Armed Forces will be performed. Pueblo East High School’s special choir, Les Jongleurs will be a guest performing choir.


Do you know of an upcoming event you’d like to see featured on All Things Pueblo? Please let us know by filling out our Event Submission form or visiting our Facebook Page and leaving us a message! (We try to find the big events, but sometimes life gets crazy and we need your help! So please let us know and we’ll do our best to feature it on our blog and our Facebook page!)

Are you affiliated with a local business who would like to advertise with us? We have several options available, and are also still looking for help with our 2nd annual Thanksgiving Food Drive! Thank you for helping make Pueblo a better place!


3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Domestic Violence Walk
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The 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk October 25th, 2014 at 12:45pm at Mineral Palace Park
Registration starts @ 12:00pm
Registration (which includes shirt and walk):
$20 per Person
$90 per Group of 6
With every new supporter, we are closer to being a part of society where no one will stand for this violence and where no one will have to ever be a victim!

Register online or in person the morning of the walk!

 Some Domestic Violence Facts from Safe

The Victims

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
  • Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than men
  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.

The Families

  • Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
  • Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).
  • A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
  • A 2003 study found that children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent – which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death.

The Circumstances

  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.

The Consequences

  • According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families.
  • In New York City, 25% of homeless heads of household became homeless due to domestic violence.
  • Survivors of domestic violence face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.
  • Domestic violence contributes to poor health for many survivors.  For example, chronic conditions like heart disease or gastrointestinal disorders can become more serious due to domestic violence.
  • Among women brought to emergency rooms due to domestic violence, most were socially isolated and had fewer social and financial resources than other women not injured because of domestic violence.
  • Without help, girls who witness domestic violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults.
  • Without help, boys who witness domestic violence are far more likely to become abusers of their partners and/or children as adults, thus continuing the cycle of violence in the next generation.
  • Domestic violence costs more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.

#1 FACT:

Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.


Thank You Pueblo, an update from Facebook

Pueblo, I want to take a moment to say Thank You!

Last night we posted on our Facebook page about a missing Pueblo Boy in the Greenhorn Mountains, and despite being almost midnight when I posted? We had a few readers who made the drive to Ophir road to help with the search party. Words can not describe how incredibly Thankful I am for such amazing readers here in Pueblo! I promise you all of your prayers and thoughts were also appreciated!

At 5am, I checked for updates (this is a family that I know from our local homeschool group, and have many mutual friends with – although at this time to respect their privacy I am withholding their name, I’m sure you all can understand!)

We have directions (below) with how to find the Base Camp for the Search and Rescue – with this update from someone who headed up there last night!

“It seems that Pole Creek Parking lot is up a bit further up on the mountain…the directions my husband has from a park ranger are: go up Ophir Creek Rd. about 2 miles to the fork, stay LEFT another 6 miles to a four-way intersection. Turn LEFT 8 more miles.”

Click on the link to get directions to Ophir Creek Road if you are able to go help search for Clayton. Amy said Pole Creek parking lot is about 2 miles up the road. An alternate route is to take Hwy 96 (Thatcher) 35.6 miles to Hwy 165 and turn left on 165. Then go 11.7 miles and turn right on County Hwy 360/Ophir Creek Road. Pole Creek Parking Lot is appx. 2 miles up Ophir Creek Road.

Again, Thank you all for praying and taking action! Just more proof of what an amazing community we have here in Pueblo! Please continue your thoughts and prayers for this family, as we approach 24 hours since Clayton went missing in the Greenhorn Mountains. I will try to keep you all updated to the best of my ability!

2nd Annual All Things Pueblo Turkey Drive! COMING SOON!

Turkey Drive

Thanksgiving is coming fast! It’s time for the 2nd Annual All Things Pueblo Turkey Drive! Last year, All things Pueblo and several amazing Drop-Off locations (The McClelland School, SoCo Spay/Neuter and Adoption Clinic and Spitfire Grill) were able to give away over 30 FULL Thanksgiving Dinners to families in Pueblo!

One of our goals when creating All Things Pueblo was to help foster community around Pueblo, and this event certainly did that last year! We were blown away by the amount of support received from our amazing readers and community, and we’d like to challenge you to help make a difference again this year!

This year we wondering if there is ANY businesses that would like to team up with us and become DROP OFF locations. You do need to have freezer space (enough to hold at least 5-10 turkeys) and enough room to store some non-perishable food. You will get a TON of great FREE advertising in trade and help families in need this holiday season!

We would love to do this again this year…. BUT we need drop off locations. Can you help?

We know this is a lot to ask of the community – needing storage space for turkeys is not an easy task! But we can offer you lots of FREE advertising both on our website and our facebook page (with over 5,300 local followers) as we promote this event heavily over the next month!

If you’re interested in partnering with All Things Pueblo for this amazing community event there are several ways you can contact us! We have a Facebook Post set up with information and we also have created a contact form that you’re welcome to fill out!

Loaded up and ready to deliver turkey dinners for our 2013 Turkey Basket Drive!
Loaded up and ready to deliver the first round of turkey dinners for our 2013 Turkey Basket Drive!

All Pueblo Reads – The Paris Wife

All Pueblo Reads

October is All Pueblo Reads at the Pueblo Library! This year they are reading The Paris Wife, which is a phenomenal historical fiction story about Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley! If you haven’t read this one? I highly recommend it, it’s a great story! (And if anyone knows me? I read a lot. I’m at 173 books in 2014 so far!)

With All Pueblo Reads there are some great activities going on at the Pueblo Library, and around town! We’ve compiled a list of upcoming Library events for the next week and a half or so! (Be sure to follow their Facebook page for regular updates too!)

Author Talk and Book Signing

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 (Doors open at 1 p.m. Book signing begins at 2 p.m.) Rawlings Library, 2nd floor. Author Paula McLain talks about her work on The Paris Wife. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Register HERE.’

A Day in Paris
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m., Lamb
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., Barkman
Celebrate All Pueblo Reads and enjoy an afternoon with the beloved children’s book, Madeline! Madeline has been entertaining children for 75 years! Families can participate in Madelineinspired crafts and games learn some French words and songs, and even taste test some French snacks

Get Squared Children’s Art Workshop on Cubism
Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-2 p.m.
Rawlings, Idea Factory-2nd floor Cubism, a radically new and highly influential movement in the art world, arose during the 1920s. As a painter herself, Zelda Fitzgerald spent time in the company of Pablo Picasso, one of the pioneers of Cubism. In this workshop, we’ll learn about Cubism. Then, we’ll unleash our own inner Picasso and create our own mini-masterpieces. Easy and fun for all ages.

(Not All Pueblo Reads, but still Library and still great)
10/18, Rawlings, Ryals Room, 2-4pm
Enjoy two hours of free zombie activities, including:
*Legless races
*Brain-eating contests
*Make a zombie costume – on us!
Hope to see you there!

 3-Doodler Fun!
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Lamb
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m., Barkman
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Rawlings
Check out the latest in the Idea Factory collection, the 3Doodler! This awesome device helps you build and sculpt things in mid-air! Build an Eiffel Tower using one of our patterns, or create your own masterpiece.


The Crack Up: Fitzgerald’s Decline in the 1930s
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Rawlings Library, InfoZone-4th floor
F. Scott Fitzgerald, the admired writer we know today, spent his last years in emotional and financial ruin, convinced that his work had come to nothing. In 1936, just four years before he died at age 44, Fitzgerald wrote several gloomy autobiographical essays that describe his sense of failure. They are, according to one writer, “part self-autopsy and part funeral sermon.” In this Power Point presentation, we’ll look at the reasons behind Fitzgerald’s “crack up” and at how his literary reputation was rescued after his death. Free and open to the public.