Best Swimming Pool

Gold: City Park 800 Goodnight Ave., (719) 553-2790 After a massive renovation including a completely new ADA-accessible bath house, the City Park Pool is now open to the public. Swimmers can get lessons, have open swim, enjoy a concession stand, and slide down one of three tube slides. Open from …

Paws for Life

Best Volunteer Opportunity

Gold: Paws for Life Animal Shelter 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., (719) 543-6464 Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and PAWS is a chance to help this private, no-kill animal shelter. The challenges of maintaining the facility are significant which is why volunteering here is a …

Chile Crowd

Best Public Event

Gold: Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival Along Union Avenue For three days near the end of summer, downtown Pueblo is transformed into a giant outdoor festival soaked in the enchanting aroma of roasting chile. People from all over the world come to our little town to check out …

Martini Shot (Courtesy photo)

Best Band

Gold: Martini Shot (719) 287-2875 Martini Shot is a band synonymous with the Pueblo Music scene. Anyone who has ever been to a festival, grand opening, wedding, street fair, or bar has likely heard the powerful horns that drive this talented 7-piece pop-rock group consisting of Andy Clementi, Ryan Walter, …