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Our Fundraiser is this Saturday from 4 – 8pm at the Pueblo House 816 E 5th St. (Between Glendale & Hudson).

The Radio Station 98.5 FM KOYC (k-occupy your community) will be raising money to purchase a transmitter and antennae so we can start broadcasting by Feb. 15th.  Stay tuned..lol

We’re gearing up and getting the houses ready to view for anyone who would like a tour to see what we’re doing over here on 5th St. (more…)

Music House #2

We’ve been busy working on our music house.  The OTR Foundation has 3 houses that were donated on the Eastside (812, 816 & 824 E 5th St.) of Pueblo.  We’re using these spaces to ensure youth have a stress free – safe place to go where they enjoy a few things that schools may not offer.   Our aim is to give kids something fun to do and at the same time expose them to things that they might find their passion.   Rather than work at minimum wage jobs it would be nice to see them build a career doing what they love.  We’ll expose kids to more music, art and media.  We’re creating a space where young people can learn, play and mentor each other.  The original Pueblo House is finished, but we have so much stuff (and a whole lot of musical instruments) inside, we’ve run out of room.  Renovations are finalizing on the music house and with all the construction, we’ve not had the time (or space) to run programs.  The music house will be our main focus until spring when we will open the space for music jams & lessons.  The original Pueblo House (816 E 5th) will be turned into a games room, library and be our art space with lessons by local artists. (more…)

Last week updates from Pueblo & Trinidad, CO

September 29th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | LWV | Pueblo | Stone House | Trinidad - (Comments Off on Last week updates from Pueblo & Trinidad, CO)
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We’d like to welcome Marcel Kuemmet who arrived last week to lend a hand fixing the Li’l stone house, where we’re building a future music and art space for kids on the Eastside of Pueblo.  We’re excited with all that’s been happening here to get us to the finish line with our music space.  We can’t wait until we can use it for Friday night open mic.

The “V” was in Trinidad, CO this past week for a the Southeast Regional Philanthropy Days.  Over 3 days we pitched our case for a grant so we could fund our vision of 3 functional houses all offering unique things.  The media house will be the most expensive to fix and we’ll definitely need grant help to make that happen.  If anyone knows of grant writers send them our way :-) (more…)

Come to 5th St. for Music & Art on Sunday!

April 9th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Stone House - (Comments Off on Come to 5th St. for Music & Art on Sunday!)

 

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What’s happening on 5th St.?

January 27th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Meetings | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on What’s happening on 5th St.?)
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We are planning a small gathering/pot luck at Pueblo House 816 E 5th…. on Feb. 8th. around 6pm.  Rick Stanton has agreed to play again and we’re trying to get a few more locals to sing/play. It’ll be open mic night. With the weather so cold we’ll be inside where it will be quite cozy & warm. We’ll introduce our plans, get your ideas and most of all include the kids who will be instrumental in running the programs.  Please come join us.

We had Renee and Bonnie visit the Pueblo House and what a great meeting of the minds!  Both had seen the article in the Chieftain. Renee (2nd visit) brought the start of a Hydroponics system and she is going to be setting us up with a grow/aquarium unit. This was Bonnie’s first time to PH and she was thrilled at what’s going on here and what we’re planning to do in future.  Her boyfriend builds chicken coops and she’s going to ask if he would supervise the building of a great coop (made from our shed).  We already have the pen and other things there.   We’re looking for some artists to work on the boat and make something out of it.  Ideas?

Weekly Update

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on Weekly Update)
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Ken Shore will be coming back (from Denver) on Sat. to finish the final electrical needs. Can’t wait to see him, as we always have a few laughs. After this weekend we’ll be in a position to have the final inspection redone. Then we’re off to restore the Stone House next, for evaluation (so far a quote for the water main break is going to cost $2280) and material gathering, costs.  We now have a prospect of another house and that’s being considered for outstanding taxes approx. $2600.

Glen, one of our directors (who recently had a stroke) is doing well on the road to recovery. He’s getting physical therapy now and plans are that he’s going to be released on Feb. 7th if all goes well.  He’s in Parkview Hospital in room 309 (B) where he has a phone. His sense of humor is still alive and well. Some days he’s a bit more tired than others but considering what he’s been through he’s doing great.


Joe is finalizing some trim on the kitchen walls and been getting lots of little things done around PH. I put all the files into our new filing cabinet, where we’re now organized. With files in one place it sure helps to be able to find things.  Been extremely busy around the house….no shortage of things to do. (more…)

Finally we can see the light…..

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on Finally we can see the light…..)
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Another busy day at Pueblo House with all the chores we’re trying to get done before the cold spell comes mid week.
Baseboards being sanded, painted and brought in for reinstalling and then lots of electrical switches & plugs being put in.  Joe had sanded one huge baseboard yesterday then brought out the rest of the baseboards that needed fixing so Stephen and I could get them done while he worked on trying to figure out the electrical before Rick came.We want to send a big thanks to Rick Stanton and Ken Shore for being so incredibly helpful as we worked out a few kinks tonight. Ken (on the phone with us from Denver and the original electrician who wired the PH) walked Rick through a series of steps to get the front entrance light working. (more…)

Rock’n the “Li’l Stone House”

November 16th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on Rock’n the “Li’l Stone House”)
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We finished all the things we wanted to get done on the house last night. This morning we had breakfast & meeting to set out our priorities/tasks for the day and everything went beautifully. What a great event it was tonight. The talent we witnessed was fantastic. It’s so great to see the kids (little & big) enjoying art and music. Three little kids in particular were busy painting some wonderful art with Dad looking on.

We were all blown away when Cage (next door) rapped about his Gramma passing away recently. Then his sister Chasey did a couple numbers…followed by our own Alais Clay who performed her newest number (written only a few days before) and outstanding as usual.  Next up was Tammy with some poetry, then Samantha assisted by Guitarist from their PCC (Pueblo Community College). Next up was Cliff, who had seen the ad in the Chieftain newspaper last Wed. and, who came to play violin, then guitar and another instrument called a Didgeridoo, a long horn type thingy and very cool.  Alas our Stephanie (Alais Clay) belted out another during the night but with her sore throat was really struggling but still awesome. (more…)

Community unite to celebrate with music & art

November 12th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on Community unite to celebrate with music & art)

The folks around Pueblo House are holding a community gathering on Saturday November 16 from 3pm until evening (around 8pm).

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We’re putting together details on the event, so you might want to check on updates to this post as more comes together. (more…)

After reading this I sat weeping with both sadness & joy in my heart.  Sad because of the recent Trayvon Martin ruling by the Florida Courts and Joy knowing it’s people like Aaron and Stephanie among others, who will make this small community thrive.   Aaron, you have no idea how much I enjoyed reading your words, which were eloquent and inspiring.  I am honored to have you guys as part of the dream school in Pueblo. Thank you Alais Clay & Wandering Monks for all you have done, all you did last night and all you’ll continue to do so we can help save a few children on the Eastside of Pueblo. I love you guys. …Janet
This was written by Alais Clay:
 “It was a beautiful night =) Not the turn out I had expected but we got some seeds, soil, stuffed animals, paint, a bunch of wood, $450, a violin >.< !, and one awesome guy offered to come volunteer and teach drum classes. Several people said they’d keep the “dream school” in mind and have gardening supplies and soil and stuff they would like to donate in the future. I am utterly exhausted and don’t know why I’m on here.. but sending Love from Boulder and know that a seed has been planted here! The prayer circle was very powerful =) Now on with the Revolution!”
And Aaron of Wandering Monks wrote this, the day after the Boulder event……..
Last night, I wasn’t rioting, in fact I never even saw a second of television. I wouldn’t even know the sad scenario and outcome of the Trevon verdict if I wasn’t connected through Facebook. And although it’s related, this post isn’t really about all that. You see last night I was sitting in a circle of amazing people who make up my community, some I knew very well, and some were new acquaintances. As we sat together, we prayed, and we each personally exchanged our vision of intent for ourselves, and our wishes for our community (more…)