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Artists give the ‘V’ a makeover!

July 4th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Artists give the ‘V’ a makeover!)
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We are in awe with the progress that’s taking place on the infamous ‘V’. It was a lot of work removing the mountains of tape which secured the posters on one side of the ‘V’.  No matter how hard we tried, keeping it in tact and looking nice was difficult. The weather had played its toll on it for the past months as it mainly sat (other than a couple day or weekend adventures & the odd protest) in the backyard of Pueblo House. No longer will the pieces of posters being flying off as we occupy the roads!   All the stickers ad  posters have been removed.  The artists Alais Clay (from Denver) and Brett Jones (from Utah) have painstakingly removed all traces of stickers, cleaned, scraped and sanded this beautiful beast and have now transformed it into a work of art for all to see.   Everyone around the Country will be able to enjoy for years to come.   We don’t know how to thank these artists enough.   (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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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…)

A night to remember….by Alais Clay & Wandering Monks

July 11th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Dream School | Lil Stone House | Pueblo - (Comments Off on A night to remember….by Alais Clay & Wandering Monks)

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Ready to roll on to Parkersburg

June 30th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Stone House - (Comments Off on Ready to roll on to Parkersburg)
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The “V” has been taking up space in the back of our beautiful little Pueblo House.  If you look real close you can see it back there.  But now it’s time to get back on the roads and head East.   We never quite made it to the West Coast as planned and OTR apologizes to our friends there who wanted us to come out.  Unfortunately an urgent personal matter has come up, which is going to require me to be near Detroit.  So I’m starting the engine and heading out tomorrow (Monday).   I plan to arrive Thursday, where the “V” will be parked while I tend to these personal matters.    Afterward and depending how surgery goes,  it will be time to start our Organize Central -HQ in downtown Parkersburg, which hopefully we’ll have the 501c3 certificate available ,so the donation of that property can be finalized.   Larry has been quite patient as we wait on the Government to issue our certificate and allow us to forge ahead with reno’s and a city farmer’s market in the heart of Parkersburg.

The Li’l Red House and the Stone (Music & Art) House will be taken care of by Ed Sandoval, his girlfriend Mona and our newest addition to the team Ellis who has been working around the clock planting, hauling, fixing and watering.   Ellis came to us from Salt Lake City and had been following us for a while.  He came to the house when I got back and hasn’t left.  He’s going to be our maintenance guy for both properties.  We love his idea and creative solutions for our crazy layouts here, with regard to getting water and power to the MA House.   Between Ed, Mona, Ellis, Cory and my main man Glen Burke we’re in good hands.  (more…)

Paint brushes, scrapers and sandpaper!

May 11th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Paint brushes, scrapers and sandpaper!)
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The house is busy with volunteers as we inch our way closer to finalizing the “lil red house”.   Our walls are being painted, kitchen cabinets, some furnishings and windows being put in place of nasty old boards that have hidden this little treasure for some time.  Between James & Darla, Ed, Tom, Jack, Cory, Rob & I we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  We’ll have more professional help this coming week to finish drywall, plaster and shower so we can get this little gem “occupied”.  Been a long stretch and it will be a great anniversary present to be done by June 12th with glorious gardens in the back. (more…)

Today was for the kids, for art & music and for a world we dream of….

May 4th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Cinco de Mayo | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Today was for the kids, for art & music and for a world we dream of….)
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Best Cinco de Mayo…..
Alais Clay & Wandering Monks celebrated with us @ Pueblo House and performed live in a concert that was rock’n the neighborhood. Thank you for making this day very special. You inspire us to be the change! Your lyrics are so profound.
The kids had a great time and we thank everyone who came out.   We now have a picket fence ready to put across the front of our very special house for art & music and all the things that make us feel good in a world that has so much wrong….we are the change we want to see. (more…)

Alais Clay & Wandering Monks, here for “Cinco de Mayo”

April 20th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Cinco de Mayo | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Alais Clay & Wandering Monks, here for “Cinco de Mayo”)
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Join us friday night May 3rd (7:00 pm) at PCC @  outdoor amphitheater for live entertainment by Alais Clay (from Boulder) brought to you by Occupy the Roads, Pueblo House.
The event is to create awareness on the importance of keeping the Arts & Music programs alive.  If you miss us at Pueblo Community College you can join us on May 4th at the corner of 5th & Hudson.  We hope everyone will join us as we honor those who have helped by volunteering or providing services or goods and to celebrate our grand opening for “Pueblo House”.   (more…)

Occupying the East Side

April 7th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Education | Pueblo - (0 Comments)
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Back from Denver and kick’n back with Kayla who’s conked out beside me.  We had great weather and networked with lots of cool people at the “National Media Reform Conference”.

Now, I’m back in Pueblo where we’re working on a concert with artists who are performing for us for free on May 3rd.  Then a few of us are going to take Cory up on the challenge of making some tree hugging hippies (heading to Goodwill for some serious bellbottoms & flowered shirts) to put on trees down the street.  Then, we’re going to make signs…one to hang on the fence of the empty lot (2 lots over) to say “Future home of new doggie park”.  Then, another to hang on the fence of the beautiful old stone house (2 lots the other way) to say “Future home of Art & Music”.  Then we’re going to check out a building a couple blocks over, for our new school thanks to a very generous couple.  Ah, the joys of being in a depressed area….you get to do fun stuff and no one complains!  Next…Polka dots on the street?  Art in the park?  MayDay Parade through town?  All of the above…check! (more…)

Alais Clay & Wondering Monks will be in the house!

April 1st, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Education | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Alais Clay & Wondering Monks will be in the house!)
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We have Alais Clay and Wondering Monks willing to do a concert here in Pueblo for Cinco de Mayo to raise funds for the “Pueblo House”. We’ll be hosting them in our little house if it’s ready. We’re planning an event in the park (either Erie or Sticker) after the street parade from Safeway and down 8th St. on the east side. We’d love to have two shows, a concert on Friday night and then again on Saturday.  The message of “occupy for social & economic justice” is the theme?   Both musicians bring political messages through their music and both are very good. We could use some help organizing this event too so please offer if you can.  OTR, Pueblo House, Occupy Pueblo, and “Idle No More” will be taking part in the event. We NEED this to help educate the masses about our world today and doing it with music in the park just seems perfect. (more…)