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Christmas caroling at Pueblo House

We hope everyone has food to eat, shelter to stay warm and family & friends to keep you company!  2017 was a very good year for us at OTR with the launch of our new radio station KOYC (Own Your Community) 98.5 FM LP in Pueblo.   We have a range of about 8-10 miles, so we’re covering a good portion of Pueblo.  Our programs are all about local; whether musicians, youth, schools and events we want to ensure everyone’s voice is being heard.  That’s why we call ourselves  the VOICE & RHYTM of Pueblo. (more…)

Clay/Cobb oven addition.

OTR Foundation is working around the clock to bring a creative space to the Eastside of Pueblo where gangs and drugs run rampant.   It’s been some time renovating these abandoned homes that were donated over the course of 3 years.  With very limited funds we’ve managed to finish one for art and makerspace and almost completed the second for music and radio station.   After launching our 98.5 FM LP station we’re finding a voice for the community to raise its concerns and talk about the issues facing the Eastside. Our third house will be a while before we can find funding for that, but eventually that will become a media, virtual reality space.   Fun on Fifth St. is where it will be soon!   In the meantime we’re enjoying the (more…)

Cake by Catherine Calderon

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a fantastic success.  Catherine Calderon for getting all the food and making sauce for the spaghetti along with a cake. And Maggie for making a vegetarian spaghetti sauce. Doug for bringing buns and Anne Courtright who brought a tray of cookies. Nita Bakes for another wonderful tray of goodies and for handling all the guests at the door and also for the gifts she brought, James Raymond Smith and Patrick Pulis for all the moving and organizing throughout the day and making sure the music room was set up for us, We thank all the people who brought items for the silent auction (Nita, Catherine, Kate, Marsha & Steve) and especially Bella Chacon’s mom who made a special trip to bring a gift basket to help us raise money and to all the guests and musicians who played for our first gig in the music house (Dave David Gouge, Maggie May Johnny Watson, Traemon McCabe Amberdawn M McCabe, Cat Connor, Michael Comora, Fred & Bernie, Phil Holland, Steve Lujan and George Samaras who joined us later. We loved that Angelina Perez and Chacee Martinez sang a special song for us.
We raised $520 for the radio station which will launch at the end of this month. We’re working with an engineer who is bringing everything we need to get up and running by the end of this month. My dream has been fulfilled when we finished the night at the music house and all the musicians came together to create a vibe like no other!
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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…)

Pueblo House flyer

Coming up 5 years of occupying for OTR

Click here to See:  Alternet News Article

Members of the Occupy the Roads Foundation gathered with Occupy Pueblo and decided to transform the vacant brick building into a community center. A large team of community activists and residents cleared out the trash, cleaned up the interior, and with the help of a grant, fixed the roof and the electrical system, and painted and decorated the interior. The process is captured in the following video:

Pueblo House

Sal w guitar on FF

Our dear friend and musician Salvatore Pace has lost his battle with cancer and left us today (Mar. 13th).  We know he’s in a better place and finally free of his pain.

Please send me any pictures you might have of special moments with Salvator so that we can add them to the “celebration of life” movie being produced.

Sal jamming with Mike Stapleton

This is from his son Tory….

My father, Salvatore Pace, passed away at 1:11 AM last night taking away the pain that consumed his body. Dad was an amazing person who left a mark on everyone he met. If you knew him, you know what I’m talking about. He was one of a kind, and the absolutely kindest person I’ve ever met.

His friend Janet Wilson has offered to put together a video and slideshow of his life for his memorial party. She needs photos from all parts of his life. If you have any, please send her a direct message or email her pictures to janetwilson79@gmail.com. Stay posted for a date and time for the party.

RIP Dad

Salvatores resume`

Sal's resume`

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Patrick with the beautiful 'V' in the background.

Over the past year OTR has been renovating 3 homes in East Pueblo to get them ready for creative space for kids and adults to enjoy music, art, gardening and media.  The 3 house was donated making 812, 816 & 824 all designated to finding kids passion.  Once completed the 3 houses will be open for everyone to enjoy music, hang out, learn, educate and create.  Our media house will have a radio station, and hopefully one day, a recording studio.   East Pueblo is changing and plenty of homes are having the boards removed and are now alive with activity and new homeowners.  A world class skatepark is going in only a couple blocks away.  Bike trails and parks are numerous on the Eastside and we’re working with our Foundation & the E.A.S.T. group (more…)

League of Women Voters Presentation for OTR & OTR F

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in LWV | Pueblo - (Comments Off on League of Women Voters Presentation for OTR & OTR F)
LWV Luncheon April 13/15

Today I presented for the League of Women Voters luncheon on the topic of “Occupy the Roads (how it all started) and the Pueblo House (and our 3 houses in the works) under “Occupy the Roads Foundation”. (Janet)

How it started …The ‘V’ & Occupying roads!

Pueblo House and what we’ve been doing in Colorado! (more…)

The “V” loves a parade!

November 29th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Parade of Lights | Pueblo - (Comments Off on The “V” loves a parade!)
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Look who’s entered in the Pueblo Parade of Lights! We occupied some roads tonight in style!

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PCC Job Fair and Youth meetings

May 13th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Monsanto Rally | Pueblo | WaveofAction - (Comments Off on PCC Job Fair and Youth meetings)
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Last night Pueblo House had a few young 20 year olds who were interested in finding out more about Monsanto and what they’re doing to our food supply.  With a growing concern about foods being genetically modified they wanted information and answers.   Colorado is fighting back with the “right to know” request for labeling.   Petitions will be gathered and signatures submitted to get this on the ballot for November.

May 24th will be a global day of protest with large marches taking place across the globe.   We will be there supporting the march against Monsanto set to take place on Northern Blvd on the south side.  We’re expecting quite a crowd to show up and help educate the public on what a GMO is and how it affects those that ingest it.

We ended the night watching the movie “End of the Road” which talks about the money printing business of the Federal Reserve. (more…)