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  • Destination: Pikes Peak

    “There is nothing to do around here”…. That statement is heard at least twice a day in the small town of Pueblo West. Many would think Pueblo is monotony, and strive for some sort of exhilaration. Although some inhabitants lay around thinking about how boring the beautiful state of Colorado is, the truth is, living in Colorado provides endless opportunities of things to do and countless places to go. Every issue the CyChron will provide an article about a place to see in Colorado to cure the boredom that seems to be overtaking so many.

    Pikes Peak, named after General Zebulon Pike, is first up on our record of astonishing places to see in Colorado. From Pueblo West it takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes to get there (68 miles) and two hours to get up the 38 mile mountain. It is well worth it to see the monstrous 14,110 foot mountain. This picturesque scene is elevated over glazed rocks and diminutive tree tops, sprinkled over with fresh white snow.

    If driving is not an option, they offer other ways to get up the mountain such as hiking, walking, biking, and by train. People can hike, walk or bike the Barr Trail. Continue reading  Post ID 56

  • Traveling Wall Visits Home of Heroes

    Pueblo, Colorado is known to many as “The Home of Heroes”. This name was given to the city because it is the only city to have four Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a soldier can receive and is given by the president.

    The four recipients are William J. Crawford (WWII), Drew D. Dix (Vietnam), Carl L. Sitter (Korea), and Raymond G. (Jerry) Murphy (Korea). A memorial was built in historic downtown Pueblo for them in 2000. A statue of each soldier stands around a 35 foot flag pole and is accompanied by a granite slab that is etched with the name of each of the other 3,400 recipients. Continue reading  Post ID 56

  • New Busing Has Smooth Transition

    District 70 has a new system of busing for the 2010- 2011 school year. The district sold all of its buses to a company that is now taking care of all the busing in District 70. The new buses now say “First Student” instead of the traditional District 70 title.  This is because the district has hired a private company called First Student out of Colorado Springs to help eliminate the busing costs that it faced before the switch was made. The recent budget cuts caused District 70 to change various parts of the budget including busing. The district has had to cut funding and while some changes have been more drastic, busing has been fairly simple. While the buses are different, the drivers are the same. They are still employed by District 70 and know the routes. Continue reading  Post ID 56

  • Students Assemble For Monday Morning Devotionals

    Faith is a major part of student’s lives at Pueblo West High School. This year, a small group of students are meeting for Monday Morning Devotionals. While PWHS has always had groups like FCA, Monday Morning Devotionals are brand new to the school year.

    Monday Morning Devotionals are student lead and each week a student reads a passage of scripture and then creates a 20-25 minute devotional to which the group discusses. Continue reading  Post ID 56

  • New Week Results Remain Unclear

    The four day school week started on August 16, when the first freshmen walked through Pueblo West High’s doors. It all started back in 2009 with a simple suggestion that would later result in the four day week and much controversy. Parents and their kids have been told that this new week will make it easier for students, especially student athletes, with their workload. Although it may be too early to see what kind of results the new week yields, sophomore Sarah Coy said, “I personally like the four-day week. It rocks my socks off because even though the days are longer you can’t even tell. I like it. I like it a lot.” So far it seems many students have nothing but good things to say. Ana Rios, a sophomore this year as well, commented on the week by saying, “It really helped me get organized. With an extra day I am able to get all my homework done and still have time for sports.” Continue reading  Post ID 56