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Located in the southeastern quadrant of Colorado, Pueblo is a crossroads city in many ways. Most obviously, the intersections of U.S. Highway 50 and I-25 make the state’s ninth most populous city one of the most trafficked corridors of Colorado. Historically, Pueblo is the confluence of what was once four separate towns – Bessemer, Pueblo, Central Pueblo and South Pueblo – built to accommodate early ore miners. Climatically, Pueblo perhaps has more in common with high-desert southern neighbor state New Mexico than the snowier, more-mountainous climates of Colorado cities to the north and west. Economically and culturally, Pueblo is caught at the crossroads of the Old West, the manufacturing past and an uncertain future.

Located in the southeastern quadrant of Colorado, Pueblo is a crossroads city in many ways. Most obviously, the intersections of U.S. Highway 50 and I-25 make the state’s ninth most populous city one of the most trafficked corridors of Colorado. Historically, Pueblo is the confluence of what was once four separate towns – Bessemer, Pueblo, Central Pueblo and South Pueblo – built to accommodate early ore miners. Climatically, Pueblo perhaps has more in common with high-desert southern neighbor state New Mexico than the snowier, more-mountainous climates of Colorado cities to the north and west. Economically and culturally, Pueblo is caught at the crossroads of the Old West, the manufacturing past and an uncertain future.

Pueblo Overview

Founded around 1842 by a trader named George Simpson and incorporated in 1885, Pueblo had its history literally washed out by the Great Flood of 1921 (caused by yet another intersection – that of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek), which destroyed about one-third of the city’s businesses as well. The mainstay of Pueblo’s economy has long been based around the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, or CF&I Steel Corp, which traces its roots back to the 1880s and is Pueblo’s financial foundation to this day, despite the flagging fortunes of the steel industry. In 1982, when the steel market crashed, the company ceased operation of its blast furnaces, which were mostly dismantled in 1989, save for some stoves and furnace foundations which were left as is due to asbestos dangers. These remnants of a once-great industry can still be sighted from I-25’s north-south Pueblo crossing, looking eastward.

Pueblo boasts some of the oldest schools in the state, as Centennial High School dates back to 1876 (though rebuilt on a new site in 1973), and Pueblo Central School, nicknamed the “School of Heroes”, hearkens to 1881 (later rechristened as Central High School when it was rebuilt in 1920). Two new high schools were built to accommodate the increasing population of the 1950s, and Pueblo now has thirteen high schools in all.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been a problem in Pueblo for many years now. All these residential and commercial construction projects – in addition to utility and power-generation facilities like that of the Comanche Power Station – have put workers at risk in Pueblo. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Pueblo, Colorado, you may be at risk to develop certain asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma (a terminal cancer). For those diagnosed with mesothelioma in Pueblo, the area has quality medical care, cancer centers, and doctors that can provide treatment for mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pueblo

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Pueblo, Colorado, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Acme Markets Inc
  • Alpha Beta Acme Packing Div
  • Am. Smelting and Refining Company
  • American Stores
  • Boston Food Prod
  • Burn Zol Company
  • C F & I Steel Corp
  • Central High School
  • Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
  • Colorado Laundry Company
  • Colorado State Hospital
  • Comanche Powerhouse
  • Company Mental Hlth Inst At Pueblo
  • Coppers Company
  • Dana Corporation Perfect
  • H L Bridgeman
  • Mckinney Concrete Product
  • Nuckolls Packing Company
  • Opera House Block
  • Public Service Colorado
  • Pueblo By Products Company
  • Pueblo and Suburban Traction Lighting Company
  • Pueblo Central School
  • Pueblo Power Plant
  • Pueblo Smelting and Refining Company
  • Pueblo St. Railway Company
  • Pueblo Traction and Lighting Company
  • Pueblo Wae Lighting Company
  • Rock Wool Insulating Company
  • Southern Colorado Power Company
  • St. Mary Corwin Hospital
  • Standard Fire Brick Company
  • State Hospital Addition
  • Triplex of America
  • United States Zinc Company
  • Utilicorp United Inc
  • Walter Brewing Company
  • Xcel Energy

Pueblo, Colorado Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within in Colorado. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert C. Dobele
University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Steven Ahrendt
UCHealth Lung Cancer Clinic – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. D. Ross Camidge
UCHealth Lung Cancer Clinic – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. John D. Mitchell
UCHealth Thoracic Surgery – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. W. Thomas Purcell
UCHealth Lung Cancer Clinic – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 80045

Locate a Cancer Center near Pueblo, Colorado

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Pueblo, Colorado have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

UCHealth Lung Cancer Clinic – Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Pueblo

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Pueblo, Colorado for your convenience.

Colorado Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers 
    (Pueblo)
    719-296-6000
  • Dorcy Cancer Center 
    (Pueblo)
    719-557-5423
  • Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers 
    (Aurora)
    303-385-2003
Long-Term Housing
  • John Zay Guest House 
    (Colorado Springs)
    719-633-8855
Patient Transport
  • Beo Personal Care 
    (Pueblo)
    719-544-3330
  • Memorial Hospital Central 
    (Colorado Springs)
    800-763-4373
  • Colorado Springs Mobility 
    (Colorado Springs)
    719-385-0200
Physical Therapy
  • Oncology Rehab 
    (Englewood)
    720-306-8261
  • Oncology Rehab 
    (Aurora)
    720-306-8261

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pueblo, Colorado

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Pueblo, Colorado, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a claim. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Colorado.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Pueblo, Colorado

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Written by

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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