The Pueblo Chieftain
The Chieftain's offices on West 6th Street in Pueblo
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherLee Bachlet [1]
Headquarters825 West Sixth Street
Pueblo, Colorado 81002
 United States

The Pueblo Chieftain is an American daily newspaper published in Pueblo, Colorado. Subsidiary papers include Pueblo Events and The Pueblo West View.


The Chieftain was established in 1868 by Dr. Michael Beshoar, the first doctor in Trinidad, Colorado. Wilbur Fisk Stone and George A. Hinsdale were the first two editors.

In May 2018, the paper was sold to GateHouse Media.[2] In November 2019, New Media Investment Group, the successor to GateHouse Media, acquired newspaper publisher Gannett. The two companies merged and will operate under the Gannett brand.[3]

In June 2023, Gannett announced that its printing plant in Pueblo would be shut down permanently in August. The company will contract out its printing of the Chieftain to a company in Denver and ship the papers to Pueblo each day. Around 50 employees at the printing plant will be laid off. The six remaining journalists at the paper will keep their jobs, but they will not have an office.[4]

In June 2024, the newspaper announced it will switch from carrier to postal delivery.[5]


  1. ^ "Contact Us". The Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ "Owner of Pueblo Chieftain agrees to sell; terms not released". The Denver Post. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ Tracy, Marc (November 19, 2019). "Gannett, Now Largest U.S. Newspaper Chain, Targets 'Inefficiencies'". The New York Times. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Jha, Rhea (June 14, 2023). "Dozens set to lose their jobs following shutdown of The Pueblo Chieftain's printing facility". Fox 21 local news. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Archived from the original on June 15, 2023. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
  5. ^ "The Pueblo Chieftain is transitioning to postal delivery. Here's what to know". Pueblo Chieftain. June 11, 2024. Retrieved 2024-06-12.