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Coloradans can now spice up their rides with Pueblo Chile plates

Author: Erin Prater - August 6, 2018 - Updated: August 6, 2018

Colorado’s new Pueblo Chile license plate went on sale Aug. 6. (Photo courtesy of state Rep. Daneya Esgar via Facebook)

Chile lover? “Pueblo proud”? Perhaps a trip to the county clerk’s office is in order.

“Pueblo’s spiciest specialty license plate” went on sale today, reports The Pueblo Chieftain — with free salsa being given out at the Pueblo County Courthouse while supplies last.

A 7:30 a.m. press conference outside the courthouse kicked off sales Monday, though the plates are available for purchase at all county clerk’s offices, according to a Monday Facebook post by state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a sponsor of 2017 legislation that authorized the special plate.

“Today is the day we’ve been waiting for since HB 1012 was signed in 2017,” Esgar wrote in a Monday Facebook post after speaking at the press conference. “… Liane Buffie McFadyen, thank you for pushing me to run this bill!! It was a great idea!! #pueblopride #pueblochile #pueblooverhatch #ourlicenseplateisbetter.

“Today is the day we’ve been waiting for since HB 1012 was signed in 2017,” state Rep. Daneya Esgar posted to Facebook on Aug. 6. “The official Pueblo Chile License Plates are now available at all Colorado County Clerk’s offices! We had an amazing kick off this morning. I purchased my plates then enjoyed a Pueblo chile breakfast at home to celebrate!” (Photo courtesy of Esgar via Facebook)

A one-time fee of $50 will be charged for the plate. For those who want the plate personalized, an additional $60 fee will be assessed, with an additional $25 charged annually upon renewal, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website.

Erin Prater

Erin Prater

Erin Prater is Colorado Politics' digital editor. She is a multimedia journalist with 15 years of experience writing, editing and designing for newspapers, magazines, websites and publishing houses. Her previous positions include military reporter at The Gazette, general assignment reporter at The Huerfano County (Colo.) World, copy editor at David C. Cook publishing house and adjunct mass communication instructor at Pueblo Community College. Her bylines include The New York Times Upfront, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Military Spouse magazine and Omaha Magazine (Omaha, Neb.). Her syndicated bylines include The Denver Post,, and wire services.