The Chieftain profiles Governor-elect John Hickenlooper’s preparations for transitioning into office.

In Colorado Springs, a committee looking at transportation in the region meets today (Gazette).

In Pueblo, residents meet candidates for police chief (Chieftain, KKTV).

Trinidad officials say someone is circulating counterfeit money in the area (Times-Independent). City officials discuss budgetary concerns (Times-Independent).

The Wet Mountain Tribune reports area residents weigh in on the proposed name change of Kit Carson Mountain. Skyline Elementary in Canon City receives a $5,000 grant (Canon City Daily Record).

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · Pope Francis announced he will elevate the influential missionary to sainthood when he visits Washington, D.C. But Native American groups say Father Serra was far from saintly.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, it fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.
 

Arts & Life

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · The film about a Navy SEAL whose service in Iraq made him a mythic figure has become a cultural lightning rod. But the squabbles are too simple for a low-key movie striking in its lack of stridency.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · New research shows that teenagers’ brains aren’t fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · The announcement of the new Ghostbusters cast went over like … well, gangbusters.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The Louisville native performs songs from 2014′s moody, languid, country-inflected Electric Ursa.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · An interview with the New York rap impresario who died unexpectedly this month.
 

OPB
January 28, 2015 | opbmusic · The band’s moody, autumnal “Arms Unknown” receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.
 

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