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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December 19, 2014 | NPR · In a statement, the FBI said it was “deeply concerned” about the “destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity.”
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show: Chris Rock’s Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what’s making us happy this week.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · The new adaptation of Annie, starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx, isn’t the same Annie some of us knew in childhood. But on her own terms, she’s still a charmer.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Away In A Manger.”
 

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