In Colorado, the rate of AIDS/HIV remains steady (Denver Post). Governor-elect John Hickenlooper solicits ideas during a gathering of county commissioners from across the state (Gazette).

In Colorado Springs, two candidates are the first to file for the mayoral race since voters approved a “strong mayor” style of government (Gazette). Recall ballots for Cherokee Metropolitan District board are available until Friday (Gazette). A D20 school is a finalist in a nationwide video book report contest (Gazette).

In Pueblo, the school board has voted not to approve a contract extension for Youth and Family Academy charter school (Chieftain). Urban development in Pueblo has received a national award (Chieftain). Vandals hit Minnequa Park (Chieftain). A Pueblo West daycare is closed today after a fire (KKTV).

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