The Denver Post reports that the number of abused or neglected children statewide has risen. Despite joining other states in a challenge to the health care reform, Colorado is beginning to initiate some portions of the changes (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Colorado’s third congressional district, which includes Pueblo, will have to grow based on latest census data (Chieftain).

Veterans in El Paso County face unique challenges when it comes to finding employment (CSBJ*). An aerospace park chooses Denver over Colorado Springs for its base location (CSBJ*).

Manitou Springs looks to promote “buy local” with its “Manitou Money” (Gazette). Falcon District 49 administrators look for community support in their restructuring plans (Gazette).

In Pueblo, magnet schools show promise (Chieftain). City Council is set to discuss the Honor Farm (Chieftain).

Las Animas County looks at ways to curb energy use (Trinidad Times-Independent). The Tourism Board in Trinidad presents projects to city council (Trinidad Times-Independent). Aguilar parents question the school board (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Southeast Colorado gets new fishing regulations (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

And, in case you missed it, the Gazette takes a look at how congressional redistricting might look in light of recently released census data. Mayoral and council candidates in Colorado Springs took part in another candidate forum (Gazette). And a new team takes over the Operation 365 visioning process (Gazette).

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