Colorado added few jobs in the last ten years (Denver Post). The Indian Gulch fire west of Golden continues to burn (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, a survey is set to gauge how residents feel about police and crime (Gazette, KKTV). Area high school students are looking for stories from veterans of wars past (Gazette). Mayoral candidates take part in a forum (KXRM).

In Pueblo, Senator Michael Bennet (D) toured the Vestas factory for insight to training programs and the company’s future (Chieftain, KOAA).

Penrose looks toward a possible hydroelectric plant (KRDO). Otero County Commissioners sign annual wildfire operating plan (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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