Pueblo County Commissioners vote down a rezoning plan that could have allowed a developer to build a nuclear power plant (Chieftain, KRDO, Denver Post, Gazette, KOAA, KKTV, KXRM). Pueblo County Commissioners look to build a new judicial complex (KOAA). A review Pueblo Police Department says the agency needs an overhaul (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a homemade bomb explodes. No injuries have been reported (KRDO, KOAA). Copper thefts in the city cost taxpayers (KRDO).

KRDO takes a look at BNSF’s safety record in the wake of a hazardous leak last week. Southern Colorado Business Partnership leaders visit Trinidad (Trinidad Times-Independent). Developers plan a new restaurant and event center in downtown Trinidad (Times-Independent).

Federal regulators say fracking is safe (Gazette).

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