A chemical leak from a train car near Monument forces evacuations (Denver Post, Gazette, KRDO, KKTV, KXRM). KOAA reports the leak has been contained, and the evacuation area could get larger. Colorado sees improved joblessness rates (Denver Post, KOAA).

In Colorado Springs, the new city council is sworn in (Gazette, KXRM). 2010 saw a 12% rise in serious crime, but a drop in rapes (Gazette). A grant and partnership at UCCS looks to help nursing in rural areas (Gazette).

El Paso County Sheriff returns from Israel (KRDO). In Fort Lyon, honor guard fails to show for WWII vet’s funeral (KRDO). Otero County sets fire restrictions (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). The Trinidad School District plans an upgrade to curriculum (Trinidad Times-Independent).

The Pueblo airport looks to expand (KRDO). Senator Mark Udall (D) meets with Pueblo economic leaders (Chieftain). One of the two finalists for CSU-Pueblo’s presidential job has withdrawn (Chieftain).

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