The number of unaffiliated voters in Colorado is on the decline (Denver Post). Governor John Hickenlooper addressed a Denver group about the state’s economic future prior to President Obama’s jobs speech (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the mayor’s branding task force focuses on the word “alive”* (Colorado Springs Business Journal). D-49 hires a public relations firm using questionable transparency methods (Colorado Springs Gazette). A proposed military school in D-49 gets an audience with the school board (Gazette). The city releases its first bicycle map (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at the changing face of franchise opportunities*, and previews a weekend innovation festival.

Pueblo residents react to President Obama’s jobs speech (Chieftain). CSU-Pueblo names three finalists for the school’s president (Chieftain). D70 supporters rally for the districts ballot measures (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, the city council denies a request to evaluate the city manager publicly, but business leaders come out to show support (Trinidad Time-Independent). Assessed property values in Las Animas County have risen, but TABOR prevents the county from benefitting (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Canon City, a former city councilman decides to run again for an at-large seat (Canon City Daily Record).

Colfax County, NM, remains a part of the scaled-back proposal for low altitude training flights from the Air Force (Raton Range).

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