Colorado officials detail what has been purchased since 9/11 with homeland-security money (Denver Post). State officials file a waiver application to the federal “No Child Left Behind” law (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the Anschutz Corporation plans to buy the Broadmoor (Denver Business Journal, Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal). Officials on the Memorial Hospital Task Force spar over open meeting regulations (Colorado Springs Independent). A survey shows the city continues to be hobbled by issues related to jobs and housing (Gazette). District 11 moves forward on plans to provide students at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy with laptop computers (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Independent profiles the city’s new attorney. Weather in the area continues to be cold and wet (Gazette) after record-breaking rainfall Wednesday (KOAA). A Colorado Springs couple sues over the listeria outbreak (Denver Post).

In Pueblo, officials are warning of flooding along Fountain Creek because of rainfall amounts north of the city (Chieftain). CSU-Pueblo presidential candidate promises transparency (Chieftain). A public hearing regarding a proposed natural-gas fired power unit at the Black Hills’ Pueblo Airport Generating Station draws only one attendee (Chieftain). Senator Mark Udall (D) and Representative Scott Tipton (R) seek clarification over the Pueblo Chemical Depot (Chieftain).

Arkansas River Compact officials show concern over a proposed Lamar pipeline (Chieftain).

The superintendent at Custer County School resigns (Wet Mountain Tribune). Custer County considers allowing ATVs on county roads (Wet Mountain Tribune). Florence City Council Ward 3 gets a write-in candidate (Canon City Daily Record).

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