The Denver Post details the investigation into the recent listeria outbreak. Interstate construction along I-70, I-25 garner support (Denver Post). Personal income growth in Colorado slows (Denver Business Journal). 13 new biographies help kids connect to Colorado’s past (Denver Post).

The Army generates new controversy over a proposed name change for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (Colorado Springs Gazette). The Colorado Springs Independent reports on the official repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. A challenger enters the race for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District, to be voted on in 2012 (Canon City Daily Record).

In El Paso County, rising poverty rates mean the demand for aid is also rising (Colorado Springs Gazette). Widefield School District 3 gets a grant from the Pentagon for literacy programs (Gazette). The county’s health department mulls fees to help bring back programs eliminated due to budget cuts (Gazette). The Air Force Academy faces allegations of faculty misrepresentation (Independent).

In Colorado Springs, the Urban League Child Development Center suspends activities due to funding issues (KXRM). The city dismisses a case against a Hooters waitress (Colorado Springs Gazette). KXRM looks into the procedures involved in moving a trial. Business leaders in hospitality say the city has to promote its strengths (Colorado Springs Business Journal). The Colorado Springs Conservatory moves in downtown (CSBJ*).

In Pueblo, a smaller rate hike from Black Hills is urged (Pueblo Chieftain). The Pueblo Board of Water approves a 5-year lease agreement aimed at reviving farmland in Pueblo and Huerfano Counties (Chieftain).

The Beulah Fire Department faces challenges and risks (Chieftain). The Organic Seed Alliance, which works with farmers in the LaJunta area, is recognized for its work with the community (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Custer County sees a slight increase in sales tax revenue (Wet Mountain Tribune). Canon City council candidates participate in a forum (Canon City Daily Record).

Las Animas County will gain more than $33,000 in lottery income (Trinidad Times-Independent). The county looks at using federal dollars to create a renewable energy technology park in Trinidad (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Raton officials address concerns about bears (Raton Range). Colfax County looks to enact a new economic development ordinance aimed at attracting businesses and promoting existing businesses (Raton Range).

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