Spills at oil and gas operations are on the rise, but the Denver Post reports companies are not often penalized. An outbreak of listeria is traced to the Rocky Ford cantaloupe (Denver Post, KRDO, Pueblo Chieftain, LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). The White House estimates the American Jobs Act could put 3400 Coloradans to work rehabbing K-12 schools (Denver Business Journal). Three Colorado schools make U.S. News & World Report‘s list of 100 best colleges and universities (Denver Business Journal). Reapportionment of the state’s legislative districts inches closer (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, Mayor Steve Bach chooses a new city attorney (Colorado Springs Gazette). The hiring outlook for employers in the city falls (Gazette). Parents and students in D-49 learn about the dangers and signs of the ‘choking game’ (KRDO). A new car dealership looks to hire about 50 workers (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Memorial Health System faces financial challenges and possible management takeover (CSBJ).

In Pueblo West, residents speak out over graffiti that they say is a hate crime (KKTV). Pueblo‘s city council defeats an ethics code rewrite (Chieftain). A Pueblo judge says discipline should stay with schools, rather than an over-reliance on police (Chieftain).

Las Animas County is no longer in the proposed low-altitude training flight area from the Air Force (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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