The Denver Post reports that criminal charges against the farm blamed for the listeria outbreak are unlikely. ‘Personhood’ backers ready to try again in Colorado (Denver Post). Strategists in President Obama’s reelection campaign are already eyeing Colorado (Pueblo Chieftain).

The sale of a rail line in southeastern Colorado raises concerns (Pueblo Chieftain), but the state could repurchase it (Pueblo Chieftain). A state lawmaker says ag producers should get some of the money from the sale of the line to help rebuild the Rocky Ford cantaloupe brand (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, police disband the ‘Occupy’ protesters in Acacia Park after a permit was not renewed (Gazette, KXRM). Police say a soldier’s actions border on vigilantism, while the soldier says the police never would have made an arrest if he hadn’t put in the work (Gazette).

The Pueblo Chieftain takes a look back at the city’s first airport.

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