The Denver Post takes a look at how the failure of the ‘supercommittee’ in Washington might affect Colorado, and Colorado lawmakers express their disappointment in the failure (Denver Business Journal). Governor John Hickenlooper announces a plan to streamline benefit application process (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the day-long standoff at Schriever Air Force Base ends peacefully (Colorado Springs Gazette, KRDO, KKTV, KXRM). ‘Occupy’ protesters say they’ll continue after their permit extension was rejected, and plan to address council (Gazette). One protester is ticketed (KOAA, KRDO). Focus on the Family affiliates make the list of high-spending lobbying groups (Denver Post). A bidder on the Memorial Health System drops out of the running (Gazette, KXRM). The Colorado Springs Police and Downtown Partnership work together for a ‘more inviting’ shopping experience this holiday season (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

In Pueblo, council is expected to release a decision regarding its city manager today (Pueblo Chieftain, KRDO). The Southern Delivery System project begins work on a liner in the Pueblo Dam (Chieftain). The city takes steps to prevent fish die-offs (Chieftain).

Canon City council discusses an ordinance aimed at protecting paleontological resources (Canon City Daily Record).

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