Structural issues arise in a second school being constructed by a major builder of rural schools in the state (Denver Post). Colorado parents rank 2nd in the nation for unvaccinated children (Denver Post). New legislative maps ‘friendly to Democrats’ near passage (Denver Post). Republicans accuse Democrats of gerrymandering in reapportionment process (Pueblo Chieftain).

Governor John Hickenlooper announces an innovation initiative to help promote jobs and business (Denver Business Journal, Pueblo Chieftain). The Denver Business Journal reports that the head of the initiative has ‘concrete goals’. Small-business jobs in the state grew by .5% (Denver Business Journal).

In Colorado Springs, homicides in the city are on track to a record-breaking year (Colorado Springs Gazette). A downtown developer is seeking input on a possible new apartment complex (Colorado Springs Business Journal). Colorado Springs applicants are seemingly passed over for state appointments, with a few exceptions (Gazette). Mann Middle School principal dies in Switzerland (Gazette, KRDO). ACS plans to hire more than 200 people for its call center (Colorado Springs Business Journal). The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department arrests 10 in an identity theft ring (Gazette).

Pueblo City Council delays a vote on a new urban renewal district (Chieftain). LaJunta residents to begin holding informal meetings to discuss issues in the area (LaJunta Tribune Democrat).

The Arkansas River Power Authority delays discussion on its proposed 2012 budget, and the Lamar Repowering Project is expected to undergo inspections soon (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Questions about Las Animas County arise during the state’s reapportionment hearings (Pueblo Chieftain). Raton considers genealogy as a potential tourism draw (Raton Range).

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