The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approves new regulations for fracking (Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). Senator Bennet introduces a bill that would provide a way for skilled immigrant students to gain legal status (Denver Post). Political parties argue over new statehouse maps and prepare for a potentially volatile legislative session (Denver Post). Colorado will need to add primary care physicians by 2016 to help meet a rising demand due to federal health care reform (Denver Business Journal), but the state won’t need as many as once thought (Colorado Springs Business Journal).

In Colorado Springs, the Gazette has its third part of its series on child neglect. City Council members question the swiftness of Mayor Bach’s proposed city employee pay raise policy change (Gazette). Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5, R) encourages city council to make accepting the military’s health benefit plan at Memorial Hospital a central value in the decision making process (Gazette). The Gazette details the process of deciding which Memorial Hospital bidder(s) will make it to the ballot. An Air Force Academy cadet dies in a car crash on campus (Gazette, KOAA, Denver Post). Area postal workers yesterday rallied in support of the postal service (KXRM).

In Pueblo, the Chieftain takes a look at how new statehouse maps could affect the area, and how it leaves two seats in southern Colorado ‘orphaned.’ CSU-Pueblo gets a grant for artifact collections (Chieftain). Pueblo City Council changes property rules, and allows the city manager to use relocation money for rent (Chieftain).

Florence gets a new city manager (Canon City Daily Record). The Arkansas River Power Authority seeks an agreement with Tri-State Energy, even without Trinidad‘s approval (Trinidad Times-Independent). Earthquakes rattle along the Colorado/New Mexico border (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Trinidad, five hospital management companies bid on operating Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad School District No. 1 looks to upgrade its busses (Trinidad Times-Independent).

The redistricting process in Colfax County, New Mexico, looks to run a lot smoother than the process across the state (Raton Range).

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