While the NTSB recommends banning the use of electronic devices by drivers in cars, Colorado has already had a texting ban (Denver Post). Two more rural schools built by a trouble construction company are found structurally deficient (Denver Post). Trends in Colorado mortgage repayments mean fewer refinances and purchases (Denver Business Journal).

Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5, R) says a study that ‘calls him out’ when it comes to earmarks is a ‘joke’ (Denver Post). Southern Colorado gets $1.78 million in lottery funds for improvement projects (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, city council nixes the mayor’s proposal to suspend pay increases (Gazette), and council has scheduled a special session to discuss possible mayoral vetoes (KKTV). A post office remains closed after two individuals were arrested for having meth-making ingredients inside (KRDO). Commercial real estate numbers in the city are looking better (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). The city’s new fire chief is officially sworn in (KXRM).

Projects along Fountain Creek seeking lottery funds survive to another round (Chieftain).

In Pueblo, the city school board seeks more options for school realignment (KRDO), and says they’ll make a decision in January (Chieftain). Black Hills Energy customers will see a rate hike beginning Jan. 1 (Chieftain). The county’s judicial building gets the go-ahead (Chieftain). State Representative Keith Swerdfeger (R-Pueblo West) says he will not seek reelection (Chieftain).

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