State &#8226 Regional &#8226 Colorado Springs/El Paso County &#8226 Pueblo/Pueblo County





State

    &#8226 High costs from Colorado’s sickest uninsurable patients are twice the U.S. average (Denver Post).
    &#8226 The state lacks compliance with jobs data (Chieftain).


Regional

    &#8226 A group aims to keep the hobby of gold digging alive (Chieftain).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 Area schools say they have protocols in place to help prevent sexual abuse (Gazette).
    &#8226 ‘Squatters’ could be to blame for recent fires (KOAA).
    &#8226 Firefighters remind residents to stay off ice (KRDO).
    &#8226 Businesses benefit from the Broncos season (KRDO).

Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Idle sediment collector on Fountain Creek should be running again soon (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Robberies continue in Pueblo (KXRM).
    &#8226 Sushi catches on in Pueblo (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Large animals can tax the humane society, like a recent intake of 30 horses and other animals (Chieftain).



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