State &#8226 Regional &#8226 Colorado Springs/El Paso County &#8226 Pueblo/Pueblo County &#8226 Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region





State

    &#8226 Pinnocol’s ads raise questions about lobbying agreement (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Pueblo, Fort Collins expected to lead economic recovery in the state (Denver Post).
    &#8226 A bill would remove trans fats from schools (Denver Post).


Regional

    &#8226 Cantaloupe image is among the state’s Department of Agriculture’s top priorities (Chieftain).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 Mayor, council meet to hash out issues (Gazette, KXRM, Independent).
    &#8226 D-11 team recommends probationary renewal for STAR charter (Gazette).
    &#8226 Utilities to contract for 50-MW of wind power (Gazette).
    &#8226 D-12 fills board vacancy with long-time volunteer (Gazette).
    &#8226 A proposal for the El Paso County Clerk to absorb City Clerk responsibilities sees no response (Independent).
    &#8226 City’s payroll down 10% over the past three years (KOAA).
    &#8226 More than 1 in 10 county residents require food assistance (Independent).
    &#8226 The Humane Society is no longer accepting strays from Ft. Carson (KRDO).
    &#8226 Utilities customers could see a rate reduction (KKTV).
    &#8226 A congregation fights to preserve church’s legacy (Independent).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Executive Director of Pueblo Board of Water Works to retire (Chieftain).
    &#8226 VA clinic to move (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Infection rates at Pueblo hospitals are within national norm (Chieftain).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    &#8226 Cripple Creek Council rejects proposal for a strip club (KRDO).
    &#8226 Canon City’s council votes against renewing city administrator’s contract (Canon City Daily Record).



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Arts & Life

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Music

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