StateRegionalColorado Springs/El Paso CountyPueblo/Pueblo County Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region





State

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


Regional

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


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

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


Pueblo/Pueblo County

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


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

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



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