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





State

    &#8226 Education panel wants more early programs (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Pinnocol Assurance drops ads for privatization (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Advocates say Colorado is the prime place for solar thermal power (Denver Post).


Regional

    &#8226 Businesses seek contracts for Pinon Canyon (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Plans for managing SLV wildlife refuges released; may not include bison (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Wolves considered for culling the elk herd in the SLV (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Pueblo native chosen to run equestrian center in Colorado Springs (Chieftain).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 City Council votes to support Calhan’s request to join a regional transportation group (Gazette).
    &#8226 Progressive plans to hire more than 100 workers for an area call center (Gazette).
    &#8226 The city’s interim police chief becomes the permanent head of the PD (Gazette, KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Puebloans react to the State of the Union Address (Chieftain).
    &#8226 D60 to dip into reserves to meet budget shortfall (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Popular dog park reopens (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Pueblo County judicial building to break ground on Feb. 1st (Chieftain).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    &#8226 The Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in the killing of 13 horses near Gardner (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Recall in Saguache County ends with a new county clerk (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Two more schools in Alamosa are in need of repair (Chieftain).



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