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





State

    &#8226 Secretary of State Scott Gessler is seeking to simplify campaign finance rules (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Colorado Solicitor General Dan Domenico is scheduled to argue in favor of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in front of the Supreme Court next week (Colorado Springs Business Journal).
    &#8226 The annual Colorado govenor’s agriculture forum will address food saftey this year in the wake of the listeria outbreak (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 Oil and gas companies bring a boost to the economy but also questions about waste disposal (Colorado Springs Independent).
    &#8226 Mayor Steve Bach pulls support for a Colorado Springs bicycle tour (Colorado Springs Independent).
    &#8226 El Paso County’s clerk and recorder are praised for maintaining voter anonymity (Colorado Springs Independent).
    &#8226 USPS processing center in Colorado Springs will be closing to reduce the systems infrastructure (KOAA).
    &#8226 Bass Pro Shops is coming to Colorado Springs and bringing new jobs with it (KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Pueblo West Metropolitan District is seeking a higher share of lottery funds for the parks and recreation departments (Chieftain).
    &#8226 US Rep. Cory Gardner visits Pueblo and speaks on extending wind-power credits and a second Congressional term (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Terry Book is slated to take over as executive director of the Pueblo Board of Water Works and will also be receiving a raise (Chieftain).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    &#8226 Custer County Democrats prepare for the caucuses (Wet Mountain Tribune).
    &#8226 Canon City School District considers a four-day school week to meet $1 million in budget cuts for next year (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Residents of Costilla County have been recommended to boil water before use due to water contamination (KKTV).
    &#8226 Cardiac Hospice care is now offered by the Sangre de Cristo Hospice West (Canon City Daily Record).
    &#8226 Canon City Council is set to discuss re-branding the city (Canon City Daily Record).



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