StateRegionalColorado Springs/El Paso CountyPueblo/Pueblo CountyLaJunta/Otero CountyTrinidad/Las Animas CountyRaton/Northern New MexicoOther Areas in the KRCC Listening Region





State

    • Colorado environmentalist and lobbyist Carrie Doyle is picked to be the state director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign (Denver Post).
    • Republican House lawmakers have proposed a bill to prohibit firearms being confiscated during a state of emergency (Gazette).
    • A Colorado Senate Committee is hearing a bill today that would ban red light automated traffic enforcement in the state (KRDO).
    • Lawmakers are set to review a bill to prohibit employers from discriminating against unemployed applicants (Denver Business Journal).*


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    • Pikes Peak Hospital teams up the Colorado Neurological Institute, HealthOne Stroke Care network, and others to provide telemedicine to patients (Colorado Springs Business Journal). *
    • The nonprofit group Rebuilding Together is working on a project to improve the Deer Hills neighborhood (Chieftain).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • Pueblo Community College’s spring enrollment reports the largest number in the school’s history (Chieftain).


LaJunta/Otero County

    • National Corn Growers’ Association awards a Rocky Ford local with first place in the annual Corn Yield Contest (La Junta Tribune Democrat).


Trinidad/Las Animas County

    • The Las Animas County Board of Commissioners District Two seat is being sought by retired teacher David Torres (Trinidad Times).
    • The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce dispute claims of trying to have Ed Gil de Rubio the City Manager fired (Trinidad Times).
    • Trinidad’s pro baseball team is seeking host families for the players (Trinidad Times).


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    • The Raton school board considers implementing a technology tax that would benefit the public school system’s technology needs (Raton Range).
    • More lifeguards to be trained at the Raton Regional Aquatic Center for the upcoming season (Raton Range).
    • A bill waiting to be approved by Governor Susana Martinez would allot Colfax County entities could get over $1 million in funds (Raton Range).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    • The IRS has approved the Cuchara Resort to operate as a non-profit organization (Chieftain).
    • The Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation helps to bring technology classes to Canon City (Cannon City Daily Report).
    • The Pamper Your Heart event hosted by St. Thomas More Hospital provided women with free health screenings (Canon City Daily Report).



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