State &#8226 Regional &#8226 Colorado Springs/El Paso County &#8226 Trinidad/Las Animas County &#8226 Raton/Northern New Mexico &#8226 Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region





State

    &#8226 The House gave its preliminary approval in classifying capturing methane gas from coal mines as a source of renewable energy (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Colorado’s state-wide snow pack levels still below average (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Environmentalists voice concern over Gov. John Hickenlooper’s hydraulic fracturing advertisement sponsored by the Colorado Oil & Gas Associate (Denver Business Journal).
    &#8226 Colorado welfare recipients found using state issued debit cards at strip clubs and casinos (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Tourism industry leaders meet in Durango at the Southwest Tourism Summit to discuss improving business performance (Colorado Springs Business Journal).
    &#8226 Colorado lawmakers propose a bill that would increase the per diem for lawmakerswho live farther than 50 miles away from the capital (Gazette).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 The VetFran program is drawing more veterans to open franchises in Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Business Journal). *
    &#8226 Colorado Springs’ Police chief announces a plan to install surveillance cameras aimed increasing safety and reducing crime around the downtown area (Gazette).
    &#8226 The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada have awarded the city of Fountain with a financial reporting award (Colorado Springs Business Journal).


Trinidad/Las Animas County

    &#8226 Councilmen and councilwomen have called an unscheduled meeting this evening to discuss the possibility of firing City Manager Ed Gil de Rubio (Trinidad Times).
    &#8226 Cathy Mullens the former District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District is seeking the democratic nomination for the 3rd Judicial District (Trinidad Time).
    &#8226 Trinidad city officials have applied for a grant to acquire more than ten acres of land intended to be used as a wildlife preserve and nature walk (Raton Range).


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    &#8226 The Point of Rocks archaeological site is to be included by the National Register of Historic Places (Raton Range).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    &#8226 An increase in unemployment benefits triggers increased fees for businesses in Freemont County (Canon City Daily Record).
    &#8226 The Canon City School Board is considering school closures and or relocations in an effort to reduce the budget (Canon City Daily Record).



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