StateColorado Springs/El Paso CountyPueblo/Pueblo CountyLaJunta/Otero CountyOther Areas in the KRCC Listening Region





State

    • Colorado’s Secretary of State Scott Gessler sparks talk of 2014 run for Governor with a recent fundraising letter sent out (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    • Local Colorado Springs based company ITT Excelis has won a $160 billion contract with the Army to provide both IT support and services (Colorado Springs Business Journal).
    • El Paso County residents have received mailers from the Colorado Liberty Alliance attacking Representative Marsha Looper-R for allegedly promoting illegal immigration (Gazette).
    • CDOT has begun a $1 million dollar wildlife fence project that will run from the Pikes Peak International Raceway up to Exit 128 in Fountain (KRDO).
    • The Southern Colorado Economic Forum is reporting strong growth in El Paso County citing increased wages, home purchases, and vehicle purchases as the key indicators (Colorado Springs Business Journal).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • Pueblo Chemical Depot’s weapons destruction program will escape the 2013 defense budget cuts (Chieftain).


LaJunta/Otero County

    • The Otero County Treasurer has reported low interest earnings for 2011 with even lower earnings projected for next year (La Junta Tribune Democrat).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    • Alamosa County rancher Larry Crowder has announced his run for the new state Senate seat (Chieftain).
    • Customers of Black Hills Energy were informed of possible low voltage levels during the ongoing work on a pedestrian bridge at Sand Creek (Canon City Daily Record).
    • After new state reapportionments the Fremont County Board of County Commissioners have approved new county precinct maps (Canon City Daily Record).



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