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





State

    &#8226 Legislators in Congressional races work to balance duties at the statehouse (Denver Post).
    &#8226 House committee approves PERA pension change (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Prescription drug abuse on the rise (KOAA).


Regional

    &#8226 Representative Scott Tipton (R-D3) mistakenly promotes campaign event with taxpayer dollars, violating House rules (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 Cyber attacks give rise to niche business opportunities (CSBJ*).
    &#8226 A new scanner at the Criminal Justice Center aims to catch contraband at bookings (Gazette).
    &#8226 Former CEO of Springs-based Spectranetics acquitted of all but one charge (Gazette).
    &#8226 Air Force Academy continues base readiness exercises (KKTV).
    &#8226 Streetlights still a question in the budget (KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Young Pueblo drivers are among the worst in the state (KOAA).
    &#8226 Groups advocate for the demolition of contaminated buildings near the Colorado State Fair (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Cooperative Care Center opens new doors (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Power plant dedicated (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Longstanding tradition seeking the return of the USS Pueblo gets big reaction from North Korea (Chieftain).


LaJunta/Otero County


Trinidad/Las Animas County


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    &#8226 Redistricting splits Colfax County (Raton Range).
    &#8226 Raton residents face a full ballot (Raton Range).
    &#8226 Colfax County to build a new fire-training facility at Philmont Scout Camp (Raton Range).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region



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