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





State

    • Colorado’s state-wide snow pack levels are still below average (Gazette).
    • Colorado’s Ralston creek located outside of Denver is being rerouted to avoid flowing over a leaking uranium mine (Denver Post).
    • The new History Colorado Center located in Denver announced its anticipated opening in mid-April (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • A boost in sales tax shows that Pueblo’s economy is on the rise (Chieftain).
    • A preventative health care program in Pueblo seeks approval from the house to extend the program another five years (Chieftain).
    • Pueblo County’s DA Bill Thiebaut anounced he will be running for a third term (Chieftain).
    • A new standardized test replaces the CSAP for Pueblo students in third through 10th grade (Chieftain).
    • The Colorado Water 2012 initiative comes to CSU-Pueblo for a series of free water seminars starting this month (Chieftain).


Trinidad/Las Animas County

    • Congress’ law requiring the transition from using incandescent lightbulbs to more energy saving ones moves slow in Trinidad (Trinidad Times).
    • City Manager Ed Gil De Rubio faces another attempt at termination in today’s council meeting (Trinidad Times).
    • The former president of Trinidad’s First National Bank has announced his intent to run for the 2nd District’s county commisioner seat (Trinidad Times).
    • Democratc Party Caucuses held today in Las Animas county offers a variety of opponents (Trinidad Times).


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    • Raton residents apply for a Coca Cola grant that would enable them to plant a community garden (Raton Range).
    • Raton’s Commissioner seat loses candidate option as voting draws near (Raton Range).


Other Areas in the KRCC Listening Region

    • The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park begin construction on a long awaited zip line (Canon City Daily Record).
    • Canon City preps for the 9Health Fair with help from the Air National Guard (Canon City Daily Record).
    • Florence’s council moves two grant applications forward that would fund Dry Creek Dam reconstruction and the second phase of the water wetlands design (Canon City Daily Record).
    • The Rio Grande National Forest is trying to deal with the aftermath of the spruce beetle infestation (Chieftain).



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