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With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots. Early in person voting ends on Friday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol…


Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced the formation of what he’s calling the Pension Solutions Team. The goal is to provide the city with advice on achieving long-term sustainability of the city’s pension program. In a press release, Bach said the current pension situation could lead to General Fund insolvency, and needs to be changed to ensure long term sustainability.


El Paso County Health officials are reporting the first hospitalized flu patients this season. Three elderly people and one youth have been hospitalized, dating back to October 9th. Flu season typically peaks in January or February, and last year nearly 50 people in the county were hospitalized due to flu-related symptoms. The El Paso County Health Department is urging anyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated now.


The Wetmore Fire is 100% contained as of yesterday afternoon. The nearly week-old blaze burned nearly 2000 acres in Pueblo and Custer Counties, and destroyed 15 residences. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the public may smell smoke in the area for the next few weeks.


The National Wildlife Federation recently released the results of their Hunters and Anglers survey. KRCC’s Kate Dunn says the report shows conservation continues to be an important issue for many sportsmen.

 

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