Thursday Index

October 27, 2011

Colorado employers will see a rise in workers' compensation insurance costs (Denver Post). Governor Hickenlooper is expected to announce a Jefferson County District Court Judge as his choice for appointment Colorado's Supreme Court (Denver Post, Denver Business Journal). Colorado issues the first medical marijuana business licenses in the country (Denver Post). Colorado ranks 5th in the country on government job growth during the recession (Denver Business Journal). Colorado is shaping up to be a big battleground state in the 2012 presidential election (Chieftain). State Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar says the agency will play a larger role in cantaloupe oversight (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the Independent takes a look at meth lab clean-up laws in the city. The Gazette says city council has violated an open meetings law. A change in a downtown bus stop is expected to cause difficulties for residents of an apartment complex serving low-income seniors and others (Gazette). A state lawmaker from Colorado Springs plans a bill in the next legislative session to help loosen PERA requirements, which could save the city millions (Gazette). A home builder trade magazine ranks Colorado Springs 7th among cities most likely to experience a housing rebound (KRDO). KXRM takes a look at Cheyenne Mountain D12's mill levy question. City Council prepares for the budgeting process under a new style of government (Colorado Springs Independent). The Independent looks into storm water management issues. The Colorado Springs Business Journal talks to Councilwoman and Memorial Hospital Task Force Chair, Jan Martin, about the process*.

In El Paso County, proposed drilling sites are identified (Gazette, Colorado Springs Independent).

In Pueblo, a committee recommends closing four city schools (Chieftain). Most council members are satisfied with city manager after allegations of personal misconduct (Chieftain). Plans for the I-25 realignment are expected in November (Chieftain). Black Hills Energy's VP spoke to the Pueblo West Metropolitan Board about proposed rate hikes (Chieftain).

Cotter Corp. looks to reopen a uranium mill near Canon City (Denver Post). Custer County releases its annual list of delinquent properties (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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