Governor Hickenlooper heads to California with Denver's mayor to talk economic development for Colorado (Denver Business Journal). The Governor urges the military to make use of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, saying it could be a step toward further Pinon Canyon utilization (Chieftain). New vehicle registrations in Colorado are up more than 13% in October (Denver Business Journal). The state Department of Labor and Employment looks into unemployment overpayments (Colorado Springs Business Journal).
Colorado Springs city officials will consider an emergency moratorium on drilling, which could affect the company that wants to explore the possibility of oil and gas at Banning Lewis Ranch (Gazette). Mayor Steve Bach adds a social media expert who was also a volunteer for the mayoral campaign (Gazette). Businesses opt out of traditional credit card technology in favor of a new technology (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).
In Pueblo, the Chieftain looks into violent crime numbers. Council sets 2012's budget at $78 million (Chieftain). The city school board revises a proposal for realignment (Chieftain), and decided it won't move any 5th graders to middle schools (Chieftain). Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta Preparatory High charter schools prepare to hire a permanent leader (Chieftain). State representative candidate and City Councilman Leroy Garcia could face incumbent Keith Swerdfeger under the new maps recently adopted (Chieftain).
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