Colorado is poised to see a demographic shift by 2021 in those 18 and under due to children born to immigrants (Denver Post). Xcel Energy seeks a rate hike (Denver Post). A teacher disclosure rule will expire in May (Chieftain). Governor Hickenlooper has a high approval rating (Chieftain).
A new study suggests economic recovery is on track for Colorado Springs (Gazette). City Council will discuss Mayor Steve Bach's line item vetoes to the 2012 budget (Gazette, KOAA, KKTV, KRDO, KXRM). Locals talk about the Memorial Health System bidders (Gazette). A local technology business is considering relocating out of town (Colorado Springs Business Journal). The struggling homeless shelter at the Aztec Motel receives an outpouring of support from the community (CS Independent). The Independent talks to the mayor's new chief of staff and takes a look at the new position of Economic Vitality and Innovation chief.
Sewage from Canon City falls into a creek (Gazette, Canon City Daily Record). Custer County teachers attain National Board Certification (Wet Mountain Tribune). Silver Cliff plans to dip into reserves for 2012 budget (Wet Mountain Tribune).
Pueblo receives a bomb truck (KXRM). Pueblo City Schools anticipate a nearly $2 million shortfall (Chieftain). The school board will talk about realignment and closures (Chieftain). Black Hills' request for another turbine has been denied (Chieftain). County deputies and others save a horse that had fallen into a hole (KRDO).
Fort Carson officials meet with Trinidad city officials (Chieftain).
Rare minnows are restored to the Arkansas River (LaJunta Tribune Democrat).
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