The Week in Review, July 1st through the 5th

Eight weeks from now a jury will be seated in a Bent county murder trial. District Attorney Jim Bullock says there are some reasons why you might not get to serve should you receive a summons. They are looking for folks who would NOT have a bias. According to the Bent County Docket, Donald Busto is set to stand trial the last week of August. Busto is behind bars on charges of killing Scott O’Grady in January of this year in a home at 4th and Locust.

The FDA is expanding its blood pressure medication recall again. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited has recalled an additional 32 lots of losartan, after trace amounts of a carcinogen were found in the drug.

It might be over for a white house run from former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Politico reports that some of his team is urging him to leave the campaign to try other opportunities.

When you order pizza for the family or team, you get a head count. That’s what the federal government is getting ready to do, sort of, when they count the heads of people here in the US. And recently, the US Supreme Court decided to toss a citizenship question. Otero County resident Lynette Ramirez says her grad work on data analytics shows her that’s not a good idea because a nation needs to know how many they’re providing for.

CDOT called off roadwork this week for a bit because of the highly anticipated busy travel holiday. is anticipating heavier than normal traffic around Colorado for the upcoming holiday. The Fourth of July traditionally kicks off the start of high traffic season.

Colorado Springs police say they've rounded up nearly two-dozen online child sex offenders as part of Operation Broken Heart. A total of 88 suspects were arrested in Colorado during the operation.

Dinner, games, music and more would certainly help bring a community together and organizers of the Fort Lyon Community Event night hope it will do a little more. Program manager Cassie Westmoreland says she hopes it will bridge the community with Ft. Lyon, something that’s been missing for awhile. The free event is open to everyone who wants to come. There will be dinner, music, games and a chance to win a prize or two. It’s Thursday, July 11th at Fort Lyon and starts at 5:30.

The jobs machine is back in gear. The economy added 224-thousand jobs in June, bouncing back from May's weak 75-thousand jobs performance. Analysts had forecast growth of only around 165-thousand new jobs last month. While jobs increased, so did unemployment. The jobless rate rose to three-point-seven percent in June, after holding at three-point-six percent for several months.

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