The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority has released results from a feasibility study looking at high speed rail in the state (Business JournalKXRM).

In Colorado Springs, retirement plans from Memorial Health System employees may affect whether or not the city sells the organization (Gazette). D-11 officials are expected to reveal planned changes for Wasson High School and Trailblazer Elementary School at a work session today (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Police Department held a regional forum to discuss the intersection of immigration and law enforcement (Gazette, KKTV, KOAA). The Colorado Springs Airport is updating its method for scanning checked bags (KKTV, KRDO).

In Pueblo, D-60 continues talk about how to meet a budget shortfall, including the possibility of cutting teacher positions (ChieftainKRDO, KOAA). Residents near Xcel’s Comanche 3 power station are still seeking resolution over noise from the facility (Chieftain).

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