All lanes of I-25 are now back open after a massive fuel spill closed the highway yesterday (KKTV, KRDO, KOAA, Gazette, C-Dot). There’s a shortage of affordable housing in Colorado, according to the Business Journal. Emergency phone service is restored after yesterday’s outage (KOAA).

Most Colorado Springs zip codes have seen a 50% and more return rate on census forms (Gazette). Memorial Health System already has already received inquiries by potential buyers (Colorado Springs Business Journal). The Colorado Springs Independent profiles the city’s new interim city manager.

In Pueblo, Black Hills Energy says they’re not for sale (Chieftain). The Interbasin Compact Committee looks to ease water transfers (Chieftain).

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