In a unanimous vote, El Paso County Commissioners have approved a no-camping ordinance (Gazette, KRDO). Liquor stores in unincorporated El Paso County can now provide free tastings (KRDO). In Colorado Springs, the Urban Renewal Authority has voted in opposition to Copper Ridge redevelopment (Gazette). D-2 has approved a “coherent governance policy” (KRDO).

In Pueblo, Xcel Energy has announced the temporary shutdown of a noisy power plant (Chieftain). D-70 teachers offer their own cost-saving proposals for the school district (Chieftain). Lake Pueblo State Park and Black Hills Energy is looking to partner on a project that could create jobs in the renewable energy sector (Chieftain). The library is seeing an increased use (KOAA).

The tourism board in LaJunta has made a proposal on how to use funds generated from the lodging tax (Tribune-Democrat). Parents in Penrose spoke on a proposed four-day school week (Canon City Daily Record). Trinidad State Nursing Home may stay in the state’s operation (Trinidad Times Independent). In Woodland Park, voters have reelected Mayor Steve Randolph and said no to a tax that would have helped fund a new recreation center (Gazette, KOAA). Also, more regional election results…(KKTV).

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