Colorado Representative Mike Coffman (R-6) has introduced legislation that would ban the use of condemnation for obtaining land related to the expansion of the Army’s Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (Gazette). Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) is proposing a bill aimed at Western states coping with damage from the bark beetle (KOAA).Senator Michael Bennet is pushing for a farm bill aimed at access to credit (Chieftain).

The Manitou Springs City Council discusses the trash hauler debate (Gazette).

In Pueblo, D-70 has voted to outsource bus service (ChieftainKKTV, KOAA).

In LaJunta, the public weighs in on lodging tax funds (Tribune-Democrat).

And, after 37 years as Fremont County Clerk and Recorder, 83-year-old Norma Hatfield plans to retire (Canon City Daily Record).

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