KRDO reports there’s a power outage in southeast Colorado Springs (KRDO). Colorado Springs officials explore advertising on parking stripes (KRXM, Business Journal). The Independent reports on suicide among the youth in the county. Academy School District 20 delays summer vacation because of snow days (Gazette). Falcon School District 49 considers a bond for additions and new schools (Gazette).

In Pueblo, city officials and CDOT sign a contract regarding the redesign of I-25 (Chieftain). Black Hills Energy extends a deadline for the city to consider annexation of land where the company will build a new facility (Chieftain). Two men are being held in a white powder scare that turned out to be powdered sugar (KRDO). The San Luis Valley water court has approved a plan to reduce groundwater pumping (Chieftain).

Las Animas County commissioners extend a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries (Times-Independent). Trinidad city council decide on qualifications for a new city manager, after the announced planned retirement of current City Manager Jim Soltis (Times-Independent).

A planned burn on Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico spreads to Las Animas County and Costilla County (Times-Independent). In Raton, city officials prepare for a tight budget next fiscal year (Raton Range).

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