In El Paso County, the ACLU files suit over inmates’ right to send mail (Gazette). Colorado Springs City Council passes a resolution in opposition to three state-wide ballot measures (Gazette). Housing prices in the city may still drop (Gazette). An audit of the city’s Economic Development Corporation has been postponed (Gazette). The city bans outdoor fires under recent dry conditions (Gazette, KKTV, KXRM). The city’s homeless motel program begins focusing on families (KRDO).

In Pueblo County, commissioners back away from a proposed rule concerning the zoning for medical marijuana growing operations (Chieftain).

In Florence, a school board member steps down for health reasons (Canon City Daily Record).

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