State park officials examine opening more oil and gas leases to help ease financial burdens (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, city officials will look at potential stricter regulations for medical marijuana businesses (Gazette). Efforts to recall a Cherokee Metropolitan District water board member could see an injunction (Gazette). Former employee questions the direction of the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (KRDO).

In Pueblo, an interim president is recommended for CSU-Pueblo (Chieftain). The Pueblo City-County Health Department plans to discontinue its recycling program (Chieftain). D-70 looks to move forward with projects after the failure of three statewide ballot initiatives (Chieftain).

The Trinidad Times-Independent reports a judge has issued a ruling in the case over troubled Cougar Canyon and that the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Department will suffer under voluntary retirements. The paper also takes a look at grants provided by the Tourism Board to draw more visitors to the area.

The LaJunta Tribune Democrat provides a rundown of the city manager’s report to council, and reports that the Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts was vandalized again.

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