In Colorado, the Department of Revenue may lift the statewide ban on new medical marijuana businesses early (Gazette). The Interbasin Compact Committee makes recommendations for future water needs (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a former council member weighs the mayoral race (Gazette). KOAA revisits the homeless 10 months after a city-wide camping ban went into effect. A new multimedia exhibit at the library highlights local lives touched by HIV/AIDS (Gazette). A recent study names Colorado Springs as one of the top 15 brainiest U.S. cities (Gazette). The Gazette continues its series on e-waste. A brush fire at Ft. Carson is 55% contained (KRDO, KXRM).

In Pueblo, a charter school will remain open despite the city school board voting not to extend its contract (KKTV), while the board continues meeting on the school (Chieftain). The attorney for Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School says the school district was wrong in acting to remove the charter school’s president (Chieftain). The reward for information regarding vandalism at a city park is doubled (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, the Hoehne School District is closed due to water issues (KXRM, KOAA, KKTV, KRDO).

Fremont County receives a grant to help improve roads leading to Cripple Creek (Canon City Daily Record).

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