The Colorado Department of Transportation responds to issues pertaining to outages at its traffic website (Gazette). Equal enforcement of liquor laws may mean some “light” beers will be off the menu at restaurants (KRDO). Governor-elect John Hickenlooper downplays effects of proposed low altitude training flights (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colorado Springs, the city signs a new contract with a bus transportation provider (Gazette). El Paso County’s postcard policy from inmates receives an injunction (Gazette).

Pueblo City Council looks into police overtime (KOAA). The City-County Health Department has approval for its 2011 budget (Chieftain). Council member says the downtown area needs an office for developing retail businesses (Chieftain).

State Representative Wes McKinley seeks information regarding the ownership issues surrounding Trinidad State Nursing Home (Trinidad Times-Independent). City officials outlaw medical marijuana dispensaries in Westcliffe (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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