In El Paso County, officials aim to fix communication breakdowns that have led to soldiers being deployed while also awaiting court dates (Gazette). New commissioner Peggy Littleton urges prayer at each meeting (Gazette). Colorado Springs city council is set to consider ballot language regarding Memorial Hospital (Gazette).

Falcon D-49 set to vote on eliminating bus service (Gazette, KRDO). Pueblo D-70 plans to look at deconsolidation (Chieftain). Swink‘s Board of Trustees votes to ban medical marijuana dispensaries (LaJunta Tribune Democrat).

New home starts are up in Custer County (Wet Mountain Tribune). Canon City officials consider turning Valco property into recreational space (Daily Record).

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