Former CSU-Pueblo president Joe Garcia becomes Colorado’s Lt. Governor (Chieftain). A state water agency upholds a water quality certification associated with the planned Southern Delivery System, and appealed by an environmental labor group and Pueblo County’s District Attorney (Gazette, Chieftain). Mountain communities in Colorado see a higher foreclosure rate (Denver Post). The Lower Arkansas Valley sees decent snowpack, but drought conditions persist (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, council has approved zoning regulations for medical marijuana businesses (Gazette) and a tax incentive for a Lowe’s hardware store (Gazette), while Mayor Lionel Rivera proposes changes to the city charter that would better enable the ‘strong-mayor’ style of government recently approved by voters (Gazette). Business Journal columnist John Hazelhurst has left the paper (Gazette). Councilman Tom Gallagher plans to run for mayor (Gazette). Some residents seek to keep street lamps off (KKTV, KRDO).

El Paso County commissioners are pleased with one of Governor Hickenlooper’s first executive orders (Gazette). Commissioners table discussions on term limits (Gazette). The Department of Human Services, which assists with food stamps and Medicaid, sees a record number of cases (Gazette). And, in case you missed it, outgoing Colorado Springs Philharmonic Conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith has been diagnosed with a debilitating disease (Gazette).

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