A portion of U.S. 50 between Cotapaxi and Howard remains closed due to a rock slide (KRDO, KXRM, Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a ruling prohibiting corporate contributions to campaigns surprises council members (Gazette), while one mayoral candidate files a complaint over corporate contributions other mayoral candidates received (Gazette, KKTV). Former NFL players visit Fort Carson to talk about transition (Gazette). Focus on the Family looks to talk about abortion with Planned Parenthood (KOAA).

Plans for a new aviation brigade at Fort Carson prompt new fears regarding Pinon Canyon expansion (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Pueblo health officials set to start a study on teen sex (KRDO, KKTV). The Arkansas Valley Conduit is listed for funding in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget (Chieftain).

Candidates for the superintendent position in the Florence-Penrose district meet at a forum (Canon City Daily Record).

Some Trinidad utilities customers will see a credit on their February bills (Trinidad Times-Independent). A small earthquake was recorded west of Trinidad (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Raton, the license for a planned racino is pulled (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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