Frigid temperatures hit the region (Gazette, KKTV, Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). Lawmakers introduce a plan to block a proposal from the Air Force regarding low altitude training flights (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy faces a lawsuit over it’s scheduled luncheon for National Prayer Day (Gazette). The Cherokee Metropolitan District considers a water deal (Gazette). KRDO reports the D-49 Superintendent is leaving.

In Pueblo, city council recognizes frustrations with abandoned buildings (Chieftain).

Falcon looks at incorporating to city status (Gazette). A Farm-to-school bill that would have explored partnerships in the San Luis Valley dies at the statehouse (Chieftain). The Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Hospital auxiliary seeks volunteers (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Opponents to the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site expansion plans warn against complacency (Tribune-Democrat).

In Las Animas County, the suicide rate is above state average (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad City Manager seeks options from the Arkansas River Power Authority that look at the future of the cooperative (Times-Independent). The Trinidad History Museum seeks volunteers (Times-Independent). The South Central Council of Governments receives grant money from the Colorado Department of Transportation (Times-Independent).

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