The High Country News takes a look at President Obama’s record on environmental issues in the west*. Snow returns to the Front Range (Gazette). Challenges face John Salazar, Governor Hickenlooper’s choice to direct the state Agriculture Department (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the notion to examine the city’s pension obligations fails to gain traction (Gazette). Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) says those planning the area’s new VA clinic are expecting to announce a site soon and break ground this year (Gazette). Some Air Force Academy officials are defending the planned prayer luncheon (Gazette). A planned educational museum on World War II inches closer to reality (Business Journal*).

Pueblo tax revenues are falling short (Chieftain). Student leaders at CSU-Pueblo look at revising the school’s calendar (Chieftain).

Parents, officials, and more discuss changes happening in Falcon D-49 (Gazette). The San Luis Valley opens its biggest agricultural conference today (Chieftain). A proposed hydroelectric plant planned near Penrose clears committee (Chieftain).

Las Animas County sees budget cuts pay off (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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