Probation procedures come under scrutiny after 10 Colorado felons were charged with murder or attempted murder in the past nine months, while under state supervision (Denver Post). Gasoline retailers in the state are among the lowest in the nation for profits from gas sales (Denver Post). Lobbying of Governor Hickenlooper by brewers appears to have started soon after the governor took office (Denver Post). Colorado schools see a decline in the teaching of cursive handwriting (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak chapter of the American Red Cross has run out of disaster relief funds for this fiscal year (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at the economic benefits of sporting events in town*. Despite drought conditions, Colorado Springs Utilities looks positively toward water supplies for the coming summer months (KOAA). Falcon School District 49 is set to start wading through proposals on how to change the district (Gazette). The Broadmoor prepares for the annual Space Symposium (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

Manitou Springs is set to start community bike sharing (Gazette). Las Animas County sees growth, according to latest census numbers (Trinidad Times-Independent). A new grant will help the South Central Council of Governments’ Rural Access to Health Care program (Trinidad Times-Independent). The Trinidad School District hires a new superintendent (Trinidad Times-Independent). Canon City hires a new community development director (Canon City Daily Record).

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