A new study ranks Douglas County as the healthiest in the state, while Huerfano ranks last (Denver Post). El Paso County ranks in the second half of those counties (Gazette). A lawmaker looks to take the State Fair out of state control (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, Ft. Carson looks to prepare for a new helicopter brigade (Gazette, KRDO, Colorado Springs Independent). Local snow removal companies suffer from a lack of snow (KXRM). 1 in 35 kids in D11 is homeless (Colorado Springs Independent). A free HIV testing campaign targets youth (Gazette). D-49 sends buses of people to Denver to rally against proposed funding cuts (KXRM). The police department has a new van to aid in catching speeders (KXRM). The Barr Trail parking gets a new fee proposal (Gazette). The county’s new building gets assigned a new name (Gazette). A reward is offered for the return of a turtle to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (KKTV).

Custer County officials set forth five goals for economic development (Wet Mountain Tribune). In Canon City, officials look to raise cemetery fees (Canon City Daily Record).

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