King Soopers and Chase report a security breach of email addresses (Colorado Springs Business Journal). A portion of I-70 will close this week (Denver Post).

The ‘survivalist movement’ sees a rise in participants, including among El Paso County residents (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, residents see near-record highs, strong winds, and snow in the course of days (Gazette, KXRM). Two Colorado Springs developers look to build a hydroelectric plant near Penrose (Gazette). The economic climate means more area residents are giving up their family pets (KXRM). Gas prices in Colorado Springs are on the rise (Colorado Springs Business Journal).

In Pueblo, the Colorado Department of Transportation looks for input on how to improve U.S. 50 West (Chieftain).

Elk numbers on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge concern federal wildlife officials (Chieftain). The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area launches a new website (Chieftain).

Trinidad school officials plan to launch an online pilot program (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad City Council considers changes to building codes (Times-Independent).

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