With a new city council in Colorado Springs, the Gazette takes a look at the city’s relationship with El Paso County. An illegal mountain bike trail pops up in Garden of the Gods (Gazette). Assaults on police officers in the city is on the rise (KOAA). The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at how federal budget issues could affect the city*.

The homicide rate in Pueblo rises dramatically (Gazette). The Pueblo County Commissioners are set to decide on the possibility of a nuclear power plant (Chieftain, KRDO, KKTV).

Baca County faces serious drought issues (Chieftain). Representative Scott Tipton (R) is scheduled to visit the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (Chieftain). A grant awarded to ECHO Family Center Council will help address postpartum depression in Fremont County (Canon City Daily Record).

Computer labs at Eckhart Elementary in Trinidad get an upgrade (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County Commissioners seek a declaration of drought disaster (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Snowpack in the state means a good rafting forecast (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

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