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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January 31, 2015 | NPR · For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.
 

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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today Libya is a country torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.
 

AP
January 31, 2015 | WVTF · National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. Students call the order patronizing.
 

Arts & Life

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Who says a beheaded man can’t still be head of state? NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with British journalist, author and TV host Andrew Marr about his novel, Head of State.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.
 

January 31, 2015 | NPR · Acclaimed writer Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snickett, drew criticism last year for a racist comment at a literary event. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Handler about his new novel, We Are Pirates.
 

Music

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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.
 

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January 31, 2015 | NPR · Krall’s new album is a collection of songs she first heard on vinyl, from The Mamas & the Papas to the Eagles. She discusses getting know the originals and sharing music with her twin sons.
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA’s band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.
 

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