The evacuation order in Monument has been lifted (Denver Post, Gazette, KOAA, KRDO, KKTV, KXRM), and BNSF opens a claims center (KOAA, KRDO). Monument residents and businesses come together during the evacuation (Gazette).

In Colorado Springs, D-11 officials consider budget cuts (Gazette). D-2 creates a plan to increase graduation and achievement rates (Gazette). Fort Carson to lead Army’s efforts to ‘go green,’ with a goal of going off-the-grid in ten years (Gazette). The Independent takes a look at barriers to greening the city, and the ‘changing of the guard’ at City Council.

In Pueblo, an explosion at a metal recycling plant kills one (Chieftain). Talks of revising medical marijuana regulations in Pueblo take one council member by surprise (Chieftain).

Low hay yield predictions have some ranchers in Custer County concerned (Wet Mountain Tribune). The C-1 board seeks public input on the school budget (Wet Mountain Tribune). Westcliffe officials set guidelines on sandwich boards (Wet Mountain Tribune). Florence city council approves funding requests (Canon City Daily Record).

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