Pending legislation at the statehouse on medical marijuana rules draw a warning from a U.S. attorney (Denver Post).

The El Paso County 2010 budget is better than expected (Gazette). El Paso County Republicans voice anger over Democrats’ redistricting efforts (Gazette). Falcon D-49 is set to make budget cuts at tonight’s meeting, including salaries and jobs (Gazette). D-11 looks to have a $10.5 million budget cut after state cuts (KXRM).

Some Pueblo council members are surprised over the findings of the city’s police department (Chieftain). The city’s interim police chief says corrections are already taking place (Chieftain).

Fountain residents will soon see a hike in water rates (KRDO). The Canon City School District looks at ways to cut its budget, including possible staff cuts (Canon City Daily Record). U. S. Representative Scott Tipton (R) tours Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site and holds a public forum with residents over the training site (Chieftain).

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