The Census reveals a 60% increase in the number of same-sex couples living together in Colorado (Denver Post, Gazette). Medical marijuana dispensaries in the state face new rules, deadlines (Denver Post). A Denver-area couple behind the “Baby Einstein” line of videos wins a legal battle against claims that said the videos are bogus (Denver Post). KOAA has this update of fires in the state. The Colorado Springs Independent looks at a surplus of state revenue, and how it might affect schools. A task force will look at the proposed Flaming Gorge Pipeline, which would carry water from Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range (Chieftain). The Chieftain takes a look at the structure and science of fire management teams.

In Colorado Springs, one of two companies with winning bids regarding the Banning Lewis Ranch wants to drill for oil and gas there (Gazette). Several fall ill after a potential hazardous material incident at Schriever Air Force Base (KXRM, KOAA, KKTV). Poudre Valley Heath System CEO will address the Memorial Hospital Task Force (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at voter power in El Paso County, profiles the new city administrator in Manitou Springs, and examines the medical marijuana industry in Colorado Springs in light of new licensing fees.

In Fountain, a microburst yesterday snapped power lines (Gazette).

In Pueblo, the timeline related to destruction of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot will still be followed (Chieftain). Pueblo’s District Attorney questions improvements at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (Chieftain). Pueblo Community College and CSU-Pueblo to benefit from an estate gift (Chieftain).

Tanglewood Acres in Custer County celebrates 75 years (Wet Mountain Tribune). Residents of Custer County learn about protecting homes from wildfires (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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