State health officials approve the dumping of radioactive materials in a leaking pond near Canon City (Denver Post). Wildfires burn more acreage in southern Colorado than usual (KRDO).

Surgery-related infection rates in Colorado hospitals beat national average (Denver Post). COGCC Director Dave Neslin stays in his post for another year (Denver Business Journal). Colorado State University will offer veterans free tuition (Denver Post, Gazette). Reapportionment of state house districts continues (Gazette).

El Paso County Commissioners discuss term limits, and questions around ballot language on the issue from November’s election (Gazette, KRDO, KKTV, KOAA). In Colorado Springs, the city’s revenue outlook is a little better than expected (Gazette). Pikes Peak Hospice opens a new palliative care facility at Penrose Hospital (Gazette). Historic warehouse gets torn down (Gazette). Rent rates for apartments in the city seem to be on the rise (KRDO). The Sports Information Director at Colorado College will be recognized at a national conference (Gazette).

Water restrictions are enacted in Manitou Springs (KRDO).

In Pueblo, council takes on the issue of false alarms from security systems (Chieftain). Construction on a new fire station begins (Chieftain).

The Bear Fire in southern Colorado flares back up (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, Colorado’s first state-designed welcome center celebrates 25th Anniversary (Trinidad Times-Independent). Raton officials call off the city’s annual fireworks show and balloon rally (Times-Independent).

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