The Colorado Supreme Court upholds a limit on the transfer of water rights (Denver Post). Layoffs in Colorado rose in May (Denver Business Journal), but small business jobs are up in mountain states (Denver Business Journal). More Colorado schools (including Manitou Springs Middle School) turn to the iPad for education (Denver Post). Drought conditions persist in southern Colorado (KXRM). Vestas, with turbine plants in Brighton and Pueblo, receives new orders for the wind turbines (Denver Business Journal). Reapportionment meetings begin (Chieftain).

El Paso County commissioners decide a road in Monument will remain closed to through traffic (Gazette). Commissioners also postpone a decision on permanent rules regarding medical marijuana dispensaries (Gazette).

In Colorado Springs, D-49 approves new positions and descriptions (Gazette). Colorado Springs councilman Leigh looks to save a late 19th century building (Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal*). A Colorado Springs city spokeswoman has been asked to resign (Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal). A Colorado Springs police officer faces more accusations of sexual abuse (KRDO). A memorial service is held for former mayoral candidate Mitch Christiansen and his wife, who drowned at Eleven Mile State Park (KXRM, KRDO). Officials with the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo don’t anticipate an outbreak of equine herpes to affect its event (Colorado Springs Business Journal).

Pueblo West residents holding out against SDS will soon fact condemnation hearings (Chieftain). Pueblo faces a rise in gasoline costs for city operations (Chieftain). D-70 officials are set to cut $9 million from its budget (Chieftain).

Fires in Las Animas County grow (Chieftain). Saguache County officials argue with the state over access to ballots (Chieftain). In Trinidad, council hears an update on changes to ordinances (Trinidad Times-Independent). A coal mine west of Trinidad holds more coal than originally thought (Trinidad Times-Independent). In LaJunta, the public library offers tools to search for family ancestry (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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