Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorny General John Suthers unite in opposition to a lawsuit challenging the state’s educational funding (Denver Post). ConocoPhillips plans to begin exploring for oil south and east of Denver (Denver Post). Christo’s ‘Over the River’ project gains federal approval, while opponents continue to fight against it (Gazette, Chieftain). The Chieftain also takes a look at the modifications made to the ‘OTR’ proposal.

New regulations in El Paso County regarding liquor licensing for special events means permits will be considered entirely on the local level (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, city officials address recent violent crime (Gazette, KKTV). Sponsorships for smaller sporting events seem hard to come by (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

A water pipeline plan from Elbert County would pipe water from the Lamar area into a subdivision (Chieftain). Fremont County and Canon City revise fire bans (Canon City Daily Record).

Trinidad debates a flag project along the Purgatoire River (Trinidad Times-Independent). Money for financial help for school supplies in Las Animas County gets cut in half (Trinidad Times-Independent).

The Raton Range takes a look at the health of the watershed in Colfax County, NM, damaged by last month’s Track Fire. Educational performance in northern New Mexico is doing better, but the bar keeps moving up (Raton Range).

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