Casinos in the state trim taxes by following a code loophole (Denver Post). Regulators close two Colorado banks (Denver Business Journal). The state uses a computer model to project future water needs (Chieftain). The fight over Colorado’s 4th District begins (Chieftain). The proposed “Over the River” art project gains support of Governor John Hickenlooper and the parks board (Canon City Daily Record).

In Colorado Springs, Braxton Technologies plans to move into the former Chase Bank building downtown (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). In Falcon D-49 less than half of the number of students needed to sign up for the rate-based bus service in order to break even have done so (Gazette). The El Paso Club has voted to keep memberships closed to women (Gazette, KOAA).

A new art exhibit in Rocky Ford focuses on land within the proposed Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (LaJunta Tribune Democrat). The Model post office will remain open, but postal carriers there will start working out of the Trinidad office (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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