Governor Hickenlooper replaces the entire Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (Denver Post, Denver Business Journal, Chieftain). Denver is seen as a potential 2022 Winter Olympics site (Denver Business Journal). Pike National Forest is at the center of a debate regarding off-highway vehicles (Gazette). Sales tax revenues are up for cities across Colorado (Colorado Springs Business Journal, Chieftain).

Regional rain brings much needed moisture (Gazette). The Pueblo Chieftain takes a look at smoke jumpers, and their efforts in fighting the Duckett Fire. The Mason Fire near Wetmore is 100% contained (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, Memorial Hospital pays to settle a lawsuit (Gazette). Phone calls to police over illegal fireworks were up this year (Gazette), and officials call ‘fireworks patrols’ a success (KXRM). Continued heightened security at the Air Force Academy affects bike riders (Gazette). Police suspect a link among home burglaries (KKTV). Colorado Springs Utilities say low reservoir levels aren’t reason for concern (Colorado Springs Independent). The city hires independent contractors for park maintenance (Colorado Springs Independent).

Former Colorado Springs Police Chief named Chief of the Pueblo Police Department after a stint as interim chief (Gazette, Chieftain). The Army has first pick at the Pueblo Chemical Depot once the site is available for other uses (Chieftain).

The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association prepares for its annual convention (LaJunta Tribune Democrat). The River Park project in Florence is set to start (Canon City Daily Record). Trinidad School District #1 pays a fine related to free lunch program (Trinidad Times Independent). Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton could reopen this summer (Trinidad Times Independent).

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