A convicted terrorist in the a Florence Supermax facility gets approval to take to court issues of special restrictions placed on him (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, Mayor Steve Bach has proposed a budget for 2012 that eliminates vacant positions and assumes a decline in sales and uses taxes (Gazette). The city weighs hiring a firm to search for the new police chief (Gazette). A Colorado College professor was on the team of a recently announced Nobel Prize winning physicist (Gazette). Utilities will spend $73.5 million on a new emissions technology (Colorado Springs Business Journal). In El Paso County, a former Ellicott School Board member is charged with luring minors (Gazette). Harrison D-2′s superintendent responds to criticism (KRDO).

In Pueblo, council candidates participate in a voter forum (Chieftain). A vote is expected today on a new president at CSU-Pueblo (Chieftain). D-70 approves construction projects (Chieftain).

Canon City council candidates participate in a forum (Canon City Daily Record). Fire officials are keeping their eyes on a blaze northwest of Penrose (Canon City Daily Record).

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