XCel Energy is considering dropping plans for a new transmission line through the Southern Colorado (Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). Colorado’s agriculture commissioner says melon safety rests largely in the hands of growers (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a councilman comes under fire for comments regarding public input over the mayor’s proposed budget (Gazette). El Paso County voters have the chance to actually see the ballot counting process (KOAA).

Pueblo voters to decide on a number of local issues, and state Prop 103 (Pueblo Chieftain). Pueblo County turns 150 today (Chieftain).

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