The Colorado Supreme Court rejects a plan for new legislative districts (Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). A larger-than-expected increase in estimated oil in northern Colorado bumps jumps, revenue forecast (Denver Post). The state’s top House Democrat, Pueblo’s Sal Pace, steps down from the leadership position to focus on congressional race (Chieftain). The GOP considers appealing a ruling regarding congressional maps (Chieftain).

A Colorado Springs council member advocates for a near $100,000 salary (Colorado Springs Gazette, KRDO, KKTV).

El Paso County and Fort Carson move forward on creating a public shooting range on base property (KKTV, KXRM).

In Pueblo, council continues to meet privately over city manager issues (Chieftain). D70’s new board members are sworn in (Chieftain). A farm group focusing on southern Pueblo County seeks a loan from the state to help restore a reservoir (Chieftain).

Local and regional officials are still looking for a solution to the closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas (Chieftain).

Farmers in Otero County talk cantaloupe with the Ag Commissioner, John Salazar (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Otero County Commissioners have applied for a grant to produce a documentary about stables (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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