Colorado’s lawmakers in Washington differ in how to pay for extended tax cuts (Denver Post). Colorado officials consider disclosure rules for hydraulic fracturing (Denver Business Journal*). Hotels across the state appear busier, but rates remain mostly flat (Denver Business Journal). A farmer’s alliance promotes agricultural water needs at a conference (Chieftain). Colorado’s Agricultural Secretary says the state should plan growth around water supplies, rather than moving water to the growth (Chieftain). Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia talks consolidation for rural schools at an education summit at Trinidad State Junior College (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colorado Springs, Van Briggle Pottery goes up for sale (Gazette). First & Main will host a free public electric-vehicle charging station (Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal). The Pikes Peak Library District will buy the former MCI building near Chapel Hills Mall (Gazette). The Gazette reorganizes, and the paper’s editor is stepping down (Gazette, KRDO). Office vacancy rates in the city are similar to other cities of similar size (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

Pueblo‘s City Manager gets $7,000 to move inside the city limits (KOAA). CSU-Pueblo’s new president starts work (Chieftain). The Pueblo Economic Development Corporation selects its new board (Chieftain).

Las Animas County plans to spend $2 million less next year (Trinidad Times-Independent). A Purgatoire Riverwalk flag project will get a second vote after concerns over funding and prior approval (Trinidad Times-Independent). Mt. Carmel Center in Trinidad gets El Pomar grants (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colfax County, New Mexico, a Raton zoning panel turned down a special-use request for gravel mining and other purposes on private property (Raton Range). Eagle Nest and Springer officially received economic development designations from the state (Raton Range).

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