Communities across Colorado deal with hydraulic fracturing requests (Denver Post). Colorado adds an estimated 88,000 residents since last year’s census count (Denver Business Journal). A school near Monte Vista built by a developer with a history of structural issues faces immediate repairs (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, two COGCC representatives will explain the state’s drilling regulations at a public meeting next week (Gazette). A Senator from Oklahoma says the Air Force Academy wasted money when it built a chapel for earth-centered religions (Gazette). The Pikes Peak Hill Climb could become a 2-day event (Gazette).

Pueblo County Commissioners say they intend to fully fund their share of support to nonprofits (Chieftain). Regional school leaders react to the governor’s plan to possibly restore funds from expected education cuts (Chieftain).

Governor Hickenlooper proposed to keep 10 Fort Lyon Correctional Facility maintenance workers on the job through next year due to a brighter economic forecast (Chieftain).

The Lamar power plant will cut 13 jobs and is expected to shut down for four months (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad preps its application for a Creative District Designation (Trinidad Times-Independent).

La Mesa Racetrack and Casino, once planned for Raton, will have its license appeals heard in the New Mexico Court of Appeals (Raton Range).

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