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  • Water users in southwest Colorado are not opting in to a federal program designed to reduce water consumption. And a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the statehouse are trying to launch a new wildfire detection system for the second year in a row, with the goal of identifying wildfires as early as possible.
  • The point in time count, or “pit count,” is an annual count of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January across the United States. And on Tuesday night, the Cortez City Council passed an ordinance that will allow food trucks to operate in the Cortez Central Business District.
  • The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners held a public workshop on Monday to discuss plowing and maintenance at Chicken Creek near Mancos. And legislation to create a task force for high-altitude water storage was put on hold Monday afternoon during the state legislature’s Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee hearing.
  • The Colorado State University Extension is hosting a three-day discussion-based retreat on women in agriculture in the town of Dolores. And Attorney General Phil Weiser said this week he wants to expand Colorado’s red flag gun law.
  • A snowstorm over the weekend closed schools Monday in the Cortez, Dolores and Dove Creek school districts, according to The Journal. And the Colorado General Assembly passed a resolution honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • A coalition of community and local government agencies wants to continue use of the warming centers first implemented outside The Bridge Shelter in Cortez over the holidays. And the first week of the legislative session is almost over, and more than one hundred new bills have been introduced for consideration.
  • A new grant is expected to help tie up the deal to protect key parcels of land close to Mesa Verde National Park, according to the Public News Service. And January measurements show snowpack is above average for the Colorado River basin for this time of year.
  • Marijuana sales in Colorado were down in 2022, according to data from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. And organizations around the world have a chance to win funding for climate solutions from an Aspen-based nonprofit.
  • The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued avalanche warnings for much of Colorado on Sunday. And an avalanche near Breckenridge Ski Resort resulted in the death of a skier on Saturday.
  • Power outages were reported in the Empire Electric Association service area on Wednesday morning. And new regulations going into effect on January 1 will impact the kind of eggs that can be sold in Colorado.