Tough Talk: Governor John Hickenlooper joined the nation’s “top governors” to discuss budget cuts on ABC’s This Week. Meanwhile, former Governor Bill Ritter hopes Hick keeps fueling the “clean energy economy” (via the New York Times).

Eyes on Liles: With the NHL trade deadline set for 1 p.m. local time today, Colorado Avalanche fans are awaiting news on John-Michael Liles, the subject of perennial trade rumors (via the Denver Post). Maybe he’ll want to leave: The team lost 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night, their 13th defeat in the last 14 games (via Mile High Hockey).

Black Hawk Wins: In the end, it didn’t matter that Democratic state Representative Andy Kerr rode his bicycle to work at the Capitol every day, or that his cycling buddy, Republican state Senator Greg Brophy, backed his bill to overturn Black Hawk’s ban on bicyclists. Their bipartisan effort is dead (via the Denver Post).

What Happens in Libya…: Gas is still cheaper here than in most parts of the country, but it’s up 13.7 cents from a week ago and more than 22.3 cents from last month—to $3.12 a gallon. One reason: the unrest in Libya (via the Denver Business Journal).

Vonn’s Uphill Battle: Lindsey Vonn hasn’t quite been herself lately, but she finally climbed back to the top of the podium with a World Cup downhill win over the weekend (via Reuters). She also nearly won the World Cup super-G (via the Associated Press).

Packin’ Heat: A bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons throughout Colorado without a permit is heading to the state House for debate (via the Durango Herald).

Tuckered Teens: Wonder why teens seem tired all the time—or complain they are? It could be biological, and Boulder high schools are considering a later daily start as a result of new research (via the Daily Camera).