HEADLINES: 1. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to do some rock mitigation work in the Glenwood Canyon next week, which could impact Mountain Fair. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this story. 2. The Rio Grande Trail mountain lion closure between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Store Bridge was lifted Wednesday morning. No lions have been sighted there since July 13th. 3. Glenwood Springs City Council approved a town smoking ban Thursday night...with an exception. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more. 4. Colorado is taking part in a national effort to get more Latinos out into the state's open spaces, parks and forests. Eric Galatas reports for Colorado News Connection. FEATURE: On this week’s News Brief, Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Daily News reporter Collin Szewczyk about Republicans in Congress holding a hearing on Thompson Divide leases that Pitkin County commissioners say were slanted.