DENVER (AP) – Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado says more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court is upholding the governor’s right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations. The ruling reverses a 2012 appeals court decision that found the proclamations violated constitutional protections for religious freedom. The state Supreme Court said opponents weren’t forced to participate in the prayer day and didn’t suffer any negative consequences from the government.

BOULDER (AP) – Authorities are investigating what could be Boulder’s seventh death of a homeless person the year. The Daily Camera reports the body of a man was found yesterday near a small creek in the city. The temperature had reached a low of around 33 degrees overnight before he was found. No foul play is suspected.

DENVER (AP) – Decorators are getting Colorado governor’s mansion ready for the holidays. Members of the American Society of Interior Designers are decking the halls at the Boettcher (BETCH’-er) Mansion in Capitol Hill today. This year, different rooms in the mansion will be decorated to reflect Colorado’s range of lifestyles – urban, artistic, skiing, mountain and ranching.