In Colorado Springs, the Gazette reports the Colorado Springs Utilities won’t discount water for city parks, while KRDO says the city has asked water experts to prioritize parks.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City might open earlier than expected.

The La Junta Tribune-Democrat looks at acreage expiring in the national Conservation Reserve Program, and that Otero County officials are seeking a solar and meteorological station.

The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports state legislators have decided to keep tourism funds in place.

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · The change in policy was announced on Instagram by first lady Michelle Obama. The White House urged visitors to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. Selfie sticks aren’t allowed.
 

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · Julie Hamp was arrested June 18 for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country’s narcotics laws. She has not been charged.
 

July 1, 2015 | NPR · In a letter to creditors, the prime minister said Greece will accept most terms proposed June 28. It’s unclear if the letter will have any impact. Greece has defaulted on a loan payment to the IMF.
 

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · As a flood of at least 120 new and returning series come to TV this summer, NPR’s TV critic picks four shows most worth binge watching by the pool.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It’s called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.
 

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June 30, 2015 | NPR · It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the English and their social tea traditions. What time does each of them take place, anyway? But don’t fret. The Salt is here to offer guidance.
 

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June 30, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The saxophonist’s latest album is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. His quartet performs the genre-spanning music in concert.
 

June 30, 2015 | NPR · NPR music critic Meredith Ochs reviews the new album from bluegrass band SteelDrivers titled The Muscle Shoals Recordings.
 

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June 30, 2015 | WXPN · Thompson’s impressive body of work has grown again. Hear songs from his new album, Still.
 

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