In Colorado Springs, the city is offering an “Adopt-a-Streetlight” program (Gazette, KOAA). Harrison School District 2 has delayed a vote regarding a new form of governance (Gazette). Ft. Carson increases efforts to prevent drunk driving (KRDO).

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takes a look at the mythic “buried bombers” in Pueblo. The Chieftain reports on a public meeting regarding the destruction of mustard agent housed at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

In Canon City, a false 911 alarm went out by mistake during a training exercise (KKTV). The Canon City Daily Record reports on concerns over uranium cleanup, and seeks official support of the Uranium Processing and Accountability Act in the state legislature.

The LaJunta Tribune Democrat profiles a new business making rail anchors.

The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at how mountain states are dealing with the recession.

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