The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports the Pikes Peak Foundation has added funding and new citizen groups. KOAA reports on aging government buildings in El Paso County.

In Pueblo, enrollment at Pueblo Community College is up (KRDO). Pueblo City Schools Board of Education is moved its meeting tonight as they prepare to discuss more budget cutting measures, like furlough days and teacher layoffs (Chieftain). Enthusiasts are pushing for a national historic trail named for Zebulon Pike (Cheiftain).

The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat reports on stable unemployment rates in Otero and Crowley Counties, and on southeastern state lawmakers concerned about budget cuts affecting water projects. The Canon City Daily Record reports on efforts to bring the Boys and Girls Club to Fremont County.

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