In Colorado Springs, a group pushing for a ‘strong mayor’ style of government has released its proposed charter (CSBJ). D-11 has approved changes at Wasson High School (KRDO). And, King’s Chef Diner gets national attention (KOAA).

Cotter uranium mines and mills face cleanup after lawmakers pass HB1348 (Chieftain). Victor votes on medical marijuana (CS Independent). The Independent also reports on toxic waste in ponds south of Ellicot.

Officials with Pueblo City Schools cut credit requirements (Chieftain). Officials with the Colorado State Fair testify at the statehouse on proposals for a racing operation in Pueblo (Chieftain). The state prepares to release water from Lake Pueblo (Chieftain).

The East Otero School Board begins refining next year’s budget (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).The Tribune-Democrat highlights agricultural research at the Arkansas Valley Research Center.

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March 4, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.
 

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