Senator Mark Udall says he’s pleased to see Congress one step closer to repealing the so called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military…A military-style boot camp at Colorado’s Buena Vista prison is shutting down after disappointing recidivism rates and because of rising costs…Area firefighters are preparing for the coming summer months, and the increased wildfire risk they bring…The mayor of Manitou Springs says the town is open to the idea of allowing anti-meat ads on trash cans after Colorado Springs rejected the same proposal because officials thought the promotion was too racy…and, the U.S. Forest Service says the population of the lesser prairie chicken in the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands in southeast Colorado has grown.

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