In Colorado Springs, the commission looking into Memorial Health System names a new chairman (Gazette, Business Journal). Ft. Carson soldiers return (Gazette, KKTV, KRDO, KOAA).

In Trinidad, officials are concerned about proposals that could reduce government revenues (Times). A state owned nursing home could get a one-year reprieve (Times). Census forms are returned by little more than half of Las Animas County residents (Times).

In Raton, officials with the planned racino are confident racing will begin by September (Range).

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August 20, 2017 | NPR · A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.
 

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August 20, 2017 | NPR · Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · Sue Grafton’s latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.
 

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August 20, 2017 | NPR · Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.
 

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August 19, 2017 | NPR · In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America’s primary erotic art form.
 

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