The Boulder Daily Camera is reporting that the Fourmile Fire is 87% contained.

The Pueblo Chieftain takes a look at proposed projects aimed at bringing more water to the Front Range. The paper also reports on the financial situation of the Trinidad State Nursing Home, and reports that Las Animas County may not be able to buy the nursing home as officials are hoping.

In Colorado Springs, the Gazette takes a look at the proposed ballot measure seeking TOPS money for park maintenance.

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq’s central government that the oil belongs to them.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn’t the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fist?
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it’s about sex.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Chris Leslie-Hynan’s debut novel follows a white grad student who’s a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. In the NPR offices, the Ohio band performs three alternately brooding and stomping songs from the album.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · We saw more than 50 bands over three days during the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival in seaside Rhode Island. Here are some of the moments we’ll remember.
 

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