In Colorado Springs, Lewis-Palmer Elementary is closed due to a brush fire near the school, which is now extinguished (Gazette, KOAA, KKTV, KRDO, KXRM). The Gazette revisits the homeless.

The Pueblo Chieftain talks to farmers about the notion of selling water in the Lower Arkansas Valley.

The Swink School Board has decided to install solar panels, honor staff, and has released scores for a standardized test (La Junta Tribune-Democrat).

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