For coverage of the Fourmile Fire in Boulder County, visit Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister stations KGNU and KUNC. The Boulder Daily Camera also has this list of updates.

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is working on finalizing an assessment of water needs (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the Independent takes a look at plans aimed at helping fund community centers at risk of closure, a planned expansion of VA services in the city, how state budget cuts might affect one area organization that helps provide resources for people who are developmentally disabled, and how regional motels are faring in the economy. Bear Creek Elementary issues a ban on a specific kind of wrist band (Gazette).

In Pueblo, voters will decide on three city-wide ballot initiatives (Chieftain).

Custer County students score above average in some areas and below average on others on standardized tests (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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