In Colorado Springs, city council passes a resolution opposing proposed state ballot Amendments 60, 61, and Proposition 101 (Gazette). The police department’s homeless outreach program has received international recognition (Gazette). Area chefs compete in a pilot television program about cooking what they forage (Gazette).

In Pueblo, planners for destroying chemical weapons have revised their numbers (Chieftain). CSU-Pueblo hosts a traveling Vietnam memorial (Chieftain, Gazette).

And, in case you missed it, the Denver Post has this look at the race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District between incumbent Betsy Markey (D) and her Republican challenger Cory Gardner. In Colorado Springs, city council approved the purchase of Section 16 open space (Gazette).

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