In Colorado Springs, I-25 Southbound reopens after a semi catches fire (Gazette, KOAA, KKTV). Reservists from Peterson Air Force Base deploy to Iraq (KXRM). Academy School District 20 begins using Twitter (Gazette). Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group takes on a new name (Business Journal). Focus on the Family receives eight nominations from the National Religious Broadcasters organization (Gazette).

In Pueblo, D-70 board opposes statewide ballot measures (Chieftain). City Council approves a contract to fix up condemned buildings (Chieftain).

A transportation service that serves Las Animas and Huerfano Counties looks to continue expanding (Trinidad Times-Independent). The value of Las Animas County’s assessed property has fallen, but not as much as feared (Times-Independent).

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The capsule called Columbia hasn’t left the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., since 1976. It’s heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president’s commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces’ efficacy.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here’s a look at particularly rowdy events this week.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The modern art museum, which opened on Jan. 31, 1977, holds a secure place in the heart of Paris — and in Parisians’ hearts. But it wasn’t always so. Horrified critics compared it to an oil refinery.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · These days, Suzuki’s Branded to Kill is widely seen as a masterpiece; when he made the absurdist thriller in 1967, he was fired.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · It’s gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there’s a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The king of Scottish folk singers accepts a crown (of sorts) in this video directed by filmmaker Catriona MacInnes.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it’s powered by a balloon. And it sounds a little bit like a toy train. What’s not to love?
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time’s Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.
 

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