In Colorado Springs, medical marijuana dispenaries compete for business (Gazette). A vacancy on the D-49 School Board is still open (Gazette). The Gazette takes a look at one park volunteer who’s had enough of hauling trash. A solar-powered car heads to the top of Pikes Peak (Gazette).

Ellicot District 22 closes for the day after the unexpected death of a teacher (KOAA, KRDO, KKTV).

The Pueblo Chieftain profiles one effort to help clean up a mine field.

The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat looks at three government entities in the area opposed to statewide ballot initiatives 60, 61, and 101.

Courthouse Square in Trinidad prepares for a makeover (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County commissioners listen to concerns over proposed low-level training flight proposal (Times-Independent).

The Wet Mountain Tribune reports on groups opposed to statewide ballot initiatives 60, 61, and 101, and a government class at Custer County High School that’s examined the issues.

The Canon City Daily Record reports on a bond issue that voters will decide upon, aimed at renovating schools in Florence and Penrose.

The Denver Post reports on a strong harvest for Colorado farmers.

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