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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October 20, 2014 | KWMU · Many in the city are worried about its future, and there’s speculation there will be a “mass migration” should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
 

October 20, 2014 | NPR · The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.
 

NOAA
October 20, 2014 | NPR · The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it’s on pace to be the hottest year on record.
 

Arts & Life

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school’s library. Also: a roundup of new releases.
 

Music

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including “Strange Fruit” and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR’s Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · D’Amato’s new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. “This life is quite bizarre sometimes,” she tells NPR’s Audie Cornish.
 

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