The Colorado Springs Gazette takes a look at American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and his campaign in light of recent polls. Only two insurance companies in Colorado choose to stick with “child-only” health plans (CSBJ). The Trinidad Times-Independent reports on a rise in Coloradans living in poverty.

In Colorado Springs, a plan for an out-of-town retreat for Memorial Health System executives draws criticism (Gazette). Meanwhile the commission looking into the System’s future has backers for a multitude of options, creating little agreement (Gazette). Medical laser company Spectranetics’ CEO and chairperson is set to retire (Gazette). El Paso County Commissioners raise liquor licensing fees (Gazette). Commissioners are also considering the possibility of more budget cuts (KRDO). The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports on new and expanding contracts with the Department of Defense for regional firms*. The Colorado Springs Independent revisits the religious climate at the Air Force Academy, and takes a look at crime trends related to downtown nightlife.

The Pueblo Chieftain takes a look back at years since the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, or HARP, plan came into effect. Democratic Congressman John Salazar’s bid for reelection against Republican challenger Scott Tiption gains national attention (Chieftain).

In Florence, a correctional officer is recovering after being stabbed (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, city council hears budget requests (Times-Independent). Las Animas County Commissioners approve a wind farm project (Times-Independent).

In case you missed it, Colorado Springs-based ITT wins a large contract (Gazette, KOAA, CSBJ). There looks to be more delays facing a planned trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain (Gazette).

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