In Colorado Springs, D-12 school officials urge parents to sign their kids up for a voluntary drug testing program (Gazette). The visitors bureau chooses a new CEO (Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal). The League of Women Voters is urging a “no” vote on Issue 300 regarding the proposal for a strong mayor (CSBJ). Users of the Manitou Incline react to a recommendation for paid parking (KRDO).

Ellicot grieves after the unexpected loss of a teacher (Gazette, KXRM).

In Pueblo, voters are not waiting until Election Day (Chieftain). More than 2000 people listened to author Sherman Alexie at CSU-Pueblo (Chieftain).

In Trinidad local auto sales have seen an increase (Trinidad Times-Independent). Political candidates address the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (Times-Independent). The Times-Independent profiles one couple’s restoration efforts in Trinidad.

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