A massive car crash on Interstate 25 is blocking northbound traffic (Gazette, KOAA, KKTV, KRDO). Colorado Springs Utilities looks at next year’s budget, which could include a rate hike (Gazette). Solar powered road signs have saved the city money (Colorado Springs Business Journal).

El Paso County examines rules for billboards (Gazette).

The Pueblo Chieftain looks at the emerging conflict between the Air Force and Pinon Canyon area ranchers.

In Trinidad, the school district looks to upgrading technology in the classroom (Times-Independent). The city takes a look at liquor laws (Times-Independent). The Carnegie Public Library board considers becoming a city department (Time-Independent).

The Custer County Planning Commission has denied a proposal that would have changed a dude ranch into a camp for troubled teens (Wet Mountain Tribune). Retired military generals urge Custer County officials not to act hastily in regards to commenting on the proposed Air Force training flights (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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