Colorado earns a “B” grade from the Center for Education Reform for its charter school law (Gazette). Water conflicts in Western states are on the horizon (CSBJ). The Denver Post takes a look at struggles facing ambulance services in rural counties. A summit of lawmakers in Denver could lead to illegal-immigration proposal, similar to Arizona’s (Denver Post).

Cripple Creek-Victor Schools are closed because of a bomb threat (KKTV, KOAA, KRDO, KXRM).

In El Paso County, the EDC looks to roll out a “think local” campaign (CSBJ*). Plans to revitalize Rainbow Falls are coming together (Gazette). The Gazette profiles “Drug Court.” The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at how much the local daily is worth*. Area defense contractors continue to grow (CSBJ*).

A Woodland Park woman is still missing (Gazette, KXRM).

In Pueblo, a report explains the economic benefit of CSU-Pueblo to the community (Chieftain). The Chieftain also details new automated water meters.

In Trinidad, the county faces effects of budget cuts (Times-Independent), and a grant will create a public computer center (Times-Independent).

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa’s health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The “not our problem” response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 

Arts & Life

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

Alison Rosa
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

Jonathan Ring
September 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming’s books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
 

Music

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that’s exactly how Beck’s music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck’s posthumous release, “Get Me Joe Beck.”
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Plant’s 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The archetypal ’70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.
 

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