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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