In Colorado Springs, Republican Owen Hill concedes the race for state senate D-11 to Democrat John Morse (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Independent looks at how the condition of one building points to failed urban renewal efforts, restoration efforts at the so-called Wheeler House in Manitou Springs, and a declline in medical marijuana businesses in the city. KXRM takes a look at charter schools and traditional schools.

In Pueblo, an audit cites issues with a state-run mental hospital (Chieftain, KOAA). Former city planning director named sole finalist in search for a new HARP director (Chieftain). CSU-Pueblo interim president looks to “hit the ground running” (Chieftain).

Governor Bill Ritter is set to visit Fowler today, to highlight the Sustainable Main Streets Initiative (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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