Colorado is poised to pay a role in rare earth metals (Denver Post). The Army issues a new environmental impact study regarding Pinon Canyon (Chieftain).

The Southern Delivery Pipeline hits more snags, but Colorado Springs Utilities officials say construction won’t be delayed (Gazette). The cost of a buyout of public employee pensions at Memorial Health System appears to remove the issue from appearing on the April ballot (Gazette).

The Gazette takes a look at how one Colorado Springs school booked former President George W. Bush as a speaker.

The southeastern Colorado town of Kim continues work on a new equine center (Chieftain). The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District takes on a winter water study (Chieftain). While snowpack is high, the Lower Arkansas Valley remains in drought (Chieftain).

The Canon City Daily Record is included in a sale of Lehman Communications Corp publications to Denver-based MediaNews Group (Daily Record). A group of muralists plan to visit Canon City, leaving their mark in October (Daily Record).

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