Northbound I-25 shuts down after an accident near milemarker 104 in Pueblo (KRDO). The CS Independent takes a look at the state pension fund, known as PERA. The maintenance of state roadways may fall to local jurisdictions (CS Independent). Senator Mark Udall (D) plans visits to Walsenburg and the San Luis Valley (Chieftain).

In El Paso County, the county’s detox sees a large jump in clients (Gazette).

Falcon School District 49 schedules a special meeting for tonight (Gazette), and the district cuts three top positions (Gazette, KRDO).

COO of Colorado Springs-based semi-conductor company Ramtron resigns (Gazette, CSBJ). The media companies that own the Gazette and the Denver Post are rumored to be talking about a merger (Gazette, Wall Street Journal*). The CS Independent profiles long time D-11 employee Mike Poore as he prepares to leave for a superintendent job in Arkansas. City Council prepares to vote on putting the future of Memorial Health System on the next ballot (CS Independent).

Farmers show interest in the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch project (Chieftain). Florence City Council approves a photo display at the Colorado Municipal League Headquarters in Denver (Canon City Daily Record).

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