Southern Colorado hospitals are at the forefront for digitizing medical records (KKTV). Rising costs could push gas rates higher in the Front Range (Denver Post).

In El Paso County, commissioners are set to discuss an extension for Powers Boulevard (Gazettte), and to look at policies and how they effect businesses (Gazette). A suicidal soldier creates a standoff in Fountain (KRDO, KKTV). Colorado Springs Independent publisher contemplates buying the Gazette (CSBJ).

A project in Pueblo to repair levees sees delays (Chieftain). Pueblo Community College plans to air a documentary about a Japanese-American internment camp in Southern Colorado during WWII (Chieftain).

The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat takes a look at projects aimed at water conservation.

In Trinidad, a new city planner starts work (Times-Independent). School officials discuss technology (Times-Independent). Las Animas County continues to look at energy options (Times-Independent).

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