Suburban water demands cause concern among state officials over the future of Colorado’s agriculture industry (Denver Post).

Colorado Springs ranked near the worst in unemployment change over the last year (Gazette), but the same company suggests Colorado Springs and Denver are among the quickest for economic recovery (Denver Business Journal). Homeward Pikes Peak’s Project Connect highlights ‘homeless court’ (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Airport sees an emergency landing (KKTV, KXRM, KOAA). Fort Carson soldiers return home (KKTV). An art exhibit at Colorado College highlights the role of the military in the community (Gazette).

Pueblo County Commissioners will hold public hearings on a proposal for nuclear power (KOAA). CSU-Pueblo students react to a proposed tuition increase (KRDO). The Arkansas Basin Roundtable looks at the possibility of reviving old reservoirs (Chieftain).

Ramah looks to get paved roads within the town (Gazette). The Canon City School District faces budget choices (Canon City Daily Record).

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