In Colorado Springs, the Gazette takes a look at how the role of city council might change with the ‘strong mayor’ style of government. A teacher in D-49 could lose his job after accusations of threatening a student (Gazette). Protesters seek open meetings between D-11 and the teachers union as talks continue privately (Gazette, Colorado Springs Independent). D-20 Deputy Superintendent accepts a job in Summit County (Gazette).

El Paso County residents ask the legislative committee tasked with redistricting to ‘keep us together’ (Gazette).

A police officer and suspect are both killed in a Limon standoff last night (Denver Post, Gazette, KRDO, KKTV, KXRM).

In Pueblo, two students are arrested in a bomb threat at CSU-Pueblo (Chieftain, KRDO, KKTV). Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel is cited for workplace violations (Chieftain), and could face a shutdown over an inspection backlog (Chieftain). City Council votes to support the Pueblo Motorsports Park with nearly $750,000 (Chieftain).

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable cites water for agriculture and the environment, and storage of it, among its top priorities (Chieftain).

Fremont County commissioners present final options for changing the payroll process (Canon City Daily Record). In Canon City, the parks board discusses ways to move forward with a planned dog park (Canon City Daily Record).

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