Fires near Rocky Ford and Golden force evacuations. The fire near Rocky Ford is contained (Gazette, KKTV). The fire near Golden grew overnight (Denver Post, Gazette). The Public Utilities Commission will soon be able to consider hydro-electric plants as part of energy services, pending the governor’s signature (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the Woodmen/Academy interchange nears opening (Gazette). Some voters in Colorado Springs see confusion in the mail-in ballot secrecy sleeve (Gazette). An expert on PTSD gives a talk in Colorado Springs (KOAA). Longtime Broadmoor-based photographer Robert McIntyre passes away (Gazette). Colorado Springs could host the World Figure Skating Championships after organizers in Japan say they won’t be able to host (Gazette). Helen Hunt Falls sees a rise in grafitti (Gazette, KRDO). The El Paso County Sheriff says he won’t spend taxpayers’ money on a private company for the purpose of sharing information (KRDO).

In Pueblo, the local attorney proposing nuclear power says if county commissioners reject the zoning proposal, he won’t pursue a lawsuit (Chieftain). The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo undergoes a security audit (Chieftain).

The Trinidad School District #1 approves improvement projects (Trinidad Times-Independent). Aguilar school board member resigns (Trinidad Times-Independent). The Trinidad Las Animas County Economic Development group faces challenges (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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