In Pueblo, commissioners held the first of two meetings on a nuclear power proposal (Chieftain). They heard from proponents last night (Chieftain, KOAA, KRDO, KKTV), and will hear from opponents tonight. The situation in Japan regarding that county’s current nuclear problems is causing concern for Pueblo residents (Gazette). Pueblo’s District Attorney files an appeal regarding a water quality certification permit regarding the planned Southern Delivery System pipeline (Chieftain). Pueblo County D-70 will keep a four-day school week (Chieftain). Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to host a veterans forum in Pueblo (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, the USOC plans renovations to the visitor center at the Olympic Training Center (Gazette). D-49′s Sand Creek Zone holds a public meeting to discuss educational changes (Gazette). Mayoral candidates attended a forum yesterday (KXRM).

The Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas gets a six month delay in closure (Chieftain). Schools in Florence and Penrose will keep the five-day week (Canon City Daily Record, Chieftain). LaJunta school officials to discuss budget cuts (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

In Trinidad, city officials consider a proposal to change zoning for the historic district (Trinidad Times-Independent). Some Las Animas County residents say a written commitment not to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site isn’t enough (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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