In Colorado Springs, D-11 and the teachers union agree to open a session of talks to the public (Gazette), while D-11 awaits final budget numbers (Gazette). The open meeting means a parent has dropped his lawsuit (KRDO). A program for homeless families gets funding help (Gazette), while more children live in poverty (KXRM). The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at the relevancy and cost of the military exchange system and efforts to regulate vacation homes. New Life’s ‘The Thorn’ spends time on the road (Gazette). The National Space Symposium opens at the Broadmoor (KXRM). Fountain-Ft. Carson High School prepares for today’s visit from First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden (Gazette, KOAA).

The fire in Bent County is now about 90% contained (Chieftain, KRDO, KKTV). The Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Pueblo West undergoes changes (Chieftain).

Canon City High School students are told they can’t wear ‘boobie bracelets’ because of an unclear message (KRDO). Otero County begins accepting applications for emergency food and shelter program, but there’s a caveat (LaJunta Tribune Democrat). The Colorado Department of Transportation considers a roundabout in Westcliffe (Wet Mountain Tribune). Custer County Commissioners hear about fire mitigation efforts (Wet Mountain Tribune). Fremont County Commissioners approve a fire ban (Canon City Daily Record). A group forms to try and save the Clark Power Plant (Canon City Daily Record).

Wolf Creek is cited by OSHA in avalanche death (Chieftain).

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